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Presents For Preemies – the idea into reality

Two years ago I would never have even thought to set something up like Presents For Preemies. I had a safe and steady career where I was working my way up the promotional ladder. So what changed? My pregnancy Early in my pregnancy I got the news I had PAAP-A. I was...

Top brands – what’s in a name

The parents of a premature or sick baby are doing everything they can to keep it together. In all likeliness they are stressed, worried sick, feeling lost, angry, overjoyed with every little milestone that their baby hits and feel like they have hit rock bottom with...

All bottled up – the best bottles for preemies

My son was born 10 weeks premature and was a poorly baby. Feeding took a long time to get established. The first 4 weeks he was on TPN (Total Parent Nutrition) as he couldn’t tolerate milk. It felt like a long way off before we would be considering breastfeeding or...

Presents For Preemies – Behind the scenes

Lots of people that I meet are intrigued with Presents For Preemies and what I am doing. After a few minutes a common question is "how do you fit it all in?!" In truth I am honestly not sure! The routine Many don't know that I also have a full time job where I work in...

New beginnings

I can't quite believe we are in 2019 already! I hope you all had an amazing Christmas and New Year. We had a great festive period with no hospital admittance's in sight! This is huge progress in the premature baby world. If you saw my previous blog then you will know...

Preemie must haves

My son was 5 days old and I was being discharged from the hospital. I had really mixed feelings about this, on the one hand I would have all my home comforts back. A comfy sofa and bed to recover on, the kitchen was closer for me to make that all important cup of tea...

A whole different Christmas this year

My son, Neil, was born 10 weeks prematurely in November. Having a baby before Christmas wasn’t the plan! He was supposed to arrive on the 26th January. Having a premature baby is hard but add to that having a premature baby at a time of year that is all about being...

Christmas gift ideas for families in the NICU

I know so many struggle with Christmas gift ideas for families in the NICU so I thought this would be a great topic to cover. Christmas can be a really tough time to celebrate when you don't feel like celebrating much. My son, Neil, was born 10 weeks prematurely so we...

My first Christmas with a premature baby

In mid-November my little boy, Neil, was delivered by an emergency Cesarean section. His due date was the 26th of January. Having a premature baby in hospital over the Christmas holidays can be so hard emotionally. All the Christmas films are about time spent with...