TUESDAYS TIPS FOR FATHERS

IMG_9995Learn to swaddle. Remember, a preemie is still “supposed” to be in the womb! Because of this, They will probably like to be held snugly. Be careful not to wrap too tight, though. The nurse’s can help you master the swaddle technique. My daughter spent the first eight months of her life with a onesie, and a swaddling blanket!

“She’s Not A Client, She’s Family”

Bayada Nurse Sonya(left) smiles at Madison at the nurse of the year celebration where she received a award for taking care of Madison for over 365 days with missing a day or running late
Bayada Nurse Sonya (left) plays with Madison (right) at the Nurse of the Year (Hero of the Quarter) celebration breakfast where Sonya received an award for providing exemplary nursing care to Madison for over the last year without missing a day or running late.

A BREATH OF FRESH AIR

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We have the tendency of living this life one day at a time hoping that we accomplish everything that we put our energy towards. The funny thing is in our distinct efforts of trying to avoid failure we really miss the important things.

A little after a year it was one of the most inspirational events that ever happened to my family. Madison actually did it again showing us what life is all about and how to smile through the iron edges of life. After several room air trials of 2 hours off oxygen and 1 hour on we found out per the Dr. that Madison is in no longer in need of anymore oxygen!

One accomplishment down!! Excitement ran ramped through our home! Not missing that loud machine that muttered and echoed through out our entire home at all hours of the day. No more running and loading the car with her oxygen tanks just to run to the store.  One word will sum all the emotions and feelings up “GRATEFUL”

Whatever your little one is going through you have become strong enough to count, count the little obstacles that you will beat and at the end of your journey.  You will realize that not only has your little one became stronger, you also have changed for the better!! Now grab that Superman Cape or that Wonder Woman Bracelet out your closet and put it back on underneath your garments and smile because you have made another memory to become grateful for.

Madisons Daddy