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My name is Glenda and I had pPROM at 26 weeks 3 days, and delivered my boy/girl twins via c-section 1 week later, at 27 weeks 3 days...on my birthday!
My boy Thomas was 2lbs 3 oz and 13" , and my girl Sarah was 2lbs 4 oz and 14.5". They are currently in the NICU and doing well, they are on nasal cannula and continuous feeds (no more IV's) through their OG tubes. I got an abcess in my abdomen and an infected incision, and had to return to the hospital for 9 days...just got out yesterday. I have been having a lot of anxiety about all kinds of things, but am doing better since coming home. I look forward to getting to know you all better, I hope to be able to keep up with this board...it feels like the right place to be.
Welcome, Glenda! My name is Beth, and my son was also born at 27 weeks after I PPROM'd. I only managed to keep him in there 3 days after the PPROM, but it was just long enough to get the steroid shots. He spent 9 weeks in the NICU and is now a perfectly normal, healthy 4-year-old. I hope it'll be the same for you with your twins!
I'm sorry about the abscess, that is scary, but glad you're on the mend!
Feel free to post questions as they come up, the NICU can be pretty overwhelming...oh, and if you get a chance, post a pic of them, we love to ooh and aah over each other's kids around here.
Welcome Glenda Your babies are so cute! I'm Jana, mom to Declan. He was born at 30 weeks due to pre-eclampsia.
Anxiety is perfectly normal at this point. It's all so new and hectic and the NICU isn't always an easy place to be. Make sure you ask questions when you have them, and be as hands on with your babies as you can be. I found that helped a lot.
Thank you Thank you Thank you to Alethia for my awesome siggy!
Welcome and congratulations on your twins! They are gorgeous! I'm so glad you have gotten to hold them already and that they are both already on the NC! That's awesome!
I'm Beth. I have a Sarah too... Sarah Beth was born at 26.6weeks and weighed 1lb 10ozs. She is now 5 and doing perfectly wonderful. She was my NICU baby. I also have a son in heaven, a 4 year old son we're working on adopting and a 1 year old son who was born at 35 weeks but got to come home with me from the hospital.
Feel free to jump in and ask questions! Keep us posted on all the things your little ones and you are doing.
How exciting! Twins! They're absolutely gorgeous! And I'm glad to hear they're doing so well.
I'm Sami, and I'm also rather new here. I just had my first little one (a boy) on August 8th, and he weighed 2lbs 15oz. He's now 3lbs 9oz, and doing amazing. It's definitely had to leave a LO in the NICU, so I can't imagine what it's like to leave two. But I'm sure they'll do fantastic. Our preemies are strong little soldiers.
I actually don't get to snuggle with them. I have a wound vac on my c-section incision and they won't let me hold them until I am done with that. I haven't held my babies since August 3rd...
I want to more than anything else in the world, I know it is good for them, and will do wonders for my milk production. I can't seem to keep up with them, and they get formula at least half of the time.
My mental state seems to be improving, no crying now for two days straight! I am starting to feel more like my old self.
Beth I came to the same conclusion yesterday, and I asked the nurse. And they let me hold my son for the first time in almost 3 weeks! I had to wear a plastic gown, and there was no skin to skin allowed, but it was better than not being able to hold him at all.
I argued that my wound was no longer infected, had been cultured, and that I had been on the correct antibiotics for 2 weeks. Also, my wound is covered in an airtight dressing, and if it wasn't airtight, the little machine I wear on my hip would be beeping an alarm. Logically, I knew I was right. My wound is probably the cleanest thing in that hospital.
Today I will ask to hold my little girl, and I am hoping that the staff will see things my way again.