Preemie...A heart-warming story of lessons in love, life and motherhood.
In her early thirties, Kasey Mathews had it all: a loving husband, a beautiful two-year-old son, and a second baby on the way. But what seemed a perfect life was shattered when she went into labour four months early, delivering her one-pound, eleven-ounce daughter, Andie.
The first time Kasey was wheeled into the Neonatal Intensive Case Unit (NICU), nothing prepared her for what she saw: a tiny, fragile baby in a tangle of tubes and wires. All at once, Kasey was confonted with a new and terrifying reality that would test the limits of love, family and motherhood.
In this riveting, honest, and often humourous memoir, Preemie chronicles the journey of one tiny baby's tenacious struggle to hold on to life and the mother who ultimately grew with her. From hospital waiting rooms to the offices of alternative practitioners, from ski slopes to Symphony Hall, Kasey tries to make meaning of her daughter's birth and eventually comes to learn that gifts come in all sizes and all forms, and sometimes...right on time.
"A book you won't put down until the very last word...a beautifully written, moving account..." - Dr. Heidelise Als, Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and Director of Neurobehavioural Infant and Child Studies at Children's Hospital Boston.
"So much more than an account of a birth plan gone awry, this lovely memoir is about letting go of assumptions, moving into the place that scares us most, and discovering that what we get in return for our surrender is nothing less than grace." - Katrina Kenison, author of Mitten Strings for God and The Gift of an Ordinary Day.
Written by Kasey Mathews.
Paperback. 276 pages.