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NICU Awareness Month

I only recently realized that September is NICU Awareness Month. 
I’ll admit, I’m a little hesitant when it comes to Awareness Days. After all, who isn’t aware of the NICU? Whether or not you’ve had the misfortune of joining the club, everyone knows of this ward in the hospital and the incredible and miraculous work that takes place beyond those doors. What I tried to shed light on through my IUGR series and what I still feel people aren’t necessarily so aware of, is what it really means to be in the NICU Not only for the child, but for the entire family (you can find the post about our NICU experience, by clicking here). Even more so, I don’t think anyone really understands or acknowledges life after the NICU nearly enough.

It took three years for me to realize that I hadn’t.

I vividly remember begging the nurses and doctors for any sort of indication as to when N would be discharged. I also remember the feeling of giving up asking and realizing that there really was no magical dat…

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