Welcome to Life With a Preemie!
My name is Vanessa and I am sharing my story about my first pregnancy and my introduction to motherhood. I carried monozygotic twin girls and lost one daughter at 20 weeks, delivering her sister at 27 weeks after spending a week in the hospital. My surviving twin, Madelyn, went on to spend 123 days in the NICU – just over 4 months. Every mother and father has a unique story to tell about their experience in becoming a parent. I am writing to tell mine because I know there are other parents out there who are experiencing similarly difficult situations. One thing that brought me so much comfort during our time in the NICU was hearing other parents’ stories. So, wherever my story reaches you in your journey, my hope is to bring you some comfort along the way.