Reply to NICU mama

Even though my younger son wasn’t born nearly as early, I can empathize with you as a fellow preemie/NICU mom. Yes, it will likely be one of the toughest experiences you will ever have in life, and most likely a crazy, emotional rollercoaster where things change by the hour. Plenty of tears and disappointment but also encouragement and hope. Remember to take care of yourself, whatever that might entail. It’ll be hard but you need to put your mental and emotional health first and foremost. Also, I do know someone who had a baby girl sometime between 23 - 25 weeks, can’t remember exactly which.. she was less than a pound at birth. Itty bitty little thing but you know what, she’s off to kindergarten now and I’m telling you, today you wouldn’t even be able to tell. Also, did you know that Albert Einstein was a preemie? Think I saw that somewhere... 😛 You’re a tough cookie mama, and so is your baby boy. It might be a long road ahead but you WILL be okay.