I've been blogging for one year now. It has been a great experience and has connected me to people from all over the world...which I do think is much thanks to Twitter and my grasping the concept of hashtags. This year I've been able to master blogging (well I guess this will always be a learning experience and work in progress,) the Twitterverse...the lovely Pinterest...and now, as of recent, I've managed to parlay these experiences into my actual every day, paid job! Life could not be better! Well, yes it can...my babies are going to be turning 2 in less than one month! Yes, I still call them my babies! They are teeny men, more like the size of 12 month olds, and they will always be my babies at heart.
Some really amazing experiences have come out of my blogging and Tweeting. I was able to meet one very awesome NICU nurse from the States with a Canadian connection, while she was in the area on holidays with her family. She has an amazing website for NICU families. I've spoken to people from all around the world through my blog, which led me to Twitter, which led me to more people. I have had people reading from the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, UK, Phillipines, Australia, you name it. It's amazing! It seems the biggest number of followers are from the United States! So thank you to them and of course everyone else that stops by. I've really enjoyed some of the comments that people take the time to make and it can really make a preemie mom feel like she's not alone.
I know I ruffled some feathers and got many in the neonatal profession chatting with a few postings; particularly my "Lockdown" blog. Twitter lit up quite a bit following that posting and the month I posted it was the month my readership really skyrocketed. Now to come up with some more seriously thought provoking blogs...
I am grateful for the fun and creativity my blog has to offer me, as well as for all of the awesome men and women I've met along the way. It is a good feeling to know my information on our particular NICU experiences just might help families in similar situations or maybe even help others not having gone through it to understand the feelings and experiences a bit more.
At this point in time, we are closing in on Birthday # 2 for the twins and Birthday #4 for preemie #1. The twins now really know how to express their own personalities, one is walking and the other is sick of watching his "older brother" walk, so he's now really thinking about walking. Their language development is suddenly taking off, and although they are behind in this area for sure, we know that they are understanding and now making every attempt to say a word when asked. Preemie # 1 would like a Hot Wheels birthday cake AND a Spiderman cake, so we'll just have to see what we can do! After all these boys have been through, I'll let them have their cake and eat it too!
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