Eternally grateful to those on the rollercoaster with us. This letter is honest, but terrifying, and thankfully we have three happy endings. Our journeys started 16, 14 and 12 years ago – we’ve never known elation like it, nor such fear. Our first beautiful baby was born at 34 weeks, 3lb 6, a strange greyContinue reading “‘It wasn’t just care they gave, it was love.’”
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Not all days are good, but there is good in every day.
‘I read everything I could find online about anything related. I lost so many hours doing this. There are no answers. Every baby is different.’ Dear Parent, Congratulations on your baby’s arrival. This is not what you dreamt about. This is not what you had planned for. But it is your story. And this isContinue reading “Not all days are good, but there is good in every day.”
Becoming a Father to Frey.
‘Preemie babies really are exceptional. Every baby is special, but the strength these little heroes possess is incredible. They’re individual little miracles.’ When my partner was 30 weeks pregnant, we got the opportunity to see our son for the first time at his 4D scan. We were absolutely amazed to see how peaceful our babyContinue reading “Becoming a Father to Frey.”
I’ve been there too.
‘To all those who are in NICU or SCBU today, to all those who are going home to an empty cot tonight and are longing to sleep next to their baby…I’ve been there too.’ Nothing prepared us for spending time in the NICU and SCBU. None of the antenatal classes or books tell you whatContinue reading “I’ve been there too.”