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Our Miracle - We were advised to terminate
29 weeker after waters broke at 15 weeks


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#1 CAMum

Posted 11 March 2012 - 08:48 PM

Hi All

I haven't been on here for ages, but this site gave me my first link to information that really helped me during my high risk pregnancy. I have done a youtube video of our journey in the hope that I may help raise awareness of issues facing premature birth and let ladies who suffer pPROM know that there is another option to termination.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUc3XQHvV0U


Thanks for watching.

Edited by CAMum, 11 March 2012 - 09:09 PM.


#2 nayjay

Posted 12 March 2012 - 07:20 AM

Just beautiful!!!!  Thank you for sharing.  Happy Birthday to your little one!


I have had repeat pPROM with my pregnancies.  My premature babies were born between 32-35wks so our journey was significantly shorter but I can relate to so much of what was was in your clip. Our youngest is now 7 weeks old.  He arrived just past 33wks after pPROM at 32 weeks.

#3 What'sNext??

Posted 12 March 2012 - 07:34 AM

Beautiful Camum- congratulations on this momentous milestone!

#4 Gone-Country

Posted 12 March 2012 - 07:37 AM

That bought back so many memories for me. The cotton wool on heel pricks, the CPAP, the lights.

Thank you for sharing what I know would have been an emotional and sometimes painful journey.

Congratulations on surviving the first year. Happy Birthday to a gorgeous and courageous wee boy.

Lisa

#5 bright*future

Posted 12 March 2012 - 07:43 AM

Congratulations, he is so gorgeous and you look so happy.  You have a beautiful family.

#6 Fr0g

Posted 12 March 2012 - 07:52 AM

Thank you for my Monday morning cry.  (It was the "brother hold" which go me original.gif )

Blake is adorable and you're a beautiful family! Congratulations!

#7 mummaorange

Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:08 AM

HE IS SOO GORGEOUS, AND I CANNOT BELIEVE HOW "QUICKLY" HE CAME HOME!! congrats!!

#8 missylou

Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:10 AM

Thank you for sharing Blake's story.  What a wonderful outcome.  Congratulations from another one who had a little cry while watching!

#9 My4Sunshines

Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:04 AM

Oh that was just beautiful to watch, though I had to keep wiping the tears away to see it!!!

Congratulations to Blake on his first birthday and congratulations to you and your family on your miracle.

I so love that profile of babies (the one with Blake sleeping next to the bear?) so sweet wub.gif

Keep growing gorgeous boy tthumbs.gif

#10 Lys13

Posted 12 March 2012 - 10:23 AM

That is beautiful. I have identical twin boys born at 26+1 brings back so many memories. Glad to see he is doing so well. Congrats

#11 babyinabackpack

Posted 12 March 2012 - 10:33 AM

What a beautiful video. Thank you so much for sharing this and congratulations to you all.

#12 janzward

Posted 12 March 2012 - 12:17 PM

It's a beautiful video. Thank you for sharing original.gif

#13 Feral-as-Meggs

Posted 12 March 2012 - 12:27 PM

Thanks for sharing that, the Christmas day photo got me.  



#14 BVB09

Posted 12 March 2012 - 12:28 PM

WOW, now that tugged a few heart strings !

Amazing story and amazing parents.

Love to your little one on his 1st Birthday and all the best to your family ! original.gif

#15 catty81

Posted 12 March 2012 - 12:28 PM

your video make me cry.  such a beautiful story.  you must be so proud of your little Blake.

my story is similar - at 12 weeks pregnant i was told my baby had a severe defect and i should terminate.  i refused.  he had an operation shortly after birth, spent a few months in the neonatal ward of the royal childrens and now, ten years later he is a perfectly healthy, normal kid.

#16 Bart.

Posted 12 March 2012 - 12:40 PM

cry1.gif What a tear jerker and what an amazingly beautiful little man you have there.  'Miracle' seems like an understatement.  wub.gif

#17 TarneeW

Posted 12 March 2012 - 12:49 PM

Thank you for sharing! I had tears all the way original.gif

Congratulations on your beautiful baby. I'm sure it's been a very difficult time but well worth fighting for!

All the best original.gif

#18 ~Sorceress~

Posted 12 March 2012 - 12:53 PM

Just beautiful wub.gif . Thanks for sharing! biggrin.gif

#19 idle

Posted 12 March 2012 - 12:57 PM

Awww so gorgeous . Happy birthday beautiful boy  wub.gif

#20 Wishing2011

Posted 12 March 2012 - 01:00 PM

Oh that is so beautiful ! Happy birthday to your little man and good on you guys for being so strong and never giving up on him original.gif

#21 CAMum

Posted 12 March 2012 - 01:11 PM

Thankyou all for your lovely words. It was actually quite therapeutic to put the video together. We have come a long way.

#22 ChickenortheEgg?

Posted 12 March 2012 - 01:25 PM

This is me right now ---> cry1.gif The photo of your boys gazing at each other is amazing.

Thank you so much for sharing, such a beautiful boy.

#23 lucky 2

Posted 12 March 2012 - 02:03 PM

Thanks for sharing such a wonderful story of hope and love.

#24 Chocciecake

Posted 12 March 2012 - 02:21 PM

That is so amazing, good on you for maintaining hope in the face of despair, I can only imagine how hard itnmust have been. Love to you all.

#25 ChickenNuggets

Posted 12 March 2012 - 02:26 PM

Just beautiful, Happy Birthday Blake <3




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