Preemie Playdate

The past couple of days have been long for Charlie. Yesterday, she met with her speech therapist and her occupational therapist. Today, she returned to the pediatrician. Charlie has been such a trooper while her feeding issues have been investigated. I decided to end the rough week on a good note… with a preemie play date.

I have written about my friend, Logan, here and here. Logan and I met in the March of Dimes NICU scrap-booking class. We have kept in touch with each other during our babies’ first year. Now, our babies’ are healthy enough to have play dates together.

While our babies play, we talk. We vent, we trade information, and celebrate our babies’ newest accomplishments. It is like any other play date but much of the conversation is preemie issue oriented. Charlie has a good time and I receive some sort of solace. I always leave feeling better while carrying Charlie in her carrier fast asleep.

Today’s play date was a pleasant distraction from the overloaded week we have had. Despite the army of specialists Charlie saw this week, we are no closer to solving the feeding mystery. However, a game plan has been devised. I am keeping my fingers crossed as we carry it out.


I did not take any pictures today. This is a picture from a past preemie play date.


About Rebecca Wood

In May 2012, my pregnancy ended three and a half months early due to severe early onset preeclampsia. This is my collection of thoughts and media. It is an attempt to document and discuss our experience of navigating the post NICU world. View all posts by Rebecca Wood

3 responses to “Preemie Playdate

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: