Welcome to my NICU World

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  Dear Family and friends, I am so glad that you want to meet me. I know you are excited that I have arrived, and I am excited to meet you too, but please understand that because I was born early or that I need to stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, I have […]

A Letter from your Preemie

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  Dear family and friends, I’m super excited that I have reached the point in my journey to finally say I’m coming home! I have overcome so many obstacles along the way and I am getting stronger and stronger every single day. Mommy and Daddy cannot thank you enough for the outpouring of support, understanding, […]

Introducing Solid Foods to the Premature Baby.

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  Most full term babies will follow a fairly predictable pattern of development and the standard advice given about introducing solid foods to infants in the first year of life is based on this pattern of development and developmental milestones. However, preterm babies often do not reach developmental milestones at the same time or pace […]

Pink, Blue, Purple, and the Color ORANGE?

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  Why orange? What does it symbolize? I thought purple was the color of prematurity? What about the pink and blue prematurity awareness ribbon? It is all so very confusing!  

Statistically Speaking- Did You Know?

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  Most pregnancies last approximately 40 weeks. Babies born between 37 and 42 weeks of gestation are considered full term. Babies that are born before 37 weeks gestation are defined as premature.