Micro Preemie - Mothering Forums

Thread Tools
#1 of 5 Old 09-19-2008, 10:08 PM - Thread Starter
mommamelanie's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Oregon
Posts: 40
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My sister gave birth to her DS three weeks ago today at 23 weeks gestation. She lives near Paris, which is so far from us. How can we be supportive? Anyone have a similiar experience? She very unhopeful, so we're all hoping for her.

Sorry this is so choppy...typing with my own new born in arms.
mommamelanie is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 of 5 Old 09-20-2008, 12:52 PM
skylarsmama's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Birdsboro,Pa.
Posts: 538
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
wow, 23 weeks. My boys were born at 25w4d and just came home at the beginning of this month. Your sister has a very long and difficult road ahead. Being so far away, the best thing you could do is make sure she knows that she can call you anytime. All of the odds are against the baby. There are going to be a lot of ups and downs and one of the best things was having a few close friends and family that I could talk to anytime. I'm not sure how far she is from the hospital but if you can send money for transportation to and from the hospital or for food while she visiting the baby, that would be super helpful.
Also, there's a good sticky thread about what we wish our friends and family knew about the nicu.
Congrats to your sister! Remember to celebrate, her baby may have been born really early but she gave birth and it will probably be nice for your sister to feel celebrated. Send a congratulations card or a nice preemie outfit (even though it won't fit for a long time) or a nice micro preemie shirt from here http://www.preemie.com/Preemie%20Yums_bymfg_10-1-1.html
I bought 2 micro preemie shirts shortly after my boys were born, they were huge on them for a month or so but the nurses put the boys in their clothes and it made everything more "normal: for me.

Lindsey- SAHM to Skylar (7-12-01), Leah (10-29-04), id twin boys Addison and Riley (6-17-08, born at 25w4d), and Terran (5-29-11, born at 28 weeks)

skylarsmama is offline  
#3 of 5 Old 09-20-2008, 06:20 PM
buckysprplmonkey's Avatar
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 604
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I agree with PP. Lots of emotional support. $$ is helpful for food and travel, perhaps a calling card to call you whenever.

You said she had the three weeks ago. . . how's he doing?
buckysprplmonkey is offline  
#4 of 5 Old 09-21-2008, 12:20 AM
Amys1st's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 8,322
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If she is overseas, is the 23 weeks gestastation 23 weeks like in the states or btw is it more like 26 weeks?? Just checking btw!

"The true joy of life is the trip. The station is only a dream. It constantly out distances us."
Amys1st is offline  
#5 of 5 Old 09-21-2008, 03:00 AM
Khourtniey's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 1,741
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
At 23 weeks she will have a rough go.. Many ups and downs but tell her not to lose hope I think the pp gave some good advice. Offer her whatever help you can.
Khourtniey is offline  

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 14,505

26 members and 14,479 guests
babydoulajo , Bow , cellowars , Deborah , emmy526 , gizzypeach , jamesmorrow , katelove , Katherine73 , kathymuggle , lisad1 , lisak1234 , Lydia08 , Michele123 , mkat , moominmamma , NaturallyKait , RollerCoasterMama , scaramouche131 , shantimama , Skippy918 , that1russian.17 , Twoscribe , zebra15
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.