28wkr mother posting pics/links and saying THANKS

  1. Hi guys! I usually post over on the student boards, but I had to peep in here to say THANK YOU! All you NICU nurses are soo awesome and do a great job. I wanted to post some pics of my kiddo who was a 28 wkr and is now 14 mos old.

    HE is doing wonderful, and everyone thinks he is a miracle. He was about 2 lbs at birth...but was never sick, never had any problems (well the PDA which closed with the round of Indomiacin/Indomyicin?? sp). Never had brain bleeds or infections. Just a real strong healthy LITTLE guy. They said he was a feed and grow? Something like that. He came home after 2 mos (one month before his due date in Jan) without any medications/monitors or ROP. He never got sick his entire first year...no cold and no ear infections. HE was breasfed though *ahem* This year in December, he got a runny nose.

    I know you guys wonder about "your kids" once they go home, and I think that is sweet. So...here is one preemie mom saying THANK YOU for your hard work, dedication and all that. I just wanted to let you know how ONE case turned. My son is truly a blessing and miracle. I know this. I thank you, and the nurses like you :kiss his wonderful nurses as well.

    Umm, lets see, he is 31" tall, about 20something lbs...has 8 teeth and has a small vocab of mama, dada, larlar ,baba, and his own version of ilove you. Well, if nothing else, here are a few pics, and here are the links to his photos. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, DON'T POST HIS PICS ANYWHERE.

    thanks again ladies/gents.

    s:kiss

    http://images2.fotki.com/v2/free/5d4...jpg?1009576581

    day one...almost 2lbs, 13" long.




    13mos old dec 2002


    **** THE OTHER PHOTOS CAN BE FOUND IN OUR ALBUMS...FOLLOW THIS LINK, SINCE I CANT POST THEM. MY SON IS ON THE OUTSIDE OF ALL THE ALBUMS CONTAINING HIM INSIDE****


    http://public.fotki.com/khalil/march_2002_khalil_photos

    http://public.fotki.com/khalil/khalil_at_1_yr_old
    Last edit by StephieRN2Be on Jan 9, '03
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  2. 29 Comments

  3. by   Furball
    What a cutie-pie!!!!

    I agree, NICU nurses rock!
  4. by   dawngloves
    He is Adorable!!!!!! He's as big and smart as my 16 month old!
    You are so right, I love at Christmas when we get pictures of grads. It is so amazing.
    Keep on keepin' on Stephie. you are doing a great job!
    BTW, thought about working NICU?
  5. by   NurseDennie
    Oh wow - what a beautiful little boy. Well, your whole family are above-average. I love that picture with the beret. And he looked like an angel after his bath.

    Makes me jealous. I am too old for babies myself, but I sure am ready for the grandma role!!

    He's absolutely lovely - you can see his personality shining out of his eyes.

    Love

    Dennie
  6. by   prmenrs
    Pretty darn cute!!!
  7. by   StephieRN2Be
    Thank you all. Yes, like I said, I aim to be an NICU nurse. Of course, I need to start the program first. LOL, but I should be going in this time next year, with my sis.

    I know...my son is a wonderfully amazing miracle. My friends daughter was only one month early rather than 3 like my son...and my son is bigger than her baby, and does more at this age. So, I always try to tell other preemie parents, these babies can go either way. Just being born at 35 wks doesn't always mean the baby will do better or be bigger or more healthy than one who was born earlier. Parents need to know, that their baby can be THAT miracle baby.

    Thanks you guys.

    s
  8. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Your little miracle is beautious!

    Heather
  9. by   Mimi2RN
    Your little guy is just a doll! It is nice to see that we can have a wonderful healthy baby with a 28 weeker.
  10. by   Beach_RN
    he is ADORABLE!!!

    What a wonderful healthy little miracle he is!
  11. by   emily_mom
    What a handsome young man you have there!!! You two look darn good too!!!!

    Kristy
  12. by   NicuGal
    I just want to squeeze him!!! Give him a big squeeze for me! I love to see them do wonderful...and having a super mommy helped him more than modern medicine!
  13. by   Anaclaire
    your son is a very handsome little man!!! what a blessing he is to you and your family!!!

    thank you for posting your message of appreciation and your son's photos for us! stories like yours are the ones we live for when working in the nicu!!!

    wishing you all the most wonderful, healthy, long life possible!

    warmly,
    anaclaire
  14. by   NICU_Nurse
    My favorite is the one where he's in the plaid hat and shirt, ready to jump out and take the world on. ;>) Congratulations. Your son is beautiful, and you're absolutely right. Sometimes, we really need to see those pictures to stay motivated. We never get to see them smile or laugh (well, almost never), and I know I worry about every baby that gets sent home- I remember names, faces...I hope you showed those to the nurses that took care of him as well. He's a gorgeous little man. ;>)

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