• The Joy And Fear Of Bringing Your Micro-Preemie Home

    28 days ago - By Scary Mommy

    “You're complete. We're taking you to delivery.”
    Two and a half years later, these words still haunt me. When I close my eyes, I can still see the scene vividly. I was 26 weeks pregnant - not even into my third trimester yet. After being admitted for an unexpected onset of premature labor, the doctors had been hopeful they'd be able to stop my contractions with an intravenous drug called magnesium sulfate - which made me feel like I was being burned alive from the inside out.
    But it hadn't worked. I'll never forget the measured calmness in the doctor's voice - as if she were both trying to...
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