February 1, 2016

Peanut: A storybook for mighty preemie babies Review + Giveaway

Update: Congrats to Kristen, the winner of the book giveaway!

Disclaimer: I was provided a complimentary copy of “Peanut: A storybook for mighty preemie babies” so that I can review it and share it with you. I was not compensated for this post. This post contains an affiliate link. At no extra cost to you, if you click the link and make a purchase, bloggers like me receive a small amount for referring you. It helps keep me keep doing what I love to do – writing and sharing great things from Omaha with you. Thanks!

 

Peanut cover photo

Omaha author and illustrator Lindsay Nolan recently sent me her new book, “Peanut: A storybook for mighty preemie babies.” With lovely illustrations, based off actual photos and events of Nolan’s own preemie son, it was a sweet story I couldn’t pass up telling you about.

“Little baby,

I understand

that life never goes

exactly as planned,

and that something so little

can be something so grand.”

– Lindsay Nolan, “Peanut: A storybook for mighty preemie babies”

It’s a short storybook full of faith and a mother’s lover. I think you’ll like it!

Since it’s Nolan’s hope to offer encouragement to parents of other mighty preemies, I’ll be passing the book on to my sister, who’s daughter was born prematurely, too. She weighed in at a whopping 2 pounds, 7 ounces. Peanut indeed.

Just look at me holding the little peanut for the first time. 

Holding my niece for the first time.

Holding my niece for the first time.

My niece is turning 2 years old next month – her latest feat is climbing out of her crib.

If you have a preemie, I know you’ll like the book. If know someone who has a preemie, it makes a great gift. Nolan’s book is available at Amazon

And if you’re wondering about the “Peanut” in the book, he looks like a happy (and mighty) boy. Here’s a photo Nolan shared with me:

Author Lindsay Nolan and her family.

Omaha author Lindsay Nolan and her family.

Giveaway

You can win a copy! I’m giving one reader “Peanut: A storybook for mighty preemie babies”!

To enter, just leave a comment below tell me about the might preemie in your life that this story reminds you of. Must be a U.S resident, 18 years or older. Giveaway ends Sunday, Feb. 14, at 11:59 p.m. One winner will be drawn using random.org and I’ll contact the winner via email within 48 hours. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before I draw another name. Good luck!

Comments

  1. I don’t know any current premies. My co-worker had 2, and both were around 2 pounds. Thankfully they don’t have any long term problems. One is in middle school, and the other is in 4th grade.

    I’ve had a few students that have had premies as well.

    I just stopped by to comment. It sounds like a fun, informative book.

  2. I have a mighty preemie. 23 weeker. Spent eight months in the NICU and is now 5. Would love to win a copy of this book.

  3. I have twin mighty preemies, born at 31 weeks. They spent 6 weeks in the nicu and just turned 3 this Sunday 🙂

  4. Tracey Bland says:

    My daughter was due May 18 and on April 18th I had to be induced due to me having health problems. NICU and Specialists were standing by. My OB was guessing her to weigh in at under 3 lbs….she came out hollering at 6 lbs and didnt need to go to NICU at all. She must have known she needed to be strong so she could come out early so we could both be safe. I would love to have this book for her!

  5. My granddaughter born 11/28/15 @ 24 weeks gestation 1lb 9oz. Took a breath at birth, then had to be helped the NICU team massage her heart for 15 minutes. Doctors said, she was very tiny and sick, minutes passed to hours and hours pass to days. Tough days and nights seeing our little peanut struggle to breath. But everyday she fought, feisty and strong, impressed doctors! Today marks day 70 in the NICU Current weight 4lbs 8oz, continues to grow, just maybe perhaps in a couple of more weeks baby girl can come home.

  6. Jade hudson says:

    I have a mighty little boy who was born at 28 weeks and was in hospital 92 days and he will be 1 on Tuesday 9th Feb. He my little miracle and I’m so proud of him. He’s my world. He came home just a week after his due date. 0.01 of oxygen was holding him back from coming hike early because he couldn’t come hike on that amount and we found out he had a heart problem that’s why he just need a little bit of oxygen to remind he to breath. It was one very emotional rollercoaster and I would too win this book for him. 🙂 thanks for reading from mighty preemie laylen and his mum Jade 🙂

  7. I have mighty preemie twins, born at 27 weeks via emergency c-section. They weighed 1lb 9 oz (spent 78 days in NICU) and 1lb 2oz (spent 98 days in the NICU)

  8. Amber Russell says:

    We had had 2 miscarriages. Then we got pregnant with William. I was on bed rest for 7monthw and looking at 2 more when my blood pressure got uncontrollable so I was hospitalized. Was told I would be there for 7 weeks. William said different, cause 3 days later the doctor came in saying it was time. I was terrified I just knew he would not make it! When they showed me my baby he was sooo tiny. I kissed my finger and told him “momma loves you, be strong!” I didn’t get to see my 2lbs 15oz 15inch long bundle of joy again until the next evening! When I was wheeled into his room and looked at my little peanut in his plastic box that would be his home for the next almost month, I reached inside to touch him! He grabbed my finger with his whole hand and with a strength I don’t know how he got he pulled it to his chest and cuddled it! Letting me know he is strong and he loves me! After 32 days kicking butt and taking names in the NICU he came home! Now he is a 10 month old normal happy healthy and no longer under weight little boy, and I am his very proud preemie mom!

  9. Meredith Vaughn says:

    My mighty preemie was born at 28 weeks weighing 2lb 6oz and 15″ long. We named her Vivian, which means “full of life” and boy is she ever. Vivian is 2 now, and although she has many challenges, she shows me everyday a new miracle.

  10. Veronica Garcia says:

    My son is an ex 24weeker eight 1lbs 6oz it was a rough start in the begging a lot of ups and down but thankfully he is now 2 yrs old (18months adjusted). He is healthy full of energy and wanting to learn more and more. He does get or once a week and has a teacher come out also once a week to keep him learning so that he won’t fall behind in social skills, talking, eating etc. thank god for miracles

  11. My son is my miracle baby. He was never expected to survive. He was born at 15ounces and surprised everyone with fight and is now a 2 year old active toddler. Changed my families perspective on life.

  12. Two of our friends had preemie twins last year, and I’m happy to say all are doing well.

  13. I am proud to say that I have a little PEANUT. His name is Zaydhen and born at 28weeks. He was born 2lbs 0.6oz on Nov. 25th 2015. We spent 54 long sleepless nights in the nicu watching our peanut grow and other little peanuts come and go but we never lost hope that our day would come soon. Jan. 20th was our day to say goodbye to the nicu.

  14. I am a Services Coordinator for the Early Development Network in Nebraska (La Vista). It would be so great to give some of the families we serve in our program this book. Thank you for featuring this- I was unaware of the book! Awesome!

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