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Tag: NICU

I Didn’t Get to Hold My Babies When They Were Born

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I remember preparing for motherhood like it was yesterday, or more specifically, planning our hospital stays with each of our three children. As a...

5 Ways to Help a NICU Family

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I was 35 weeks pregnant the day our twins were born, with an almost 3-year-old son at home. My husband was unemployed at the...

I Hate You, Postpartum Anxiety

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The floor was soft, but stable beneath my body. Eyes closed, I laid there counting to 10 as I breathed in and to 10...

An Open Letter to Our NICU Nurses

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When my OBGYN told me I would be delivering my baby the following day (at 35 weeks, 5 days), my biggest fear was that...

Dear NICU Mom, We Know It’s Hard

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Dear NICU Mom,  Please know that you are not alone. When you leave the NICU without your baby for the first time, overwhelmed and heartbroken, you aren’t...

To the Mother Who Didn’t Immediately Bond with Her Baby

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Dear New Mom, Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! I know these days are chock full of emotions. Seeing that precious face that you've...

The Emotional NICU Rollercoaster

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Aside from some seriously swollen cankles and some minor mood swings, I had a relatively lackluster (read: glowless) pregnancy. That is, until 35 weeks...

The Birth of My Sixth Baby {Mother’s Day Series}

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{{Brea Delane Seale}} Even as I write this, the roller coaster of emotions comes flooding back to me.... Fear. Excitement. Peace. Frustration. Heartbreaking Sadness. Completion. It was supposed to be an easy...

Our Three NICU Babies {Mother’s Day Series}

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When it comes to having babies, here are my numbers: I've had... 3 babies 2 pregnancies 2 C-sections 1 physical scar Lots of emotional scars Zero wheelchair rides out to my...

6 Simple Ways to Help a NICU Family

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Bringing a baby earth side isn't always sunshine and rainbows, sometimes it's gray skies and rain. Leaving your baby in the NICU is hard enough...

How to Help Families with Children with Special Needs

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A few nights ago, after my daughter went to bed, I was scrolling through Facebook and saw that one of my favorite radio personalities,...