What Formula To Use for Preemies?

Spending 4 months in the NICU taught me a surplus of information I never dreamed I would need. From learning that preemies can be born with closed eyelids(like ours)because the eyes are fused shut until around 24 weeks, or learning that most preemies are born with a small hole in their heart that will normallyContinue reading “What Formula To Use for Preemies?”

The Transformation Of A Preemie Baby

I was scrolling through my older posts earlier and I noticed the transformation of our child for the first time since her birth. I have seen older pictures of her fairly consistently, I had just never seen them compared in a timeline fashion. Seeing her first picture to her most recent picture sparked an unusualContinue reading “The Transformation Of A Preemie Baby”

Going Home This Week-Preemie Story

If you have been following our story we have great news. It has been confirmed that we are heading home this week with our baby girl. We headed home this weekend to prepare, as we live 3 hours away form the hospital she is receiving care at. We unboxed and assembled all of her babyContinue reading “Going Home This Week-Preemie Story”

Our Baby Is Coming Home Soon-Preemie Story

If you have been using my preemie page to either learn about common preemie illnesses, keep up with a preemie story, or perhaps just out of boredom, you know it has been a long and rough road to say the least. I think the words violent, brutal, and vicious more appropriately describe the journey weContinue reading “Our Baby Is Coming Home Soon-Preemie Story”

PVL In Preemies

This is a rough topic for me to discuss as our baby is afflicted with PVL. PVL is a brain condition often present in preemies. Periventricular Leukomalacia is the official title, yet it is often just referred to as PVL. If your child has PVL, you need to be aware of this yet you needContinue reading “PVL In Preemies”

Bottle Feeds- Preemie

If you have been keeping up I’m sure you know our baby is finally bottle feeding. After nearly 4 months in the hospital, and 3 months with her only source of nutrition being liquid administered via IV, our girl is finally eating. If you have a preemie with stomach issues, especially NEC, feeds will beContinue reading “Bottle Feeds- Preemie”

How do you Broadcast Your Preemies Birth?

This is the ultimate question. How do you broadcast the arrival of your preemie? It is not like a regular baby where you just take a family picture and post it to FaceBook. This is completely different. Preemie babies are in the twilight zone, completely disconnected from society and its norms. If you post aContinue reading “How do you Broadcast Your Preemies Birth?”

ROP in Preemies

ROP, an acronym for retinopathy of prematurity, is relatively common in premature babies. The earlier the preemie(e.g. 23 or 24 weeks) the higher the chance the child will develop ROP. Don’t fret, our child has ROP, you are not alone. Our baby will have her corrective surgery tomorrow, and we have got the rundown onContinue reading “ROP in Preemies”

Level III & Level IV NICU Units

What level of care is best for your preemie baby? Many preemie parents are confused and lost in the Preemie and NICU world because they are NEW to it. That is ok, we were to. When our baby was born she was at a hospital with a level III(3) NICU unit. We stayed at thisContinue reading “Level III & Level IV NICU Units”