Katie - posted on 02/25/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )
I had my twins at 30 wks. when I went into preterm labor. My son was 3 lbs. 14 oz., and my daughter was 2 lbs., 12oz. They spent 8 1/2 weeks in the NICU in a city an hour drive from our home. My daughter had a few problems from her prematurity, but overall was pretty well off. My son had severe apnea spells for the first 7 wks. of his life, and had to be put on the highest legal dose of caffine that they could give a baby. He also became septic at 8 days old from his Long Line IV, and we almost lost him. He also got a severe staph infection on his face about two weeks before they were discharged.
My daughter has low muscle tone, and will always have that. My son has been checked three times now for Hydrocephalus, and we are hoping that he gets an "all clear" at his next appointment at the end of March.
We had a long and exhausting first year, but now they are almost 21 months old, and they are doing fantastic. They are my heart and my joy and my whole life. I have been truly, truly blessed to have them. :)