Share Union Day Two: Best. Convention. Ever.

Today, day two of Share Union, was a long and exhausting day. Things will wrap up tomorrow. This is the first convention that I’ve attended where every single minute was utilized well.

A few days (possibly weeks) will pass before I process the events of this weekend.

Some of the immediate highlights were: Meeting other parents of 26 weekers (one mother had her baby a matter of days from Charlie’s birth), having the privilege to hear other amazing parents speak, the food, and becoming acquainted with members of the site.

I have frequently commented about being exhausted and worn out by the post NICU experience. The understanding, compassion, and companionship of this weekend has recharged me somewhat. I have tangible proof that I am not alone on my post NICU journey.

In addition, Charlie’s birth somewhat stole my sense of safety and confidence. This weekend was a step in reclaiming it.


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

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