“screw holland”

You’ll notice there is a new section in the blogroll entitled “The Preemie Debate.”

Ever since Jack was born I’ve found myself flailing around the internet trying to find resources. Places where sensible people talk sensibly about prematurity. For the most part I have found the following two items:

1) A widely circulated short story often attributed to Erma Bombeck, about why we were chosen to be preemie parents.
2)A widely circulated short story about planning a vacation and accidentally ending up in Holland, a place you never intended to go, but maybe it’s okay, right?

I *think* that these stories are meant to make parents of premature children feel better. Mainly they have made me feel vaguely nauseous and more than a little pissed off.

So imagine my pleasure and surprise when I came across the blogs of several smart, opinionated and very well informed parents and even Neonatologists. The conversations on these blogs can get quite shrill and I’ll admit that I was in tears while reading the first couple of posts on the Preemie Experiment, but in the end, I’ve found the debates on these blogs incredibly informative.

I know that there are a lot of parents out there who read this blog. I also know that we’re getting some pretty high traffic from parents with premature children. I hope that you’re able to find some value in this information and that it makes your journey a little easier. I know they’ve already helped us.

One Reply to ““screw holland””

  1. I love the pics! What a cutie you have!!

    I’m glad that you found our blog informative. I have been exactly where you are so I know how hard it must have been to read. I was a research freak when my daughter was born. There wasn’t much out there then.

    Hope is important too. Never let go of it!

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