👶🏻World Prematurity Day 2017👶🏻 Here's our 35 weeker Ellie on 6/10/15 when she was minutes old. She weighed 4lb 8oz. Her nose was squashed where she'd been head down in my pelvis for weeks. My waters went all over the kitchen floor and again right outside the hospital. The whole thing was a whirlwind and a complete shock - I'd never even seen a baby that small before let alone looked after one. I got PND after the birth but denied it for over a year. I'll never forget having a premature baby, and I'm thankful every day that she's now a happy and healthy 2 year old. Lots of love to all the preemie babies and their parents today and every day ❤️️ #lifewithababy#preemie#prematurebaby#worldprematurityday#staystrong#tinybaby#35weeks#4lb8oz#lifeisamazing
And just like that Miss Odette & Master Everett are 8 weeks old! 🙌🙌
Odette has reached 1800grams & Everett is slowly catching up weighing 1600grams. ⭐️ Before you know it they will be having a 2kg party Lauren! ❤️😘 @themillennialmumma#premmiemilestonecards
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💜World Prematurity Day💜 This picture was taken exactly one year ago. Looking at it makes my stomach twist and brings back all the fears and worries I had about the future. When would we go home? Would we be home for Christmas? How long would it take for Byron to breathe on his own? Would there be developmental problems in the future? Would I ever sleep again without nightmares of getting a phone call about my son dying?
Well, we weren't home for Christmas. It took another 6 months for Byron to come off oxygen. We had lots of issues with feeding and I still don't sleep because I have twins that wake up during the night 😉BUT this picture isn't us anymore. My boys don't ever sit still, we laugh all day, we make a mess, we crawl and walk along the wall and grab everything in our side. We play in the sand, love the swings and cuddles in bed. •
In my eyes, my boys aren't preemies anymore. We have done the hard stuff, we have moved on. We love every second of this crazy, messy, loud life we have with our Jelly Beans and this year, I can't wait for the future. What a difference a year makes 💜 #hanginthere#preemiemum