Weight at Birth: 2 pounds 12 ounces
Weeks Gestation: 32 weeks 5 days
Time spent in the NICU: 28 days
My Preemie Power Story:
At 28 weeks gestation my water broke. I was admitted to the hospital where I stayed 33 days on bed rest until I went into labor. Despite all we were told little Nathan never needed help breathing and was a feeder and grower while he stayed in the NICU. He gained weight steadly and showed everyone what he was made of. When the doctors thought he was too small for something or were about to change something in his routine its like he knew and would prove them wrong by taking all of his bottles, maintaining his body temp outside the isolette or even nursing with no issues. Just shy of 4 pounds he was removed from the isolette proving to his doctors that he was ready to go home by maintaining his temperature with no assistance and taking all his bottles in record time. 28 days after he was born and at 4 pounds and 1 ounce, Nathan left the hospital and hasn’t looked back.
Super Hero Characteristics:
Strong because he’s proved everyone wrong about what he can do. Curious because he’s always looking around and getting into stuff. Charming because his little smile melts everyone’s heart.