2 months ago
Caroline - 32 weeker - 3 pounds 4.9 ounces "My Sweet Caroline was born February 1, 2018, at 32 weeks. My other pregnancies had been high risk, but her's was a whole different story.
I had “all day and night sickness” and later developed preeclampsia. After a month of bedrest and a couple hospitals visits, they decided to keep me there until she was born. The goal was to take her at 34 weeks, but my blood pressure was so high I was at risk of seizures so they induced me.
Caroline was born at 3 lbs. 4.9 oz and 15 inches long. Tiny but feisty! She spent 33 of the longest days and nights in the NICU at Piedmont Fayette. We weren’t able to hold her until she was 6 days old because they had to do a MRI of her head to make sure she didn’t have a brain bleed since she was so premature.
But oh my goodness, the feeling you get after waiting so long to hold your little miracle! I spent every moment I could with her; holding her hand, rubbing her feet, helping her learn to suck so she could bottle feed and then nurse. She dropped to 2 lbs and 15 oz and it seemed like it took forever for her to reach the 4 lb “going home” weight.
After a roller-coaster of emotions and a few delays, we were finally able to bring Caroline home March 5 to be with her two brothers and sister. We did come home with an apnea monitor, but we were able to come off of it around 5 months.
Since being home, she has had a couple little colds and RSV, but luckily it didn’t get bad. She is still in the less than 1 percentile for her growth, but she is steadily moving up the curve! We just celebrated her 1st birthday at 13 lbs and could not be more blessed to have this perfectly timed gift from God here with us!
The NICU nurses, neonatologists and lactation consultants at Piedmont Fayette were absolutely amazing and they make you feel like you are part of a family while they’re taking care of your baby.” @nicuparentclub at Newnan, Georgia