Category: our micropreemie journey

Magic of Age Six

I post the whimsical mostly, and love sharing that part of life… But life is life, and hers / ours is like anyone’s — not always rosy.

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Tips for NICU Parents

This is the short version of our journey in the NICU, along with a compilation of tips and product info that proved helpful to us along the way. For parents like us who didn’t know what to expect, I hope this is helpful and encouraging!

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first update from journey rose

Mom and Dad said I could give the update tonight. I have 3 things to say…

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twice her birthweight

Journey Rose is now over twice her birthweight! Born 765 grams (1 lb 11 oz), she’s now 1535 grams (3 lb 6 oz). She’s also just over 15″ (born just over 12″). How do the Boudreaus celebrate beautiful baby’s growth? We thank God while Journey sleeps. Precious.

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back to isolation

Well, I just moved back into my own room, an isolation room, due to positive test results for MRSA / staph infection last week.

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first baby doll

Baby Journey loves snuggling with her doll. It smells like Mom. She sleeps with it and brings it back to the NICU.

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tiny hats

The only clothes she can wear are hats, because of the cords and the need for quick access should something need adjusting.

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raw post

Lots of tears shed over this precious one today. I sometimes feel panicky about the future, and I just ache and miss her being with me all the time. It catches up to me in my sleep. Nightmares.

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Introducing Journey Rose Boudreau

Baby Journey was born 1 lb 11 oz (765 grams), and 12.25 inches long, during my 24th week of pregnancy (24+6).

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Leading up to our baby’s early arrival

We went in during the early evening of October 5, 2014, because I was having unusual back pain. They admitted me and then gave us the news: We weren’t going anywhere until our baby was born.

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