Even though I’m taking a break from blogging here, I’m still blogging over on the Preemie Babies 101 site.
You can read the beginning here and then head over there to read the rest of the fun interview I did with Andie!
An Interview with My Preemie
At the end of this past summer, I sat down with my 15-year-old boy and interviewed him about being the sibling of a preemie. After that interview, it seemed only natural to interview the preemie herself. So my daughter, Andie and I recently sat down across a table from each other at a Panera Bread. She slurped her chicken noodle soup, and I pretended to put on my journalist persona.
Nice to meet you, Andie. Thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule to meet me.
No problem, Mom!
So, tell me, do you think of yourself as a preemie?
Not really. Well I mean, sometimes, like when I’m not good in math, or something else, like if I drink my water weirdly, like Tucker says I do, I wonder if other preemies do that? That’s how my mind works…I compare myself to other people and wonder about how other people do things.
Do you ever tell people you were a preemie?
If it comes up. Sometimes I want people to know. I mean, like, I don’t say, “Look at these scars on my tummy,” but I want people to know if they’re wondering. Like at the soccer party, when we went in the hot tub, and I was in a bikini and one of the girls asked what happened to my stomach.
What’d you tell her?