A Mother’s Approach to the NICU

The Gift of Life from time to time has guest bloggers and real life stories.  Today we have a story by Danielle, the mom of a preemie.  Take a moment to read Danielle’s journey through the preterm birth of her baby in her own words. My story. I’ve been asked a time or two to write it, but find it really difficult to think about that time. Those times. Two of them. No, my storyContinue reading






How Do You Celebrate Christmas

With all the Christmas rush of gifts, parties, dinners and last minute shopping, it is a wonder that we can all remain sane trying to get everything organized.  But for some people, none of this excitement will be fulfilled because they are dealing with something that has taken a much larger priority.  Parents that have babies born premature in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) don’t get an opportunity to celebrate Christmas as you orContinue reading

For the First Time

Do you ever wonder about your baby and when he or she will be born? Do you think about that special moment when you get to hold the baby for the very first time?  It is the most amazing feeling.  The smell of a new baby, the cuddles, the smiles when they are sleeping, the coos and of course there are those cries of hunger pains, wet diaper, gas or just hold me.  But oh suchContinue reading






Does Having a Baby Change Your Life

feeding Preemie

Many parents to be and others that are not parents ask themselves, ”how does having a baby change your life?” Having a baby is a life changing experience that compares to no other.  As parents you trade late night outings for late night feedings, trips to the spa, convert into trips to the par. Your once tiny designer bag becomes a large diaper bag and your little two-seater sports car becomes an SUV or minivan.Continue reading






A Mother’s Journey

When Rosie Moore Married her love Marcus Moore, she always imagined that they would get pregnant and have a baby or two and life would be easy.  After being married a year they decided that was the time to start their new family together.  The year went by and no success.  They visited their doctor who said hmm we shall have to start infertility treatments to help you along the way because your body hasContinue reading