Micro Preemie Update
Even though I have never met any of our Micro Preemie miracle babies in person (with the exception of my own twins, obviously) I still become invested in each one. I love to get messages and read updates on them. I also have become Facebook friends with many families, so I am able to see them as they grow and change. Today, I’m so honored to bring you a Micro Preemie Update on two of our sweet fighters.
Even when you are released from the NICU, there can be so many uncertainties with a preemie. There are still follow-up appointments, therapy sessions, and developmental analysis. Even at 4-years-old, my twins are still followed by various doctors and therapists. We just went to the eye doctor this week, and they will be starting new therapies next week.
Prematurity can really have lifelong effects.
Today, we will check in on Luck Ball and Adiana. As with all preemies, each of their stories and outcomes are unique. However, they are both so strong and beautiful. I’m so honored to be able to bring you this Micro Preemie Update.
When we first met Lucky, he was still in the NICU, after being born at 24 weeks, 4 days. Here is the micro preemie update from his mom, Holly.
We first met Adiana, a 28 weeker, after she had been home from the NICU for a year. Please catch up with her in her micro preemie update, as told by her mom, Adrienne.
My daughter Adiana was born at 28 weeks, weighing 1 lb 15 oz. She stayed in the NICU for 2 months. Adiana was our rainbow baby after suffering a ectopic pregnancy our first pregnancy. I had severe pre-e, high blood pressure and she wasn’t growing as she needed to be.
She is 2 years old today, and will be 3 in May.
She is truly our little angel and our blessing. Thankfully, she is hitting every milestone and she doesn’t have any medical needs or delays.
At times I get this feeling of just so much thankfulness when thinking about our journey. She amazes me each and everyday. She is so smart and a quick learner. I have already started to potty train, and she is catching on quick. I’m just so grateful for her.
Before having her I didn’t know much about Premature birth. I have learned so much since I have experienced it for myself. I can say, when she came home almost 3 years ago, I was so nervous and anxious, but I let that go, and now she can be a kid and just living and enjoying life.
While they are in different places in their journeys, both Lucky and Adiana have made such progress from where they started. They have also both taught their parents so much about what it means to be a preemie parent. Being born premature is such a difficult way to start life, but it truly turns these babies into fighters. Their strength and determination deserves to be shared, so I’m glad that I could bring you these updates.
Premature birth awareness doesn’t stop for any of us preemie parents. It is a lifelong commitment to something we never wanted to experience, yet has changed us and made us stronger. It also introduces you to people and support systems that you never would have met or needed otherwise. Now, you can’t imagine life without them.
If you have been featured on a Micro Preemie Monday, and would like to send in an update to be shared, please email me at email@example.com.
Also, Lucky’s family has a Facebook Page where you can follow along with his progress, learn about fundraisers, and more by clicking HERE.
Thank you so much to Holly and Adrienne for sharing their precious, beautiful children with me and all my readers. Please feel free to share this post to help spread premature birth awareness. Also, leave any questions or comments of support below for both Adiana and Lucky.