November 17th is World Prematurity Day! #protectpreemies #rsv

World Prematurity Day

Quincy, the Preemie. Once Tiny, Always Strong. If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you know that Quincy was born a little early. Almost 8 full weeks early. Quincy came screaming into this world at 32 weeks and 3 days. She weighed 2 pounds 14 ounces and was just a smidgen under 16 inches long. Quincy was so feisty they kicked her out of the NICU when she was barely over a week old. She … [Read more...]

Please wash your hands before touching mine.

It's a Preemie Thing

Quincy was born on June 28, 2010. She was almost 8 weeks early. My friend Julie, who owns the shop "It's a Preemie Thing" gave me this cool little tag to hang on Quincy's carseat or stroller. It said "Please wash your hands before touching mine." It was unbelievable the amount of people who would read the sign, comment on what a good idea it was and then REACH IN TO TOUCH QUINCY. … [Read more...]

World Prematurity Day is November 17.

RSV prevention

On June 28, 2010, my daughter Quincy was born 7 weeks and 4 days early. She weighed just 2 pounds and 14 ounces. She was lucky, and she didn't need any oxygen at birth or during her 5 week stay in the NICU. She was one of 1400 babies that are born prematurely EACH DAY in the United States alone. Despite so many babies like Quincy being born prematurely, many parents don't take time to talk to … [Read more...]

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