Have you ever had a baby in NICU?
I have never had a baby in NICU, have you? What was that like? I can only imagine how stressful and scary it would be.
Lucky for us, no. But my cousins just had a baby 7 1/2 weeks early.. sweet Lincoln! He did amazing and didn't even stay for a month! :) But Mom told us how taxing it all was.. I cannot imagine and I know she feels a little robbed of that "normal" birthing experience.. I would be so sad to go home without my baby.
My daughter was born at 34 weeks and was 4 lbs 11oz and she had to stay in the NICU for 6 days. It was hard for me because as a mother (especially a first time mother), you envision being discharged with your baby and I wasn't. Fortunately I had the option of seeing and being with my baby at anytime but the Staff in the NICU was so good to her that I didn't have to. The down side: if you do anything while visiting your baby such as go outside, touch your cellphone, or touch any other surface, you have to scrub your hands clean (I had severe dry hands when Mia was finally discharged).
Breanikas mother has another baby that was born at 27 weeks and we spent a lot of time with her. She had tubes in her armpits to drain fluid from her lungs and all sorts of the other tubes and wires. I remember her looking like a little wrinkley monkey because her body still had all the little hairs on it. Their mother spent less time with her than we did. I'm glad her dad has her.
my lil guy had a nine day stay it was terrible he was born 40 weeks wouldn't progress so I had him via c section he was born having seizures lucky enough we are eight months old and seizure free
we are happy to ....I definetly can relate to moms who have to leave the hospital without their babies i was up there everyday while he was in the nicu
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Current: Chicago, Illinois
Birth: August 10
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***Baby Team Leader Moms.com*** I have been married for over 20 years. My husband and I have eight children ages 18 down to 4 years old. We use to live in Chicago but now live in Canada. I own www.FaithandFamilyReviews.com.