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June 19th, 2013, 02:18 PM
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Hi ladies! Most of you know this if you're in the private FB group but Nolan was born on 6/13, about 6 weeks early. I am on my tablet so I will do a bigger update from my pc when I get a minute & share pix, but I wanted to update you all

He was 6lbs 11oz & 18in long, so a great size for his age! He is in the NICU, they estimate he could be there about 3 weeks but could be home as early as this weekend of he makes good progress. He was on cpap for a few days & had a ton of respiratory issues, I wasn't able to hold him or barely touch him for 4 days, so that was so tough. He has a nasal cannula now & they're working on weaning him off that slowly. He also cannot eat on his own, although we've been trying, so he gets pumped breast milk through a feeding tube until he figures out how to eat from a bottle. He is jaundice so he's under the lights but his levels aren't super high so hopefully he will only need the lights 2 days. His heart looks healthy but his heart rate drops quite a bit so they think he'll out grow that with time.

Once he's weaned off oxygen & able to eat on his own & isn't jaundice & stays that way for 24 hours he can go home!

It's been a very hard, emotional week but it could be a lot worse so we're thankful that he is progressing & a healthy size.

I'll try to get on my pc soon to do a birth story but basically I went into labor completely out of the blue & they couldn't stop it so I had an emergency c-section.
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June 19th, 2013, 02:46 PM
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I feel for you, It sounds so scary. I am glad that he is doing so well and hopefully he can come home real soon.
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June 19th, 2013, 03:19 PM
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Awww....congrats! Glad to hear he's a good size and doing well. NICU stays are tough! DS was born 6 weeks early too (he was 4lbs 14 oz) and luckily only had a 10 day stay. It's hard to leave your kiddo there though. Lots of hugs and prayers coming your way!!
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June 19th, 2013, 04:04 PM
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Congratulations! 6lbs 11oz is a good size even for a full-term baby, let alone a premie. Hope you'll get to bring your little one home soon.
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June 19th, 2013, 04:46 PM
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Thinking of you. Baby is a great size, I hope that helps him mature faster and come home to you.
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June 19th, 2013, 04:46 PM
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Congratulations! 6lbs 11oz is a really good size, my DD was only 6lbs 9oz and she was a day off of 41 weeks. I hope you get to bring him home really soon.
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June 19th, 2013, 06:22 PM
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Wow--Congrats
I'm glad he is doing well and getting healthy. Can't wait to see pics!
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June 19th, 2013, 07:37 PM
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Congratulations on your baby! I'm sorry that he came sooner than expected, but what a great size! I hope he gets to come home soon and he gets in tip-top shape.
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June 19th, 2013, 07:57 PM
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Thinking of you! I hope Nolan continues to improve for you hugs!
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June 20th, 2013, 04:38 AM
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congrats! i hope nolan gets to come home soon!!!
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June 20th, 2013, 05:37 AM
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You guys are in my thoughts! Wishing Nolan speedy improvement!
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June 20th, 2013, 11:24 AM
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June 20th, 2013, 07:54 PM
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COngrats !!! I had an emergency csection with one of mine and it can be scary. Im glad it went fine and baby is doing well in the NICU> My son stayed for 1 month and it is very hard please know we are here for you both!!
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June 21st, 2013, 08:58 PM
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Congrats! Hope he is home soon and your recovery is going well!
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June 22nd, 2013, 10:38 AM
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Congratulations I hope he is home soon. x
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