I'm new here and saw this thread. I'm a mom of two singleton preemies. My daughter was born at 29 weeks 4 days, my son at 32 weeks 5 days. I spent 11 weeks on bedrest with my daughter and a whopping 17 weeks on bedrest with my son. The reason for my early deliveries is unknown, but may relate to a clotting issue only recently discovered (despite the fact that I had requested clotting tests repeatedly after three miscarriages).
My daughter had an extraordinarily rough start -- the doctors lost fetal heartones before her crash delivery. My son had it a bit better (the difference 3 weeks makes!) thank goodness. We went through a lot of ups and downs while my children were in the NICU, but they are doing very well today as toddlers. My daugher will be 3 mid-summer and my son is 20 months. My daughter has her final developmental appointment this summer and we expect it will go well. As far as we can tell she has only one lasting issue from her prematurity -- lung immaturity and childhood asthma. However, we've been able to control the asthma with an inhaler and the doctors expect that once her lungs heal as she matures that she'll do very, very well. My son appears to have no lasting effects from his prematurity. Of course, with preemies you never know . . . so we take it day by day.
I cannot wait to go and read all of your stories. Hugs to all the preemies and their moms and dads out there!
My son was born at 34 weeks. We spent one week in the NICU as I has a steriod shot at 28 weeks to mature his lungs when they stoped labor then. He was 5 pounds and 5 ounces. Today he is almost 8 months and wieghs 21 pounds nad is 27 inches long. Our prayers were awnsered and he is doing well, but like you said with preemies you know know.
Hi there. I've read the posts and I can say that I know what you mean..sort of..I don't have a preemie but I was born premature. I can tell you that your babies will be fine. People are suprised when I tell them I was born weeks early and at only 4 pounds and that I didn't have asthma as a kid or any other problems. Although I wasn't as early as your children SAJ. Good luck to you both.
my son is 2 now he was orn at 36weeks by the graceof god every month before his birth he tried to come out my cervix getting shorter than stopping so much was scaring me but i got through the process i love him he is more than active very healthy and smarter than i can ever ask for. Now i am currently 8months pregnant with a possible ds baby scared she might have heart issue doctors are thinking of breaking my water now and me giving birth i dont want that also they are saying she is measuring a little small like 2pounds which i hope is not true i finally get my daughter to complete my life and something is wrong im just trying to be strong.