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don’t let this sweet face fool you- this kid HATES tummy time 🤦🏼‍♀️ if you have any advice, pls share
Since it’s #NICU awareness month I thought I would share two photos from the day we got to FINALLY take our two precious babies home together, for the first time, ever! I will never forget how happy I felt to finally hear the words “you can take your babies home!” It was such a difficult time for our family but looking back at photos from those hard days and long nights make me feel so blessed to have such strong beautiful baby girls! #thelordisgood #NICUbabies #nicuawarenessmonth #thankanurse #CHLA
BEHIND THE SCREEN ☺️ Hi! I’m Jenn the owner of KIND & JOY! I love Jesus, my husband, my kiddos and life itself! I believe deploying KINDNESS and spreading JOY are two of the most important actions you can take in life 🙌🏻😉 As you scroll you’ll see a tiny glimpse of most of our family (how do I not have a recent pic of my awesome stepson 🤦‍♀️) and my reason behind this little shop. Our youngest was born 11 weeks early and diagnosed with Spastic Diplegia CP shortly after his 1st birthday (he just turned 2 for reference). He was given his first pair of Camo AFOs at 1.5 years old. Little did I know I wasn’t going to be able to find basic tall socks for his AFOs so I southern engineered for moooonths 😂 Anywho I was bound and determined to find THE BEST AFO socks and when I did I wanted to share them with ALL the kiddos and adults wearing AFOs 🙌🏻💚💜 and well here we are friends! I am blown away with our response so far from you guys! I think it’s just a parents instinct to fill a need when we see one 🤷‍♀️🙃 My vision is to reach as many parents struggling to find great quality affordable AFO socks because NO ONE should have to spend $18 a pair! 🤦‍♀️ I also envision going into all the orthotic companies and presenting or socks to them (recommendations welcome 😉). Let’s serve and share together you guys 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 OK NOW TELL ME ABOUT YOU 💕💕 I WANT TO KNOW YOU, WHAT YOU LOVE AND YOUR BIGGEST DREAMS...ready, set, go 👊🏻
Happy national NICU awareness month, I'm a triplet and me and my brothers were born 2 months early. I weighed 3 pounds 13oz when I was born. We all stayed In the NICU from a range of 1 to 2 months! Even though my doctors won't see this I thank them for everything they did to keep me and my brothers Safe,Happy, and Healthy #september #nicuawarenessmonth #nicu #triplets
双子ちゃんが生まれて、もう少しで1ヶ月が経とうとしてます! まだNICUで入院中。 母は退院して次の日から 息子を保育園へ送り、そのまま病院へ。(一日中病院) 息子のお迎えへ行き、帰宅。 のルーティンです。 NICUにファミリールームという名の個室の部屋があり、そこで寝たりできてるので🙆‍♀️ でも眠い💤 夜中の搾乳も2回も起きれず、1回だったり。。。w あと2日で双子ちゃんは退院です! 母は自由がなくなるw ランチが唯一の楽しみだったのにーw ・ みなさん!産後のぽっこりお腹、治りましたか? 私はまだ下っ腹の脂肪が取れず、妊娠4ヶ月くらいのお腹ですw 病院の警備員のおっちゃんに何週ですか?と間違えられましたw まだたまーに、傷が痛みます。 ロキソニンも1日2錠飲んでますが、特に効いてるかわからず。 出血はほとんどなくなりました!が、 たまーに! ・ 新生児という時期を病院で過ごし、ようやく2人とも2600gと2500gになりました! まだまだ新生児用のオムツで充分!! あと2ヶ月はいけそうです! 母乳も60は出るので、1人分ならどうにか! 双子ちゃんが退院してからのほうが寝れそうw ・ #双子ちゃん #ミックスツインズ #新生児かわいい #たまらん #あおまゆ #NICU #もう少しで退院 #本当はもう退院できます #21日希望にしただけ #2人が元気に生まれてきてくれて #本当にありがとう #奇跡 #キセキ #親孝行な双子ちゃん
There’s no need to feel bad for this NICU family. Living my dream, right here. Quiet, uninterrupted snuggle time. At least until his feeding machine alarms. . . . . . . #NICU #preemie #holdthemoments #mommyandme #snuggletime #blackandwhite #tuesday #raife #instapic
Pediatric Bone Marrow Aspiration Practice 📍The first Affiliated Hospital Fuzhou 🇨🇳 . . . . . . #pediatric #pediatrician #pediatricsurgeon #nicu #nicunurse #doctors #physician #nurses #nursestudent #medicalstudent #medicine #med #medicalgram #medlife #studygram #study #hospital #hospitallife
Me and baby Mickey 💜🍃 rough day yesterday, his day today was much better Keep him in your prayers
今日は病院行って 息子くんカンガルーケア(*'ω'*)💓 愛おしい(*´w`*) #カンガルーケア #息子 #34w #あかちゃん #nicu
She might hate headbands but she loves baths 🛀 #babygirl #nicubaby #babiesofinstagram #nicu #nicuwarrior
Was more than happy to buy the guys cookies today! Purchased in orillia where all the proceeds go to the NICU at Solders memorial! I know a few people who have needed it or have little ones there now! Every little bit counts ❤️ #osmh #nicu #orillia #smilecookie #timhortons
In honor of #nicuawarenessmonth here is our baby boy in #nicu and again now 9 months later, as we are so thankful for his health and happiness. We are thankful for the doctors and nurses that helped in his journey and so many others. Our prayers go out to the parents out there who’s little ones are in nicu and have gone through the restless nights.
These stockings truly make our day here at Tiny Sparks HQ. We know how much joy they will bring to a family spending Christmas in one of the neonatal units in WA. Are you busy sewing for our Christmas Quilt Drive too? We are so grateful for your support 🙌🏻💗 . If you’d like to get involved you’ll find all of the instructions and requirements on our website. You are also very welcome to join our Crafty Collective group on Facebook. . . . #tinysparkswa #tinybutmighty #premmiebaby #perthbaby #perthfamilies #neonatal #nicu #nicubaby #nicugrad #miraclemumma #babiesofperth #perthchildrenshospital #prematurebaby #pretermbirth #perthmums #perthparents #nicujourney #worldprematurityday #neonatology #prematurebabies #perthbabies #borntoosoon #preemie #aussieparents #socialimpact #livewagivewa #surviveandthrive #quiltingforacause #sewingforcharity @nmhs_wa @sjogsubibabies
Top left...our little Edward made it onto a national preemie website where he was hand selected ❤️ Check out some amazing stories @ourlittlepreemie thank you for sharing some of our story #preemie #edwardorlando #nicu #nicuawarenessmonth
Our baby girl, Alyssa Kay Ontiveros is finally here! 💗 Words cannot describe the emotions I have to be blessed with our beautiful daughter. • She is exactly 5oz and 18in long (which is amazing for a 34 week baby). • She is in the NICU, but is so strong and doing amazing! As of right now, the doctors plan to keep her until she is 37 weeks. • I’ve only held her for less than a minute, but one of the best short moments of my life! • Once we get a little more settled in and relaxed I’ll share a post with how the rest of my Labor and Delivery went and all the updates on our baby girl. • Again, thank you SO MUCH to everyone for the prayers and love! ♥️
Which premmie milestone is your fav? This stunning watercolour set actually comes with 36 cards - it's a bit hard to fit them all in one photo! There's also a matching record book too for documenting your little baby's journey 😍 http://bit.ly/premmiemilestones @premmiemilestonecards #premmiemilestonecards #premmiemilestones #premmie #premmiebaby #prembaby #nicumilestones #nicu #neonatal #scbu #babymilestones #prematurebaby #prematurebirth #watercolor #supportlocal #smallbabiesnz
Our BRIGHT colored AFO socks have now been added 🙌🏻😉 We will be adding the pink color hopefully tomorrow or Thursday 💕
Reason #99 to❤️when your Seacret order arrives; there’s something fur everyone 😽Never tested on animals and proceeds from this VIP customer owner went to support babies in NICU💞. #tryit #riskfree ✅#linkinbio ✅ #givingbackisalwaysinstyle #donating to #nicu #crueltyfree #noanimaltesting #alkaline #veganprotein #recovery #h2 #antioxidants #beautyfromtheinsideout #deadseaminerals #skincare #haircare #nailcare #foreveryone #livelife #seacretlife . Photo credit @citydreaming2018
It's waiting. 😨 #bloodculture #NICU
Goodness, I've been mulling this over for a while... its NICU Awareness Month. While it's not a secret that H&A were born so early, I rarely mention the significance of how much of an impact their first days, their tumultuous birth, or their initial struggles had on my soul. If it were not for incredible medical interventions or astonishing physicians and nurses, these small people of mine would not have made the mark on this earth as they have. Time flies, and a very wise gal told me to appreciate every second of their youth because it will be gone too soon. They will grow up. They will fly on their own. I tucked them in tonight and kissed them as always... and thanked every greater power for the gift that they are. From this day, hours into life... smaller than a sack of sugar... they learned to thrive. You've come a long way, sweet babies... #nicuawarenessmonth #nicu #preemie #twins
09.16.17 Day 61 of Life . I’m one of the lucky ones. It isn’t simply because my twins got to come home or because ‘it could have been a lot worse.’ It’s because I have had the gift of seeing how hard it can be to simply take in a breath of air. . My hydro warrior, Lochlan, was extubated in the afternoon on this day last year. He settled in only requiring 28% oxygen. I didn’t know it at the time, but he would never again need a tube to help him breathe. To think of what this soul had accomplished in less than 2 months is mind blowing. . When you’ve seen how much heart, literally and figuratively, it takes to breath you should never take a single breath for granted. I’ll spend the rest of my life reminding myself of this. . Lochlan, because of you I’ve evolved. Thank you for choosing me as your mother. . #thisdaylastyear #thistimelastyear #throwback #nicuawarenessmonth #nicuawareness #fightlikeapreemie #miracleshappen #isawgodtoday #pretermlabor #33weeks #33weeksgestation twinbirthstory #nicu #neonatal #twins #24weeks #24weeker #neonatalnurse #respiratorytherapist #mother #hydrowarrior #shunt #shuntsurgery #hydrocephalus #micropreemie #preemie #neurosurgeon #onebreathatatime #thesmallestfight #micropreemietwins
Avoir l’aire si zen mais endurer autant d’interventions... ils ont un caractère tellement parfait déjà. Doux, curieux, paisibles et calmes 💛💛💛 tenez bon mes minis cocos, on vous aimes tellement! . . . #26weeker #30weeksgestation #micropreemie #miraclebaby #prematurebaby #strongpreemie #nicu #momof4boys #tripletsofinstagram #identicaltriplets #tripletsboys #tripletslife #hope #keepgoing #zen #peacefulbaby #babiesofinstagram #cutebaby
We’re grateful to @sagebiotech for being an Acknowledge Level sponsor of this year’s Preemie Parent Summit! Their support of this inspiring group of NICU Parent Leaders is greatly appreciated. #ppasummit2018 #nicu #leadership
#thehardtruth2 . June 13, 2018 - This is the day my daughters were released to finally come home. They spent 71 days in the hospital. 71 very long days. We were originally at a level II facility and my middle daughter’s blood glucose levels had spiked through the roof. She was transferred after only 5 days in the special care nursery by an ambulance to Boston Children’s Hospital. That was the day that I was also supposed to be discharged after my c-section to go home to “rest” and to “heal”. Little did I know it was going to be the start of a very challenging journey. She was immediately administered into the NICU and all we could do was pray. We were informed the next day that she was diagnosed with having medical NEC (Necrotizing enterocolitis is a medical condition where a portion of the bowel dies). The next day my husband and I were running between 2 hospitals where our 3 children had been split up. Day 7- Our youngest daughter was also transferred by an ambulance for the exact same condition. Both of our daughters ended up requiring surgery. To keep this short, between sleepless nights, prayers and tears our daughters fought with all of their heart. We were comforted by family and friends and also the staff at the hospital which became a part of our family. This photo symbolically represents what our daughters overcame and became the inspiration to both my husband and I to become the parents that our children deserve. 🙏🏾❤️. #bostonchildrenshospital #nicu #nicunurse #tripletsofinstagram #triplets #twins #twinsofinstagram #nec #multiples
This is Gabriella Marie. She is 1/3 of triplets. Her sisters are home but sadly she is still in the #nicu . She is now 4 months old and came 3 months early. When Gabby turned 1 month she came down with necrotizing enterocolitis #necrotizingenterocolitis   #nec The statistics for survival is not in our favor. However, three surgeries later Gabby is still fighting. She will have her next surgery in four months. She is on ventilator so she can no communicate with us. However, she does smile and what sounds like a laugh to music. When I play @natashabedingfield Unwitten, Fight Song by @rachelplatten , and of course can't stop the feeling by @justintimberlake Her stats go up and they are able to go down on the ventilator. She is a #fighter but is healing through the power of #music thank you all
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Dare you to look at this sweet baby and not smile <3 It was amazing to meet this little superhero! Gunner fought for his life when he was born and I cannot wait to see how he grows this year!! I want to thank all of my clients turned family for sharing your precious babies with me, your stories, and experiences and allow me to capture them through my lens. I feel truly blessed to be given such an honor! #newbornphotography #capturingreallife #unforgettable #babysmiles #ncnewbornphotographer #newbornphotographers #raleighnc #durhamnc #nicu #babyboy #miracle #miraclebaby #afterthestorm #magicmoments #inspired
My girls are the best👶🏻💕👶🏻💕👶🏻💕 #triplets #elle #sydney #ryan #birthday #baby #nicu #love #sisters #bubbas
We hit 5 pounds tonight, just call us a sack of potatoes🥔 #theodorable #nicu
September is #NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) awareness month. Our youngest was born at 33 weeks weighing only 3 lbs, 11 ounces and received the best care we ever could've hoped for. He is now a healthy, growing, active 9 year old. Much love and appreciation to the amazing folks at @john_muir_health NICU in Walnut Creek for caring for our boy like he was your own ❤️🙏🏽
Messy hair, don’t care. I guess they get that from me 🤷‍♀️ #whittingtontwins
The last two days have had highs and they’ve had lows. Through all of it, this woman right here has carried herself with such strength. Enduring another c-section with no notice, getting strong enough to get down the hall to the NICU to be by our son’s side. Pumping milk to give him nutrition and somehow doing her best to make sure to say thank you to everyone caring for her and Ollie. Today I am a proud husband, a proud dad, a thankful son, and I cannot wait till we can hold our boy in our arms and take him home to be with his mommy, daddy, and big sister. #premie #nicu #family #motherhood #fatherhood #familyfirst #godisgood
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09.16.17 Day 61 of Life . My lucky Lochy continued to recover from his shunt surgery. He became more alert and stronger each day post op. Here he is observing the voices in his room. He would soon be extubated for the last time ever! . #thisdaylastyear #thistimelastyear #throwback #nicuawarenessmonth #nicuawareness #fightlikeapreemie #miracleshappen #isawgodtoday #pretermlabor #33weeks #32weeksgestation twinbirthstory #nicu #neonatal #twins #24weeks #24weeker #neonatalnurse #respiratorytherapist #mother #hydrowarrior #shunt #shuntsurgery #hydrocephalus #micropreemie #preemie #neurosurgeon #onebreathatatime #thesmallestfight #micropreemietwins
He's a fighter. We kept this very private almost the entire time because Alot of complications during the pregnancy, also for a month or so we thought we lost him. THEN he came 7 weeks early on 7/31/18, wanted to be a #leo #lemond like his daddy. Well today, his orginal due date, "Tre Day". He made it. 3 weeks in the hospital and all kind of #nicu issues. But he fought his way through and he good. Shoutout to the few who knew and kept me lifted with mad words of encouragement and etc. Tre. Tretre. Popeye. Alfred Hitchcock. Young Dolph. M3. Baby Boy. Poppa T. #lafamilia #son #2ndcoming #love #survivor #baby #swipeleft #swiperight
大好きなりょうこの結婚式💒❤️ ずっとずっと笑顔で本当に可愛かった😭❤️私は泣😂 心がほっこり〜✨幸せになってねっ #結婚式 #happywedding #可愛い #笑顔 #幸せ #感動 #同期 #NICU #新郎からのサプライズ #素敵 でしたっ
Me in all my postpartum glory 👑🤗💃 ••• It was 4 days until I was strong enough to change Redd guy’s diaper {while sitting in a chair} and he 💩💩💩 ALL over me, the pillow and the blankets 😂 ••• Those first few days after having Redd {and HELLP Syndrome + Pre-Eclampsia} were some of the toughest both physically and emotionally 😭 ••• Finally having my 🌈babe...but another trauma-filled birth that didn’t have any skin to skin or sweet mama + babe snuggle photos to cherish ••• Meeting him briefly then being apart for over 30 hours meant alllllllll the mom guilt and SO many jealous tears when the hubs sent me pics of him + Redd doing kangaroo care 💔 ••• When the nurse offered to help me change his diaper from my chair—I was so excited to FINALLY be more involved in taking care of my tiny babe 😍 ••• It’s not a sweet + snuggly right-after-birth photo but it’s one I cherish as a tender moment from the craziness surrounding our tiny Redd’s birth 💙 ••• NICU life is NOT easy and I’m so thankful for all the nurses, doctors, friends and our sweet family for making it just a bit easier ❤️ ••• #nicuawarenessmonth #nicu #nicubaby #nicumom #nicumoms #nicugrad #nicugraduate #HELLPsyndrome #HELLPsyndromesurvivor #preeclampsia #preeclampsiasurvivor #rainbowbaby #rainbowbaby 🌈 #myhonestmotherhood #mamahood #postpartum #4thtrimester
Double Tap‼️ ************************************************** In honor of Nicu Awareness Month we challenge you to share a story from @ourlittlepreemie everyday for the Month of September to help Raise Premature Awareness. Don't forget to tag us! 😉 #preemiedadsneedlovetoo @ourlittlepreemie @ourlittlepreemie @ourlittlepreemie Tag the source Tag the source ‼️‼️‼️‼️ Repost from @fromminitomoose Here’s Avery’s (former 26 weeker) daddy getting to hold her for the first time!
🌿”That thought haunts me a little bit to this day. If I had waited for a response from a forum, it would have been too late. If I said wait until the morning, it would have been too late. I am so happy I listened to my body and that I trusted myself. Trusting yourself carries you through your time in the NICU. Your baby sees several doctors, nurses, NPs, and therapists." 🌿 Read about preemie mama Taylor's thoughts on trusting her body.... link in bio 💜 #nicuawarenessmonth #nicustrong #nicusupport #preemiestrong #projectpreemiecle #nicu #preemie #projectpreemie
The bub had a #long #day : a hearing #test (he's #lost #part of his hearing in his #right ear so I'm going to be learning sign language ASAP), seizures, his skin is super fragile and peeling (a common effect of CMV), he choked and vomited all his food, and we're concerned about him injuring himself during the episodes (he arches his neck and beats his head against whatever surface is supporting him). Some days are ups, some days are downs, and all days are uncertain 💔 #baby #babies #momlife #mom #motherhood #mother #singlemom #singleparent #parent #parenthood #babiesofig #babiesofinstagram #instababy #instababies #momsofinstagram #cmv #cmvawareness #stopcmv #nicu #hospital
Always an honor to be a part of such an amazing event! Saw previous boothers, and got to see new faces 😊#lightscamerafun #photobooth #nicuicecreamsocial2018 #lutheran #advocatekids #props #photoboothchicago #chicagophotobooth #smile #nicu #nicustrong #advocate
Jurnee is 4 weeks old. It’s hard to believe she is a whole month already! Her journey in the #NICU is going pretty well. She now weighs 3lbs 9oz. The top of her incubator bed stays up now so she can start learning to control her own body temperature. She hasn’t had any issues with that. She started wearing clothes yesterday & she’s doing so well with #breastfeeding . Yesterday she got her first bottle & handled that like a champ. She is strong& smart! She loves to kick, stretch, & wiggle. She also likes to stick her tongue out& sleep with her mouth wide open. She loves to hold things & has a strong grip! Her only issue is little spells of forgetting to breath. Which are scary but I guess not uncommon for preemies. Please send good vibes and prayers here way though! Thank you! My little bird should be outta her in no time if she continues to do well. 🐥💗 #preemie #preemiebaby #premature
Getting ready for the cold weather. More bears on the way!
So in love with both my boys 🌍 💙 #babyboy #nicu #nicubaby #daddyandson
Nursing students ➡️ RNs! Through thick and thin together 💖. All 3 of us transferred into the UCLA school of nursing, graduated after 3 years, and are now working in the NICU, PICU and MICU (left to right)! Who said dreams can’t come true? 😍 • #nurse #nursing #nicu #picu #micu #scrubs #friends #besties #beforeandafter #prenursing #premed #scrublife #nursefriends #nursingschoolproblems #dreamcometrue #transformation #transformationtuesday
When you find out that two of your best friends are having their little girl 8 WEEKS early you MAKE TIME! This little fighter is just two days old and is showing up all the other babies in the NICU at @mainemedicalcenter already! Could be the awesome kangaroo hold snuggles with her daddy and the strength of her rock star mama! Head on over to my Facebook page to see another sneak of this peanut! {link in bio} . . . . #whitewavephotography #fresh48 #fresh48photography #fresh48hospitalsession #newbornphotographer #newbornphotography #nhnewbornphotographer #mainenewbornphotographer #mephotographer #nhphotographer #nhbirthphotographer #birthphotographer #birthbecomesher #nicu #nicubaby #thesnapsocietydailyfav #lemonadeandlenses
Today is our 70th day in hospital. Here's to hoping we don't have many left 💙 #nicu #28weeker
She's here! We spent four days in the "nursery" (less intensive than NICU, but a step up from standard recovery). She came about three weeks early and struggled with some blood sugar levels at first and had to have an IV drip to get her going. . Now she eats like a chaaaaaamp. She just took as much as a week old baby at 5 days. . She's a bit ahead of schedule, and is up two-point-something percent body weight. She's showing great progress! . #babyamroc987 #babygirl #preemie #boobjuice #baby #nicu
I had another kid just so that I could reuse this hat. . . . . #nicu #nicumom #pprommom #pprom #boymom #motherhood #family #csection #csectionmom #preemie #preemiemom #ilovethishat
✒️ New Blog Post! 💻 Everyone always asks me how I met my husband. He grew up in Oklahoma while I grew up in California. Here’s our story, written for my son. . #newblogpost #howimetyourfather #howimetyourdad #howimetmyhusband #mommyblogger #mommyblog #momblogger #momblog #duedatesaredumbblog #preemie #preemiebaby #preemiemom #preemiedad #preemieblog #preemieblogger #nicu #nicuwarrior #nicubaby #nicumom #nicudad #nicublog #nicublogger #nicufamily #letterformyson
Happy 1 week birthday little CJ!! 🎉❤️ Your daddy and I fall more and more in love with you everyday. Although it may still be a few weeks before we can bring you home from the NICU, we are already so proud of everything you have done in your short, sweet and incredible life. You have filled my heart and changed the way I see everything. I pray you will continue to grow stronger each day. In the meantime I promise to have patience. We look forward to the day when we can all be home together. 🙏🏻👪❤️ #NICU #babies #whenchrismetjessica #love #family w/ @cp_slc @uofuhealth
❤️Surgery Recovery❤️ The first 24-hours after any open-heart surgery are the most critical. He had to get daily head ultrasounds to make sure he did not suffer any brain bleeds while he was on life support during surgery. They had to make adjustments to medication because now he had a pump doing the work for his heart, so his blood pressure was a lot higher & it would get dangerously high when he got upset, so they slowly weaned him off of the medicines he had been taking since birth. Some scary moment for me that I wasn’t prepared for were: His heartrate was drastically lower after surgery. I saw it flutter a lot. He kept it around 150 from the time he was in the womb until this surgery, & they had it set to pump at 95. That was nearly half as slow & it just scared me. They told me his heart didn’t have to work so hard now. Also, his body temperature would get dangerously cold, which would make his heart-rate go into the 60’s or lower during the 1st 24 hours. The Nurse Practitioner figured out that it was because the Berlin Heart pumped his blood outside of his body, so his blood was cooling down & we needed to make sure to put blankets over the heart pump too! All of these moments were terrifying! Watching him get cold with a dropping heart-rate. I was so glad we fixed it. These pictures show him 2 days after surgery & the progression each day. He had a sterile dressing to keep his chest covered while the swelling went down, because they are not able to close their chest after heart surgery. Days later, they closed his sternum, but his skin was too fragile to stitch together. The biggest difference I could see in these photos is his face. He was so swollen & it slowly thinned out as he worked that fluid off with the dialysis treatment. By the way, we learned why kids on dialysis have a HORRIBLE time with a Berlin Heart: the fluid leaked through his stitches in his belly. It was a living nightmare for our nurses to clean & we all prayed it would heal, work, & not cause an infection! Wet wounds are never a good sign! They eventually healed & dialysis worked. SO MANY HURDLES for such a tiny body. Oh, David, you are the strongest person I’ve ever known... 💙👼🏻
I am so in love with this little baby girl.... She even peeped her eyes open at me today!!!! She has such a furry back; this is called lanugo, and is the fuzz that all babies are covered in while in the womb. They typically lose it prior to birth... However, in the case of extreme prematurity, it's still present 😍 Nayeli continues to hold steady, with no adjustments needed to her vent, meds, etc. She is the smallest baby (and the youngest gestational age) in the NICU, and is quite the celebrity around there. Everyone is so proud of her warrior's heart...as are we ❤💕 Please, keep your prayers coming. They are working!!! #preemie #preemiepower #23weeker #nicu #nicubaby #nicunursesrock #skintoskin #prematurityawareness #warriorprincess #teamnayeli #beatingtheodds
September is NICU awareness month. Before Georgia came along, I knew that the NICU is where sick and/or premature babies are cared for... but it’s so much more than that. For me, it’s where I learned that babies born at 26 weeks can not only survive, but thrive. It’s where our little girl has received hands on, round the clock care from the most capable and compassionate doctors, nurses, and RTs around. It’s where I’ve broken down in tears, terrified and heartbroken for my little girl, and it’s also where I’ve received endless hope and encouragement from the same incredible staff mentioned above. They don’t just take amazing care of Georgia, they take care of us too. This is a video of the first time I got to hold Georgia, more than a week after she was born. It took several nurses and RTs to help me hold her, ensuring she was safe outside her isolette. All so this mama could cuddle her baby for the first time. This is just a peek at my experience in the NICU, and one of many reasons I’ll be forever grateful for the NICU team. #thankyounicu #nicuawarenessmonth #nicu #nicubaby #bornat26weeks #mywholeheart #fallinginlove #babygirl
My dad took me out to see my first fire truck the other day! The firemen came over to see me and gave me my very own junior fire chief hat! ————————— #hellpsyndrome #momblogger #prematurityawareness #30weeker #preeclampsia #preemie #baby #preemiemom #preemiedad #firefighter #daughter #nicu #preemieawareness #cutie
Excited to be back. I won’t be back to emails until morning as I’m working the night shift. If it is urgent please leave a voicemail. All voicemails left will be returned on my breaks before 9pm. Thank you. #nicu #cuddler #volunteer #loveallchildren #luv2dancecomp
Excited to be back. I won’t be back to emails until morning as I’m working the night shift. If it is urgent please leave a voicemail. All voicemails left will be returned on my breaks before 9pm. Thank you. #nicu #cuddler #volunteer #loveallchildren #luv2dancecomp
September is NICU Awareness Month. ❤💛💚💙💜 Day #18 : Post a picture of your little one in a hat. ☆First hat I ever made Nate...just in time for his first Valentine's. ❤ #nicusupport #supportnicufamilies #NICU #micropreemie #preemie #prematurebirth #septembernicu #nicuawarenessmonth #littleduckysroseofstitches
🎈#HappyBirthday to my #Amazing #Gastroschisis #Warrior , I look back... 😭 I give Our Heavenly Father all the blessings for allowing him to be here #LivingAndBreathing . I was chosen to be your Mommy because he knew that only I could handle the #Battle to fight for you. #👁️❤️U #September #MyMonth #Gastroschisis #Three 🤟🏻 #GastroMan #Gastrosaurus 🦕 #NICU #NiCuMommy #NiCuBaby #GastroschisisWarrior #GastroHunk #Boy #Toddler #Adorable #Blessed #Loved #JavedPortillo #GastroPhenomenalLove
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