‘Tis the Season—Sick Season

Learn why preemie parents take extra precautions during sick season. Link to printable letter to family and friends included!

A side effect of being a preemie is a compromised immune system. Developmentally, preemies are expected to catch up by age 2, but I have yet to receive an age at which their immune systems will catch up. From what I’ve read, increased susceptibility to illness and infection is a lifelong health risk for babies … Read more >>

Deep Thoughts on Developmental Delays and Disabilities

Move from asking “What if?” to “What next?” with this triplet mom’s perspective on developmental delays and disabilities.

In discussing Caleb and Danae’s upcoming speech evaluation with another triplet mom, I asked whether my perspective on developmental delays and disabilities is different because of my experience as a mom of preemies and multiples. Long-term developmental and intellectual “issues” often go hand-in-hand with these kiddos. Chris and I knew this from almost Day 1, … Read more >>

Spreading Savannah’s Snowdrops

Gain insight into the feelings that go with losing a baby as a mother describes her family's NICU experience and mission to remember their little loved one.

Our Pregnancy Rob and I were ecstatic when we found out I was pregnant in 2014. We had experienced a second trimester miscarriage 5 years earlier and had been dealing with infertility since that time. But our first round of IVF had proved successful. We went to our first ultrasound hoping to see a heartbeat … Read more >>

5 Tips for Infant Reflux

Are you tearing your hair out over a baby who cries, arches, and pukes during feeding? You’ve come to the right place! Triplet parents give tips on dealing with infant reflux.

The first weekend home with James was something out of a horror film. Think a combination of The Exorcist and Scream. James’s tiny body would writhe the second James started sucking at a bottle. After only a few minutes, he’d pull off the nipple and start wailing in pain. We’d watch as tummy spasms turned … Read more >>