I’m Cristina and I am a NICU mom. Am? Was? That’s debatable. But in my eyes, I will always be a NICU mom.
I’ve been with my husband for 13 years. Our first and only son was born at 24 weeks + 6 days weighing 1 lb 7 oz. Everything I imagined my pregnancy, labor and first days (weeks, months, year) as a mother would be like, completely went out the window. I now found myself in a world I knew nothing about, relying on Google more than ever to provide clarity and hope that we would make it out of this with our boy in our arms. After a rollercoaster 110-day stay in the NICU, we welcomed our son home, healthy and whole.
I knew this blog was something I wanted to do when I eventually got the courage to talk about everything our son and family endured. As difficult as it is to relive some of these moments, I want parents who are now in the same shoes we were in, turning to the internet for hope and answers, to find this. I want you all to read our story and see our outcome. In a world where there is so much negativity and scary facts surrounding prematurity, I want to help you parents navigate this journey with a positive outlook. Our son is testimony that you can have normality after the NICU. He is proof that the tiniest miracles can be the biggest.
With love, Cristina