A full-term pregnancy is roughly 40 weeks. When a baby is born at 25 weeks, which is about 15 weeks early, they miss an entire trimester of development in the womb. It is a very scary time for everyone involved, and these babies have the odds stacked against them.
My twins were born at 25 weeks, 5 days. I still remember the neonatologist giving us the statistics on survival rates, although I can’t remember what they are. I actually think I blocked them out as he was telling me because it was just too much.
Just like my husband and I, today’s family did not have an experience with a premature birth. Their sweet boy was the first preemie in their family, and he too was born at 25 weeks.
I’m so happy to introduce you to Ephraim, as told by his mom, Sarah.
What an absolutely beautiful little boy you have! I’m so happy to hear that he’s doing so well and hitting all his milestones. Lots of love to you all x
What an amazing strong little boy you have! I’m so glad that he is improving every day and getting stronger.
Gaby Dyson says
What an inspiring story 🙂 He’s absolutely beautiful. Sarah did an amazing job of staying strong in a difficult situation – I wish her family lots of happiness for the future.
So happy to hear the little one is doing better. Such a strong family! Sending love from across the globe!
Kelly Siech says
He is beautiful! I can not begin to image the idea of his heart not beating. I would fear that it could happen again. You have to be so strong to not have that mindset.
Shann Eva says
Awe. I’m sure the NICU nurses all loved him. I know it’s not the same, but they are pretty amazing people. I hope your son is doing well now.