YouTube Channel Introduction

Hey guys welcome to my channel! My name is Riaa and I create motherhood and lifestyle content with a focus on #preemiehood and what life is like raising a micro-preemie. I love being apart of the YouTube community and connecting with fellow YouTube mom creators. Supporting one another and encouraging each other in this crazy … Continue reading YouTube Channel Introduction

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

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. ┬áIt 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…

Helping Hands: How to Help a NICU Family

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