Baby Journey was born 1 lb 11 oz (765 grams), and 12.25 inches long, during my 24th week of pregnancy (24+6).
We had no idea what we were getting into when I went to the hospital at 23 weeks 2 days. What followed were (and still are) many days and months of great fear, hope, faith, tears, uncertainty, courage and love. I delivered via emergency c-section 11 days later.
Our little 24-weeker baby girl changed our forever on October 16, 2014. What a gift!
After about 2 months of posting on my personal Facebook page for friends and family, I felt emotionally ready (and needy) to create a place to share publicly. I desperately wanted anyone who would be willing, to pray for Journey, and I also hoped that somehow our NICU journey could encourage others in their own. I didn’t know anyone who had been through this before, and there wasn’t much out there in terms of hope. Being hopeless is a terrible feeling. and I didn’t want anyone else in our shoes to feel that.
The micropreemie path is a unique one. They told us no one would understand unless they’d been there. We wanted to bridge that gap and help people know how to help us. Desperate for hope, we started the My Preemie Journey page. I’ve since begun moving all the posts here to my blog for easier reference.
Thanks for visiting! I hope you’re encouraged here, no matter where you are in your journey.