Hi All, I had my daughter yesterday, I was 35 weeks and 1 day. She is doing really really well...everything is perfect, she is on an IV getting dextrose for her blood sugar which was low at first but is perfect now. We started feedings today (I am BFing) and she latched pretty well at first and at the 2nd most recent feeding tonight she actually breastfed for a whole 10 minutes or so before falling asleep.
I keep asking what they think about how long she'll stay here (I'm being discharged tomorrow) but they can't really tell me anything. I think they are going to talk to me more about it tomorrow but I'm really hoping it's not too long. I think it soley depends on her feedings. Anyone else have around a 35 weeker and can share your story?
P.S. she was 5 lbs 11 oz and 18 inches, her apgar was an 8 and then a 9 so she was pretty healthy from the start! I'm really blessed...I love her so much. Also I had a negative FFN at 33weeks 5 days so I fell into the 5% of people that go into labor within 2 weeks...crazy how some things happen.
Re: Just had LO @ 35w1day
I had DS at 35w5days and he had apnea of prematurity... he was in NICU for 13 days and then came home. The NICU my son was at had a "rule" that they would not discharge for apnea within 7 days of an "incident"... Thankfully, his apnea was not too severe and he always self-recovered. Also, I did not find out about his discharge until about 8pm at night the day before he was set to come home!
GL and welcome.
I think as a general rule, NICU physicians won't tell you when your LO will be discharged since every baby is completely different. I had a my son at 33wks this year and he stayed in the NICU for 3wks. I had my first son at 36wks and he was discharged with me after 3 days in the hospital.
Hopefully your NICU stay is a short one!
Congratulations! I see you were supposed to be an August mom. So was I (due August 3) but I wound up being a June mom instead.
Welcome to this board. I'm glad your DD is doing so well!