A NICU reflection

OnlyTrueNorthAsha, NICU, Preemie parenting7 Comments

My daughter turns 4 at the the end of the month. That means I have been a mom for 4 years. I’ve watched her grow for 4 whole years. It also means it’s been 4 years since my time in the NICU. With baby #2 on the way, I’m obviously beyond excited, but there is also an added layer. It’s … Read More

Reflections on Parenting a Preemie

OnlyTrueNorthAsha, Family Life, Insights, InspirationsLeave a Comment

I wrote this for Parents of Preemie Day, but I thought it was worth sharing again. Do you relate? What keeps you looking forward, what draws you back? Yesterday was, Parents of Preemies Day: a day of celebration, of miracles, of grace. It’s also a day that comes with a bittersweet tinge, because no matter how incredibly blessed you might … Read More

What NOT to say to a preemie parent

OnlyTrueNorthAsha, NICU, Preemie parenting18 Comments

When I first sat down to write this post, I planned to write a concise list of things you should NOT say to the parents of a preemie. That would certainly be a heated topic and one that I can greatly relate to, but seriously…it isn’t about what shouldn’t be said. People are people and they will always say awkward … Read More