After struggling for years to get pregnant, my now ex-husband and I were thrilled to find ourselves finally pregnant with our second child. Unlike the pregnancies I had lost, this one was easy. All of that changed one day in September 2010. I was just 23 weeks and 3 days pregnant when my cervix gave out. Over the next 6 days I was the most critical patient in Labor and Delivery. Finally my body could not hold on any longer and I gave birth to our son, Sam. I was just 24 weeks and 2 days into my pregnancy at the time.
Sam entered this world way too small (just 1 pound 12 ounces) and way to early – but don’t tell him that! He has been a force to be reckoned with from day one. Now, Sam is a healthy and thriving toddler with very little to show for his micro-preemie status. It is with pride that I have named him the Anti-Preemie.
As for me, Sam turned my world upside down. I went from being a career focused individual to a work-from-home mom. My kids are my pride and joy – but don’t get me wrong – it is not all craft projects and kid perfection at my house. Far from it.
I use this blog as a place to tell the story of Sam’s amazing progress, the impacts on his big sister, and to generally explore the perils of parenting.
Memoir will be published by SheWritesPress Nov 2, 2021