Transitioning From Preemie Isolation to “the Real World”

Now that Jax is older, he’s become somewhat of a trail-blazer. I’ve gotten messages from other preemie parents asking specifically how we made the transition from isolation to the “real world.” As you know, we isolated Jax his first two cold and flu seasons to protect his lungs. This winter was the first winter he was allowed to play with other kids. He went to daycare. We went out to eat and to the grocery store. We popped the bubble and took the gloves off…and it was pretty great! But, it was a tricky transition – Jax was sick a lot and it was very different from what we were used to as a preemie family.

Today, I’m sharing my top five tips for making the transition from preemie isolation to the real world over on the incredible blog, Rockstar Preemies. Alana in an inspiring writer who shares about life with her adorable twin preemies, Reid and Madeleine. The twins were born at 25 weeks and just turned two! Make sure you check them out on Facebook and Twitter, too.

Here’s an excerpt from the post…and don’t forget to head on over to Rockstar Preemies to read more.

As Jax grew, his lungs became stronger. Just before his second birthday the pulmonologist decided that it was time for us to have a real taste of freedom! Jax was cleared to start daycare part-time.

Whoa. I had just spent the first two years of my son’s life being hyper-vigilant about germs and exposure, and now I was going to have to ease up. Was I ready for that? Was Jaxson ready for that?

It was time for us to find out!

Read my five tips for making the transition from isolation to the real world…