|For most people, it is impossible to imagine what it is like
to become a parent of a premature baby...
Most people have simple dreams of parenthood, and visions of sitting in a rocking chair as their precious bundle drifts of to sleep...
The *imagine* thread got its start when one preemie-l member, Diane Maroney, asked for some input for a speech she was preparing for a neonatal conference. She wanted us to describe what it is really like to be a parent of a preemie.
The *imagines* became one of the most powerful and healing threads we have had on
preemie-l. Another member, Becca Pittelko, was so moved by the strength in
everyone's words, that she compiled all the imagines together and posted them to her
website. Please visit "Imagine, stories of preemies" at the web address: http://prairie.lakes.com/~psydd/imagine/imagine.html
Being in labor for over 8 weeks, being confined to your left side so long that the hair
on your left leg has stopped growing...
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