Tina Matusek - posted on 01/15/2009 ( 62 moms have responded )
Gianna Finizio was born on April 21, 2006 at only 14 ounces at 24 weeks gestation. We were in the hospital for 6 months and came home with oxygen and feeding machines. She is now 2 1/2 and really finally starting to eat well enough that I think the button will be going soon! She is a little delayed with speech and fine motor, to be expected with such a difficult start, but nothing that won't completely disappear. I have had to learn how to be a nurse as well as a new mom and it has been very trying at times. But, now things are finally coming into place and we hope to put her in a regular day care/preschool environment in September. It has been a life changing experience that I would not want to relive, but our little miracle has made us grow in ways we never would have without her. She has been the center of our existence for almost 3 years, which after facing near death experiences many times with her, she will continue to be the center of our world. I don't think I would have appreciated a child as much as I do now. So I am so thankful that she is doing so well.