Added post-script: This is very much like a journal entry. I discuss the beginning stages of my early-labor and the ending stages of my relationship with my grandmother. There is not much knowledge to be shared by this post, except what we all know, that no one lives forever. So read it if you would like to see how I think, how I feel, and learn what lead up to
Awareness: noun 1. the state or condition of being aware; having knowledge; consciousness: September is NICU Awareness Month. So, what does that mean? Well, Awareness is about having knowledge and consciousness. Most people, who have not had an experience in the NICU, don’t think of it, and many don’t know exactly what it is or what it’s for. This becomes extremely apparent when you have a baby in the NICU and
What would you think if you opened up a Facebook message to learn you had received a surprise nomination for an award you’ve never heard of? Sounds crazy, right? Well, that exact thing happened to me the other day, when I opened a message and there it was “I nominate you for the 2017 Liebster Award” along with a link to check out what it’s all about. WHAT? Amazing! Thank
NEC: “Necrotizing enterocolitis is a serious disease that occurs when the intestinal tissue become damaged and begins to die. It most often affects premature infants. Common symptoms include bloating or swelling in the abdomen, bloody stools, and diarrhea.” -Healthline.com The day before her one month birthday, two days after Christmas. Two days since we had seen her, as we were all sick and trying not to get
“Survivor” Survivor is such an AMAZING word, when you really think of it. It’s a person who survives something. Usually something heart wrenching, impossible, devastating, difficult, or crippling. Something that has the possibility of not allowing you to survive. Even when we say something as nonchalant and obvious as, “Well, I’ve survived the day” it usually means it was a pretty tough day. I didn’t “survive” my wedding, I enjoyed it.
They tell you to have a birth plan. The books, the doctors, whatever labor & delivery class you wind up at. Some of them might include the disclaimer that birth plans sometimes need to be adjusted. Most of them won’t. If you start reading the mommy boards on Facebook, or some of the pregnancy support boards, you might even read to actually write out your labor plan and hand it