Hello fellow preemie moms! I wanted to take a minute to introduce myself.
On October 15th Ellie was born at 26 weeks 6 days weighing 1 pound 12 ounces.She was taken via emergency c-section because when I went in with contractions they realized that she was transverse.
I have a history of preterm labor- in February I had a little boy, Robby. I was 23 weeks pregnant and unfortunately, he did not make it.
I knew when I got pregnant this time that there would be a good chance that I would go into preterm labor again, so I lurked on this board through my pregnancy to try to get myself as "prepared" as you can be. My MFM really thought that she could get me to at least 32 weeks. I was taking the p17 shots weekly, and I was on a modified bed rest.
Since everything happened so fast, I was only able to get one steroid shot, but it was just hours before my c-section happened.
After 65 days in the hospital we are home! Ellie had pneumonia while we were in the hospital and was on the ventilator for 5 weeks. She was so very sick, and for awhile we weren't sure if she was going to pull through. As soon as we got to the NICU they told us that it all depends on the baby- if they have fight or not. Well, Ellie has a lot of spunk and fought so hard. When we left the hospital her doctor said that she would be a story that he would tell for a very long time.
Ellie has chronic lung disease, mild ROP, and a grade 1 brain bleed in the lining. We came home on minimal oxygen and an apnea monitor.
We are so thankful that she is home with us, and we can't believe that we made it home before her due date- January 15.
I look forward to getting to know you ladies!
Again, welcome, and so thrilled your LO is such a fighter!
Peanut Butter and Jelly!
Congratulations on the birth of your little girl and welcome! Adalyn was born at 26w2d and was also 1 pound 12 ounces. She also got pneumonia in the NICU from being on the vent and came home on oxygen and an apnea monitor. We spent 83 days in the NICU. We weaned off fully from the oxygen at the end of July and the apnea monitor was discontinued this past October.
She also had mild ROP (which all resolved) and has CLD. I'm so glad to hear that she's a little spunky spitfire! Our Adalyn taught us what the definition of tenacity is, and it sounds like Ellie is showing others that as well.
Me: PCOS DH: Low everything (MFI)
Clomid with TI x 3 2010 BFN
Clomid+IUI+Ovidrel 2010 BFN
IVF w/ICSI #1 2011
9/8/11 Beta #1: 2082!! 9/19/11 Beta#2 34,689!! U/S 9/22/11 HR 127! 11/8/11 HR 150! 12/6/11 HR 136! 12/14/11 HR 139! Born at 26w2d on 2/4/2012! After 83 days in the NICU, Adalyn came home on 4/26/12!
FET 1 3/2013 BFN
FET 2 5/2013 BFN