Monday, March 17, 2008

Preemie Blogs I Read

I just thought I would share with you some other preemie blogs that I frequent (in addition to those on my sidebar.)

http://www.freewebs.com/hansontriplets/ Ethan, Evan and Emma were neighbors of Olivia's for a time in the NICU.

http://cfhusband.blogspot.com/ Gwyneth was born to a mother with cystic fibrosis. . .an amazing story of faith and love.

http://ryanandhispuppies.blogspot.com/ About a little 24 weeker named Ryan.

http://prayforcoy.blogspot.com/ A 23 weeker named Coy who recently went home from the hospital.

http://hagenandmason.blogspot.com Twin boys Hagen and Mason

http://themcdonaldfive.blogspot.com/ Julian, Dakota and big sister Madison

If I'm missing any others that visit my blog, let me know. I'd love to get to know your family as well.

6 comments:

Emily said...

I rarely leave comments but I have Olivia's blog added to my blog reader.

Anonymous said...

I get on your blog about once a week to get caught up on Olivia. You asked for comments regarding miscarriage, infertility, etc., a week or so ago.

My personal experience (as you know) is only with miscarriage. I can tell you, prior to my own experience, I was one of "those" people that thought (with miscarriage),well, they can try, again-they'll have one someday, at least they CAN get pregnant. After experiencing it twice myself-both of those babies had names within about a week of finding out I was pregnant. The second baby had a hat (from Kim Snyder) that said "My First Christmas", sono pictures of a beating heart, and all the love and hope I give the kids I've already been blessed with.

I have several flaws, but I have a huge heart. I'd do just about anything for anyone and I was one of "those" people, all wrapped into one. I cared about the mothers who miscarried but, didn't understand and couldn't empathize.

I judged pretty harshly,(after my miscarriages)those that said, "well, at least it happened now" (like it minimized the pain) and those that said, "well, you'll have another" (after two CONSECUTIVE miscarriages, chance of recurrence, 75%!).

My point? I finally realized it didn't mean people were flippant or didn't care, they just couldn't relate. Many women get pregnant when they want, and deliver healthy babies when it's the right time. It's hard to really relate to something you've never experienced.

It took me a long time to forgive "those" people and to not judge them as being what I thought, was insensitive and ignorant.

I try not to judge people for saying the wrong thing because I was one of those people too. -Stacy

MilePost13 said...

Thank you!

Kerry said...

Ahhh! Nate left a comment on your blog! How exciting! :-)

Kerry

Kerry said...

I think I'm addicted to blogs (well yours and Nate's anyway). I didn't even have to look at the profile of milepost13 to know that it was Nate. I might need to get a hobby. Or get out of the house. Or actually do work while I'm at work. Haha!

Give Olivia a hug for me!

Kerry

Nix said...

I have been reading for a while but have not commented yet (I don't think). Please feel welcome to drop by my blog.