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Part 2 is finally here - the long overdue update on Anabelle - a preemie story. A heart defect was discovered and monitored, and now it's time for surgery.

The Arrival Of Anabelle – A Preemie In The Making Part 2

A few years ago I shared my experience of giving birth to a preemie. I meant to continue the story with a part 2, but life happened. Well, most of the rest of the story goes like this. Anabelle arrived as perfect as can be, weighing in at a whopping 3lbs 13oz. Other than the need to gain weight, she had to learn to maintain her temperature. She had some trouble with keeping her temperature up, and this kept her in the NICU for 54 days.

A Mother’s Loving Touch Is So Much More!

Disclosure: This part of a sponsored collaboration with Johnson’s® and Latina Bloggers Connect. However, all experiences and opinions are always 100% my own as this post is written by me in its entirety.
When Preemie was born, the NICU nurses repeatedly expressed to us how important touch was. Our touch would not only bring Preemie comfort, but it would help her thrive and grow. Who knew there was So Much More to it than just a nurturing show of affection.

Hey Mama, It May Not Just Be A Cold – RSV Is Serious

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When I was pregnant with Preemie the furthest thing from my mind was premature birth. I had successfully carried two previous pregnancies to term and beyond. Why would this one be any different right?
WRONG! I was so very wrong. As I’ve told you in my earlier post, The Preemie in the Making, while attending a conference I noticed some clotting.

Two long months and she’s finally home!!!!

After almost 2 months in the NICU our baby is finally home. Last night we got the news that there was a possibility that our Preemie would be coming home today.
I didn’t want to get my hopes up in case it wouldn’t come to fruition. We’ve been waiting for this day for so long, yet we were far from prepared. No bassinet, no diapers, if she was really coming home we were in trouble.
We were asked to bring in her car seat so she could take her final test before being released.