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Upsides to having a preemie


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February 7th, 2012, 10:26 AM
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What are some things that are positive about having a preemie?













For me, it's the other preemie parents we've connected with that we wouldn't have otherwise. All our NICU friends are people I'm glad we have in our lives.
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February 7th, 2012, 01:02 PM
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The upside for me is that I'm not as paranoid about things and I am calmer about things when the kids get sick. I know what to look for and don't get so upset.
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February 7th, 2012, 02:50 PM
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Tiff, that's a good point. I don't sweat the small stuff that I know I would have obsessed over if Jim had been full-term.

Also, we ended up buying a whole lot less of the unnecessary baby gear out there on the market, since we had the 9 weeks in the NICU to learn what you actually need and what you don't.
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February 7th, 2012, 03:30 PM
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A pro is they fit in their clothes forever! My girls are 2 and still wearing some 12month stuff from last year!!
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February 7th, 2012, 06:47 PM
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That's very true Beth!

The other upside, at least for me, is that with subsequent babies I was less nervous about the possibility of another preemie since I knew what to expect. I'd also get past that 26 week mark where I was with Robbie and I'd breathe a sigh of relief. I also cherished being pregnant up until that 40 week mark more than I think that I would've.
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