I've been thinking about starting a preemie support group at River Oaks hospital for a couple of weeks now. I have this terrible habit of getting all stoked about doing something, but then not doing it. So y'all need to hold me accountable.
I don't think it'd be that difficult. Maybe Thursdays (before Grey's Anatomy, natch) during the NICU evening shift change. All preemie parents would be welcome, not just the ones at River Oaks, and not just the ones that are in the NICU at the time - preemie parenting doesn't end upon discharge. I'd need a room at River Oaks, maybe a few publishers to donate some preemie books for general reference. I could put an ad in the paper, have the NICU nurses advertise for me.
Y'all know I'm a big fan of support groups... after all, I was basically raised with AA's 12 steps as my religion. It's kinda second nature to me.
I might spend some weeks in a room playing Wheel of Fortune on my cell phone for an hour because nobody shows up, but that's okay. I am freakin' AWESOME at Wheel of Fortune.
Hold me accountable. Ask me every once in a while how it's going. Ask me if I've started it yet. Bug me a little.
If y'all have any helpful ideas, I'd like to hear those too.
1 month ago