Premature

Posted on 03/May/2013

I’M HAVING A BABY…. WELL NOT ME, SOMEONE ELSE IS HAVING THE BABY, ACTUALLY SHE HAS ALREADY HAD A BABY, SO I’M HAVING A BABY SHOWER; A BABY SHOWER OF SORTS.

I DID NOT GET TO HAVE A TYPICAL BABY SHOWER, WELL THERE WASN’T MUCH OF MY INTRODUCTION INTO MOMMYHOOD THAT WAS TYPICAL OR WHAT I THOUGHT WAS TYPICAL OR RATHER, NORMAL. MY NEW NORMAL WAS CRAZY HARD; AFTER THE PREMATURE BIRTH OF MY OLDEST DAUGHTER, AT 23 WEEKS GESTATION, I REVERTED BACK TO DOING WHAT FELT COMFORTABLE… DOING EVERYTHING ALL BY MYSELF. I TRIED; IT WAS EXHAUSTING.

I AM GRATEFUL THAT THERE WERE PEOPLE IN MY LIFE THAT OFFERED UNDERSTANDING, HELP AND ENCOURAGEMENT. SO, THEY WERE LIKE, “UM. NO. YOU ARE NOT ALONE.”
I HAVE NEVER BEEN GOOD AT ASKING FOR HELP; IT HAS TAKEN LOTS AND LOTS OF WORK AND PEOPLE SETTING AN EXAMPLE. BUT I’M STILL NOT ALL THAT GOOD AT IT. IT FEELS ODD AND AWKWARD.
WE ARE NOT ALONE… RIGHT?! RIGHT!
RECENTLY A WOMAN MESSAGED ME ABOUT THE PREMATURE BIRTH OF HER SON, AND WE’VE BEEN GOING BACK AND FORTH; I’VE GOT TO KNOW HER. I UNDERSTAND HER. I’VE BEEN THERE. MY HEART IS WITH HER, AND I KNOW FIRST HAND THE STRUGGLES.

JJ WAS BORN AT 25 WEEKS GESTATION, DURING A BLIZZARD, AT A HOSPITAL WITH NO NICU, A SPECIAL TEAM ‘DROVE’ FROM A HOSPITAL AN HOUR AWAY BECAUSE OF THE STORM IT TOOK THEM THREE HOURS TO GET THERE.

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JJ born prematurily on February 8, 2013 weighing 2lbs 4oz.

JJ IS DUE TO GO HOME ON HIS DUE DATE, MAY 20, 2013. MY DAUGHTER CAME HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL AROUND HER DUE DATE, AFTER A 4 MONTH NICU STAY, ON FEBRUARY 14, 2004.

MOTHERS DAY IS COMING UP, AND I’D LIKE TO DO SOMETHING NICE FOR THIS MOM; A VIRTUAL BABY SHOWER… I NEED HELP. I’D LIKE TO MAKE A GIFT BASKET OF BABY GOODIES; SOMETHING FUN, HAPPY, WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT.
THERE ARE MANY WAYS OF GIVING, IF YOU ARE SHORT OF CASH, WHAT ABOUT WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT? IF SO, YOU CAN EMAIL ME AT MOMMETIME@YMAIL.COM, AND I’LL ARRANGE A CARD, AND SEND IT TO HER.
IF YOU HAVE A FEW DOLLARS, AND YOU WOULD LIKE TO GIVE YOU CAN DO SO THROUGH PAYPAL; BUTTON WITH LINK AT THE BOTTOM.
FOR JJ’S MOM AND THE CIRCLE WIDENS… WE ARE NOT ALONE! AS I PREPARE THE BASKET I WILL TAKE PICTURES OF THE AND POST THEM ON MY FACEBOOK PAGE.

jjmom1

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He is now 6 pounds 3 ounces

JJ’S MOM WAS TOLD THAT HE WOULD NOT MAKE IT.

JJ ISN’T LISTENING TO THAT NONSENSE, HE IS TOO BUSY FIGHTING.

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