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My breastfeeding journey, Part 3: Only days after leaving the hospital, the routine we had been starting to establish was ruined. I noticed I had a cough the day we were discharged. A few days later it was so bad that I felt like I couldn't breathe. I would wake up in a panic thinking I was going to die because I wasn't getting enough oxygen. It got so bad that I felt like if I wasn't sitting up I couldn't get air. My husband forced me to the hospital. I didn't want to go. I had a newborn to worry about. She was only a few days old and needed me. But I needed to go. My fever was 104 degrees, my blood pressure was through the roof (scary considering I deliever early due to preeclampsia), and my oxygen levels were alarmingly low. After a whilrwind night of tests, they confirmed I had severe pneumonia due to my preeclampsia and placed me in ICU. I didn't find out until I was already there that meant I would be separated from Evie, who was too young to be in the ICU ward at all. I was falsely promised I would be released into the normal hospital so I could be with my baby "in a few hours". In that time I was hooked up to multiple IVs, including a magnesium drip, antibiotics, and lasiks (which constantly made me have to pee). I was poked for blood tests every few hours, had 2 failed IVs, recieved blood thinner shots in my stomach, and had to drink disgusting potassium every hour. But the worst of it was waiting to be back with my baby. Needless to say I did not keep up with my pumping schedule in ICU. When my boobs were finally hard as rocks hours into the tortuous experience I requested a pump. It took a few hours for it to arrive, and I pumped and wept. Luckily, I was back with my baby the following day. However, our breastfeeding journey had just taken a turn I wasn't prepared for.

My breastfeeding journey, Part 3: Only days after leaving the hospital, the routine we had been starting to establish was ruined. I noticed I had a cough the day we were discharged. A few days later it was so bad that I felt like I couldn't breathe. I would wake up in a panic thinking I was going to die because I wasn't getting enough oxygen. It got so bad that I felt like if I wasn't sitting up I couldn't get air. My husband forced me to the hospital. I didn't want to go. I had a newborn to worry about. She was only a few days old and needed me. But I needed to go. My fever was 104 degrees, my blood pressure was through the roof (scary considering I deliever early due to preeclampsia), and my oxygen levels were alarmingly low. After a whilrwind night of tests, they confirmed I had severe pneumonia due to my preeclampsia and placed me in ICU. I didn't find out until I was already there that meant I would be separated from Evie, who was too young to be in the ICU ward at all. I was falsely promised I would be released into the normal hospital so I could be with my baby "in a few hours". In that time I was hooked up to multiple IVs, including a magnesium drip, antibiotics, and lasiks (which constantly made me have to pee). I was poked for blood tests every few hours, had 2 failed IVs, recieved blood thinner shots in my stomach, and had to drink disgusting potassium every hour. But the worst of it was waiting to be back with my baby. Needless to say I did not keep up with my pumping schedule in ICU. When my boobs were finally hard as rocks hours into the tortuous experience I requested a pump. It took a few hours for it to arrive, and I pumped and wept. Luckily, I was back with my baby the following day. However, our breastfeeding journey had just taken a turn I wasn't prepared for. - 6 hours ago

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#cheekygirl #cheekychops #dimples #blueeyes #blondie #preemieprincess #preemiestrong #preemiepride #nicugrad #nicuwarrior #rainbowbaby #mygirl #myworld #firsttimemummy #poser #happybabygirl #prettyinpink

#cheekygirl #cheekychops #dimples #blueeyes #blondie #preemieprincess #preemiestrong #preemiepride #nicugrad #nicuwarrior #rainbowbaby #mygirl #myworld #firsttimemummy #poser #happybabygirl #prettyinpink - 7 hours ago

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#polkadots #headbandbaby #headband #bows #blackandwhite #firsttimemummy #preemieprincess #preemiepride #preemiestrong #mygirl #myworld #poser #whatyalookingatmama #hereslookingatyoukid #rainbowbaby #nicuwarrior #nicugrad #proudmama

#polkadots #headbandbaby #headband #bows #blackandwhite #firsttimemummy #preemieprincess #preemiepride #preemiestrong #mygirl #myworld #poser #whatyalookingatmama #hereslookingatyoukid #rainbowbaby #nicuwarrior #nicugrad #proudmama - 7 hours ago

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😇 Angel Baby #preemieprincess #instababy #babygirl #aunistiraine #infant #preemiestrong

😇 Angel Baby #preemieprincess #instababy #babygirl #aunistiraine #infant #preemiestrong - 12 hours ago

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National Preemie Day💜 
Born at 28 weeks 1lb 7oz 
#preemieday#nationalpreemieday#preemie#micropreemie#preemiestrong#nicu#nicugrad#trachgrad#gbuttonbaby#preemiemom#preemiesofinstagram#preemieprincess#toddler#toddlermodel#doctors#nurses#helpingothers#sharemystory#mystory#myjourney#youtube#delylahtrachjourney 🖤💜

National Preemie Day💜 Born at 28 weeks 1lb 7oz #preemieday #nationalpreemieday #preemie #micropreemie #preemiestrong #nicu #nicugrad #trachgrad #gbuttonbaby #preemiemom #preemiesofinstagram #preemieprincess #toddler #toddlermodel #doctors #nurses #helpingothers #sharemystory #mystory #myjourney #youtube #delylahtrachjourney 🖤💜 - 22 hours ago

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November 17 is #worldprematurityawarenessday💜 Olivia was considered a late preemie born at 35 weeks, but she was tiny for a 35 weeker weighing 3lbs 15oz measuring just a little over 15 inches. Born with various congenital birth defects and feeding issues she spent 95 days in the NICU. In her short 2 years of life she's been through more than most adults have in their entire lifetime. OLIVIA JULIETTE MY HERO! 
#OliviaJulietteG♡ #instagramkids #instastyle #instafashion #babyinfluencer #specialneeds #CHLA #childrenshospitaloflosangeles #fedisbest #gtubebaby #preemiestrong #preemieprincess #warriorbaby #dysphagiaawareness #chdawareness #04|17|17

November 17 is #worldprematurityawarenessday 💜 Olivia was considered a late preemie born at 35 weeks, but she was tiny for a 35 weeker weighing 3lbs 15oz measuring just a little over 15 inches. Born with various congenital birth defects and feeding issues she spent 95 days in the NICU. In her short 2 years of life she's been through more than most adults have in their entire lifetime. OLIVIA JULIETTE MY HERO! #OliviaJulietteG#instagramkids #instastyle #instafashion #babyinfluencer #specialneeds #CHLA #childrenshospitaloflosangeles #fedisbest #gtubebaby #preemiestrong #preemieprincess #warriorbaby #dysphagiaawareness #chdawareness #04 |17|17 - 22 hours ago

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WORLD PREMATURITY DAY. Here is a picture of my cute little Beanie Baby sized peanut! 💜
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WORLD PREMATURITY DAY. Here is a picture of my cute little Beanie Baby sized peanut! 💜 • #NationalPrematurityAwarenessMonth #WorldPrematurityDay #33weeker #preemieprincess - 23 hours ago

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From the very first time I saw her hooked up to all of those wires, to the very last time I hope I ever have to see her like that, to this morning when she was talking my ear off trying to get me out of bed. We did not plan to have another baby, but God had other plans. We are so grateful for you baby girl and we are ever SO thankful for the doctors and nurses that ensured your safe entry into this world. #worldprematurityday #mypreemie #preemieprincess #babyeriel #ourlittlemiracle #vasapreviasurvivor #velementouscordinsertion #survivor

From the very first time I saw her hooked up to all of those wires, to the very last time I hope I ever have to see her like that, to this morning when she was talking my ear off trying to get me out of bed. We did not plan to have another baby, but God had other plans. We are so grateful for you baby girl and we are ever SO thankful for the doctors and nurses that ensured your safe entry into this world. #worldprematurityday #mypreemie #preemieprincess #babyeriel #ourlittlemiracle #vasapreviasurvivor #velementouscordinsertion #survivor - 1 day ago

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Today is recognized as World Prematurity Day and I can't let it pass by without acknowledging what a miracle this darling 9 year old is! Nevaeh was born at 26 weeks and weighed 1lb 9oz's, she's been a fighter from the moment she was born and fights to accomplish daily tasks every single day and I am so proud of her. 
We take life for granted, we take our health for granted, we take being able to accomplish every day tasks easily for granted and this little girl reminds me that I can accomplish anything if I keep trying and figure out how to get it done...

Today is recognized as World Prematurity Day and I can't let it pass by without acknowledging what a miracle this darling 9 year old is! Nevaeh was born at 26 weeks and weighed 1lb 9oz's, she's been a fighter from the moment she was born and fights to accomplish daily tasks every single day and I am so proud of her. We take life for granted, we take our health for granted, we take being able to accomplish every day tasks easily for granted and this little girl reminds me that I can accomplish anything if I keep trying and figure out how to get it done... - 1 day ago

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#worldprematurityday 💜 —- every year an estimated 15 million babies are born prematurely around the world and the number is rising. When I was pregnant I did not know a thing about babies born prematurely or what the nicu was. I knew people who had preemie babies but nobody really talked about it. So when I was admitted to the hospital and had my baby at just 26 weeks I was freaking out! I was so scared and emotional and felt like such a horrible mom. But today thanks to the many advances in technology and medicine my girl is growing healthy. Being at the nicu is definitely a journey but not everyone’s journey is the same. I would consider myself very blessed because although she was born at only 26 weeks and weighted only 2 lbs and 1 oz  she has made significant progress. I am so proud to consider myself her mother and will always be. The reason i even decided to make this page was to bring awareness of prematurity, to share our nicu journey, and to hopefully bring a little hope to others who needed it. And i’m so thankful for this wonderful community of people that have been cheering, praying, and blessing us in our journey. Thank you! 💜💜

#worldprematurityday 💜 —- every year an estimated 15 million babies are born prematurely around the world and the number is rising. When I was pregnant I did not know a thing about babies born prematurely or what the nicu was. I knew people who had preemie babies but nobody really talked about it. So when I was admitted to the hospital and had my baby at just 26 weeks I was freaking out! I was so scared and emotional and felt like such a horrible mom. But today thanks to the many advances in technology and medicine my girl is growing healthy. Being at the nicu is definitely a journey but not everyone’s journey is the same. I would consider myself very blessed because although she was born at only 26 weeks and weighted only 2 lbs and 1 oz she has made significant progress. I am so proud to consider myself her mother and will always be. The reason i even decided to make this page was to bring awareness of prematurity, to share our nicu journey, and to hopefully bring a little hope to others who needed it. And i’m so thankful for this wonderful community of people that have been cheering, praying, and blessing us in our journey. Thank you! 💜💜 - 1 day ago

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#mariellaskye #preemieprincess #27weeker #cerebralpalsy #warrior #cpqueen #exquisite #naturalbeauty #angeleyes #blondie #worldprematurityday #fightlikeapreemie #almost8yearsold #littlesister #bigsister #nicugrad2012 #kickingcpsbutt 💜💚💜💚💜💚👩‍👧👑🎉

#mariellaskye #preemieprincess #27weeker #cerebralpalsy #warrior #cpqueen #exquisite #naturalbeauty #angeleyes #blondie #worldprematurityday #fightlikeapreemie #almost8yearsold #littlesister #bigsister #nicugrad2012 #kickingcpsbutt 💜💚💜💚💜💚👩‍👧👑🎉 - 1 day ago

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Today is #nationalprematurityday. To my little thriving preemie Savannah Rae, mommy loves you so much!!! Can’t believe it’s almost been two years already. .
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#momlifebelike #diyfarmhouse #pregnacyjourney #northgeorgia #prekteacher #preemiegirl #preemieprincess #mominspiration #retiredcheerleader #momstyle #momstruggles #fitmama #fsugameday #strawberrybaby #twinsister #anxietysucks #momprobs #nicumommy #momblogger #farmhousehappy #gingerbaby #pretermlabor #whitcombpartyof4 #ucfalumni #girlmom #momstrong #oilsforthewin

Today is #nationalprematurityday . To my little thriving preemie Savannah Rae, mommy loves you so much!!! Can’t believe it’s almost been two years already. . . . . ••• • • #momlifebelike #diyfarmhouse #pregnacyjourney #northgeorgia #prekteacher #preemiegirl #preemieprincess #mominspiration #retiredcheerleader #momstyle #momstruggles #fitmama #fsugameday #strawberrybaby #twinsister #anxietysucks #momprobs #nicumommy #momblogger #farmhousehappy #gingerbaby #pretermlabor #whitcombpartyof4 #ucfalumni #girlmom #momstrong #oilsforthewin - 1 day ago

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“Yay! Sharks!” 😆 More aquarium fun with my little cutie pie. 💜 #preemieprincess

“Yay! Sharks!” 😆 More aquarium fun with my little cutie pie. 💜 #preemieprincess - 1 day ago

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Alaina’s version of Disneyland. 😄💜 She had a blast even though it was during nap time lol #preemieprincess #oceanobsessed

Alaina’s version of Disneyland. 😄💜 She had a blast even though it was during nap time lol #preemieprincess #oceanobsessed - 1 day ago

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#worldprematurityday 💜💜💜
From 1 pound to 14 pounds 🥰💜 My #29weeker is turning 10 months on Tuesday 💜🤞🏽 So enjoy some pics from her first week
#preemiebaby #preemiestrong #preemiesofinstagram #micropreemie #nicubaby #nicugraduate #preemieprincess #iugrbaby #iugrbabythriving #cmvvirus #niculife #nicujourney #nicuwarrior #babygirl #1poundbaby #childrenshospitalofwisconsin #babymilestone #twinlosssurvivor

#worldprematurityday 💜💜💜 From 1 pound to 14 pounds 🥰💜 My #29weeker is turning 10 months on Tuesday 💜🤞🏽 So enjoy some pics from her first week #preemiebaby #preemiestrong #preemiesofinstagram #micropreemie #nicubaby #nicugraduate #preemieprincess #iugrbaby #iugrbabythriving #cmvvirus #niculife #nicujourney #nicuwarrior #babygirl #1poundbaby #childrenshospitalofwisconsin #babymilestone #twinlosssurvivor - 1 day ago

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Dziś Światowy Dzień Wcześniaka 🐙 Mówi się o wcześniakach, że są małymi wojownikami. Prawda jest taka, że... wolałabym, żeby Z. tej walki toczyć nie musiała.

W jej przypadku wcześniactwo to nie tylko niska waga urodzeniowa. To rehabilitacja, leki, częste badania i dziesiątki wizyt lekarskich. To powikłania dotyczące wzroku czy rozwoju ruchowego. To ryzyko, że Z. jeszcze zanim skończy roczek będzie musiała znieść transfuzję krwi. To wiele innych problemów, o których tutaj nie mówię.

Nie wiem, jak to jest wziąć w ręce swoje dziecko zaraz po tym, gdy przyjdzie na świat. Wiem jednak, że miłość przez szybę inkubatora nie jest łatwa. Bynajmniej dla mnie nie była.

Po porodzie nie rozpływałam się z miłości. Po porodzie pytałam, czy ona przeżyje. Po porodzie nie byłam rozczulona na widok małych, cudownych stópek i dłoni. Ja ich nawet nie widziałam. To, co czułam, zamiast bezgranicznej miłości, to strach, bezradność, żal i rozgoryczenie. 
Piszę to, bo nie chcę, żebyście myśleli, że wcześniak to tylko dziecko urodzone przed terminem lub bardzo malutkie. Wcześniak to dziecko, które nie było gotowe przyjść na świat.

Nie było gotowe, ale jest tu dzisiaj z nami i za to jesteśmy WDZIĘCZNI 💜

Lekarzom, pielęgniarkom neonatologicznym, Fundacji WOŚP, szpitalom, naukowcom, profesorom... rodzicom wcześniaków i wcześniakom. Za wolę życia 💜

Dziś #worldprematurityawarenessday i cieszę się, że mogłam dać coś od siebie. I czy to się komuś podoba czy nie - nie ma dla mnie znaczenia. Bo dałam prawdę. Jakakolwiek by nie była. I musiałam znaleźć w sobie odwagę, by się z nią dzisiaj zmierzyć... Wszystkim wcześniakom i ich rodzicom - siły, cierpliwości, akceptacji, miłości, wiary, nadziei, odpuszczenia 💜

#światowydzieńwcześniaka #swiatowydzienwczesniaka #mamawczesniaka #mamawcześniaka #wcześniaki #wcześniak #wczesniak #wcześniactwo #prematurebaby #preemieprincess #preemiebaby #preemiepower #preemiestrong #worldprematureday #worldpreemieday #worldprematurityday #littlegirl #córeczka #livethelittlethings #liveauthentic #thankful #togetherisbetter #togetherstronger #togetherwecan #rodzinatojestsiła #familylove #familymatters #familyforever

Dziś Światowy Dzień Wcześniaka 🐙 Mówi się o wcześniakach, że są małymi wojownikami. Prawda jest taka, że... wolałabym, żeby Z. tej walki toczyć nie musiała. W jej przypadku wcześniactwo to nie tylko niska waga urodzeniowa. To rehabilitacja, leki, częste badania i dziesiątki wizyt lekarskich. To powikłania dotyczące wzroku czy rozwoju ruchowego. To ryzyko, że Z. jeszcze zanim skończy roczek będzie musiała znieść transfuzję krwi. To wiele innych problemów, o których tutaj nie mówię. Nie wiem, jak to jest wziąć w ręce swoje dziecko zaraz po tym, gdy przyjdzie na świat. Wiem jednak, że miłość przez szybę inkubatora nie jest łatwa. Bynajmniej dla mnie nie była. Po porodzie nie rozpływałam się z miłości. Po porodzie pytałam, czy ona przeżyje. Po porodzie nie byłam rozczulona na widok małych, cudownych stópek i dłoni. Ja ich nawet nie widziałam. To, co czułam, zamiast bezgranicznej miłości, to strach, bezradność, żal i rozgoryczenie. Piszę to, bo nie chcę, żebyście myśleli, że wcześniak to tylko dziecko urodzone przed terminem lub bardzo malutkie. Wcześniak to dziecko, które nie było gotowe przyjść na świat. Nie było gotowe, ale jest tu dzisiaj z nami i za to jesteśmy WDZIĘCZNI 💜 Lekarzom, pielęgniarkom neonatologicznym, Fundacji WOŚP, szpitalom, naukowcom, profesorom... rodzicom wcześniaków i wcześniakom. Za wolę życia 💜 Dziś #worldprematurityawarenessday i cieszę się, że mogłam dać coś od siebie. I czy to się komuś podoba czy nie - nie ma dla mnie znaczenia. Bo dałam prawdę. Jakakolwiek by nie była. I musiałam znaleźć w sobie odwagę, by się z nią dzisiaj zmierzyć... Wszystkim wcześniakom i ich rodzicom - siły, cierpliwości, akceptacji, miłości, wiary, nadziei, odpuszczenia 💜 #światowydzieńwcześniaka #swiatowydzienwczesniaka #mamawczesniaka #mamawcześniaka #wcześniaki #wcześniak #wczesniak #wcześniactwo #prematurebaby #preemieprincess #preemiebaby #preemiepower #preemiestrong #worldprematureday #worldpreemieday #worldprematurityday #littlegirl #córeczka #livethelittlethings #liveauthentic #thankful #togetherisbetter #togetherstronger #togetherwecan #rodzinatojestsiła #familylove #familymatters #familyforever - 1 day ago

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it’s days like today that i allow myself to look back at pictures of your tiny, frail body + hug you even tighter and tell you again just how deeply i love you! World Prematurity Day is a day to celebrate & give all of the praise + glory to God for what He’s done in our lives through her life, our girl. // although my body was only able to carry you for 28 weeks, i’m so proud of us both, sissy. we were a team from the moment we found out (at 26 weeks) that you would be making your entrance into the world much too soon. my precious girl, you are my hero. you are beyond brave, strong, so smart, + you will forever be worth those months of bed rest + worrisome tears. your life opened our eyes to a world we never knew. it took us through peaks + valleys, and landed us in the NICU for 90 days— were some of the most beautiful people we’ve ever met work to keep these tiny lives alive. a land where big tattooed guys are gently providing oxygen into these tiny humans, where nurses are working as the hands and feet of Jesus and doctors are not only making hard decisions, but also emotionally holding parents together. it’s a humbling place that’s changed our lives forever, and i never want to forget it’s beauty + everything it made us feel. today i honor all of the unsung heroes who bravely save tiny lives every single day. thank you for playing a major role in saving our girls life. we’re eternally grateful. | 💜 #lettersforwrenny

it’s days like today that i allow myself to look back at pictures of your tiny, frail body + hug you even tighter and tell you again just how deeply i love you! World Prematurity Day is a day to celebrate & give all of the praise + glory to God for what He’s done in our lives through her life, our girl. // although my body was only able to carry you for 28 weeks, i’m so proud of us both, sissy. we were a team from the moment we found out (at 26 weeks) that you would be making your entrance into the world much too soon. my precious girl, you are my hero. you are beyond brave, strong, so smart, + you will forever be worth those months of bed rest + worrisome tears. your life opened our eyes to a world we never knew. it took us through peaks + valleys, and landed us in the NICU for 90 days— were some of the most beautiful people we’ve ever met work to keep these tiny lives alive. a land where big tattooed guys are gently providing oxygen into these tiny humans, where nurses are working as the hands and feet of Jesus and doctors are not only making hard decisions, but also emotionally holding parents together. it’s a humbling place that’s changed our lives forever, and i never want to forget it’s beauty + everything it made us feel. today i honor all of the unsung heroes who bravely save tiny lives every single day. thank you for playing a major role in saving our girls life. we’re eternally grateful. | 💜 #lettersforwrenny - 1 day ago

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Emersyn is getting a new Aunt in January 🙈 #emersynaveryscott #preemielife  #preemieprincess #babybling #emersynshark #babyosborn

Emersyn is getting a new Aunt in January 🙈 #emersynaveryscott #preemielife #preemieprincess #babybling #emersynshark #babyosborn - 1 day ago

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Snug as a bug 💗🦋 #preemieprincess #instababies #aunistiraine #babygirl #bathtime #infant #preemie

Snug as a bug 💗🦋 #preemieprincess #instababies #aunistiraine #babygirl #bathtime #infant #preemie - 1 day ago

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I love bath time almost as much as I love sleeping 😇 💤  #preemieprincess #instababies #aunistiraine #babygirl #smootiepie #bathtime #infant #preemie

I love bath time almost as much as I love sleeping 😇 💤 #preemieprincess #instababies #aunistiraine #babygirl #smootiepie #bathtime #infant #preemie - 1 day ago

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