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FTM intro

I am transitioning to this board from February 2015 board. We had our little man at 29wks 3days. I was diagnosed with severe preeclampsia. We tried to wait and get him more time by having me on hospital bedrest, but my blood pressure wouldn't cooperate. We did an emergency C-Section November 20. He was 3lbs 1 oz and 16.5inches long. He is in the NICU currently.
It's all been a very overwhelming and terrifying week. This wasn't "the plan" and I'm not sure how to even wrap my head around it. I am being discharge from the hospital tomorrow.... I'm sure that will be hard. Any advice on how to handle all this or anything really would be nice.

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  • Congratulations on the birth of your son, though it did not happen as planned. I completely understand what you're going through. I had my DD a year and a half ago at 31 weeks 3 days due to HELLP syndrome, and I was on hospital bed rest for a week before having a csection. It is extremely scary and overwhelming. Being discharged without your baby is very hard. Do remember, though, that your body has just been through a lot and you're going to need to be well for when your son comes home, so take care of yourself. If you're pumping, let yourself get a 4-5 hour stretch every night and pump a little closer together during the day. A couple of things that made me feel a little better: the nurses told me that DD would not remember the NICU, and they reminded me that once she was discharged she was mine forever. It sounds like your DS was a great weight and I'm sure he's a tough little guy. I wish you a short and uneventful NICU stay.

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  • Congrats on your baby! The NICU is exhausting and frightening. Just try to take it day by day, and remember to take care of yourself as well.
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