Welcome to Prematurity Awareness Month... and my book publication month. In honor of these two big events, I have committed myself to writing a new post a week. So, you are going to be spending some time in the NICU. Your baby is fully taken care of. They have everything they could possibly need. … [Read more...] about NICU Survival Kit
Life in the NICU
A recent study by the American Academy of Pediatrics has shown the positive benefits of singing to your preemie. Thank god! At least now I can stop apologizing in my head for subjecting my wonderful nurses to my terrible singing voice for all those months! I wasn't just singing for myself - I was … [Read more...] about Singing to Soothe the Savage Preemie
Wow. I am still in shock that we are home. After 95 days of the NICU routine, this abrupt change just feels so... abrupt! I am not complaining... trust me. I am just adjusting. The past 24 hours have been a total whirlwind. We started yesterday off by having one last family breakfast for a … [Read more...] about December 21: Sam’s departure from the NICU and first 24 hours at home
Free at last. Free at last. Thank the entire Alta Bates NICU team... we are free at last!! I will write more tomorrow about the experience tomorrow. For now, I need to sleep! Here are a few pics from the great escape staring Sam and Laura. … [Read more...] about Day 95: December 20
Ok- so I may be jinxing it... but... this should be Sam's last night in Alta Bates hospital. I am a shocked that we are finally here. All the things we were going to do before Sam came home we have been trying to get done in one day. Right now, Peter is painting Irene's soon to be new bedroom a … [Read more...] about Day 94: December 19 – Sam’s LAST NIGHT IN THE NICU!!!!