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
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 which have changed and shaped … Continue reading Snapshot – 2018
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 More Than Meets the Eye
"Scarlett is a living breathing miracle and that is a fact that will never change."
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 of the next events in Scarlett's journey. Only instead of reaching the top, we were … Continue reading Wait for It…
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 Another Bump in the Road