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#1 .Jerry.

Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:25 PM

Molly is seven tomorrow.   ohmy.gif   Time flies.

Today seven years ago I was given the nod that Molly needed to come out.  I had had four weeks in hospital with Preeclampsia, limping along to keep her growing as much as possible.
Today seven years ago I had a scan.  It was a quiet Sunday morning at the hospital and I had been having doppler study scans every few days to check on her.  I'll never forget the moment the doctor popped his head around the corner whilst we waited in the corridor.  "I think we'll take that baby tomorrow" he said.  There was reverse flow in the cord. sad.gif 27 weeks.  It was very scary.  I had previously been told there was a bed free in NICU (week before I was preparing to fly to Adelaide from Brisbane to have her as there were no nicu beds here).

Anyway, I'm rambling.
It amazes me each year how strong the (bad) memories are.

She is seven tomorrow (Wed).  original.gif   She is growing well, succeeding at school after a bit of an early struggle, won second place in the talent quest today, happy and very healthy.
We still have our moments with anxiety, eating issues and some learning difficulties, but all is good.
Far cry from the baby in my signature at 810 grams.
Time flies.

Fairly recent photo:


(sorry about the size of the photo.  Have tried to resize to no avail.)

Edited by .Jerry., 11 December 2012 - 05:35 PM.


#2 jobo77

Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:31 PM

What a gorgeous girl!! original.gif

#3 FiveAus

Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:32 PM

She is absolutely beautiful. Congratulations on producing a lovely daughter.

Earlier this year a FB friend of mine had a little boy at 28 weeks. She posted a photo of him every single day until he was big enough to leave hospital and it was the most incredible photographic journal I have ever seen.

#4 R2B2

Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:32 PM

wub.gif Happy 7th birthday for tomorrow gorgeous Molly!

#5 Missy Shelby

Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:36 PM

Gorgeous girl, terrific mum original.gif

I absolutely love hearing stories about premmies where the child has thrived and gone onto lead a happy and healthy life.

My dd1 was also a premmie and also displays alot of anxiety, is this something that is common in premmies?

#6 .Jerry.

Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:42 PM

Thanks everyone. original.gif

Missy Shelby - Yes, there is research that says prems are more prone to anxiety and attentional difficulties in the short term.

#7 Missy Shelby

Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:50 PM

QUOTE (.Jerry. @ 11/12/2012, 06:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks everyone. original.gif

Missy Shelby - Yes, there is research that says prems are more prone to anxiety and attentional difficulties in the short term.

Thanks for responding .Jerry. what is struggles with the most is social anxiety, which breaks my heart as I can tell she wants to play with kids but really struggles with join group activities, this happens mostly at kindy.  With her friends outside of kindy she is alot better.  We are hoping to get her into a program next year that will help her greatly with this, fingers crossed that she gets in.

#8 librablonde

Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:51 PM

Jerry, I can't imagine how hard you must have struggled to keep your pregnancy going and then having such a tiny premmie. And all your years of hard work, setbacks and sleepless nights, too. But your DD is gorgeous and has such light in her smile- you must have been doing it right  bbighug.gif  Congratulations on bringing such a lovely soul into the world.

#9 amabanana

Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:56 PM

She's gorgeous!  Happy birthday to her and congratulations to you.

#10 MrsDamonSalvatore

Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:08 PM

happy birthday for tomorrow Molly hheart.gif

#11 Mariamsmum

Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:32 PM

Wow, I cannot believe it has been 7 years since we were in the same DIG together Jerry!
Thank you so much for the update, and your Miss Molly is just a beautiful little girl. I am so glad to read that she is going well.

Happy 7th birthday for tomorrow Molly. What an amazing journey you have had. And what wonderful parents you have been blessed with  hheart.gif

#12 .Jerry.

Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:16 PM

Thanks everyone. original.gif

Mariamsmum - Thanks. original.gif  I think of your little Mariam often. Hard to believe it is more than 7 years now!

Molly had not such a good birthday after all.  Started well, but then she fell off the slide at school and busted her face open.  Had to go to the doctors and she was glued back together. sad.gif  Very puffy lip area now.

I'm sure she's had a good day overall though.

#13 TenYears

Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:10 PM

I just saw this.  Molly is such a gorgeous little poppet and it is really lovely to hear the updates!  She seems to have grown up so quickly.

I hope her sore lip healed quickly and that Christmas provided an injury-free celebration hot on the heels of her birthday.




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