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Life with a Preemie

Bringing home a preemie meant that life looked a little different for us than if we were bringing home a term newborn. After a two-week NICU stay, we brought our little guy home right around his birth weight of 5lbs. 6oz. and a little over three weeks before his due date. He was actually pretty…

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The Surprising Things About C-Section Recovery

I never ever thought I’d have a c-section. I realize that like 1/3 of all births are via c-section but I just didn’t think that would be me. I’m a healthy person and I had a healthy pregnancy (until it kind of flew off the rails). Perhaps it was arrogance that things would go my…

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What I’ll Never Forget About Life in the NICU

I definitely never thought I’d have a baby in the NICU. I guess no one really does. But even if I’d have known, nothing could have prepared me for how different life would look in the first few weeks of our sons life than how I’d always envisioned it. Bennett was born on a Wednesday…

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A Birth Story

On Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 6:49pm, our son Bennett was born. When I left the house that morning around 8:30am, I had zero idea I’d be having a baby that day (ironically, I even published a bumpdate that morning and asked for suggestions on dealing with back pain – more on that below). I…

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Bennett Reza made his early arrival on October 4, 2017 at 6:49pm weighing 5lbs. 6oz. and 17 inches long. He was delivered via emergency c-section at 34 weeks 6 days and subsequently spent two weeks in the NICU to perfect his breathing/swallowing/eating. We’re home now and are loving life with our baby boy. We adore…

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