My husband and I met a little later in life, after realizing our dream of being married in a castle in Scotland we immediately began trying to expand our family beyond our two furry children, retired racing greyhounds named Holly and Nova.
Fast forward a few years and several rounds of IVF later we were ecstatic to find out that it had finally worked and we were pregnant! We found out we were having a little boy… and we would just have to be patient until he arrived.
Our son Spencer had other plans
He arrived the day I turned 29 weeks, the day after Thanksgiving, so we call him our Black Friday deal of the century! The morning after his birth, he weighed in at a whopping 2lbs 5oz and was just over 14” long. By far the smallest baby I had ever seen. We spent the next 64 days in the NICU experiencing things we never thought we would deal with.
During this time, we could not find clothing small enough to fit Spencer, we thought that we couldn’t be alone in this quest. I kept catching myself and others answering questions about our babies with “It’s a preemie thing” since most parents of full term babies had different experiences. So the seed was planted and grew into our site - It's a Preemie Thing.
Congratulations to all new parents especially those with preemies… hang in there, miracles come in small packages!