Tears well up in my eyes when I think about how far we have come. When the Doctors said NO, God said YES! Not all babies come home from the NICU. Not all 22 week babies are saved and given a chance to live. Statistically, 24 weeks is viable and nothing less. I am VERY thankful for my OB Dr. LIpeles who took the risk and listened to me through tear stained eyes and the desperate pleas of my heart. All I wanted was for the team to give my baby boy a chance. What they gave us is a gift that I will hold onto for the rest of my life.
Dear Sir at Pizza Rev,
Please don't tell me I need to have ANOTHER Baby since I had one that was premature. What you thought was a "joke" was in fact a very insensitive comment. I don't need to be reminded by a complete stranger that I missed out on a lot of things by giving birth 17 weeks early. To imply that my sons life should not be celebrated and almost dismissed is absurd. What you fail to realize is that despite his early arrival, we have gained SO much more than what we "lost". God has redeemed the time like never before.