Just... WOW. I haven't been here in a few days and I totally missed this. I saw the title "birth story" and thought for sure it would be something terribly tragic.
Your baby girl looks so good for someone so tiny!!! Congratulations, and I wish you both all the best in the coming months with the NICU. Wowie... keep us updated all the time! Start a new thread just for her and post on it every time you have something new to add, even if it's little like, "She smiled!" or something.
Babs + Curtis - Parents of Tempest (08/07/03 ), Jericho (11/01/05 ), Xan (10/03/06 ), Zephyra (06/02/11 ). @ babyslime.livejournal.com
Congrats! How are YOU doing, mama?
Originally Posted by ApplePieBaby
I guess I get to do the first one for those of us due in October.
Two weeks ago I was admitted for high blood pressure... despite the different meds they tried, it wouldn't stay in a safe zone. On Monday afternoon, I started showing other signs of preeclampsia- I'd had it before in previous pregnancies, one that ended with an induction & stillbirth at 23 weeks. By Monday night, I was starting to become unstable. Because baby was laying transverse breech, they needed to decide what to do fast- last time my platelet count got too low for a c-section or epidural and they couldn't risk that with her position.
After six vaginal births, I had a c-section Tuesday at 3:40 am. Our daughter, Elora Jade, was born weighing 1 lb, 2 ounces, and she was 11.5 inches long. Elora is doing well, despite her tiny size. She's going to be in the NICU for a long time, but she's holding stable. She's a feisty little one
What a beautiful name! And she looks really good, too.
Mothering put out an issue (maybe 2 issues back?) that had an awesome article about the NICU, Kangaroo Care, Preemies...if you can get a copy...I'm sure it would be helpful to read... (you can prob order a back issue online here...maybe from www.mothering.com front page?
Mama of 2 boys, 5 girls.
Congrats on her arrivial. I will be praying for her....that she remain strong and healthy.
Mama to 9 so far:Mother of Joey (20), Dominick (13), Abigail (11), Angelo (8), Mylee (6), Delainey (3), Colton (2) and Baby 8 and Baby 9 coming sometime in July 2013. If evolution were true, mothers would have three arms!
Elora finished the photo therapy today so I finally got to see her without her eyes covered
The nurses dressed her too-
I've been posting tons of pics & updates in my journal, I've made the posts about her public... here's the link if anyone is bored
Boy13, Boy12, Boy10, Girl7, Girl5, Twin Boys 6/14/09
My SIL gave birth two and a half months early last summer and if its any consolation, her son is now thriving and is scooting around her home at an unbelievably fast pace!
Keep us posted on her development!!!
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