Parents of Preemies Day: Lessons Learned from Parenting Premature Babies

In 2006, my twins, Reece and Graham, were born over three months early. Extreme prematurity is complex and scary—survival rates for babies born as early as our twins are steadily improving but despite medical advancements we lost Graham after 45 days. Losing him made it abundantly clear that we were facing an uncertain future for Reece. There was a time when we didn't know if we would bring her home, much less what her quality of life would be like if we did. ...more
My 30week preemie twins just turned 10.5 last week!more

Parenting a Preemie in the NICU

Having a preemie changes your life. Joys become much more potent as you learn to savor your preemie's tiny victories. Your ability to cope with setbacks grows, and you find new strength within yourself. You become an advocate, a cheerleader, a fighter, and a believer in miracles. ...more