Congrats, Justmama! She is beautiful, and I hope she goes home with you very very soon! She looks awesome for being early! You must make big babies like me, she was on target to be at least an 8-lber.
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1/7/08 at 11:17am
It's kind of a shock to have her earthside so soon, but statistically I think we're doing prety darned well for a DDC: absolutely NO micropremies, and like Isra said, it looks like she's breathing on her own and doing very well; not much less than five pounds, either.
Welcome, baby Grace! Any word on when she's coming home?
I had the same thought. Some DDCs tend to be skewed in various directions; I remember that when BooBah was born, there was one NICU baby of the 30-odd regular posters (and he was full term, but born breech vaginally and had inhaled meconium on his way out, iirc), and that the group was split almost evenly between boys and girls (we had an odd number of kids, so there was one more of one sex than the other). Meanwhile the group right before had loads of preemies and early babies, and the group the month after was something like 80% girls (or even more). We're very lucky to be such a healthy bunch.
Is it just plain geeky that I'm eager to see the averages?