Helping Others in Remembrance of Daisy Bates

I had the privilege of connecting with Rebecca Bates in the United Kingdom, wife of Dan and mother to Emmy (15 months) and Daisy who was born earlier this year and passed away 7 days after her 23 week and 1 day birth. Rebecca is speaking out about infant loss and premature birth. Her goal is to take this struggle … Read More

Navigating the NICU Journey while Caring for Siblings at Home.

My son, DJ was just shy of 2-years old when his brother, Joshua was born prematurely at 26-weeks gestation. In that moment, life as I knew it had been thoroughly disrupted.  Our routine came to a crashing halt as all sense of normalcy flew out the window along with my sanity.  In its place, gut-wrenching fears I had never experienced … Read More

Pumping Milk for My Preemie

Would you believe I had no one visit my room within the first 12 hours after birth regarding breastfeeding?  Granted I had a premature baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, but still. Here I was in my postpartum room with my husband Gregg resting after the first NICU visit of the morning.  In front of my bed, quietly sad … Read More