Category Archives: Birth Story

On thankfulness (when did I get so generic?)

Just a side note: the next month will probably be almost entirely posts about parenting (well, NICU parenting) and Leapster because that’s what I have going on.  I swear someday this blog will get back to being more diverse.  Also, … Continue reading

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Leapster’s Birth: an introduction to the NICU

Around 1 AM on Thursday morning I was moved to post-partum to finish my magnesium drip.  The nurses ran my bed into the wall a few times while I moaned in agony, but I was so much happier once we … Continue reading

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Leapster’s Birth: time to cut

Unfortunately, Leapster didn’t do great after the first 12 hours off of CPAP, so she’s back on until probably this weekend.  She had her umbilical vein catheter removed yesterday and replaced with an IV in the foot.  It took 4 … Continue reading

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Leapster’s Birth: Pre-op

Update: We got home from the hospital yesterday.  We, of course, meaning just my husband and I.  Never in my life had it occurred to me that people leave without their babies.  The NICU is open 24/7, so we can visit whenever … Continue reading

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Leapster’s Birth: How Did We Get Here?

Deep down somewhere inside, I knew things weren’t getting better.  I had genuinely convinced myself that we would wait longer before meeting our daughter, but I was developing an insane fear that she would die in utero.  I was terrified … Continue reading

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