Tuesday, June 15, 2010


As I have said a couple times in the past, my boys were very premature when they were born.

Ben was 1 lbs 7 oz and Doug was 2 lbs 2.2 oz.

They both spent a lot of time in the hospital.

Now unless you are in that situation, you wont completely understand me when I say that even though both boys could have died, and we had no clue what would happen to them, we never even thought about it.

To my Husband and I, both boys were perfect from day one, and in our hearts we knew they would grow to be normal kids.

As they both have!!

This picture is Doug when he was 9 days old. At the time of this picture he weighed about 1000 grams.

When you have a preemie, you measure the babies in grams, not ounces.

Don't ask me to do the math (I am really bad at that sort of thing!!!)

He was pulling his feeding tube out. He did that 6 times, then the nurses gave up and gave him a bottle. That made him happy!!!!


Colleen Turner said...

Hi Sarah,

My son, Chase, was born premature as well. He was born at 32 weeks and weighed 3 pounds 9.7 ounces. It is hard to explain to someone who hasn't had a premmie what it is like and how hard you then fight for those children for their entire life (even if they don't need it and don't want it when they get older) but I have found a great bond exists between people who have gone through it. My son is now about to turn five and is as healthy and rambunctious as you could ask for! Wishing you all the best and keep loving those babies!!!

Rachel said...

My second daughter was born preemie as well, and outside of a hospital to boot. She was 32 weeks when she was born, at 4 lbs. 7 oz. She was in the hospital for 3 weeks total, and that was an experience that I will never forget and I hope I never have to relive. She is almost a year old now and doing wonderfully.

katsrus said...

I used to have to clean the premie nursery at the hospital. They ae so tiny. All beautiful babies. Love the picture of yours. Beautiful. I am lucky I had normal babies. Bless all of you who had premies.
Sue B

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