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Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   07-20-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,276
Posted By skylarsmama
My boys are a success story. They were born at...

My boys are a success story. They were born at 25 weeks gestation, weighing 1lb. 3oz. and 1lb. 5.2oz. and now just turned 3. You can feel free to use their pictures and story if you'd like. I have a...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   07-20-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,774
Posted By skylarsmama
My little guy was born 5-29-11 at 28 weeks...

My little guy was born 5-29-11 at 28 weeks gestation. He's still in the NICU, in an open crib and off oxygen since July 11th. Last night he weighed 4lbs. 15.8oz.
He had been getting 26 calorie HMF...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   08-16-2009, 09:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 915
Posted By skylarsmama
Definitely get it! I very selectively vax and I...

Definitely get it! I very selectively vax and I was 100% on board with Synagis and I was trying to get it approved for a second year but the ped. says they don't qualify. Even with the shot, we...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   08-01-2009, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,041
Posted By skylarsmama
Congrats!!!

Congrats!!!
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   07-11-2009, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,855
Posted By skylarsmama
I had a FFN that came back negative while I was...

I had a FFN that came back negative while I was having contractions. They sent me home and I came back a few hours later in labor. My boys were born the next afternoon.
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   06-01-2009, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 896
Posted By skylarsmama
CONGRATS!!!!!...

CONGRATS!!!!! http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif: Enjoy endless amounts of time with your little one http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   05-19-2009, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 989
Posted By skylarsmama
It is a great feeling, isn't it? I donated my...

It is a great feeling, isn't it? I donated my extra milk to a few local moms and it was wonderful. I had an outrageous amount of frozen milk also. We had to buy a chest freezer just to store it....
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-15-2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,755
Posted By skylarsmama
I used the baby tub to bathe my boys twice. It...

I used the baby tub to bathe my boys twice. It was such a pain that I gave it away and our boys get baths in the sink.
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-06-2009, 09:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,149
Posted By skylarsmama
We bathe our babies in the kitchen sink. We used...

We bathe our babies in the kitchen sink. We used to baby tub twice before I posted it on our local freecycle. The sink is so much easier!
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-03-2009, 01:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,897
Posted By skylarsmama
I love seeing twins pics. They're all so...

I love seeing twins pics. They're all so adorable! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-02-2009, 08:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,897
Posted By skylarsmama
Here's a few pics of my boys. With Daddy: ...

Here's a few pics of my boys.

With Daddy:
http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l2...2/DSCF2193.jpg (http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l256/mamasky712/DSCF2193.jpg)

Stealing pacifiers...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   04-26-2009, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,248
Posted By skylarsmama
I donated almost all of my preemie clothes to...

I donated almost all of my preemie clothes to the NICU. A lot of their outfits were very worn and snaps didn't snap anymore so the nurses were very happy to have some nice new outfits.
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-19-2009, 01:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 503
Posted By skylarsmama
Congrats!!

Congrats!!
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   04-16-2009, 02:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,770
Posted By skylarsmama
Quote: Originally Posted by PE&M...

Quote:
Originally Posted by PE&M http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13565842)
Having a preschool aged child at home, my...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   04-15-2009, 08:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 936
Posted By skylarsmama
Feel free to add my boys names. Skylar, Addison,...

Feel free to add my boys names. Skylar, Addison, and Riley.
Forum: Pets   04-14-2009, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 978
Posted By skylarsmama
I got mine online because it was a lot cheaper. ...

I got mine online because it was a lot cheaper.
If you like your vet, explain that you're on a budget and ask if they price match online prices. I know a lot of places around here will price match.
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   04-08-2009, 05:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,586
Posted By skylarsmama
Quote: Originally Posted by 2slm...

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2slm http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13520493)
I am sorry. It was recommended to me by 2...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-08-2009, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By skylarsmama
Quote: Originally Posted by munchymum...

Quote:
Originally Posted by munchymum http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13517840)
I always thought you were supposed to...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   04-08-2009, 02:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,586
Posted By skylarsmama
Quote: Originally Posted by Amys1st...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Amys1st http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13519340)
hate to jump in, but DO NOT get a micro...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   04-06-2009, 12:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,586
Posted By skylarsmama
It's hard to do research on the internet when...

It's hard to do research on the internet when you have a 25 week preemie. There are a lot of bad stories and articles. I learned that the hard way.
The best thing you can do for her is to listen....
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   04-02-2009, 06:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,770
Posted By skylarsmama
Quote: Originally Posted by foreverinbluejeans...

Quote:
Originally Posted by foreverinbluejeans http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13479916)
I can't support MOD as long as...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   03-30-2009, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 819
Posted By skylarsmama
I'm glad to hear they're doing well. My twins...

I'm glad to hear they're doing well. My twins were born at 25w4d and they were in the NICU for just under 3 months.
Starting a blog to update their progress is probably the best thing I did. Things...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-24-2009, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By skylarsmama
Quote: Originally Posted by kjoy2...

Quote:
Originally Posted by kjoy2 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13420615)
A weekly or twice weekly housekeeper.
Someone...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   03-21-2009, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,439
Posted By skylarsmama
My twins were born at 25 weeks (1lb. 5.2oz. and...

My twins were born at 25 weeks (1lb. 5.2oz. and 1lb. 3oz.) and they were both on a vent for 5 weeks. It took a lot of work but they're now 9 months and have been nursing since shortly before they...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-19-2009, 02:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,580
Posted By skylarsmama
The only way my insurance would cover a pump is...

The only way my insurance would cover a pump is while my boys were in the hospital. As soon as they came home from the nicu, I had to pay $60/month to continue to rent a hospital grade pump.
I...
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