Confessions of a Preemie

I just saw a wonderful post written by a NICU nurse that outlines all the differences between what we expect from a full-term baby and the reality of a preemie. I remember in those first days with J being completely swamped by all the new terminology, the murky expectations, and lots and lots of fear. Over time, just like any other new mama, I began to understand the basics of J’s care, what he wanted and needed, and what made him special and unique. For preemies, though, there are so many variables that make understanding your tiny baby challenging. I hope Nurse Jodi’s explanation can help! Here’s the link to her original post: Confessions of a Preemie.