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Looking through old pictures and I found this gem. To you it’s just an ordinary picture of a baby’s hand, to me.. this is everything. Look at how fragile her skin is you can see the wrinkles, the dark red tone of her skin and the size comparison to her daddy’s. This goes to show my baby is truly a miracle. She had 50/50 chance at living & here she is defeating all odds and obstacles life throws at her as a smart, growing 2 year old. ❤️ #preemiestrong #3lb #nicudays #proudpreemiemom #throwback #mylove #mymiracle #29weeksgestation
How is it that this little boy turned 11 months yesterday? That means in less than 1 month he will be 1 whole year old. I just couldn’t be more in awe of him. 💜 #preemiestrong
2.17.18 This phase of life is beautiful. It’s also hard. There are so many things I want to do, but at the very top of that list is how badly I want to hold on to every moment with this boy. Some days I feel desperate to store a moment in my memory. I remember holding his tiny, hairy, 2lb body and knowing that one day I’d forget the smell of his fragile skin. Here I am, 20 months later, knowing exactly how fast time goes, how easily moments slip by, and knowing that each day with Richie is a gift. . . . . . . . . . #motherhood #miraclebaby #Preeclampsia #rawmotherhood #HELLP #HELLPsurvivor #HELLPsyndrome #26weeker #preemie #preemiestrong #marchofdimes #micropreemie #nicu #LittleRichieM #boymama #NICUgraduate #20monthsold #preemielife
For the first 4 months, I sunk into a pretty deep depression about many things with Carsen, one of the biggest reasons was not fully breastfeeding her. My heart ached, and still does, at the thought of not being able to breastfeed our last baby. I tried so hard all day, every day, to get it to work. I cried. She cried. We went through the lip & tongue tie revision and cried some more because it only made things worse. I beat myself up about it in every way possible and have spent so much of her first 4 months on Earth obsessing over it. A few weeks ago, I took a step back and really thought about what was more important. Exclusively breastfeeding her? Or actually enjoying her infancy, enjoying the time with her and her sister, and being grateful that she is truly "breastfed" because I'm actually able to pump enough milk for her every day, regardless of how hard & painful it is to keep going. Her feeding tube has been out for more than a month and she's gaining weight, that is what is most important...and, on the plus side, Dad can feed her and I can get more sleep this time around! She still suckles here and there but I'm finally okay with "admitting" that I am an #ExclusivePumper 👊 and this shit is way more work! 》 》 》 #Preemie #PreemieMom #CarsenEmrie #PrematureBaby #BabyGirl #Daughters #PreemieProud #PreemieStrong #Prematurity #MomLife #TinyHuman #33Weeker #ThankYouJesus #Miracle #PraiseGod #FourMonthsOld #ExclusivelyPumping #Breastfed #BreastfedBaby #Breastmilk #postpartumdepression #ppd
This squinty-eyed-trying-not-to-laugh Ky Christine picture is always one of my favorites. I don't see my big baby much anymore. Full time high school student, volunteering, part time job, part time College courses...and we get constant good news about her always. Today called for breakfast in bed. ❤️ #SoProudOfYou #KyChristine #LOML
I have been waiting for this photo ever since Elliot got on low flow. We were finally able to see the doctor that delivered E! She is a busy woman and hasn't been on the floor when we have gone back for checkups. Thankful she was there yesterday! She was so happy to see E and E gave her the biggest smile when she greeted him. I ruined her July 3rd night as she was going to go home and check on us in the morning. Whoops! Thankful that God gave her the skills to know when to get him out to save both of us, and that she has hands that perform such delicate and beautiful work, and that she put aside her own desires to make sure we were ok and that she took such great care of me for 6 weeks after E was born. We will forever be grateful for Dr. Hart (an appropriate last name for her). ❤ #Elliotjamestodd #26weeker #micropreemie #preemie #preemiestrong #doctor #doctorssavelives #forevergrateful #doctorandherpreemie
This is a long post, but a must read! This cute little guy was born at 24weeks and 6days gestation and had a pretty good first 2 weeks of life. However, he ended up getting sick and that’s where mom says their story begins. He got an infection in his blood (sepsis), spinal meningitis and osteomyelitis (bone infection) in his left knee. His knee required surgery to scrape the infection out, which he has recovered beautifully from. Around a month ago we also discovered he had grade 3 ROP in both eyes which required laser surgery (again, he’s recovered beautifully from that as well). Post knee surgery he was extubated and reintubated several times, spending a total of almost 2 months being intubated, causing him to have bronchopulmonary dysplasia as well as reactive airway disease. He is currently on CPAP going on about a month now and gets breathing treatments and is on long term diuretics (will likely be going home on both as well as oxygen). He is currently 3 months old, about 38.5 weeks gestationally. He was born at 1lb 8oz and is now 6lbs! This photo was taken the very first time he clearly smiled. This picture was from his first “good” day after he had after his knee surgery. He is still a long way from home but we Mom says right now they are holding on to every tiny victory! Can’t wait to see more of this little one as he grows! #micropreemie #fromminitomoose #preemie #preemies #preemiestrong #prematurityawareness #preemiebaby #nicu #nicujpurney #nicumom #nicuawareness #littlefighter
I like my Saturday morning workouts, but with only 3 hours of sleep, my morning hasn’t arrived yet. . Heading back to sleep! Hopefully this little angel gives Mama another couple of hours of sleep. . . . . . . #preemie #preemiebaby #preemielife #preemielove #preemiemom #preemiestrong #nicubaby #nicumommy #nicumom #nicumum #fitmomjourney #fitmomsinspire #fitmomofone #fitmominspire #fitmomboss #fitmommas #fitmomsclub #fitmomlife #successfromhome #motivatedmama #workathomemom #wahm #stayathomemom #sahm #boymom #firsttimemom #firsttimemum #firsttimemommy #babyboylove