Meet Our Team
Nicole- Board Member
Hi! My name is Nicole and I am the founder of Nestled in the NICU. I was born and raised in Colorado. I live in Colorado with my husband, Matt, our two daughters, Nathalia and Leila, and our son Liam. Liam was born premature at 34 weeks. We dealt with an unexpected and traumatic delivery while also having a toddler and a child with special needs at home. I was dealing with preeclampsia side effects after delivery, postpartum hormones and a NICU stay with our son. Did I mention this was at the beginning of the pandemic? Over the summer in quarantine, I researched and engaged in conversations with other NICU moms about things they felt were beneficial during their stay and low and behold, Nestled in the NICU (formerly known as Love From Liam) was born. I am so thrilled it has now grown to be just one of many programs we offer under Nestled in the NICU!
Abby- Board Member
I am a New England Native who moved to Colorado with my husband, Logan, back in 2016. My first introduction to the NICU was when I was 34 weeks pregnant with my first child, Riker. Labor was able to be stopped at that point but they knew he would be coming early and a NICU stay may be happening. Riker was born at 35 weeks and spent 16 days in the NICU, including Christmas Day. About a year and a half later, Felicity was born at 36 weeks and spent 16 days in three different Northern Colorado NICUs including Children's Hospital in Denver. Since Riker's hospitalization, I have been passionate about helping moms in their NICU journeys from possible preparation, to advocating for moms and babies who need support, to transitioning to home without monitors and screens. I am so excited to be partnering with Nestled in the NICU to help make a greater impact in this area!
Abbey- Board Member
I was born and raised in Colorado, and currently a CO resident with my husband and two sons. Before having babies, I was a third grade teacher, but that career was cut short due to issues with my first pregnancy forcing me on medical leave. My first born, Rourke, arrived very unexpectedly at 34 weeks, with an immediate emergency c-section. That started our journey with the NICU. Being a first time mother, I knew nothing about neonatal intensive care units, and can say it was the hardest thing I’ve ever dealt with. Rourke spent just under a month, including his first Easter in the NICU. About 19 months later, after following all precautions and taking additional extra steps, his little brother Kelly was also born prematurely at 36 weeks, who luckily was able to go home after just 3 days.
Since having my boys, I have become a stay at home mom, but feel passionately about reaching out and supporting other mamas going through their own NICU journey.