Being a preemie parent has taught me so much and I am sure I am not alone, so what have you learned?
-What a true emergency is, not the pseudo emergencies that I had with my first(congestion, 103fever, etc) but TRUE LIFE OR DEATH EMERGENCY
-My own strength, I never thought I could deal with a special needs child or an extended hospital stay with a child, turns out I can ;-)
-that my child is happy no matter what, he smiles and enjoys life no matter what he has been through, how can I be sad or sad for him?
-that I wouldn't have it any other way, despite not wanting this outcome, I am very lucky to have such a special little guy.
-not to judge others, you don't know their circumstances, that even if their child LOOKS normal, they may not be.
-that people ARE idiots and will judge and criticize your parenting despite not knowing what goes on in your life
-that no one truly knows your struggles, only another preemie mom in your situation knows where you have been and how far you have come.