This photo is exactly how I first saw Callista, though the screen on my digital camera showing the photo Rob took before she left the operating room for the NICU was much smaller.
Guilt is a tricky thing. It’s something owned only by you, and no one else can touch it. […]
I wonder how long it will take for all the preemie-mom vigilance to subside.
To be fair, a lot of my lingering watchfulness isn’t entirely unique to families with premature infants. I see many families with other extensive medical experiences caring about the same things.
But I still wonder. How much time will I need […]
Toby, Eleanor and Callista,
Two years ago today I woke thinking, “I’m still pregnant! We made it to 28 weeks!” Two hours later, the contractions started. Twenty-four hours later, you were born – three miracles, each separated by one eternity minute.
Two years ago, the what-ifs tucked me into bed and hovered while I prayed.
November is Prematurity Awareness Month. It’s also the month Toby, Eleanor and Callista were born and the month I actively fought from Nov. 3, 2010, till Nov. 22, 2010, to keep them safe from battling the dangers of premature birth.
We all know my story has a happy ending, but none of us knew that […]