So today is World Prematurity Awareness Day.
I don’t have a craft four you today, but in honor of today I’d like to share something about my daughter, who was -you guessed it- a preemie.
My daughter was born two months premature (at 32 weeks gestation.) I had a 45 minute labor and she was here! With her head in my palm, her feet didn’t reach my elbows!
She weight 3lbs. 15.18 oz. The first time I fed her was with a syringe, through a feeding tube. She was in the NICU for a month and a half and when she came home she was barely larger than a baby doll.
She is now four years old, in Pre-K. She’s very smart and creative.
For more info on preemies and preterm birth, check out these links:
To see first-hand stories of preemies and preemie parents, check out this page on Facebook: