Tiny Warrior: A Journal For NICU Families

I did something new. As you know, if you've been around for a while, I created this blog as a means to share my daughter, Scarlett's, story. Scarlett was a micro-preemie born at 23 weeks and 6 days (you can read her story HERE), and ever since she's come home I have taken the time … Continue reading Tiny Warrior: A Journal For NICU Families

Epilogue: Balancing Act – Life after NICU

After Scarlett's grand escape from NICU, she and I didn’t immediately go home. Home for us is actually 2 hours away in Andrews, Tx.  So going “home” for Scarlett meant an extended stay at Grandma Sylvia's and Popo’s house (my mom & her boyfriend).  Both of whom we are so incredibly thankful for, for opening … Continue reading Epilogue: Balancing Act – Life after NICU

Liquid Gold: My Breast Pumping Experience

Every motherhood journey is unique and beautiful. No matter how many children you have, no pregnancy is ever the same. One part of motherhood I was most looking forward to was - breastfeeding. Despite all of the mixed views and crazy things you hear on the subject, I am 100% for breastfeeding (BF). It had … Continue reading Liquid Gold: My Breast Pumping Experience

Chapter Thirteen: Moving Mountains

The day had finally come for BJ and I to "Room In" with Scarlett and I was anxious to see how it would go. This was it. The final test before going HOME. I remember talking with Perlita a few days before (the last time I would talk to her in NICU) and she offered … Continue reading Chapter Thirteen: Moving Mountains

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.  It 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…