Tuesday, May 28, 2013


I read this list online today and wish to share it here. I confess I didn't get much of these but there was the occasional ,"aww, he is so small", or "what did you do that made him come early". Mostly people were sympathetic, afraid and sometimes ignorant. I also didn't take him out in those early days and didn't expose him to germs cos i had people sanitize their hands before they carried him. For those new on this blog, I had my son prematurely at 31 weeks. You can read all about it on previous posts.

1. “You’re so lucky that you didn't have to go through the end of pregnancy!”

2. “At least, with the baby in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit), you can get rest at night!”

3. “He’s so small!”

4. “When will he catch up?”

5. “What did you do, that he was born so early?”

6. “Everything happens for a reason.”

7. “Now that you have her home and off all that medical equipment, everything will be fine.”

8. “You’re just being paranoid about his health.”

9. “He needs to be exposed to germs to build up immunity.”

10. “He’s how old? My child is the same age and twice his size.”

11. "With all those nurses around, you and your husband should just go out…you’ve got great babysitters"

12. "Is your baby going to make it?"

13. "When is your baby coming home?"

14. "Don't adjust his months, stop taking months out"

What do you think?