Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Prematurity Awareness Month-We Are The Faces of Prematurity

In case you didnt know...

Isaac was born July 29, 2008 at 28 weeks gestation.  He weighed 2lb 14oz and was 13inches long.  He spent 63 days in NICU.  Today he is a ornrey Kinderartener.

Exactly three years later I was admitted to the hospital.  James was born August 1, 2011 at 25 weeks gestation.  He weighed 2lb2oz and was 13 inches long.  He spent 77 days in NICU.  Today he is a rambunctious 2 year old.

A little shy of 2 years later we added Thomas to our family on July 22, 2013.  Thanks to medical research and advancements he was born at 37 weeks.   He weighed 7lb 11oz and was 21 1/2 inches long.  He came home with us and stayed in room with us the whole time at hospital.   Hes my "huge"  3 month old.

We are the faces of prematurity.
Its real.  It happens to good normal people who get prenatal care.
It can happen more than once.
It isn't the end.


RETA said...

Thanks for writing!