‘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 >>

Preemies for Life?

Photo collage of triplets in NICU.

It happened at the pediatrician’s office. I had spent the last week up to my elbows in what was apparently a case of viral diarrhea (as if plain ol’ diarrhea wasn’t bad enough). As the PA told me to give the Tagalongs a break from milk and went over the details of the BRAT diet, … Read more >>

Understanding Actual Age vs Adjusted Age

Newborn pictures of triplets. Boy, boy, girl.

“I can’t believe they’re 4 months old already! We try to take newborn pictures when they’re around 10 days old, so they’re really too old at this point. Let’s shoot for doing 6-month pictures.” So went a text conversation with a photographer when I inquired about doing newborn pictures with the Tagalongs. I started to … Read more >>