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Old Aug 26th, 2009, 16:06 PM   1
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Introduce your VIP (Very Important Preemie!)


I thought since all the other forums (baby club, toddlers...) have introduction threads why not here?

I will start...

This is Lakai Hamilton Kraft, born on Nov 2, 2008 (due date Feb 16-18, 2009). 17 weeks early or 23 weeks plus 3 days. He was born early due to infection. He has ROP which needed surgery, a Grade IV IVH (to which the doctors urged us to remove him from life support) on the left side which caused minor PVL in the area of his brain the controls movement, hernia surgery, paralyzed vocal cord from his PDA surgery, a g-tube because he aspirates when fed orally...and other minor things. Our NICU stay was long and hard but we made it out the other side pretty much without any of the things the doctors were sooo sure he would have (CP, gross motor delays, fine motor delays....) He is currently 6 months plus a week.

Here he is then and now....



This blanket is the size of a WASH cloth..



Me fawning over him...



Low flow..



His first time outside ever...leaving the hospital!



At home for the first time...



Now...





Two years old corrected update:

Lakai is turning TWO in a day..and is doing SO well. He has zero delays, no issues from his bleed or prematurity. He is walking, jumping, running, climbing, signs, talks (know about 50 plus words and can form sentences, but this is one area he is a couple months behind), loves to read, loves his pets, loves to cuddle, sleep, eat (like a HORSE!), read, colour! He knows a few colours, shapes and letters. He is very interested in counting right now, and knows a few numbers.

Over all he is just awesome!



 
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Old Aug 26th, 2009, 16:45 PM   2
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Hi Lakai!

This is Brooke, she was born January 30th at 32+5 and weighed 2lb 4oz

Having her first ever cuddle with Mummy the day I met her. . .


She hatched from her incubator after 4 weeks and then went into a Kan-med, then finally into a 'proper' plastic cot like the babies on the labour wards I was soo proud that day!

Brooke came home on March 5th, 5 weeks after her birth-she weighed just 3lb 7oz and I was so, so scared but happy.

Here she is on the 2nd day out of hospital. . .this pic really shows how small she was!!


Oh,and this is her now. . .so proud of her.


Well done Lakai-you're so strong and such a fighter! well done you



 
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Old Aug 26th, 2009, 17:07 PM   3
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Awe my goodness she is cute. I love the picture of her with the glass....I won't lie I would have been soooo scared if they had let me take him home that small! He was little enough for me at 7lbs!!

Brooke has done so well.

Gosh, aren't preemies so precious, little and such HUGE fighters?!



 
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Old Aug 27th, 2009, 01:42 AM   4
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Hi
Lovely pics girls, what gorgeous little babies.

Poppy was born at 34weeks +2 and weighed 5lb 1oz. No idea why she arrived so early but thankfully she didn't need much assistance other than a little help with her breathing and feeding. She spent 2 weeks in SCBU before finally coming home. Still breastfeeding her - the little monkey loves her milkie
Pics are of Poppy at a couple of hours old, at 1 month old and now, almost 1!!



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Old Aug 27th, 2009, 02:03 AM   5
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Bec - She is beautiful. I adore her name!



 
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Old Aug 27th, 2009, 06:02 AM   6
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Thank you



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Old Aug 27th, 2009, 06:38 AM   7
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This is Findlay, he was born at 35 weeks due to me having an abruption. He spent just over 2 weeks in hospital before he came home. He's been in and out of hospital since then with some problems but he's currently just escaped from hospital stay number 4 after his latest 3 week stay and is now home with his friend "Roo" the Kangaroo feeding pump. He's such a brave boy and I'm ever so proud of him

His first month of photos are on the other pc so I can't get his first pics right now although one of him at a few days old is my avatar.

3 months old and 6lb 9oz




With a 2L bottle for scale


Now (4 months and 7lb 15oz)



 
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Old Aug 27th, 2009, 06:41 AM   8
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Archie was born at 27+0 on 8th Feb 2009 weighing 2lb 6oz and spent 95 days in hospital. He made his appearance early due to my cervix opening. This was a result of some treatment I had to remove abnormal cells + a biopsy which weakened my cervix. Only 2 months ago the medical professionals confirmed that there is a link between early births and this type of treatment.

Pictures are of Archie on day 1, him ready to go home and now age 4 months corrected.

I would not swap him for the world....he is my world



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Old Aug 27th, 2009, 07:39 AM   9
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This is Joshua he was born at 30+5 weeks weighing 2lb 8oz he is now 11 weeks old or 1 week 6 days corrected!
He was born early due to pre ecylampsia, growth problems and placenta problems. But is now 6lb 10oz!!!
Well done to all the other premmie babys they have all done so well! xxx



 
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Old Aug 27th, 2009, 08:54 AM   10
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such a heart-warming thread! well done, babies & mommies!



 
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