Once a preemie, always a preemie?

Today is World Prematurity Day, our third since the girls were born ten weeks too soon. I’ve been reflecting a lot on prematurity and its place in our story. I recently spoke on a Parent Panel to share our stories of prematurity and journeys home from the NICU. I caught the tail-end of a former […]

Started from the bottom now we’re hereĀ 

Today is World Prematurity Day, a day where we celebrate and honour all babies born too soon. Days like today inevitably lead me to reminisce about our beginning. Flipping back through old Facebook photos, I am amazed at how small those girls were. The smallest babies I’d ever seen. In some ways that time was […]

Born too soon

Two tiny heartbeats jump up and down Nervous faces glance around Mama knows something is wrong You’ll be born before day is done Faces appear behind white masks Explaining their next-to-impossible tasks Time has slowed to a crawl Replaced by tears which begin to fall Then, you are both here No screams or cries to […]

Expecting Preemies

It’s strange to think that all us mono mono mamas are also preemie mamas. In only extremely rare circumstances would mono mono twins be born full term because of all the complications associated with a mono mono pregnancy. I think knowing that your baby is going to be premature makes you savour every minute of […]