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Take a look at the Preemie octopus

Take a look at the Preemie octopus

Having a premature baby is such a stressful time. Everyone talks about welcoming a child into the world as being magical and wonderful. Welcoming a preemie is downright scary. Watching your little miracle and all they achieve can be described as magical but not in the...

Emergency services day – cancelled!

Emergency services day – cancelled!

This year emergency services day has been cancelled. Usually they would hold big events so that you can see how the emergency services work in your community. Instead they will be running a big media campaign and lots of virtual events will be taking place instead. We...

The mum juggle is real

The mum juggle is real

Becoming a mum is one of the hardest jobs even if being a mum comes really easy to you the mum juggle is real! I have had a lot of mums say to me that they don’t know how I fit everything in. Some days I don’t know myself. Stacey said to me a few months back that I...

D is for… Preemie A-Z

D is for… Preemie A-Z

Being on the neonatal unit is a tough thing to endure. The journey takes its toll physically as well as emotionally. In the very early days there will be lots of words that are either completely new to you or there will be words you’ve heard but they have never had a...

Sleep issues with my preemie

Sleep issues with my preemie

My little boy came home from the neonatal unit with a great sleep pattern. Sleep issues came later and I was not prepared for them at all. It can be so hard and I realise that his sleep issues are not as bad as others. In this blog I will cover what we have done and I...

PTSD triggers in every day life

PTSD triggers in every day life

I was diagnosed with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and anxiety after the traumatic birth and events that followed after my little boy was born. PTSD triggers come in all different ways and hit you when you least suspect it. Getting help was the best thing I...

Preemies first day out

Preemies first day out

After a 73 day stay on the neonatal unit we got the exciting news that we could take our son home. Our baby boy was born at 30 weeks via an emergency c-section after the sonographer had seen that things weren’t quite right on the scan. We were told that our baby boy...

Choosing childcare for your preemie

Choosing childcare for your preemie

My original plan was to only take six months off work and as soon as my pay was due to drop significantly go back to work. Choosing childcare for my little boy felt like a horrible and daunting task. In fact, before I made the decision to extend my maternity leave, I...