Nayeli M. ~ Super Hero Alias: ThunderEli
Age: 2 years
Weight at birth: 3lbs 10 ozs
Weeks gestation: 31 weeks
Time in the NICU: 33 days
Why Should Your Children Be Recognized as Preemies of the Year?
Nayeli was born early because I am a diabetic and during my pregnancy I had preeclampsia. During my pregnancy my conditions put a lot of stress on her as she grew in me. She didn’t let my medical conditions stop her though. She continued to grow strong and normal. She was very determined to let us all know she was meant to be here and to help save me. Because of my angel I now see that obstacles may be tough but you keep fighting. I now fight diabetes and recently had a heart attack. Now every time I look at my big baby girl she reminds me of what I am fighting for.
Using Three Or More Characteristics of a Super Hero, Please Describe Your Child
Tough, courageous, strong-willed, fearless and most of all she is super lovable and caring.
What advice do you have for future NICU parents?
It’s a tough position to be in and you are going to feel helpless. Remember that in the NICU they are in the best place they can be for the time being until they are at their full strength for them to go home. Pray a lot and never leave your baby’s side. They need you more than you need them. God Bless you and your baby(s).