About Us

In April 2012 our family was forever changed when Xander was pulled into this world 12 weeks early at 28 weeks gestation (BirthStory).  Normally he would not qualify as a micro preemie at that age but he was IUGR (Intrauterine Growth Restricted) and weighed only 1lb. 5oz. (600 grams).  He is an amazing, strong little guy.  We had a fairly uneventful 92 day NICU stay with the exception of a blocked bowel which required emergency exploratory surgery and then surgery to repair bi-lateral hernias.  I am starting this blog after being inspired by other preemie mom blogs.  I think writing about our adventures in raising a preemie will be therapeutic and help me process this journey we are on.  My co-workers used to joke about helping me out when the little Hassels came along, and now we have one that isn’t too much of a hassle to take care of except maybe the pumping schedule!  We love our little Xan the man!DSCN0387

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