Dear NICU Mama

Dear NICU mama, I see your tired eyes turning to look at the monitors.  What does that beeping mean? You’re overwhelmed with information, but you’re learning more quickly than you ever have.  Medical terms are becoming normal in your daily vocabulary as you’re initiated into NICU life. Your legs might be swollen from standing vigil … Continue reading Dear NICU Mama

Transformed through Suffering

April always reminds me of my hospital stay leading up to my son Clive's birth five years ago. This is a picture from my first day at the hospital during that stay. Life isn't normal right now, and we are being transformed through our experiences. Some days we may just be able to hold on. … Continue reading Transformed through Suffering

Our Team

Clive had a great team. We had a great team. From Christie Clinic to Carle Hospital to OSF to the Children's Hospital of IL NICU to the Children's Hospital of IL PICU. All the doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, techs.  Our team.It's really hard to capture how much they mean to us.  I think of them often.  Sometimes … Continue reading Our Team