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Old Oct 29th, 2009, 10:56 AM   111
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aww new pics are just gorgeous.

HMMMM I think asking to make this a sticky is a fab idea (not that we'd let it tail off anyway) Ill ask Wobbles or Stir Crazy now xx



 
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Old Oct 30th, 2009, 04:12 AM   112
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yeah were a sticky x



 
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Old Oct 31st, 2009, 12:35 PM   113
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what a wonderful thread, it's so good to be around other people who have experienced having a preemie,i dont know anyone in 'real life', so to speak, who has a preemie.

i'd like to introduce Sam to you all. Samuel Timothy was delivered by emergency c-section on august 3rd, he was 30+5, and was a fab 3lbs 4oz. i'd been in hospital since the beginning of July due to severe pre-eclampsia. after Sam was born, some of the staff comment that they were really suprised we lasted that long before he needed to be delivered. anyway, Sam was amazing, aside from an infection when he was about a week old (which cleared up after 2 days), he had no other set backs. we spent 10 days in intensive care, then 1 day in high dependency, and then 4 weeks in special care.

he moved into a cot from his incubator when he was 4 weeks old. he came home aged 6 weeks and weighed 5lbs 7oz. he is 7lbs 13 now at 12 weeks (i keep getting his current age wrong, lol, since pregnancy i havent been able to count!). he rolled over from his tummy to his back for the first time yesterday, we were so excited.

after lots of feeding issuse, sam went from tube feeding to bottle feed, mainly formula as i was barely making any milk at all (for the first month i was getting less than10mls every few hours, and by 6 weeks i was getting about 30mls each 3-4 hours). about 2 weeks ago i just stopped the bottles and formula (with agreement from the healthvisitor!!) so that he would force my milk supply to increase. it was a bit of a crazy few days but i am now fully breastfeeding him which feels like a huge achievement for us both!

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sam today:


sam's birth:









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i attached some others too, sorry so many i just love him so much i couldnt choose!



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Old Oct 31st, 2009, 13:48 PM   114
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i have had 3 prem babies due to no 1 son pre-eclampsia, cholestasis, breech and gestational diabetes, no 2 daughter gestational diabetes and no 3 son gestational diabetes

No1 Archie was 35.5 and 9lbs 8 oz emergency c section
no 2 Lucy was 35 weeks and 6 lbs 13 oz c section
no3 Fraser was 36 and 9 lbs exactly ! c section

Archie is now 6 Lucy 4 and Fraser 17 months, all doing well, all had spells in NICU for low blood sugars, jaundice, lucy had a chest infection but to see them all today is amazing.

The first photo is Fraser, then all 3 0f them last week, then Archie in NICU and Lucy in NICU



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Old Oct 31st, 2009, 17:43 PM   115
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Hopedance, I can't believe you had pictures of the birth. That is so precious. I wish I'd been able to have some like that.



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Old Oct 31st, 2009, 17:57 PM   116
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Hopedance, he is absolutly stunning.

You are SO SO SO lucky to have pictures of the birth like that, Im sooooo jealous and envious!

Glad to see he is doing well



 
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Old Oct 31st, 2009, 18:27 PM   117
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Hopedance, he is absolutly stunning.

You are SO SO SO lucky to have pictures of the birth like that, Im sooooo jealous and envious!

Glad to see he is doing well
Hope dance your baby is beautiful and agree you are very lucky to have a photo of the birth i never got to see freddy when he was born until late that evening he was born at 8am!



 
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Old Nov 1st, 2009, 00:53 AM   118
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GREAT pic hopedance!!!

Im so glad this is a sticky now!!
Thanks to whomever made it happen and to whomever did it!!!



 
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Old Nov 1st, 2009, 02:46 AM   119
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Andrew was born early evening and I didn't get to see him until the next day!

For those of you who haven't read my thread, Andrew was born at 29+1wk by emergency c/s following problems with the uterine bloodflow. Having IUGR, he weighed just 1lb 6oz at birth, the second smallest seen by our NICU. He's progressed through Intensive Care and High Dependency, and is now in the Nursery weighing 4lb 8oz.

He is now supporting himself in air and maintaining his temperature, we just have the feeding to crack - obviously the unit's 4hr schedule doesn't suit him, as sometimes he won't feed as he's not hungry. ROP checks came back clear, and at the moment we know of nothing wrong with him; however, a pre-birth bleed in the brain may have caused some damage, we won't know until we see whether his development is affected.

His original due date was next Tuesday (3 November) - and on that day we will be attending a discharge planning meeting, in anticipation of him coming home!






 
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Old Nov 1st, 2009, 04:39 AM   120
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oohhhh welcome new babies and mummies. Hopedance Im also so jealous you got birth pics they are FANTASTIC wee Sam is adorable!

Marleysgirl - cant believe the difference in Andrew's pics those wee cheeks are adorable hun xx



 
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