Dear NICU Family and Friends,
Despite her being a full-term baby with an easy delivery, this is what happened when our second daughter, Aura, was born. Right away, our world shrank, and our measurement of time was centred around updated lab tests every four hours. Fortunately, five days later, Aura was discharged with a clean bill of health.
Although we were at the NICU a relatively short amount of time, that experience profoundly changed our lives. They asked me to write a book to benefit siblings and families who were not prepared for the NICU. As a result, Waiting for Emma: A Brother's Story (For Siblings and Families with Babies in the NICU) was created for families just like yours.
Waiting for Emma is filled with resources, gentle support, and hope. Today, Aura is one of the happiest and most delightful of children. May this book bring a sense of connexion and understanding, and a new perception of time for you and your family. When you are better supported, your baby will be, too.
May love and healing be with you.