See also pictures of babies born early and pictures of them now to show how far they have come.
Here are the resilient advantages, then and now:
This is Edwin. He was born at 35 weeks, three days. His mum wasn’t able to see him for 24 hours due to her being too sick from the drugs and he was having breathing problems. He wasn’t the smallest baby in the NICU, but it was very hard and so very sad. Edwin will be 2 in March, he is so very smart and 100 percent for height. And as you can see, quite the hoot !!!
Emily was born at 23 weeks gestation weighing in at 1 pound, 3 ounces. Eyes still fused shut and with only a 3 percent survival rate, Emily came into this world. She spent the first 102 days of her life in the NICU. Like a roller-coaster, some days we thought she’d pull through, others we’d almost lose her and she had to be resuscitated to bring her back. Nonetheless Little Miss Emily is nothing short of a miracle baby. Today she is thriving and she will be turning 3 in January and we are catching up with all of our milestones.
He is Jack .When his parents were on a ‘babymoon’ in Florida in March of that year, he decided instead to make his grand appearance — almost 7 weeks early!
He’s the loveliest, kindest, most energetic and clever little man you could ever imagine.
Twins, Miles and Embry, born at 29 weeks are now 9 months. They were born at 2 pounds, 7 ounces and 2 pounds, 5 ounces and spent 41 days in the NICU.
Deaglan was born at 29 weeks. He weighed 3 pounds and was in the NICU for six weeks.
Kate McGowan’s twins, Dylan and Elizabeth, were born in 2010 at 29 weeks. They each weighed just over 2 pounds. After 100 days in the NICU for Dylan and 80 for Elizabeth, the preemies went on to overcome incredible obstacles and are now almost 6 years old.“It is amazing how far they have come,” McGowan told The Huffington Post.During her time in the NICU with her twins, McGowan especially remembers Elizabeth learning how to eat and Dylan having multiple surgeries.Almost six years later, Elizabeth is known to watch out for her brother, and Dylan has a knack for making friends with everyone who comes his way.
Jake was born on January 11 of this year at 32 weeks, 8 weeks early. He weighed in at 3 pounds, 15.8 ounces and spent 29 days in the NICU. He is 10 months old and, aside from some pretty severe reflux issues, is a happy and healthy (and very busy) little boy!
This is Sammy. He was born at 34 weeks, and stayed in the NICU for 13 days. His mom had preeclampsia with HELLP Syndrome and had to deliver early. He is now 2 years old and loves to run, play ball, and is all about cars, buses, lawn mowers, and vacuums.
These are pictures of Monica. She was born on November 3 at 24 weeks and three days, weighing 1 pound, 8 ounces. She spent 105 days in the NICU. She is as healthy as can be and thriving. The first picture is from 1 day old and the second one is from her first birthday. She now weighs 19 pounds and is the happiest girl in the world.