Three Weeks

After Luna Bell was born, I took about seven weeks off; partially to recover from the C section and mostly to spend every moment I could at the hospital with my baby. At some point, her homecoming date was so uncertain, I was afraid that I was going to use up all my maternity leave …

Real World

On December 18th, Luna Bell was extubated and put on a c-pap machine to pressurize the air and help her breath easily. It was exciting, but frustrating keeping that little mask on her very tiny face and dealing with all the fluctuations in her breathing rate and O2 saturation…all things that new mom’s and dad’s …

NICU Life

After a few days of living in a very small room on the 6th floor of Seattle Children’s Hospital, it began to feel somewhat normal. It felt a little like college; you move into your room and have less space than you could have ever imagined, your bed is uncomfortable and you have a communal …