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My Rainbow Made An Early Arrival *UPDATED*

LibbyG103LibbyG103 member
edited September 2014 in Preemies
Saturday morning at 11;37AM, I delivered my 2lb 1oz baby girl at 28+3 weeks due to PPROM. She is now 5 days old and on the lowest setting on CPAP and is already on breastmilk. I am so proud of my daughter but also scared. We lost our son Carter at 20 weeks do to unexplained preterm labor on Feb 3. We conceived twins just 2 weeks later, but didn't find out we were pregnant again until I was 5 weeks. At 10 weeks, our Baby A had a strong heartbeat and was right on track! Unfortunately, our Baby B (whom we named Avery), had no heartbeat, and was only measuring about 7 weeks. We were devestated. We decided we didn't want to know the sex of Baby A until birth, as we were given a 30% chance of even making it to 24 weeks. Between 12&14 weeks, my membrane ruptured. I spent a week on hospital bed rest at 24 weeks. At 25 weeks I was able to go home on strict bedrest. At 28 weeks and 2 days I was addmitted again to the hospital. This time, my contractions wouldn't stop.

Addie is doing well, considering. The nurse said she is bound to "hit rock bottom", which is super hard to hear. I hope with her big brother and her twin watching over her, she will just soar right out of here.

Possitive (and negative) stories would be nice<3

Update 9.7.14- Addie is back on the vent.. The drs think she has an infection from her ubmilical line
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Re: My Rainbow Made An Early Arrival *UPDATED*

  • Congrats on the birth of your daughter! It sounds like you have been through a lot. I don't have a similar story, but I just wanted to respond and say that I'll keep you and your LO in my thoughts! Little girl has an obviously very strong mama - and I'm sure she will be just as much of a fighter! Best of luck!!
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  • Congrats! My twins were born completely unexpectedly at 27w+6d at 2lbs 10oz each. I did not get the steroid shots and consequently my boys were on vents for a week before making it to cpap. We were in the NICU for 70 days.

    I wonder what your nurse meant about rock bottom? We had a roller coaster ride of ups and downs but I don't know about rock bottom. Maybe some of the bigger scares with regard to possible infections/NEC. The first couple weeks were definitely the worst just because it was all new and scary.

    I hope your NICU stay is short and uneventful and your daughter quickly moves on to be a grower feeder!

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  • Thank you so much everyone!!
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  • Congrats on your daughter and I am so very sorry for your loss. CPAP is a good starting point. Typically with MP's they do well at first but then take some steps back, they call it the honeymoon period. Your nurse should not have said that to you, you should talk to the nurse manager about that. 28+3 is really good. Take care of yourself mama, it's a marathon not a sprint.
    I agree, my 33 weeker had to be intubated which was hard to see. I'm so glad yours is only on CPAP! I'm sorry you're going through this. It's such an emotional roller coaster ride having a baby let a lone having one early in the NICU. Take care of yourself and allow yourself to grieve or be sad or whatever it is you need to do. One hour at a time.

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  • Congrats on your baby! Best wishes for an easy and quick NICU stay.
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  • LibbyG103 So sorry to hear about Addie. Hang in there, my thoughts are with you.

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  • I am so sorry to hear about your losses. Congratulations on your daughter though! The nicu is filled with good and bad days. You focus on the good and hope the bad go by quickly. Hugs mama

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  • How's Addie today?

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  • She is back on CPAP (Yay!) but is still on antibiotics. She is now 2lbs 4oz as well!
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  • congrats my daughter was born at 28+1 and we had a tough 68 NICU stay, but shes been home for 2 months now and doing amazing. congrats!
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  • xnbridexnbride member
    edited September 2014
    How is your daughter doing? My surviving twin was born at 25 weeks. After 142 days in the nicu she came home and has been doing well. She also got an infection during her second week in the nicu. It was scary.



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    Mono/di twin girls: Josephine born to heaven and Evangeline born Earthside at 25w



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