Dear New Preemie Parent

When Owen was born, my biggest pet peeve was when people would say things like;

“Don’t worry, he’s going to be okay”

Or Worse,

“Most of these baby’s turn out just fine”

I know these people were trying to be supportive and they were at a loss for words as to what to say and, I don’t fault them for trying.  At the same time, I wanted to scream the statistics at them.  I wanted them to be honest and really understand what lay ahead for our family.  The truth is, in the best cases, mirco preemies have challenges for years.

Here’s an idea of what I wanted them to say.  It’s what I would say, to those with a new preemie.

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