If someone you know has a baby (or babies!) in the NICU, or you want to be prepared just in case, you’ve come to the right place. Today, I’m sharing tips for how to help NICU parents.
Our twin girls came into this world 8 weeks (and 1 day!) prematurely. Josephine weighed 3 pounds, 9 ounces at birth, and spent 21 days in NICU. Margo weighed 4 pounds, 6 ounces at birth, and spent 20 days in NICU.
Their time in NICU was short compared to many others, and the care they received was amazing. Regardless, it was an emotional and trying journey.
My husband went back to work so that he could spend time with the girls when they came home.
We struggled with balancing work, caring for our just-turned-two-year-old, Theo, and visiting the girls.
I also had to pump every three hours. There were days that I didn’t go to the hospital to see the girls until Theo was in bed.
I felt immensely guilty about this. Josie and Margo were teeny tiny little things, in their incubators, needing their mommy, and I wouldn’t show up until 8:00 at night!