Monday, November 17, 2014

Microblog Monday: World Prematurity Day



Today is World Prematurity Day.  A day to bring awareness to the 1 in 9 babies being born too early.  My water broke at 32w3d.  The babies were content hanging out on the inside, while I was on hospital bed rest.  However, due to pre-eclampsia, Rylee and Ayden were born a week later at 33w2d.

Born December 23rd, 2013 at 8:27 and 8:28pm, they spent 19 long days in the NICU.  A relatively short stay compared to the several months in the NICU that many preemies spend.  I am so happy and blessed to be able to say that today they are just shy of their 11 month birthday and both are very healthy!


Rylee was 4 lbs, 10 oz and 16.5 inches long

Ayden was 5 lbs, 4 oz and 18.75 inches long


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16 comments:

  1. I can't believe they were ever that tiny!

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    1. I know! You would never know by looking at them that they were preemie babies.

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  2. I had no idea before now there was a specific day for this. Thanks for bringing awareness!

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    1. I had no idea either, until just last year.

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  3. So glad they are so healthy and happy. Ayden looks like he's trying to rip that tube out of his nose. Can't say that I blame him.

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    1. Fortunately, he only needed the oxygen for about 4 hours! I think it's so funny that just hours after birth, he is holding on to the tube like that!

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  4. Love our family's adorable little miracles!!! Aunt D

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  5. How are they already almost a year!? They were so tiny - but they look so happy and healthy now. I hope this Christmas is a little more calm for all of you!

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    1. I know, right! Gah! Time goes so quickly when you are watching your little ones grow. I don't know if Christmas will be more calm, but it will definitely be a happy chaos instead of being in the hospital :)

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  6. Aw, glad to see they're doing well! lovely pics

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  7. Sending good thoughts during World Prematurity Day. I didn't do anything for it this year. I mean, except hug my preemies.

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    1. Hugging your own preemies is the very best thing you can do on World Prematurity Day!

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  8. Wow it's crazy to believe that's what they used to look like. I mean I know I read all about it at the time but time has just flown by!! They are cuties for sure!!

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