Chapter Eight: Another Bump in the Road

It was the start of a new year! 2018 had finally rolled around and brought with it exciting new things for Scarlett. She had finally reached the point where she was able to maintain her own body temperature, which meant she could be in an "Open Crib" (aka a big girl bed, for most babies … Continue reading Chapter Eight: Another Bump in the Road

#forEVERLYchanged Guest Post: Jenny Rogers

Having a baby in the NICU is not something any parent plans for. At least, that’s what I used to believe until I met Jenny & Hal Rogers. When Scarlett was 8 weeks old, I was having my daily chit-chat with her when I noticed some people walking around the pod. I wasn’t sure what … Continue reading #forEVERLYchanged Guest Post: Jenny Rogers

Chapter Seven: Many the Mile(stones)

You know that hour moms and dads are given to bond with their baby right after they are born? The Golden Hour, it's the first time a mother gets to carry her child and hold them to her chest. That was something I was most excited about and looking forward to my whole pregnancy. As … Continue reading Chapter Seven: Many the Mile(stones)

Chapter Six: Finding Balance

One thing that everyone always told me while Scarlett was in NICU was to remember to "take care of myself". Scarlett was in excellent, capable hands and while my being there was necessary and extremely beneficial for the BOTH of us. I knew it was important to take care of my self too. In the … Continue reading Chapter Six: Finding Balance

Chapter Five: A Whole New World

At first, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit can be a very intimidating place. But when your stay is as long as Scarlett's was, you get to know the staff really well and it becomes something like a second home...almost. Within the first couple of days, Scarlett became extremely sick. Almost immediately she had developed an … Continue reading Chapter Five: A Whole New World

Chapter Four: First Impressions

A week before I had Scarlett, I took a second field trip down to L&D. I was terrified all over again; the only thing I kept thinking was, “God please don’t let her come out. She’s still not ready.” On the way down they called NICU and one of the Neonatologists met with me. I … Continue reading Chapter Four: First Impressions