Tag / prematurity

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.

We Walked To Help Babies In The March For Babies With #TeamKmart!

Disclosure: I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Kmart. I received product samples and a travel stipend to attend an event, and I received a promotional item to thank me for participating and a donation was made on my behalf to March of Dimes.
Prematurity is a serious issue. Far too many babies are born far too early. Some have complications that carry on through out their lives, others are more fortunate.

March of Dimes: March for Babies #TeamKmart 4/26

On Saturday, April 26, 2014, I will be walking in the March of Dimes March for Babies in honor of my very own little Preemie Anabelle.
If you recall, Anabelle arrived at 30 weeks and 2 days gestational age after a scary 3 1/2 weeks of hospital bed rest, which was not so restful. She was a born a whopping 3lbs 13oz and was 16.5 long. We were fortunate that she was born weighing in the 80%+ and that I had the opportunity to receive steroid treatments to help mature her lungs.