About Us

If you came here looking for some recipes inspired by Paula Deen, I am sorry to disappoint you. Five sticks of butter is about my daughter, Elena, who was born weighing 2 oz. shy of five sticks of butter — 1 lb. 2 oz. She is the light of my life and a true miracle. This blog is about her, about us, about our journey. Elena is now 4¬†years old, so we are past the scariest parts of raising a micro-preemie. I won’t pretend that I have anything to add to all of the preemie parenting websites that are out there, but I will use this space to showcase Elena and how far she has come and maybe reflect on some of her days from the NICU.

Our First Family Photo

Our First Family Photo

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