Post # 1
Been looking through photos tonight. Sometimes I can’t believe she ever looked like this. Sometimes I can’t believe she is nearly seven years old.
Does any other Mums of a prem forget? Not how they started, the trauma never leaves you, but do you ever look back after seeing how ‘Normal’ they are, and realise you forgot that once they struggled just to live?
So proud of my little princess, may you always be a fighter baby girl.
Post # 2
sandy85: not a mom of a premmie, but just wanted to congratulate your little one for being such a fighter! It’s incredible how much a little human can accomplish. I am a premmie myself 🙂 i am sure my mom and you have a lot to relate.
Post # 3
My son was a premmie…hard to believe it now at 14 years old and 6 feet tall (and still growing). I won’t ever forget walking up every hour and a half for the first 8 months to feed my tiny son though!
Post # 4
I was born 2 months early. My family definitely never forgets the experience, and often remind me that I wasn’t expected to survive. And if I did survive, I was expected to have mental retardation and never function past a 6th grade level, if that. They tell me how I fit in a shoe box for a women’s shoe, and in the palms of their hands. I was 2 lbs. I seemed to develop okay. I’m now a doctor. I had asthma all growing up, but it wasn’t diagnosed until I was 29 because of the non-traditional symptoms. I wish I got some height (I’m 5 feet tall), and I’d love to blame my preemie status on that. But I think it was more my mom’s genes.
Previous posters, may your children grow to accomplish their dreams and great things!
Post # 5
This is a beautiful story! Sadly, my daughter was a preemie and had many complications [many of which I’m sure your daughter faced as well], she passed away when she was 9 months old. It’s always wonderful to hear of these beautiful babies pulling through!
Post # 6
MrsR4ever: Yep, sure would! Nice to see you are here to make this post
ChristinaC598: Wow, that is tall, even for a boy who wasn’t prem!
vanike: Wow, a doctor, are you a Neonatologist? (Hope I spelt that right, lol). You are definitely a trooper!
jenilynevette: That’s terrible, but thank you for being so happy to hear about my little girl. Your loss must have been devastating. Thank you for sharing your story with me. I always hope my daughter never forgets that she fought from day one, so there is no point in not fighting every day!