I also don't like being here (home) with the wife in hosp- feels weird. Even though my little vulture.. I mean, daughter, has hopped in my bed
Alea iacta est...
I know the stuff with my 29 weeker is scary, but let me say this. The doctors and hospitals, and nurses have the science, treatments and medicines to help them survive and THRIVE, in the last 9 years since my oldest was born, even more changes have been made, your little one is going to be ok, even if they get an earlier start. With our three, we looked at it as God giving us bonus time with them, and giving us so much more to be thankful for and to celebrate, since we get to celebrate their birthdays, their coming home days, and major milestones too :) Feel free to pm me any time, with regards to preemie stuff, we have done it all :)
[This message edited by betrayedfriend at 10:41 PM, August 29th (Thursday)]
Everybody, soon or late, sits down to a banquet of consequences.
~Robert Louis Stevenson
I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.
Anyway the wife is home now
I also have premie stories, my eldest niece came at 35 weeks, and was just fine, other than being extremely colicy. She is now starting her Sophomore year of college, and is one of the smartest people i have ever known, in an honors premed course at a big U.
My boy came at 36 weeks, he ran out of room. He too was fusy colicky baby, but is super bright. No real issues with development other than speech delay, and late walker (which is a blessing really).
My friends DIL had her baby last summer at 24 weeks. While scary the little guy did great, was on a vent for a few days, but did just fine, now 15 months old, and right on track with everything. It is amazing how well they do.
I really think that some womens bodies just are made to have those babies sooner. My mom had both of us early, my sister had her two early, I had my two early, and no problems. I'm sure there is some sort of genetic tendency to just get the cooking done faster, like some of us have a convect uterus instead of a radiant one.
Anyway, (((to you and yours))))
and wishing for a few more weeks of quiet.
Sending positive thoughts and (((HUGS))) your way.
She's keeping calm and I'm trying to pamper but you know how it is- she won't sit down for longer than 5 mins!!!
My Mum's round...and being nice haha
I do really appreciate all the kind words
I was born nearly 3 months premature. Most of my systems were very underdeveloped. I was told Icould be held in one hand. I was given very little to no chance to survive. I had spinal meningitis also. I was in the in the hospital on my first birthday.
The Dr's figured I may never walk, talk, or mature properly.
Thankfully I beat all the odds and I believe then some. I am as normal as anyone I know. No signs of any long term effects.
I hope that does not scare you but try to put your mind at rest that even if the baby is early that all can still be just fine.
[This message edited by dontknowwhyme at 9:58 AM, August 31st (Saturday)]
He's still on oxygen in an incubator in the Special Care Baby Unit but it's mainly just monitoring him- he's all wired up but they're all on him not in him which I always think is a good sign!!
..that feeling you get in your stomach, when you heart's broken. It's like all the butterflies just died.
I know you'll think I'm biased but he really is gorgeous and smells like BABY!!!!
I'm glad he's doing so well!
“Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves - regret for the past and fear of the future.” -foulton oursler
Now you'll have to see if he's early for everything in life!
"Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now - always." - Albert Schweitzer
Me: BW - Him: 200+ # tumor removed 7/09
DS - 31 - Yikes!
He's just sooo oof I don't know the words! He's amazing!!
He slept all the time. I had to wake him to feed him. Barely ever cried. He was the perfect baby.
DS's feet didn't seem huge to me, but his head sure did. We thought he was absolutely beautiful and the whole family fell madly, crazy in love with him. However, the truth was, he actually looked like a very small, very wise old man.
"Oh, why do my actions have consequences?" ~ Homer Simpson
"She knew my one weakness: That I'm weak!" ~ Homer Simpson