Sunday, February 1, 2009

Repeat after me

I WILL NOT COMPARE MY PREMATURE BABY TO OTHER CHILDREN.

I WILL NOT COMPARE MY PREMATURE BABY TO OTHER CHILDREN.

I WILL NOT COMPARE MY PREMATURE BABY TO OTHER CHILDREN.


I WILL NOT COMPARE MY PREMATURE BABY TO OTHER CHILDREN- NEITHER FULL TERM NOR OTHER PREEMIES.



I needed a reminder.


--Trish

8 comments:

Stacie said...

Ah yes. The comparison trap. I continue to fall into this hell. You'd think I'd learn!

I second your statement...no comparing Robbie to other babies!

Jenn said...

I agree! Although I know how hard it must be. :-)

Azaera said...

Hi, I came over from Mrs. Spit's blog and I just finished reading all your entries from the beginning. I want to tell you I cried as I read the entries about the NICU. My baby was born at 31 weeks, not quite as premature as Robbie, but we spent a trying two months in the NICU. I'm so sorry for what you and Robbie have gone through and are going through, I hope he is able to catch on to this whole eating thing soon. I can understand your frustration. I think I would be ripping my hair out at that point. You are one strong woman that's for sure.

Maureen said...

Robbie is the most perfect Robbie!

At one point when I was feeling down about my first son being so small, a friend told me that "Today is the biggest he has been" and for some reason, I was okay with that. Now with my second, I'm okay with he weighs less than most kids his age, and most kids that are months younger. He is what he is.

Enjoy what Robbie is (as much as you can).

Martha said...

Here from Mrs.Spit's blog and Robbie is such a lucky boy to have such caring parents. I'm a pediatric nurse and appreciate the frustration and challenge this can be for you all. I send my best to you and your family.

Malloryn said...

It must be hard not to do that sometimes. You're an amazing mom and a strong woman. I hope things get easier for you guys soon.

Lisa said...

Make that your mantra- along with 'When he is old enough I will not let Robbie drink chocolate milkshakes in the car, ever' and 'I will not feed my dog chili-cheese burritos and leave the house for 12 hours'

Seriously- love you. I'm sorry this is so hard. Give Robbie kisses for me.

Tracy said...

I'm sorry, Trishie.

((hugs))