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Aria has been in the NICU since last night. Shes ok but has to get her blood sugars in order. She might not be coming home with me in the morning. I know it could be so much worse and some here have been or are going through worse but its just something I never expected. Ive never had a kid in the NICU and I wasnt aware that big babies would ever have issues to send them there. Im scared and worried. I'm a bit more calm now than I was earlier but still a wreck. I'm having weird feelings and emotions and I dont know how to deal
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Penelope spent two days in the NICU with low blood sugar too. She was 11 pounds 4 ounces. I even said to the nurses 'you probably don't see many 11 pound babies in the NICU.' Apparently it's very common for big babies though. It was a relatively quick stay and she's fine now. I'm sure Aria will be too. I'm sorry you have to experience it though.
She wouldn't. I thought it was because she was so sleepy but my milk is all the way in now and she's home and fine and she still won't. She gets SO mad at me when I try to breastfeed her. I don't know if it's because she's too hungry...but I've tried every hour. I've tried before and after a feed. She's latched and done it but only for a few minutes and then she gets so mad and I end up giving her a bottle every time. It's really heartbreaking because I was really really determined to breast feed. We saw a lactation consultant who was pretty worthless. At this point I'm pumping what I can and she's having formula the rest of the time. Sorry if that's not what you wanted to hear. But she was like this from the second she was born. She never ate at the birthing center at all and never ate until she was put in the NICU. Hopefully Aria isn't quite as stubborn.
Kathleen I'm so sorry that your little girl is in the NICU. I didn't realize that bigger babies would have problems. I really hope her blood sugar gets better and she can go home with you. I know it would be terrible to have to leave the hospital and have her stay there. Will they let you stay with her if she has to stay or do they require you to be released?
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