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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Hatherleigh Press (May 29, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1578264235
  • ISBN-13: 978-1578264230
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 5.5 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #317,103 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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 www.kaseymathews.com.

More About the Author

Kasey Mathews is a mother of two - her son, born on his due date at an even 8 pounds, and her daughter, born half way through her pregnancy, weighing 1 pound 11 ounces. Kasey is a writer and author of the memoir, Preemie: Lessons in Love, Life and Motherhood, in which she openly and honestly shares her fears and uncertainties about life as a preemie mom. Kasey considers herself a "student in the lessons of everyday life," and regularly observes and finds unexpected meaning in seemingly ordinary events. Her life-lessons and stories can be found on her website http://www.kaseymathews.com.

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I read the entire book in two days and have now passed it on to my other preemie Mom's.
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This wonderful story is written with unabashed honesty.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By K. Kelley on May 29, 2012
Format: Paperback
As the mom of two babies born preterm, I have read many books about prematurity -- but none have touched me so deeply as Preemie: Lessons in Love Life and Motherhood. I truly respect Kasey's willingness to share so honestly about the emotional trials of not only a NICU stay, but the years of parenting a medically fragile child. This book is a must read for parents of preemies, the professionals who care for this vulnerable population and the friends and family members of preemie parents who want to better understand the emotional, physical and psychological challenges of preterm birth. Hurray for Preemie!!!!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Char on May 29, 2012
Format: Paperback
Preemie should be on everyone's summer reading list. Be ready to ride the reading rollercoaster of love, fear, uncertainty, humor and healing. You'll want to be in a NICU with a dark blanket over you so you too get to grow with Andie and Kasey and won't be disturbed while reading. Emotions you didn't know you had, you will feel - Why? Because this story is about a little girl, no not little...miniscule girl, who fought for her life and defied odds all while her mother was on a medical yoyo trying to nurture her baby to health.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth M Moeykens on June 1, 2012
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Though "Preemie" seems to be, at first glance, targeted at mothers of premature babies, it spans a much grander audience, and its message is universal. It is about loving, losing, learning, laughing...and coming out whole on the other side. Kasey Mathews has a wonderfully clear and honest voice which will resonate to so many people, no matter their experience or background. READ THIS BOOK!!!!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Critter20 on June 1, 2012
Format: Paperback
Hard to put down. In an inspiring tale of hope, love, struggle, and perseverance, Kasey Mathews brings you on an amazing ride with her family. You will smile, laugh, cry and love even more during this incredible book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By shandy on June 1, 2012
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This is an incredible book of wisdom, inner strength, love and belief that many times there is a plan which we may not easily see. Kasey lets us into her family and personal struggle of facing her greatest joy and fears all in one. This is such a great read for anyone, even if you do not have a preemie. I laughed and cried through each chapter. Buy it, read it and enjoy.. you won't be let down!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Keira L Sorrells on May 31, 2012
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There aren't enough stars for me to select!!! I need about 95 more!

In the last 36 hours I have devoured this exquisitely penned book, by author and preemie mom, Kasey Mathews. In the book, "Preemie: Lessons in Love, Life, & Motherhood", Kasey takes us through her journey as a preemie mom, wife, and woman complete with all the nitty gritty details so many of us try to hide. She is open and honest in a way that caught me off guard at times, yet offered so much comfort in knowing that I was not alone in some of my deepest fears as a mother of premature triplets born at 25 weeks. She does not hide behind a facade of having it all together; and when her life is turned on its head, she carries us along her path with eloquence and a sense of honesty that leapt off the page and nestled in my heart.

On Tuesday, I eagerly ripped opened the package Kasey sent me as I stood in my kitchen about to prepare dinner. My girls were in the living room at their usual post, seated at the coffee table with a stack of construction paper and an enormous box of crayons. I was mesmerized from the first page and didn't move for a good 15 minutes as I dove head first into Kasey's life. The detail with which she recalls such poignant moments in her life painted such a clear picture, I felt as if I was standing in the hospital room with her, or pushing her in her wheel chair to visit Andie (her 25 weeker daughter) for the first time. I could hear the scratching of the doctor's pen on her paper and all the beeps and bings of the machines in the NICU.

While Kasey's story is uniquely hers...it is not unique. Hundreds of thousands of parents go through the NICU experience every day in our country.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By NancyD on May 10, 2014
Format: Paperback
My friends know that I rarely love a book. I have limited time for reading, I'm hypercritical, and I have the attention span of a gnat. I picked this book up a year ago thinking I may never read it, because in general I don't enjoy nonfiction, and the story didn't seem like something I could relate to.

I was wrong. This book reads like fiction with its palpable sense of fear, guilt, and betrayal. The author's candor in relating her own unmotherly feelings holds up a mirror to anyone who's ever looked honestly at her own less-than-admirable thoughts. Kasey Mathews tells us it's okay to be human. It's even okay to give up. In learning to let go, we might just grow and become stronger.

Highly recommend this story of love, loss, hope, and triumph.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kaleena Berryman on February 24, 2014
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Friends this book, by Kasey Mathews, was like a preemie Bible for me. It is so real, eloquent and memorable. And it gave me hope.
It was my induction into motherhood; no one in my family or friendships had ever had a preemie child. I knew nothing of what to expect, and it scared me to the core. I searched for a book that would both inform my mind and calm my heart. Preemie: Lessons in Love, Life and Motherhood did just that. I learned that it was okay to be upset, that embracing this experience would take time, and that it was my job alone to love my child to his ultimate healing! My 24 weeker born in April 2012 is doing well and so is his mom, thanks greatly to this book.

Check it out at this great price. If you are a mom of any kind you will love it!
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