Netta Rose

My little girl decided she wanted to see 2016 and arrived November 29th.  10 weeks earlier than expected.  3lbs, 5oz and and 15.5in tall.  Welcome Netta Rose.

 

As suspected with the bleeding occurring at the 24 week mark, I had a partial placenta abruption.  Managed to keep her in for those 6 additional weeks though!  Since she is so early I am officially a NICU mom.

Netta is doing spectacularly well though.  She graduated off of breathing help within 2 days and is doing well on her own now with just the occasional apnea spell as to be expected due to her underdeveloped nervous system.

She will be in the NICU for at least 6+ weeks as her body continues to develop.  Right now there's not much for me to do for her but visit and hold her per the limits I"m allowed.  Since the first two days holding is now less restricted unless she needs her cool shades and tanning bed.

We will be at the one week (31wks) mark tomorrow and there's a good chance she will even be "eating" just my milk by then, fortified with extra stuff to help her.  It will be several more weeks before she is able to nurse.  

I am grateful to those who took my dogs while I was in the hospital and to those continuing to help babysit Vito so I can go visit her.

Unknown  – ( December 5, 2016 at 7:16 PM )  

I guess she already has a mind of her own. And what a good job you did 'cooking' her for as long as you did through that stressful time. Now she just needs a little time to 'finish off'.

Dachshund Nola  – ( December 5, 2016 at 7:58 PM )  

Congratulations! Prayers for a smooth NICU stay.

Kim  – ( December 5, 2016 at 8:00 PM )  

Congratulations! She was just eager to join you both 'in person' ;) I hope she continues to thrive and can come home soon.

Kathie R  – ( December 5, 2016 at 8:41 PM )  

Congratulations! How awesome! God bless Netta Rose and her family : )

Abby  –   – ( December 6, 2016 at 12:26 PM )  

Congratulations! Glad you kept her in for those extra 6 weeks! Hope she continues to do well and gets to come home and meet the dogs soon!

Lindsay  – ( December 9, 2016 at 5:45 PM )  

Congratulations!! :) Glad to hear that she's doing so well!

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