Episode 65: Matt DeVirgiliis- Fatherhood from the Eyes of a Dad of Two Preemie Babies

Matt DeVirgiliis is on the podcast today! He is the father of 2 and his daughters are 6 and 8 now. They were born very prematurely so he has a memoir out that walks through his journey of being a dad of two preemie babies and walking through some pretty scary and life threatening situations with his wife. He shares openly and honestly in this book about what it was like during those few years in his life. I think that anyone that has walked through anything similar will feel connected to Matt. Even just as a parent with new babies, you will feel connected to Matt.

What we talked about:

4:00- Introduction to Matt and his kids

7:00- Matt’s book and his writing

13:50- Matt’s children being born prematurely and his wife’s birth experience

27:55- Facing the reality that they can no longer have other biological children and almost losing his wife

36:15- Message to anyone in the NICU

41:00- Going to visit the girls in the NICU

50:45- Matt’s mental health and emotional state while being in the NICU with his girls

54:35- End of podcast questions

Show notes:

Matt’s Website

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