Fall Editor's Letter



Both of my deliveries were pretty by the book, and the end result each time was a healthy baby girl. I felt so blessed and relieved once each daughter had arrived safely. I know many families out there face a different situation. Complications arise, and things don’t go as planned. I can’t even begin to imagine how scary that is for a mom and dad. Because of that, each year we devote one issue of KC Baby & Maternity to dealing with neonatal intensive care (NICU). In this issue, you’ll find the NICU Nuggets article, details on the different levels of NICU and a glossary of common terms. I researched apps and found some that are helpful to parents who have a baby in the NICU. I hope this info helps educate anyone dealing with a NICU situation. And I hope that if you are currently in this situation, my favorite saying from my dad will ring true: “This, too, shall pass.”

                Even though my “babies” are technically not babies any more, I still read to them often. In fact, my younger (she’s almost 10) still loves to be read to every night. What started as a bedtime tradition with my girls has turned into a part of our daily routine that I cherish. Olathe mom Lauren Greenlee shares some terrific books to read at bedtime.

                It’s fall in Kansas City, and that means time to get outside and visit a pumpkin patch! We have your complete guide to area pumpkin patches. And read Kristina Light’s article for fantastic traditions to start with your baby this year.

Enjoy fall in your home, KC!

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