Posts of 2012 Every Preemie Parent Should Read

It seemed 2012 was a year of solidarity within the Preemie social media community.  Life after NICU and Papas of Preemies launched late in 2011 and early in 2012, several private Facebook groups started, there was the first Parents of Preemie Day in the spring and the first annual World Prematurity Day was in November 2011 and grew exponentially in 2012.

Having the support of a community has been a key element to getting through life with a preemie – especially during cold and flu season lock down.  Here is a collection of some of the 2012 posts from around the community that I’d recommend to any preemie parent or friend/family of a preemie family.

Posts to read when you are a new preemie parent:

Dear New NICU Mom by Lindsay Franks for Life with Jack

Dear New Preemie Parent by Tatum Marinkovich for Ain’t No Roller Coaster

A Letter to Me by Joel Brens for Papas of Preemies

Posts to read when you need to hear someone say the right thing:

How to Talk to a SN Parent by Marty Barnes for Papas of Preemies

What to Say (when a parent loses a child) by Jana Kimmel for Keeping up with the Kimmels

Post to read when you need a reality check:

Catch up by 2? by Jessi Bennion for Life with Jack

Post to read when words hurt:

The R Word by Amanda Knickerbocker for Understanding Prematurity

Post to read when there is an older sibling:

The Therapy Fund Vol. 6 by Melissa Harris for The Tales of the Anti-Preemie

“I am Preemie Parent, hear me roar” post:

“Get over it,” “Just Fine,” “Normal” by Tatum Marinkovich for Ain’t No Roller Coaster

Post to read over and over and over again:

1st Corinthians for Moms written by Katie Loveland for Life with Jack

What preemie posts helped you most in 2012?

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editors note:  I had mistakenly used the wrong last name for Melissa from Tales of the Anti-Preemie.  The post has been corrected to reflect her correct last name.  My sincerest apologies Melissa!  

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11 thoughts on “Posts of 2012 Every Preemie Parent Should Read

  1. Great Post! I am sitting here nodding my head at so many of these selections. Many of these posts helped me immensely in the past year as we navigated our way through our first year of micropreemie parenting. Now Im off to read the ones that I had not stumbled upon!

  2. I am recently a new follower (28 week twin boys) and so many of your posts have helped me through our preemie journey. It feels so nice to read stories from people who get it! Our journeys are all unquie, diverse and special in their own way. I hope this new year brings HEALTH and blessings to all of us!

  3. finding your blog along with others and just reading other stories have helped me. I really wish I would have seen them the first time around with Sebastian but on the other hand with Sam being a 26 weeker the whole thing feels like a first time rather then a 2nd time with a preemie. I haven’t read some of these so I am gong to do that this weekend.

  4. Oh, this is such a great list! Thank you so much! I’ve read half of them before, but not all! What a great resource that I will forward onto others who get to walk our preemie journey. I’m a mama to a 27 weeker, and then another preemie- 25 weeker. I wrote this one a while back about how we (my husband and I) dealt with the stressors/are still dealing with our life with children….and those unmet expectations.

  5. Thank you so much for including my post about my daughter! One of my biggest struggles while my son was in the NICU was how to care for my almost 6 year old daughter. I know I am not alone in this struggle.

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  7. I became a Preemie parent on February 14, 2012. I started a group on Facebook called Preemie Talk. It is what has helped me immensely! I love meeting preemie parents because nobody really knows what it is like unless you’ve been there.

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