Posts tagged guestblogger
Feeding from NICU to Home: A Preemie’s Journey

Parents of children with feeding disorders or difficulties can undergo debilitating stress surrounding food, mealtimes, eating, and even social gatherings where food is served. Each family is different, and their journey is unique. Children can be fed and get their nutritional needs met through a variety of ways.

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10 Tips for Surviving the NICU as a Single Mom

I was officially a brand-new, single mother to a 36-week preemie. I was terrified, exhausted, overjoyed, sad, happy, confused and wondering how on earth I was ever going to make this work. I knew that I would be going through my pregnancy – and motherhood – alone, but the moment was finally here. Grace was here. And I was the only person she had. The next 10 days in the NICU with Grace were the longest days of my entire life. Despite how hard they were, though, I can promise you this: Being there as a single mom for Grace in the NICU made my love for her grow tenfold – and it was the most rewarding experience I’ve ever had.  

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Moving to the Middle: Joy on the Other Side of Postpartum Depression

That beeping. I’d hear it all the time: sitting on the couch, in the car, just as I was falling asleep. I’d be finally feeling safe and I’d hear that “beep beep beeeeeep” of a monitor going off. We were home, we were so incredibly lucky that our baby was doing so well, and yet, I couldn’t shake the anxiety, the sadness and the guilt. And that damn beeping in my head was a constant reminder I wasn’t okay.

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