- Age: 6
- Weight at Birth: 2 pounds 14 ounces
- Weeks Gestation: 29 weeks
- Time spent in the NICU: 38 days
Super Hero Characteristics: Abby is our strong, mighty over comer. She’s the underdog you root for that will not back down!
My Preemie Power Story:
Abigail means the joy of the father. She’s the gift my husband wanted while the rest of the family wanted a boy, we got the girl he wanted. I was never put as high risk or given a notice of anything wrong with my pregnancy. One day I began heavily bleeding and didn’t stop. Only after one week of bed rest, it was determined that after an infection had spiked there was no choice but to do an emergency c-section. We were told she would be intubated, possibly damaged from the infection but the extent would be unknown until she came out. Well, she came at a whopping 2 pounds 14 oz and was breathing on her own! When the NICU team said she would be in the NICU until her actual due date (10 weeks), Abby would instead leap over every hurdle and only be there for 5.5 weeks. Even at home she continued to leap over hurdles, amazed her pediatrician with how much she grew and was so joyful through it all. Looking at her now, no one would believe she was a preemie. She’s our mighty overcomer who wouldn’t back down, kept fighting to live and she did it with a smile on her face!