Did I ever tell you about the time I saw the Northern Lights for the first time? I had just moved up to Manitoulin Island and wasn't aware that we could even view the Aurora Borealis here! I thought we had to go as far as Alaska or Yellow Knife! Where we are located on the map is as north as Ottawa is. I know. I've drawn a line from our community to Ottawa on the map to see … [Read more...]
Our daughter, Little One was born on November 11, 2008 at 28 weeks gestation. She was three months premature.
At almost 24 weeks into my pregnancy, it was discovered that my cervix was already dilated to the point where Little One could be born at any moment. I was sent by air ambulance to Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, where Little One made her dramatic entrance into the world. With almost five weeks of strict bed rest, she still arrived early.
She weighed in at 980 g (nearly 2 lbs, 3 oz) and spent the first two months of her life in the NICU. Every day was a roller coaster ride of emotions, never knowing what would happen from one day to the next.
Little One is now a very happy, healthy, thriving, and busy little girl!
Here are our posts of our life in the NICU:Nothing Says Romantic Like...
Don't Know When I'll be Back
A Day in the Life of a Bed Rest Mama
Kinda Boring Really
I Am Such a Needy, Needy Person
As If Things Couldn't Possibly Get More Exciting
It's a GIRL!!!
The Day After
Because You Asked For It
Every Little Thing She Does is Magic
It's Been One Week
Getting Reacquainted With Toronto
Roller Coaster Ride
Here She Is!
My Little Hero
What a Difference a Week Makes
One More Sleep
Life with a Premature Baby in the NICU
Yin and Yang
My New Sense of 'Normal'
Things I've Learned
Visions of Sugar Plums
A Day of Many Gifts
The BEST Christmas Present Ever!
It Makes My Heart Hurt
Must Haves for Moms and Dads with Babies in the NICU or Level 2 Nursery
The Long and Winding Road
So Long, Farewell, Auf Wierdersehen, Goodbye!
Confessions of a Preemie Drama Queen
Skin to Skin
Fight For Preemies
Check out how tiny she was in that infant car seat!Today we celebrated the anniversary of Little One's homecoming. It may sound silly to most people, but when you're a parent of a preemie, every little miracle (like being able to finally take your baby home from the hospital) calls for celebration.Three years ago today, we brought our little bundle of joy home to the … [Read more...]