Our little boy was born!
Aw, Dandylez, congrats on the birth of your little Adair Seamus! I will pray for his health. May he get stronger and stronger each and every day. Sounds like you are doing all the wonderful things that a loving mother does - giving him your milk and love - HE WILL THRIVE!
My nephew was born at 26 weeks and is now a bouncy, intelligent, lovely, lovely little 2 1/2 year old!
Bless you, your partner your babe and Congrats!
Dandylez - congratulations and many, many blessings to you and your partner at the arrival of Adair! We're thinking of you so much right now and sending you our best wishes for a beautiful, healthy, and speedy arrival home in October. It sounds like your little one is in great hands. Sending you love and peace . . .
Oh wow! Congratulations! I love his name. My friend's little girl was born at 24 weeks and 3 days and only 1 lb 3 ounces and she is home and healthy now (she was born in december, due in april and came home in may). 2 weeks and an extra lb is huge! I'll keep your little family in my thoughts and prayers! Please post a picture of your little man when you can. I hope you take time for yourself to heal as well. I'd imagine it must be tough wanting to be up and in the NICU with him!
I'm so glad to hear that he is doing well. I'll keep your family in my prayers. I feel like saying congratulations is not quite right, because it's too soon. But I'm glad to read that things are well. What a shock for you! My niece was born at 30 weeks. She was 3 lbs 1 oz. She's 12 now. My dh was also a 3 lb preemie. My niece ended up only being in the hospital 3 or 4 weeks. So it could be much shorter than you think or a little longer. Hopefully, they will let you have some skin to skin time with him. That's so good for preemies. Please keep us updated as much as you can. His name is really sweet. Can't wait to see pics, when you're ready to share.
So far, we're doing as well as can be expected. We're taking it hour by hour, but Adair has been a superstar! He's been stable, and he's breathing regular air on his own. He's getting my milk and tolerating it well, so they're upping the frequency. My placenta was infected, and he has contracted the infection, most likely in his spinal fluid. But he's on antibiotics and doing well, and he's not acting meningitic, so they're hopeful about what's to come. In general, he's quite the monkey. He likes to squirm around, and he has a strong fighting spirit for which he's getting a bit of a reputation.
My partner and I are doing well. We're staying at the Ronald McDonald house (do they have these outside of Canda?) so that we're close to the hospital, and we'll expect to be here for a couple of months, and then hopefully move to the hospital in our own town when he's ready to go. We'll slowly be taking on more and more of his care, and hoping to do skin-to-skin contact tomorrow.
Thank you for your lovely messages. Please keep us in your thoughts as we move forward. I so appreciate having this community here. I hope everyone is doing well. This is a pic of him from this morning.