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

A Love Like This: Being a Mother to a Micro-Preemie

This is real life for me. I have so much story left to share with you all and I promise I am working on it. I just have so much going on! Lol. But here is just a little glimpse of life for us and how I am feeling. Ever since we brought Scarlett home … Continue reading A Love Like This: Being a Mother to a Micro-Preemie

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

Snapshot – 2018

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 these have changed and shaped … Continue reading Snapshot – 2018

Chapter Ten: More Than Meets the Eye

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 Chapter Ten: More Than Meets the Eye