I Am A Preemie Parent

November is Prematurity Awareness Month, and it’s also Madeline’s birthday month. I am missing my oldest girl so much. We should be preparing for a ninth birthday party and a house full of third graders. When November rolls around, I have a lot of flashbacks to our time in the NICU with Maddie. I’m reposting a…

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Disappearing Act

Those of you who have been reading for a long time (or have read my archives) might remember that Madeline had a large hemangioma on her back. Hemangiomas, for those of you who don’t know, are (to put it simply) blood vessel tumors. They usually appear on babies within weeks of birth and tend to resolve on…

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Her Pride

I’ve always been open about the fact that I don’t enjoy the annual March for Babies. I obviously love the cause and am incredibly grateful for everything the March of Dimes does for premature babies, but participating in the walk is always difficult. Seeing all of those babies who lived…it’s hard. Mike and I always have a…

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Our Journey

The March for Babies was on Saturday, and I am still recovering. It was a lot to process this year, and to get through it I just…stuffed it all deep down inside and powered through. I’m feeling the emotional hangover today (not to mention the physical hangover, I feel horrible and I’m just waiting for…

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Tomorrow We March

Tomorrow team March for Maddie will be participating in the March for Babies for the ninth year in a row – our eighth walk without her. The march is something that’s very important to our family, to both remember and honor Maddie, and to help other families going through the same thing we experienced more than eight-and-a-half…

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