Chapter Twelve: Someday Soon

We were a couple of weeks into March already and it felt like we were stuck in NICU limbo. Scarlett was on .3 LPM oxygen and she would not give it up. Every time they tried to wean her down even just a smidge, she would NOT have it. She was happy right where she … Continue reading Chapter Twelve: Someday Soon

Chapter Eleven: Just Keep Swimming, Just Keep Swimming…

Scarlett was doing so much better! She was on Nasal Cannula and that light at the end of the tunnel which seemed unreachable was finally coming into focus. ┬áIt was as if the dust from a sandstorm had finally settled down and we could find our way home. I remember as I was leaving Scarlett's … Continue reading Chapter Eleven: Just Keep Swimming, Just Keep Swimming…

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

Snapshot – 2018

It's the last day of the year 2018 and I've gotta say, as much as I am looking forward to seeing what the new year brings, it feels a little bittersweet to say good-bye to this one. 2018 was a year full of challenges and victories for me. Both of these have changed and shaped … Continue reading Snapshot – 2018

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