We are sharing our story of infertility, premature birth, life in the NICU, and the long road to Adeline’s diagnosis with a rare disease.
We have some very exciting news to share with you…..
After years of stress, lack of self care, and anxiety attacks I am sharing how I am fighting back against my anxiety and changing my life for the better.
She Got Guts is turning ONE! I am sharing all 12 lessons I’ve learned for each month I have been a blogger.
As I see Addie grow, learn, change, and explore each new day - I know exactly who is responsible for it. I'm not there all the time. I can't be with her every waking hour. But Steph is. And as I sit there every day, amazed at how far Addie has come, I can't help but be thankful that she has the mother she has. Our child is fearless. Our child has a fire for life. Our child is smart as a whip. Our child perseveres. Our child loves. Our child laughs. Our child is who she is because of her mother.
I’m a mess. A crying, blubbering, oversensitive mess. I know this pales in comparison to what we’ve been through, but it feels like my heart is breaking. I know it’s the right decision, I know I’ll get over it, but I’m mourning it all the same.
My daughter spent 114 days in the NICU and as she is approaches 2 years old, I’m still suffering the after-effects. Since I launched this blog during NICU Awareness month, I’ve focused heavily on my experience during those 114 days. Looking back at all of the photos and recounting what I went to has dredged up bucketfuls of ‘Yuck’. In my past life, I was a very data & research driven person. I still read studies, research outcomes, and the like when I’m interested in something. Recently, I read studies about Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) specifically for parents in the NICU and through them all, found myself asking myself…