On being prepared for hospital stays

On being prepared for hospital stays

I never imagined I would have a hospital bug out bag for my daughter, tucked away in her bedroom closet, but last summer Hazel was unexpectedly hospitalized for a week in pediatrics and I found myself entirely unprepared.

She had caught a virus of some sort in July and had a bit of a cough. She was still on oxygen at the time and while monitoring her oxygen saturations I could see her sats were dipping a little but not enough to increase her oxygen needs. When her little cough started turning into

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Our experience with sleep

Our experience with sleep

If you'd asked me 3 months ago if I would consider sleep training my answer was a solid "no." But something changed, and sleep training has been the best decision I've made so far.

Let me begin by saying I am not an expert, or a professional. This post is simply meant to share our experience with Hazel's sleep patterns and habits and what has been working for us. Personally I have always sought out personal experience from others who've gone through similar situations, regardless of

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Day 175

Day 175

The day finally came my sweet girl. 175 long, emotional, exhausting, exciting, proud days in the neonatal intensive care unit. 

We survived 31,500 km and over 575 hours of driving time. We lived through sleepless worry, and excited anticipation. We had terrifying moments, and proud moments. We struggled with

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