About Breathe

Hello! My name is Rebecca.


Professionally, I am a clinical assistant professor of school psychology, teaching future MA/AC school psychologists. I also work as a psychologist in private practice with families and children.

And while I love what I do….my most favorite job is being a mom to twins. But we weren’t quite expecting our new roles to begin quite as abruptly as they did.

We became parents 14 weeks early, when we welcomed Cole Benjamin, 2 pounds 0 ounces and Audrianna Brynn, 1 pound 15 ounces.

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After 106 days in the NICU, Cole left his sister…..and came home and has since been a “typical” (whatever that means?!) baby boy….

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Audrianna’s journey hasn’t been quite as easy……

And, for her, it wasn’t as easy as being able to…

…Just Breathe…

So, after three major surgeries, including a trach and a G-Tube…..and 206 days in the NICU….Audrianna was finally able to come home….

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I’m writing this blog…in hopes that it finds it’s way to another family….whose child may be struggling…who may be questioning what life will be like on the other side (outside of the hospital)….for the parents googling images of babies with trachs….because they (like me) didn’t even know what it looked like on a child…..

Because….more than anything….after 206 days in the NICU….I couldn’t wait to get home…for our family to be together…..

But I needed the reassurance that it was going to be ok…..

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And even though being a mom to twins…..one with medical needs…..hasn’t been the easiest……I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world……..


Thank you for following our journey…..


I am not a medical professional, just a mom, with 206 Days of NICU experience….and even more as mom to a beautiful, smart, amazing little girl with a trach and a G-Tube (and her amazing brother)….This is our story and what works for us….

This site is not designed to and does not provide medical advice, professional diagnosis, opinion, treatment or services to you or to any other individual in your family. The information provided in this site, or through linkages to other sites, is intended to be informational and is not a substitute for medical or professional care, and you should not use the information in place of a visit, call consultation or the advice of your physician or other healthcare provider.


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