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Day 30 • This little burrito had a better day. The X-rays of his chest are showing less infection/air in his intestinal walls, so they’re hoping the antibiotics are doing the trick. He’s been adjusting okay to his new lifestyle and swaddle, and he’s very hangry without his milk. We are still slightly delirious but we are loving the ability to hold him as much as we want in the privacy of our own room. I read him some bible stories today and I felt like a real parent. Daddy is watching his first Caps game with his son and everything feels right. Thank you everyone for your well wishes and prayers!
And we have hit 5lb 😲💚 Lots of people have been asking when can we take him home...so he's pretty much off all his medication, yesterday his caffine was halved and tomorrow he should be off it...then 5 days after that he can come off his monitor's if he has no de-sats.....so we are pretty much trying to establish feeding. He needs to wake every 4 hours....but as you see in this photo some feeds he sleeps through. He usually feeds off me at 9am and 5pm but the feed in the middle he's to tired for....so it's just a waiting game now for his energy levels to come up. We also needs to remember he's not actually due till the 28th March. So if he was inside me he would be doing all this sleeping 😪😪😪 Patience is something I've never had. Over the last 6.5 weeks I have learnt that patience is just part of all of this....And breathing, sometimes I forget to do this too..😏 But yay 5lb...good boy Brock..we are so proud of you 🤗😍😁 #29weeker #prem #brockwiltonweaver #ourfighter
#Repost @beautyiskherim with @get_repost ・・・ Let’s kick off the month of March with a bang!!! This Thursday, March 1st, join us as we wear Purple For Preemies! Raise awareness! 💜🤰🏾💜 • The walk is 28 days away! Hashtag #PurpleForPreemies and #ImHereForGem and tag @beautyiskherim to show off your purple gear! All teams feel free to join us as we paint social media purple! 💜 @mr_luxury_security @marchofdimes • • Go over to www.marchforbabies.org/Kherim to March For Babies on 3/24 at LSU! It will be fun for the entire family! Register for free by joining Gem’s team! #imhereforGEM • • • • • • #GemElleMonks #29weeker #1lb11oz #lifeafternicu #preemie #rainbowbaby #miraclebaby # #blackmomsblog #wivesandmothers #nollywoodkids #micropreemie #naturallyperfectkids #ambassador #marchforbabies #lovesmoothiepie #inspiration #nicubaby #fundraiser #preemielove #parenthoodunlocked #black_beautifulclassy #louisiana #louisianagirl #ambassador #marchforbabies #whyimarch
Let’s kick off the month of March with a bang!!! This Thursday, March 1st, join us as we wear Purple For Preemies! Raise awareness! 💜🤰🏾💜 • The walk is 28 days away! Hashtag #PurpleForPreemies and #ImHereForGem and tag @beautyiskherim to show off your purple gear! All teams feel free to join us as we paint social media purple! 💜 @mr_luxury_security @marchofdimes • • Go over to www.marchforbabies.org/Kherim to March For Babies on 3/24 at LSU! It will be fun for the entire family! Register for free by joining Gem’s team! #imhereforGEM • • • • • • #GemElleMonks #29weeker #1lb11oz #lifeafternicu #preemie #rainbowbaby #miraclebaby # #blackmomsblog #wivesandmothers #nollywoodkids #micropreemie #naturallyperfectkids #ambassador #marchforbabies #lovesmoothiepie #inspiration #nicubaby #fundraiser #preemielove #parenthoodunlocked #black_beautifulclassy #louisiana #louisianagirl #ambassador #marchforbabies #whyimarch
Let’s kick off the month of March with a bang!!! Next Thursday, March 1st, join us as we wear Purple For Preemies! Raise awareness! 💜🤰🏾💜 • The walk is 29 days away! Hashtag #PurpleForPreemies and #ImHereForGem and tag @beautyiskherim to show off your purple gear! All teams feel free to join us as we paint social media purple! 💜 @mr_luxury_security @marchofdimes • • Go over to www.marchforbabies.org/Kherim to March For Babies on 3/24 at LSU! It will be fun for the entire family! Register for free by joining Gem’s team! #imhereforGEM • • • • • • #GemElleMonks #29weeker #1lb11oz #lifeafternicu #preemie #rainbowbaby #miraclebaby # #blackmomsblog #wivesandmothers #nollywoodkids #micropreemie #naturallyperfectkids #ambassador #marchforbabies #lovesmoothiepie #inspiration #nicubaby #fundraiser #preemielove #parenthoodunlocked #black_beautifulclassy #louisiana #louisianagirl #ambassador #marchforbabies #whyimarch
Day 29 • And just like that everything has changed. Owen transferred permanently to Children’s National after the doctors discovered the possibility of Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC), an infection in his intestines. He is not at the point of surgery and we are on the offensive. His feeds will be stopped for at least a week, he is on antibiotics and received yet another blood transfusion. I love and appreciate the MedStar NICU team for not taking any chances with these things. We are still a little shell shocked at the change of venue and the rate at which everything happened but we are so happy to be in our own private room where we can have sleepovers with him 24/7. We are also at the best NICU in the country. Although this is a major bump in the road I know this is where he’s meant to be. Please keep this fighter in your prayers.
Gem is on the March For Babies Baton Rouge event page! Read our story to see why this means so much to our family. 💎 • Go over to www.marchforbabies.org/Kherim to March For Babies on 3/24 at LSU! It will be fun for the entire family! Register for free by joining Gem’s team! #imhereforGEM • • • • • • #GemElleMonks #29weeker #1lb11oz #lifeafternicu #preemie #rainbowbaby #motherhoodthroughinstagram #miraclebaby #donation #marchofdimes #blackmomsblog #wivesandmothers #nollywoodkids #micropreemie #naturallyperfectkids #marchofdimesambassador #marchforbabies #lovesmoothiepie #inspiration #nicubaby #fundraiser #preemielove #toddlerlife #parenthoodunlocked #black_beautifulclassy #louisiana #louisianagirl #ambassador #marchforbabies #whyimarch
The March of Dimes @marchofdimes is a nonprofit organization focused on improving pregnancy and baby health in the United States. According to the organization, a birth is premature if it occurs before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Premature birth is the largest cause of infant death in the country. 🤰🏾 We are raising money to end this. Walk with us. It’s free to March for Babies!!! Join our team, #ImHereForGem www.marchforbabies.org/kherim • • • • • • #GemElleMonks #29weeker #1lb11oz #lifeafternicu #preemie #rainbowbaby #motherhoodthroughinstagram #miraclebaby #donation # #blackmomsblog #wivesandmothers #nollywoodkids #micropreemie #naturallyperfectkids #ambassador #marchforbabies #lovesmoothiepie #inspiration #nicubaby #fundraiser #preemielove #toddlerlife #parenthoodunlocked #black_beautifulclassy #louisiana #louisianagirl #ambassador #marchforbabies #whyimarch
Hey from Juniper Bea! This little baby is going on 36 weeks gestational and just a little over 6 weeks in age. We’re continuing to focus on her feeds and gaining weight. She didn’t respond well to one of the fortifiers added to her milk, and developed acidosis (basically messed up her PH and acid level). So, we’ve changed her fortifier and added sodium to her daily intake to correct this. Also because of the location of her ostomy, the team needs to be careful with the amounts of her feeds, which can cause too much output and actually result in her losing weight. It’s been quite the balancing act. As of right now, she has gained a little bit of weight back, which is a good sign. Otherwise, she has passed her eye exam, hearing test and her second brain scan, hallelujah, AND continues to look more and more like Drew every day. I can’t get enough of her. #29weeker
Enjoying some eggs and raspberry’s. The raspberry’s were by far the funniest thing the #quads have eaten. They also loved the eggs so much I couldn’t feed them fast enough. I can’t wait until we get our plates that suction cup to the table. • • • #azquadmom #quadruplets #momlife #survivor #szafranskiquadruplets #preemiesupportandawareness #preemie #nicu #nicugrad #29weeker #quadmom #quadfather #babystrong #momof5 #partyof4 #brothersister #momofmultiples #miraclebaby #rainbowbaby #babiesofinstagram #damon #emery #gideon #theo #tchunks #chroniclungdisease
Day 44 New giraffe toy from Aunty Becki hanging in his cot ready for playtime. 😍💙🕺👍 #29weeker #prem