my little very little girl - 12 weeks early

Brooke - posted on 02/28/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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i was due jan 1st..a new years baby i thught.... turns out i was wrong. thanksgiving monday i got these tight feelings in my lower body .... ( on a 4h drive home from my cottage) when i got home i rushed to my hospital.. i just knew something was wrong.. they told me i was having braxton hick and i should go home and rest .. but i didn't i went straight to the hospital in the next town. they also told me i was having braxton hick and to go home... i did.. but the i still felt that something was wrong so i went back .. demanding that they check my cervix .. so they did.. to their suprize i was 3 cm dialated.. i was rushed to a hospital in a couple towns over... the next 2 days were hell.... a membrain on my cevix broke so i started bleeding.. at the time doctors didnt know why.. so i was preped in case of emergency c-secton and had to go for a emergency ultra sound.. it was the scariest thing in my life.. my ultra sound tech scared me for now reson ..( i was geting my ultra sound done and she called in about 5 others to see what a weird looking thing was on my placenta the worst part was that they were talking all about it right infront of me.. sayingit could be a rip or just nothing at all... which it was nothing thank god !!!! finally my contractions stoped so they decided to send me home on bed rest.... that morning at 8 30am they came in my room to check me... i was 8 cm dialated! i thought the worst .. i was soo scared i have never heard of that early of premmies ( which i know now its not that bad) i gave birth to my amazing baby girl at 2 45 pm.... she weighted 2Lbs 10oz which is a really nice weight for 12 weeks early... i'll never froget that moment she came out she couldn't breath so there was no noise from her but her eyes were wide open and she glanced my way as they rushed her into the other room.... i got to see her just 445 mins after giving birth to her.. thank goddness i didnt get a epi so i could walk there and stand bside her incubator. she was amazing. i didnt get to hang onto her for over a week and when i did it was for 2 mins as the nurses sitched her beding.. it was the best 2 mins of my life..... she did amazing in the hospital (ventolated for 1 day , on oxygen for a week. had a large heart.. to large but all better now.. got e-coil menagitous. but again all gone) the thing is she was in the hospital for 63 days.... and i was there for at least 6-10 hours a day (lived a hour away but made i there every day but 2 snow storm and got mastidos) i meet teh most amazingest( not a real word i know) people there.. i met a couple of momswho had babies at 24 weeks a yes there was hard time but they are now huge and fine and amazing. i met people who wen through the same thing , some had a easier time some had harder time but they were amazing. i know have a geat friend who's baby was in the hospital for 211 days and now is home..just amazing what they can do now. the last week that sophie was there i was in care by parent ( where you stay with your little one in a room that has a curtain for a door.. and there was 2 other familys there one was a lady tat i spent 57 days with because our little girls were always beside eachother.. born six days apart went home 6 days apart .. and the other family w met 6 days before they had twins.. the cutes boy girl twins ever :).. one night we asked the nurse if she could watch the babies for 45 mins so we could have one last meal togther.. the nurses said it was a great idea and that no other family has dont that before... so if you have a premie .. i know its hard in the NICU but everyone around you is feeling pretty much that same.. they can help you and you can help them.. and if you know ur going to be in there awhile get to know some of the families it makes it easier even when u cant make it .. to know that some other caring parent is also looking out for ur little one... i put pretty much half of the nicu moms on my vistor list so that if i wasnt there at least they could say hi and comfort sophie.. and its amazing all of us still keep in touch we talk almost everyday.

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Kristin - posted on 03/07/2009

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What an amazing story. My daughter Cierra was born 14 weeks early @1lb 12 oz. They also told me I was not in labour, they told me I was trying to pass a blood clot! I woke up at 3:30am bleeding and my Dr. told me to go to the hosp. and he would check on me in the morn. When I got there they told me I wasn't in labour. The sono tech was the one to realize she was on her way out! They rushed me to a birthing room and were holding my legs closed to try an wait for my Dr. to get there (he never did, he got pulled over on the way). When they realized they couldn't wait any longer they told me to push. 1/2 a push and she was out, and no one caught her....she landed on the bed! Little Cierra came out breathing on her own! We went through unbelievable ups and downs (I'm sure you know what I'm talking about) Cierra is now 22 lbs. 32" and 2yrs 9mos old. She's still kind of small but she is a happy, healthy, and VERY energetic 2 1/2 yr old. Good luck with your little angel, but I'm sure you don't need it, I know she has to be a very strong little girl with an amazing mom. By the way Cierra threw up every day too. Projectile vommiting. The put her on zantac and it helped a lot.

Leanne - posted on 03/06/2009

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Hi Brooke glad to hear she is doing well, Aidan had bad reflux too its very common in pre term babies apparently but within 4 weeks of having gaviscon in every feed it cleared up and we dont have any problems at all now so hopefully the same will happen for you xx

Brooke - posted on 03/05/2009

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sophie is doing great she will be 5 months this 15th coming  up.. bo far so goo she weights 11Lbs 6oz .. the only thing  that we kno of is she has a bad case of reflux. almost everyday she throws up and cant breath but its geting better  with meds.  sheila and leanne  im so glad everythings going ok it must have been scary and im glad that their growing big and strong.. they truly are blessings!

Leanne - posted on 03/05/2009

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My god what a story! im glad to hear she is ok! My son Aidan was born at 35 weeks, i developed pre eclampsia after trying to induce me and keeping me in hospital for 5 days they noticed that my babys heart beat kept stopping after the third or forth time it stopped they rushed me into have a c section it turned out that the cord was wrapped around his neck twice and tied in a knot! he weighed 4lb! he was breathing from the min he came out and i got to hold him for a moment, he was taken to the NICU after 1 day in an incubator he was taken out and put in a cot after 9 days of monitoring and establishing feeding he came home as there was nothing at all wrong with him!! hes a little fighter! and nearly a xmas miricle as he was born on the 20th december! hes now 10 1/2 weeks old and weighs 11lb! he has no delays in his devolpment and we have been told he is so strong he will be an early walker! good luck with your girl i hope she is doing great xxx

Sheila - posted on 02/28/2009

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HI! What an amazing story. My son Jigi was born 28 weeks at 2lbs 7 oz, Ceasarian operation, had ventilation for three weeks and two months in the incubator and 1 month in the basinet for further treatment and overall stayed in the NICU for three months. Now hes 17 months old though he has several delays but were working on it through therapy. Hes a very happy baby and I love him so much. How is your preemie baby girl so far and how old is she now? Have a nice day!

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