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…

Chapter Nine: Wait for It…

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 up the next events in Scarlett's journey. Only instead of reaching the top, we were … Continue reading Chapter Nine: Wait for It…

Chapter Eight: Another Bump in the Road

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 Chapter Eight: Another Bump in the Road

#forEVERLYchanged Guest Post: Jenny Rogers

Having a baby in the NICU is not something any parent plans for. At least, that’s what I used to believe until I met Jenny & Hal Rogers. When Scarlett was 8 weeks old, I was having my daily chit-chat with her when I noticed some people walking around the pod. I wasn’t sure what … Continue reading #forEVERLYchanged Guest Post: Jenny Rogers

Chapter Seven: Many the Mile(stones)

You know that hour moms and dads are given to bond with their baby right after they are born? The Golden Hour, it's the first time a mother gets to carry her child and hold them to her chest. That was something I was most excited about and looking forward to my whole pregnancy. As … Continue reading Chapter Seven: Many the Mile(stones)