Third Trimester

Part 2: Life in the NICU I hold my baby girl in my arms as the life drains out of her. Her body slouches, her lips are pursed and purple. Alarms begin to sound, first slowly, and then more vigorously with an urgent beeping that resonates across the room and into the hall. I take…

Third Trimester

Part 1: A Preterm Birth On May 28, 2019 at 10:35 am my husband and I were blessed with a beautiful baby girl. She was everything I wished for, a tiny pink baby with big dark eyes, wrapped snuggly in a warm cotton hospital blanket. She was, and is, perfect in every way and her…