Welcome to Ain’t No Roller Coaster (ANRC); a blog about our family’s journey with prematurity and special needs. I focus my writing on Celebrating each milestone, Healing each layer of hurt and Connecting with those on a similar journey.
Much of ANRC revolves around Owen, who was born in April 2011 at 24 weeks 5 days gestation. Owen had a complicated course that included 2/3 of his first year in the hospital. He has come far and continues to work to overcome global delays, feeding issues (80-100% g-tube fed), multiple food allergies, PVL and severe chronic lung disease. Supporting cast includes, 4-year old Kellen, who was a 34 week preemie; my husband, Kyle; and me, the mom who recently returned to work after two years home with Owen.
I write to share my truth because I have a feeling that I’m not alone. My symbol is the zebra whose black and white color signifies the duality of life; sometimes the most difficult challenges come with the greatest joys. I love hearing your stories too, so please, feel free to share.