Chat on micropreemies

mom-and-preemiePlease join us Friday, November 9th, at 2 PM ET for a #preemiechat about micropreemies, babies born at less than 28 weeks and weighing less than 800 grams. Our guest will be Amanda Knickerbocker, @micropreemie, whose daughter spent over 200 days in the NICU.

Meet us on Twitter and share your experiences and challenges. Ask questions. Help other parents currently surviving the NICU rollercoaster with tips on things that really helped you survive those long days, weeks, months. We hope to see you then.

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16 Responses to “Chat on micropreemies”

  1. Corie Downs Says:

    I am a new mom of a preemie. This is my first baby and never expected this to happen to us. It has been an emotional rollercoaster since day one.

  2. Jessica Meyer Says:

    I am a mom of a healthy, happy preemie. He was born at 24wks and 4days and weighed 1lb 13oz and was 14in in length. He is now a happy, active 5yr old!!

  3. Lindsay Says:

    Jessica, that’s great! I hope you’ll join us for the chat and share your story.

  4. Elise Says:

    Proud mama of a preemie born at 31 weeks, weighing 2lbs 9oz and spent 6 weeks in NICU. He is now a healthy one year old!

  5. Marna Says:

    My son just turned 2 last month, he’s currently a very happy & healthy little guy! He was born at 26 wks.. weighing 2 lbs 4 ounces. Was in the NICU for 4 months before coming home from the hospital. He’s my little angel!

  6. Heather Says:

    Our beautiful Kennedy was born at 32 weeks weighing 4 pounds 1 oz. She spent 30 days in the NICU. She has had physical therapy for the past 6 months and is progressing quite well. She turns 1 tomorrow! Love her so much 🙂

  7. Brittany Says:

    I’m a mom of a micro preemie (26weeks 5 days) born 11/17/11 (on national prematurity day). He transferred from a NICU to a children’s hospital PICU when he was 5 months and passed 6/12/12. It’s been the hardest year of our lives and will never get over the pain of losing him but we are hoping to help other parents who are going through similar situations.

  8. Erin Says:

    Proud mom of a 27 weeker who was born weighing 1lb 14 oz on April 24 of this year. He spent 89 days in the NICU has some muscular issues and BPD but he is home and happy and has the most beautiful smile you have ever seen!

  9. Steph Says:

    I was born 1st week of my mother’s 6th month and was 1lb 12oz. I’m now 23 and thirving =) Hope this gives hope to all the new mothers of preemies out there.

  10. Christie Says:

    My daughter was born at 23 wk and 6 days. Amazingly she’s been doing well and is now at home with us after a 3 month stay in the hospital. We’re so thankful to God that she has not shown any signs of lasting medical issues. I’ll be happy to join the chat and share our story.

  11. Lindsay Says:

    Thank you everyone. We look forward to seeing you on the chat.

    Brittany, I’m so sorry for the loss of your little boy. I can only imagine how difficult this past year has been for you. It would be wonderful if you would join us and share your story and strength. Best wishes to you and your family.

  12. Sandy Says:

    I am a proud parent of a 24 week, 572 grams, 1lb 4oz and 12 in. beautiful baby girl- who is now 11 years old. She was in the NICU for 4 months; now is healthy and a beautiful pre-teen. We’re so thankful to God for such a wonderful daughter. I’ll be happy to join in and share our experiences.

  13. Aileen Says:

    My micropreemie was born at 25 weeks and weighed in at 1 pound, 2 ounces. She stayed in the NICU for 4.5 months. I am very happy to report that she is now 3 years old and perfectly healthy! She didn’t get discharged with any medication or oxygen. We are very thankful for our little miracle!

  14. Rebecca Says:

    My baby girl was born at 29 weeks 2lbs 15oz 15 1/2inches she was in the NICU for 37 days and is now 2 1/2 and hasn’t skipped a beat! She’s a fighter and just perfect! My best advice would be not to push or worry about milestones they all do it in their own sweet time! It’s a hard beginning for both baby and parents but it is something I would never change for the world she is amazing and the bond you have and get with that baby is precious! Be at the hospital as much as you can participate in all the programs they offer and kangaroo with that baby as much as you can! Xoxo mamas

  15. Laura checketts Says:

    Hi I have a 22 week old daughter (5 1/2months old) who was born on the queens jubilee 5th June 2012 weighing 2lb 3ozs and only needed oxygen and 1 blood transfusion of 24 mil and that is all and she came home at 8weeks & 4days old the most wonderful day of our lives 😀 !!! But I also lost a son at 2days old to GBS back in 2005 but there’s a catch I had him at 30weeks gestation and turned his machine off 2days later so I’ve seen both sides joy and sadness to having a preemie baby but if anyone wants to talk I’m here to talk xxxx

  16. Laura checketts Says:

    Oh forgot to put my daughter was born at 26weeks gestation and came home weighing 5lb 10ozs xxx