Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Due Date.

Today was Skeeter's due date.  
And she's officially been in the world 7 weeks & 4 days.


She spent 3 weeks & 4 days in the NICU.

While I try to see the positive in every situation, I cannot deny that this was a terrifying time as a mother.  Every time I had to leave her, a piece of my heart broke.  I am still having trouble properly putting into words what it was like.  

It was the support of friends, family & fellow NICU moms that helped me through.  So many people that I didn't even know reached out to me and offered advice and support- I couldn't be more grateful for each one.

I am so glad to have her home & healthy now.  While I was reflecting upon our time in NICU, I realized that there are more NICU moms out there that need what I had.  That's when I decided to host a one time link up for current & former NICU moms to offer advice.

The link up will take place Tuesday, May 22.


Please spread the word to anyone who might be able to join in or those who may need the help.
And if you're a current NICU mom, please ask questions- that's what this is for.

For those linking up, here's some information you may want to include:
Your baby's gestation age at birth.
How long you were in NICU.
Why you were in NICU (multiples, preclampsia, etc).
Any obstacles you had to overcome.
And of course, how you coped (any tips, support groups, etc).
Any other information you might think is helpful.

19 comments:

Emily said...

Wow! It's amazing that this was her due date. It seems like she's been around so long! I'm really glad she's home with you now, Heather. That must have been so scary.

Cait said...

Love this Heaher :) Could I link up because I was a NICU baby?

asj said...

It's still crazy to me that you have a seven week old on our due date... I can only imagine how frightening all of that was and I'm so happy that skeeter is so healthy now! :)

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

So glad that little Skeeter is healthy and growing!

Rebekah said...

I can't even imagine what that time was like, but I'm so glad that she's healthy and at home with you now! Such a blessing!

Mateya said...

Can't believe today is your due date and you've had your little miracle for 7 weeks already!

So glad she is home and healthy!

Mateya said...

Can't believe today is your due date and you've had your little miracle for 7 weeks already!

So glad she is home and healthy!

Alana Christine said...

We got a foster baby in December (who was 2 months old at the time) and her due date wasn't until January. She was born at 29 weeks, a whopping a pound and a half!

Kenzie R. said...

That is so great that she is home and healthy! & Absolutely crazy that today is her due date, and she is already 7 weeks old!

Bubblymuppet said...

So glad she's home and doing well!!

Katie said...

How amazing! So thankful for God's protection over her and that she's home and healthy :) You are one strong mama!

Dee DeTarsio said...

I am so glad your little princess is home and healthy!

undomestic chica said...

Go Skeeter! I can't believe you've had her this long already. So glad she's a tough little cookie who safely made it home.

Jessica Renee said...

She's an awesome little girl!! I still can't believe it's already been 7 weeks though! I'll be linking up for sure :)

Sara said...

Such a cutie!! I still have trouble just thinking about the NICU and we were only there just over a week and mackenzie is 11 months.
Can't wait to participate!!
Also, for months I said Mackenzie's birthday was 7-13, because she was due in July. I got a lot of weird looks since it was still June. :)

tara said...

auntie tara says hiiiiiii!!! such a precious little nugget.

sophistifunk said...

baby skeeter is adorable! so happy she is a healthy girl :)

Jo said...

Wow, that must have been so scary!

Jeremy and Megan said...

Love that you are doing this link up, friend! Can't wait to participate!! :)

P.S. LOVE following your twitter/instagram pics of your pretty little lady!! She is perfect! :)

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