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just introducing myself. * sorry it's long*

I'm writing this post from my hospital bed and on my phone, so I apologize in advance for the lack of proper spacing and lack of spell check. i had my little boy, by c section Friday, April 6th @ 5:10pm. He was born at 34 weeks and 1 day, weighing 3 pounds and is 16 inches long. the entire pregnancy was rough, started out by losing his twin, and almost losing him. i was put on light duty at work. At the a/s at 21 weeks, we realized my crohns disease ( and lack of proper ability to absorb nutrients) was taking a toll on him. Diagnosed with IUGR and severe low fluid. Wasnt given much hope by the specialist, so I went back to my Ob, and he was great. our first goal was to make it to viabilty. At 26 weeks I got the steroid injection series. I was put on modified bedrest at 26 weeks. I had twice weekly Nsts & Bpps. Dopplers & growth scans rotating weeks and my Ob appt once a week. We were doing alright and holding steady gaining about a pound a month
My little pumpkin was born at 34weeks, weighing 3lbs, due to severe IUGR & Unexplained Placental Insufficiency. He spent 49 days in the NICU. Lilypie Premature Baby tickers imageimageimageimageimageimage

Re: just introducing myself. * sorry it's long*

  • ** continuing from original post. my phone wouldn't let me finish** The fluid, though low, was also holding steady at 9cms. This past monday the fluid dropped to 6cms. I got told if it got under 5, he would be comming out. Thursday, the fluid dropped to 3cms. Also the Placenta calcified prematurely and was no longer doing it's job. He hadn't grown enough since the previous growth scan. We made it further then we thought, and I am thoroughly pleased to have made it this far. Colton is healthy, just really small. He hasn't needed oxygen, he has been on room air. He didn't get to eat the first night, and yesterday he was getting 2ccs of formula every three hours. Today, after doing such a great job the day before, he got 4 ccs of formula every three hours. He is in the incubator to regulate his temperature, and tomorrow he is being put under the lights to help with the jaundice. Thank you for reading. hope everyone had a great day!
    My little pumpkin was born at 34weeks, weighing 3lbs, due to severe IUGR & Unexplained Placental Insufficiency. He spent 49 days in the NICU. Lilypie Premature Baby tickers imageimageimageimageimageimage
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    Congratulations on your new son! I'm glad to hear that he has been able to be on room air.  I hope that he continues to tolerate his feeds and that he doesn't need to spend a long time under the UV lights. 

    The ladies on this board are very helpful and supportive.  I hope that you have a short and uneventful NICU stay. GL!

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  • Congratulations momma! Sounds like your LO is doing quite well. That's great news. I wish you a speedy trip home.
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  • First of all congrats on your LO!! I'm very sorry to hear about his twin!! We have a very similar pregnancy story. I have twins that were born at 34w2d, my daughter was IUGR (3lb,4oz) son SGA (4lb7oz). My son was getting the bulk of the nutrition.  I had many issues throughout pregnancy and we discovered growth issues at 25w and watched very closely till birth( also had lung collapse at 14w, cholestasis (30w), GD, and pre-eclampsia the day I had them (was in for a 24 hour urine) and my son all of a sudden was having decels and we went for emergency c-section within that hour (the cord had wrapped tight around his belly and they got them out!). I think it was good though considering she was severe IUGR and I was very scared for both of them! I also have IBS and absorbtion issues (had to get B12 shots even though I was on a pre-natal with 2k percent of B12).

    Please know that your LO even though small is a fighter and will probably surprise you with how well he does! My girl had a better time in NICU then her brother who needed a little more help than her. She was in for 24 d, him 22. If you ever need to talk definitely page me. We have been out of the NICU for 3 weeks and she is now 5 and 1/2 pounds <: and she gets very mad if we don't feed her on time!! 

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  • Congratulations on your lo! Praying for a short and uneventful NICU stay.
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  • Congratulations on your son! Here's hoping he comes home soon :)
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  • Congrats!  Grow little one!  I hope your NICU stay continues well and your little man is home with you soon.
  • Congrats! T&Ps for an uneventful and short NICU stay!


  • Congrats on your little guy! I think Colton is an awesome name! I hope you guys are out of the NICU soon!
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  • congrats on your son! hopefully your NICU stay is short!
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    My preemies Avery Grace & Ethan Michael were born at 27wk5d at 2 lb 4 oz and 2 lb 2 oz respectively. Avery spent 70 days in the NICU. Ethan spent 250 days in the hospital and underwent several surgeries before finally coming home!<BR>


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  • Congrats on making it so far on bedrest! I also lost my son's twin but he didn't hold on much longer. I hope your LO's stay is short and sweet and you can cuddle that baby in your home.  

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