A Night in the Life of a Heart Mom
October 28, 2016
It’s safe to say I was experiencing some PTSD impending the arrival of my first wireless newborn. My older child was born with a Congenital Heart Defect. Ava (now 2) was in the hospital for her first four months of life, and had in-home-nursing care for 19 months following that. She has overcome almost all of her medical complexities, but she still sleeps on a hospital grade pulse-ox. I found [and still find] great comfort in Ava’s pulse-ox, I rest easy knowing that she is breathing comfortably while asleep.
This August, we welcomed baby #2. I tried to enjoy my healthy boy, but I found myself up most of the night making sure our little guy was breathing. After 2 weeks of this exhausting ritual, I decided that I needed the same peace of mind I have with Ava, with our little Fitz.
Since having the Owlet Monitor, I have felt such relief and finally have found rest. A safety net like this is invaluable. Even more-so to parents like me, blemished by having watched monitor numbers plummet. I am so grateful for the peace that this product offers. And the best part of all.. my wireless newborn, is still precisely that! The only cord on the Owlet, goes from the wall — to the monitor which beams a restful shade of green.
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The Smart Sock comfortably wraps around your baby’s foot to track heart rate and oxygen levels using clinically-proven pulse oximetry. The base station glows green to let you know everything is okay but will notify with lights and sounds if something appears to be wrong.
A Vital Part of Our Family
January 18, 2016
This is the an installment of Owlet’s “A Night in the Life” series, featuring real parents sharing their experiences with the Owlet Monitor. Click here to see all blog posts in the series. Hey there, my name is Shawna and I am one of the authors over at Arrows & Apricots and I am a…
A Night in the Life: Second-Time Momma
November 15, 2016
There’s a lot to be learned in this whole parenting gig. You’re never truly a pro but there is the title of veteran that gets passed around from time to time. After the birth of my second in September, I thought for sure I was eligible to be called a veteran mother. My eldest, Remy,…