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Only Had Problems Being Pregnant With Boys

i am so very thankful that i have four beautiful healthy children.........my two daughters were born at term and healthy........no complications......in between them and having my two sons i miscarried 2 boys.........when i got pregnant with my first son, i was so happy..........when i was about 5 1/2 months my water started leaking a little bit..........i spent many nights sitting in the emergency room, a couple of over nights.......many ultra sounds.........i was put on bed rest, then at 29 1/2 weeks i went into labor..........i went to the hospital and they gave me medication to stop the contractions...........then they did the exam..........i was already dilated 5, so this baby was going to be born....

they did an amnio........and there was blood in the fluid........i had to push to break my own water because he was so little that we wasnt ready to come out..........he came out face first and was purple...........i was so scared that he was dead, but then i heard him make a noise...........

 

good news...........he only had to be on a respirator for 3 days.......and anyone who has had a preemie knows what it is like to not be able to hold your child while they are on a respirator.........it's hell..........so on the third day i got to hold him.............he was in the NICU for a week and then was transferred to a special care nursery where he spent the first two months of his life...............

he is 17 now, healthy, amazingly smart, you would never know he was a preemie that weighed 2 pounds 12 ounces at birth.........he is 5'8" tall and he amazes me every day...

irishwiccan irishwiccan 41-45, F 5 Responses Nov 10, 2009

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so glad to hear your story. i had 2 preemies, you cant tell it now.they have grown so fast.I AM BLESSED.

it's great, i'm just so glad that the doctors and nurses have the knowledge these days to be able to save sick or premature children..........i can only imagine how it was 100 years ago........there would have been no hope

You are blessed. I have a son the same age he wasn't a preemie but my sisters daughter was. It's amazing what the doctors and hospitals can do.

it's amazing, i'm very glad they are healthy

Have a daughter same age , She and her brother were born as preemies as you said you would never know the difference know....