Finding BJ’s voice

I came across this phrase and it literally brought tears to my eyes. BJ hit his terrible twos ages ago. Working a extremely stressful job, being a graduate student and trying my damnedest to be a good wife, mother and homemaker is exhausting to say the least. Reading that one sentence made me pause and …

Stressed the Heck Out…

It’s been a while since I’ve logged on to do some writing… Life has been CRAZY lately. Actually I’ll retract the work life and insert the word WORK. Work has been driving me absolutely insane. I’m an accountant. I went to school to become an accountant and am actually working on my Master’s degree with …

Chance Encounter…

I ran into two people at the walk Saturday who follow my blog. It was a pleasant surprise. One was referred to it by one of BJ’s primary nurses, Kristina. Nurse Kristina crossed the line from nurse to friend while BJ was still in the NICU and told her new primary about my blog. She …

Bedtime Blues…

BJ hasn’t slept through the night since he came home from the hospital. Sure, he’ll have the occasional night here and there but consecutively sleeping through the night has not been his thing. It occurred to me this morning after a particularly rough night that we’ve been waking up throughout the night with BJ for …

NICU Trauma

I do believe that spending time in the NICU can cause real psychological damage. There’s not a lot of research being done (that I’ve seen) and not a lot of people talk about it. Most people, in fact, are just encouraged to “get over it”. It’s been almost exactly two years since the day BJ …