Jump to content

Seven years ago...
BBE grows up update


  • Please log in to reply
12 replies to this topic

#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 Nine.years

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.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Life with anxiety

At times, I feel pretty worthless. In those moments, all I want to do is curl up into a ball and hide in the dark. I can try to quiet my mind, but it won?t shut up.

IVF leaves woman pregnant with another couple's twins

An Italian woman has been told the twins she is three months pregnant with are not hers.

'My mother-in-law found out our baby's gender behind our backs'

My husband and I mutually decided that we didn?t want to know our baby's sex before the birth, but his mother couldn't handle that.

What you need for the 'fourth trimester'

In my opinion, the first three months after the birth are the most intense. Here's what got me through that time after welcoming my baby.

Weaning a toddler off a dummy: a 15-day plan

Weaning your child off the dummy can be a traumatic experience for both of you. Here are some tips to help you through.

Choosing to be a solo parent

Two women share their stories of longing for a baby so much that they each decided not to wait for a partner before becoming a mum.

Asphyxia link another piece of the SIDS puzzle

An Australian study has uncovered information which could lead to a better understanding of why babies die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Rescue dog Zoey and BFF Jasper star in adorable pics

Photographer, self-professed "crazy dog lady" and mum Grace Chon takes photos of rescue dog Zoey and her 10-month-old son Jasper together. The results are just too cute. See more on Instagram @thegracechon.

The ultimate travel stroller: the Mountain Buggy nano

We tried the Mountain Buggy nano and give it an enthusiastic thumbs up. As the ultimate travel stroller, it's practical, has great features, and looks fab, too.

Mum's heartbreak as son dies in road accident

Daly Thomas and her two young sons were walking home from church on Tuesday afternoon. Her youngest son never made it.

New Kate Spade baby bag designs

Don?t adjust your screen: this bright beauty is coming to you in full colour.

Easter gifts for babies, no chocolate in sight!

If this is your little one?s first Easter you might want to mark the occasion with something a little extra special. Here are 10 Easter gift ideas, which won't harm little teeth.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win the brand new phil&teds vibe

Check out the good looking new release of the Vibe 3 and the Verve 4-wheeler inline strollers. To celebrate their release, we have a Vibe with double kit to give away.

Baby sleep

From birth to one year and beyond, read about baby sleep, soothing techniques, routines, and sleep school experiences.

Easter gifts for babies, no chocolate in sight!

If this is your little one?s first Easter you might want to mark the occasion with something a little extra special. Here are 10 Easter gift ideas, which won't harm little teeth.

7 tips for a kid-free trip, not a guilt trip

Although I?m jumping out of my skin to take my child-free holiday, I?m dreading the goodbye. But I?m determined to make the most of it without tarnishing it with guilt or sadness about leaving the kids.

Itchibubs: clothes for babies and toddlers with eczema

Parents of children who suffer from eczema will know only too well the scratching that occurs around the clock. A new clothing range aims to help make everyone more comfortable.

Ear piercing: what age is best?

What is it that shapes our opinions on what?s an 'appropriate' age for our children to get their ears pierced? Parents share their views on how young is too young when it comes to piercing.

Caring for kids helps grandmothers stay mentally alert

Looking after grandchildren can help grandmothers ward off brain disease - but it's also possible to get too much of a good thing, researchers say.

Why I loved my third home water birth

After two water births at home, I was determined to give birth to my son the same way. I just hoped this birth would be quicker than my last two.

Revealed: 7 ways food marketers try to trick consumers

If you?re confused by food labels, you?re not alone. Next time you?re shopping for food, look out for these seven common labelling tricks.

'My mother-in-law found out our baby's gender behind our backs'

My husband and I mutually decided that we didn?t want to know our baby's sex before the birth, but his mother couldn't handle that.

 

Free Printable Activities

Keeping little hands busy

Free printable acitivity pages like colouring in, cutting, word finders, mazes, maths activities and puzzles.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.