August 18, 2011 2:05 pm at 2:05 pm #598712PosterMember
Has anyone here ever had a premature baby?August 18, 2011 2:25 pm at 2:25 pm #799439
Oh, yes, yes, yes.August 18, 2011 2:34 pm at 2:34 pm #799440adorableParticipant
why are you asking?August 18, 2011 2:35 pm at 2:35 pm #799441nobody2Member
yes. 35 weeks bh healthyAugust 18, 2011 2:45 pm at 2:45 pm #799442truth4ruthParticipant
I had two. My first was born at 28 weeks at 1 1/2 lbs. He’s now going on 20 and you’d never know! The second was 30 weeks and 3.2 lbs. By his first birthday he weighed 27 lbs!!!! That’s 9 times his birth weight.August 18, 2011 2:58 pm at 2:58 pm #799443
Do you have a preemie?August 18, 2011 2:59 pm at 2:59 pm #799444PosterMember
For diff reasons, I need chizuk in this area.
truth4ruth, can you tell me a little about it?August 18, 2011 3:18 pm at 3:18 pm #799445
One of my kids was taken out 6 weeks early for fear the pregnancy was endangered. My baby was in the two pound range and was in the nicu for nearly a month. I ran daily to the hospital. It was a very hard experience to see other parents bringing their newborns home healthy and full term with no fears. People seemed sorry for me rather than happy. That child now is much older, in school, and you would never know there were any issues at birth. Another child of mine was also a preemie when my water broke early, and now, years later, has caught up. So, I’ve had lots of experience with it.August 18, 2011 3:22 pm at 3:22 pm #799446YW Moderator-80Member
my grandson born 28 weeks under difficult circumstances. in the nicu for months with new frightening problems every day.
now 4 years old, healthy, normal size, intelligent, the sweetest boy you can imagineAugust 18, 2011 3:41 pm at 3:41 pm #799447truth4ruthParticipant
I’d be happy to share my experience with you. Is there anything in particular you want to hear about? Are you dealing with any serious medical issues? In general, you need to expect ups and downs….it’s a bit of a rollercoaster but especially with today’s modern medicine, the kids are strong and will eventually grow up. It’s really amazing when they do it, but it takes time.
My first preemie was my first born. I was very young, he was very small and his condition was very precarious. My hormones and emotions were out of whack and I found it hard to look at him or feel any connection in the begining. (And you may not want to when you don’t know if they’ll live or die). Over time, a bond DOES develop and the baby even becomes your “miracle baby” that you take great pride in.
My second preemie came about 11 years later (he’s 8 now). Once again, I went through the emotional rollercoaster with every up and down, but it wasn’t nearly as hard as my first. They are B”H both strong, healthy boys today.August 19, 2011 1:42 am at 1:42 am #799448
Poster, are you ok ?
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