|Name: Erin W||MY URL: Visit Me|
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My daughter Olivia was born 7 weeks early on 11-11-07. She weighed in at exactly 4 pounds and was 16 3/4 inches long. We were able to take her home after only 24 days. This was after a PDA scare (it closed up on its own), and a scare with NEC (after a week of no feeds, and anitbiotics it too cleared up), and another type of unknown infection (and 2 spinal taps). Her veins were so tiny they were not able to keep an IV in for more than 4-5 hours, so after a week and 3 tries, they finally got a PICC line it. When we brought Olivia home, she weighed 4 pounds 5 ounces and was not on any type of monitors or machines! She is now a happy, healthy 7 month old. She has no developmental delays so far; she is eating solids like a champ, sitting up, crawling, and even taking swimming lessons! She is our little miracle baby!
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|Location: Cork, Ireland|
My son was born in May 2007 at 32 weeks. He has just celebrated his 1st birthday. Doing fantastic, would never think he is a preemie. Wearing clothes that are right for his age, crawling up the stairs, learnt to stand, wave bye-bye, clap hands and eats us out of house and home
|Name: Mary Beadenkopf||MY URL: Visit Me|
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My baby girl, Nevaeh, was born 5/25/08 and is almost 2 weeks old now. She was born at 33 weeks by emergency c-section and weighed 4 lbs. 4.9 oz. I had problems with preterm labor most of the way through my pregnancy and was on bedrest for a few weeks. We spent a week in NICU after she was rescusitated at birth. It was so hard seeing her go through what she went through. She had jaundice and had a feeding tube. I still cry when I look at her and think about all she's been through. She's my little miracle and I love her more than life itself. Given the chance, I'd go through it all again cause she's worth it all.
|Name: Amanda Grogg||MY URL: Visit Me|
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|Name: Rebecca||MY URL: Visit Me|
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My second child was born 10 weeks early. He has been in the NICU for 4 weeks now. He is breathing on his own and is starting to nipple feed. He is taking 2 bottles per day right now and the other feedings are via his feeding tube. He has apnea and about 2-3 bradys a day. There is a heart murmur which they are watching out for but they think it will go away at about his 40 week mark. All IV's are out. I try and spend as much time there as I can but with another child it is very trying. I go everyday and stay at night when I can.
|Name: Liberty||MY URL: Visit Me|
|My Email: Email Me||Location: Hemlock, MI|
I think I might have already put an entry in this guestbook, but its been a long time. My miracle baby was born at 25wks, 1day on July 3, 2000. My water broke at 24wks, 3 days. There were no complications before that. He was 1 lb, 10 oz and was 13" long. He was our first born and we were so scared. We had no idea what we were in for, what he was in for. He was on the ventilator for 7 1/2 wks. He spent 3 months in the NICU and came home 12 days short of his due date. He came home with oxygen, an apnea monitor and on lanoxin. He had visits to the optomotrist and the cardiologist. Colton is a miracle. He has had virtually no effects due to prematurity. He is now a typically healthy 7 (almost 8 now) year old. He's a little smaller in stature than most of the kids his age. He's about to finish second grade and is a very smart kid. We were blessed with a second son, Logan, in 2003. I was put on bed rest @ 27 wks, because my cervix was starting to "funnel" open. He was born 1 day after his due date. He weighed 9 lb, 11 oz.....that was 8 lb, 1 oz more than his brother. We have to tease a little now that they are 5 and almost 8 that they wear a lot of the same clothes, same size shoes, etc. I thank God for my children and I think that us going through what we went through with Colton made us stronger people and better parents. Good luck to all preemies and preemie parents out there. God bless you all.