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On August 12, my daughter Lucy (whom we affectionately call, Lovey) decided she had waited long enough and made her triumphant entrance in the world…two months premature!
As with any child who enters the world that early, our daughter’s first home was the NICU (neo-natal intensive care unit) at the local hospital. NICU’s can be scary places, but they can also be places of hope and love.
During this time we learned about kangaroo care, or skin-to-skin contact, and it’s benefits for mother (or father) and child. For me, this was a special time for my daughter and me, but I was uncomfortable being so exposed in such an open environment. I tried to keep the hospital gown from falling off, while at the same time keeping my tiny daughter wrapped in a blanket to keep her warm.
It wasn’t working.
My mom was staying with us and helping to care for our children ar home, and after a…
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