I remember sitting by Little Lady’s incubator day after day wondering what the future held for her. At that point we had no idea if she would survive the next day let alone have her whole life ahead of her. 9 weeks later when we took her home, there was a huge relief that came over me. We would be okay now, we had her home, she was over the worst of it. What I didn’t realise then was the journey that a premature baby then goes on once they have come home. In case you are reading this without…

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The day I bought my tiny baby home weighing just over 4lbs was the most overwhelming day I have ever experienced. We waited all day for discharge papers, prescriptions and doctors notes. We were given a first aid course, instructions on how to measure out her medicines and our car seat was checked. At around 7pm in the evening we finally walked out with her to take her home and to meet her little brother. The days that followed were intense, we had to not only settle into a feeding and sleeping routine but we had round the clock medical…

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If you have ever been to your local hospital for scans, appointments, etc have you ever noticed the Neonatal unit? I hadn’t. I had been to my local hospital numerous times when I was pregnant for the second time. Consultant led care came with having twins so I was in the hospital often every two weeks. Looking back on it now I probably walked past the Neonatal unit nearly every time I visited. Not once did I notice. The first time I noticed where it was was when I was being wheeled down there nearly 12 hours after having my…

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Trigger Warning – Baby Loss. I wrote a post a couple of weeks ago about the night the twins were born, I had so much love on it and some messages thanking me for sharing it too. Interestingly most of these messages weren’t from baby loss parents, they were from friends and family of baby loss parents. This really struck a chord with me. As I have said many many times before the fact that baby loss is being talked about as much as it is now is amazing but there is still along way to go. Those first 24…

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Trigger Warning.   This week I listened to a podcast which hasn’t been far from my thoughts ever since. The wonderful Giovanna Fletcher did a podcast with Elle from Feathering the Empty Nest and Michelle from Dear Orla. The podcast is all about baby loss and centres around Elle’s and Michelle’s baby loss stories. They share their stories in such an honest and gentle way that it inspired me to share my baby loss story in a lot more detail than I already have (I have only really ever covered about 10 minutes of that night). When I listened to…

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