Preemie: Lessons in Love, Life, and Motherhood

Preemie: Lessons in Love, Life, and Motherhood

by Kasey Mathews


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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 labor four months early, delivering her one-pound, eleven-ounce daughter, Andie.

The first time Kasey was wheeled into the Neonatal Intensive Care 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 confronted with a new and terrifying reality that would test the limits of love, family, and motherhood.

In this riveting, honest, and often humorous 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781578264230
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
Publication date: 05/29/2012
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 986,622
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Kasey Mathews is a mother, a writer, and a student in the lessons of everyday life. She lives in southern New Hampshire with her husband, two children, and their English Mastiff, Meg. To learn more about Kasey and to read her blog, visit

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Preemie: Lessons in Love, Life, and Motherhood 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kasey Matthews shares her personal story of her beautiful daughter and the struggles they went through. Their amazing strength, persistence and faith is a strong testament to being able to overcome adversity. This book will connect with you on so many levels and help you to see that their is always a light that will help you through. I strongly encourage others to read Preemie and realize that you too can soar and thrive. Thank you Kasey for sharing a part of your heart.
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This author's honest account of having a preemie & coming to grips with her own emotions was really well done. As a NICU nurse, I'm grateful that Mrs. Mathews wrote her story...she taught me many things I did not know plus reinforced what I already knew. I recommend this book to all neonatologists, nurses, social workers, anywone that works near the NICU.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Andie is my bff.i luved tis book cuz i got to know more about her birth and im in it! Hope all of yall love it as much as i did