Well friends it's been 2 years since we brought our little miracle Jaxson home from the NICU! 2 years...can you believe it??? I am humbled and eternally grateful for our journey. We went from not being sure our son would make it, to conquering the NICU rollercoaster for 119 days and him becoming a NICU grad. Over the last 730 days, by the grace of God he has been healthy and free from any hospital re-admissions which for a 22 week preemie is AMAZING! Whew!
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.
On July 18, 2015 I was 22 weeks and 6 days, after 10 long and painful hours you entered the world at 2:08pm via emergency c-section weighing 1lb 2.9oz and 11 inches long. I later found out that you were resuscitated 3 times before stabilizing- you would then settle into what would be your home for 119 days. We prayed fervently, taking each day as it came...you developed each day before our eyes.