November 17th. A special day to any parent who have ever had the ache of hearing that your baby is coming way before he/she is ready and there is nothing you or the doctors can do to stop it. They have given you all the medication, you did bed rest, but no matter what it is still not enough. Abby was just barely 34 weeks. I remember feeling like such a failure, even though I knew it wasn't my fault, but still. It was my job to keep her safe and instead my body was attacking her. (Don't worry. I am way over that. It was just in the moment being caught up in the emotions of it all.) Abby was premature. My very first baby was premature. We were already freaking out about becoming new parents and now we had to sit there as the Doc was telling us about all of these complications she could have just from being born this early, from being in the NICU, and the complications she could have growing up. I can tell you she had her moments. She spent 24 days in the NICU just because she refused to gain weight🙄😂 Once she was home we learned what GERD was. She would eat then scream because of the pain, projectile vomit, then need to eat again thanks to GERD. She wore every piece of clothing she was given. Jared and I would sleep with towels around us because it was so much grossness. We went through so much laundry detergent. She also didn't hit the growth charts till she turned 2. She was still wearing 9-12 month cloths until Wesley was born. Then all of sudden she caught up. Then Abby also could say full sentences by 18 months. She potty trained herself, and is one of the strongest, sassiest mini bean you will ever meet. She is loving, caring, and the best big sister to our #chubbygoblin She does hard things all the time and I am constantly in awe of her confidence and pray everyday that it never goes away.
Happy National Premature Baby Day! I wouldn't change a thing. (Except for the almost dying twice, but other then that.😂) #nicuparentsrock#premiparent#nationpreemieday#minibean#almost5yearsago#4 .5oz #teeny#proudmama#girlmom#boymom#momlife