Category Archives: NICU

2012, now with (some) new pictures

Someone told me on Saturday that I must be so glad that 2012 is almost over since it was such a bad year. Wait, what? I suppose it started out rather poorly.  February was basically spent in and out of … Continue reading

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A Friday update (finally)

Oh hey, I still have a blog. It’s not that I forget about my blog, it’s just hard to force myself to take a long enough block of time to update it.  Also, I got wrapped up in two books … Continue reading

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Thoughts on #2

And I’m not referring to poop (sorry, Emily).  Although, I could write a second dissertation on baby poop if I really wanted to.  Lucky for you, I don’t find her poop interesting.  Just stinky. Anyways, a lot of people have … Continue reading

Posted in Leapster, Marriage, NICU, Preemie, Pregnancy, Septate Uterus | 11 Comments

So then this happened

I know I’ve been gone forever, but this past week has been killer.  Dissertation defense is next Thursday (shudder) and I’ve been visiting Charlotte a lot still.  In the last week she got a hearing test, had another eye exam, … Continue reading

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Hope’s a bitch

I think the hardest thing about this NICU stuff is that I’m always so hopeful things will go just right. If I was pessimistic, this would be easier.  No getting my hopes up that she’d stay off CPAP (I didn’t … Continue reading

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Adventures in pumping

So, for those of you who haven’t heard, I have to use a breast pump 8-10 times a day to keep my supply up until Leapster is ready to exclusively nurse (if she’s ever ready).  Anyways, one important aspect of … Continue reading

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One Month

First of all, my peanut is one month old today! A month has gone so fast and yet so slow.  It’s weird. The thing with preemies is you are supposed to judge milestones by their adjusted age (actual age-minus weeks … Continue reading

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