Helping Hands: How to Help a NICU Family

Before Scarlett, I am thankful to say that I had never before spent a long period of time in the hospital.  It was a complete shock for me to go from living a relatively normal life to living life - in a hospital.  It took time to process it all. Not only was my baby … Continue reading Helping Hands: How to Help a NICU Family

Chapter Ten: More Than Meets the Eye

On February 9, 2018, just two and a half weeks after being on CPAP, Scarlett graduated again and was put on High Flow Nasal Cannula. It was such a relief! Not only did it mean that her lungs were growing stronger but she was also that much closer to going home. But she wasn't going … Continue reading Chapter Ten: More Than Meets the Eye

Chapter Nine: Wait for It…

You know how when you're riding a roller coaster and the train goes up and up and up until you FINALLY reach the very top and before you know it you're plummeting to the bottom? That's one way to sum up the next events in Scarlett's journey. Only instead of reaching the top, we were … Continue reading Chapter Nine: Wait for It…

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)