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Squeaky McGee [11 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65288 posts
23rd Mar '13
Quoting Kaydon Oh Myy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee [21 wks]:</b>" If something doesn't feel right, ... [snip!] ... the "full term" weight and I was born with asthma and still have it after 18 years. But all babies mature differently in there."


Not THAT much differently. A 32 weeker can survive outside of the womb, but that doesn't mean they're ready. They'll most likely have breathing troubles and won't be able to regulate their body temp or blood sugar. You act like it's not a big deal.

Kathryn Dawn Patton Due May 15 (girl); 1 child; Hurricane, West Virginia 19 posts
23rd Mar '13
Quoting Kaydon Oh Myy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Kathryn Dawn Patton:</b>" That's what I said!!!! It's a come ... [snip!] ... c: Bot me and my brother (2 years older) were both born between 32-34 weeks. I was 6 lbs and he was almost 9. So who knows."


I was a 36 week baby and I was 7lb
my boyfriend was a 32 week baby and he was 6lb
My cousin was born at 28 weeks... and you'd never know that he wasn't born full term lol



But I really would like for her to bake in there a little longer, or as long as she possibly can! I'm just thankful that she is at the 32 week mark which is better than a lot of babies are. I mean the doctor keeps an eye on the levels but if they drop then she has to come out early :(

Kaydon Oh Myy Due May 18 (boy); San Antonio, Texas 112 posts
23rd Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee [21 wks]:</b>" The baby can be born at 32 weeks, but it shouldn't be. That's way too early and will guarantee a NICU ... [snip!] ... I call bullshit on you being "fine" and weighing 6 pounds at 32 weeks. You're full of ignorant statement this morning. :roll:"</blockquote>




Most hospitals won't put a baby in the NICU if they weigh 5-6lbs or more. And born after 30-31 weeks.
My friend and quintuplets at 32-33 weeks and her first weighed about 5 1/2 lbs and she didn't have to stay in the NICU. The others did cus they weighed around 3-4 lbs.



As to my birth all I can go by is what my mother said and my dr said. The dr put me at 33 weeks when I was born and I weighed 6.01 lbs. I was the only natural birth my mother had. Nothing ignorant about it.

Squeaky McGee [11 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65288 posts
23rd Mar '13
Quoting Kaydon Oh Myy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee [21 wks]:</b>" The baby can be born at 32 weeks, ... [snip!] ... me at 33 weeks when I was born and I weighed 6.01 lbs. I was the only natural birth my mother had. Nothing ignorant about it."


Once again, you're wrong. Weight has nothing to do with whether or not a baby goes to NICU. They won't just send a 32 weeker home. That's not how it works.

Kaydon Oh Myy Due May 18 (boy); San Antonio, Texas 112 posts
23rd Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee [21 wks]:</b>" Not THAT much differently. A 32 weeker can survive outside of the womb, but that doesn't mean they're ... [snip!] ... likely have breathing troubles and won't be able to regulate their body temp or blood sugar. You act like it's not a big deal."</blockquote>




I'm not acting like its no big deal. I even suggested getting a second opinion cus I would be worried if I was leaking. But it isn't totally uncommon for due dates to be off. She could be further along and they just don't know it. Esp if her girl is weighing more than the normal.

Kathryn Dawn Patton Due May 15 (girl); 1 child; Hurricane, West Virginia 19 posts
23rd Mar '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [21 wks]:" The baby can be born at 32 weeks, but it shouldn't be. That's way too early and will guarantee a NICU ... [snip!] ... I call bullshit on you being "fine" and weighing 6 pounds at 32 weeks. You're full of ignorant statement this morning. :roll:"


I don't appreciate messages like that on this post, if she was born at that weight then she was born at that weight.. My brother was estimated at 5 to 6 lbs when he was 33 weeks and came out 10 lbs at 37 weeks, so it's not abnormal. Just not common, and I know people that have their babies way early and they never go to the NICU. Granted all cases are not the same.

Kaydon Oh Myy Due May 18 (boy); San Antonio, Texas 112 posts
23rd Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee [21 wks]:</b>" Once again, you're wrong. Weight has nothing to do with whether or not a baby goes to NICU. They won't just send a 32 weeker home. That's not how it works."</blockquote>



I didn't say she went home right off the bat. I just said they didn't put her in NICU. Most hospitals will go off the weight of the baby if the baby proves to be doing just fine.
Not ever pregnancy is to the letter.
How do you think preemies survive?
My mom was born at 27 weeks and two of my friends were as well. The only bad thing she got from it was being short. Same with one of my other friends. The other developed scoliosis but that's it.
Baby's and birth are still very much "unknown things". We aren't that advanced.

Squeaky McGee [11 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65288 posts
23rd Mar '13
Quoting Kaydon Oh Myy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee [21 wks]:</b>" Once again, you're wrong. Weight ... [snip!] ... The other developed scoliosis but that's it. Baby's and birth are still very much "unknown things". We aren't that advanced."


SMH...



The ignorance in this post is really just too much. I'm a nurse, and my mom has been a NICU nurse for over 15 years, so I think I'm slightly more familiar with this topic than you. :roll:



How do babies survive at 27 weeks? Because of amazing advances in mecical technology.



I'm done arguing with you. It's obviously falling on deaf ears.



OP, I hope your baby stays in there for at least a few more weeks for optimum health.

Kaydon Oh Myy Due May 18 (boy); San Antonio, Texas 112 posts
23rd Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kathryn Dawn Patton:</b>" I don't appreciate messages like that on this post, if she was born at that weight then she was born ... [snip!] ... common, and I know people that have their babies way early and they never go to the NICU. Granted all cases are not the same."</blockquote>




All I can say is I hope your baby does just fine whenever she decides she is ready to greet this lovely world. It's not really up to us when they decide to come out. And keep an eye on everything if it really worries you. Maybe ask your dr to check your levels each week just to be on the safe side?



Have you tried a 3D ultrasound?

Squeaky McGee [11 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65288 posts
23rd Mar '13
Quoting ღFrodoliciousღ:" You have NO idea what you're talking about... ANY child born prematurely with any problems goes straight ... [snip!] ... a night, and it was the most terrifying thing I have EVER experienced. NO parent should have to go through a NICU visit. None. "


Yeah, my daughter was 39 weeks - 7 pounds 7 ounces - and spent nearly a week in NICU. Weight has absolutely NOTHING to do with health. Just because a baby weighs more than 4 pounds, doesn't mean they don't go to NICU.

Kathryn Dawn Patton Due May 15 (girl); 1 child; Hurricane, West Virginia 19 posts
23rd Mar '13
Quoting ღFrodoliciousღ:" You have NO idea what you're talking about... ANY child born prematurely with any problems goes straight ... [snip!] ... a night, and it was the most terrifying thing I have EVER experienced. NO parent should have to go through a NICU visit. None. "


I agree with you, my point was that a lot of babies do get lucky enough to not have to go. I know all too well about the ICU. My brother died at 3 months, I've had cousins die right out of the womb... The health of the baby comes first, I just want to know from other moms that have been in a similar situation that I am in, how it worked out.. the doctor doesn't think I'll make it on my own past 34 weeks, he said that she is just too large for me. My son was 40w 1d (at least that's what they said) and he left the hospital weighting 5lbs 4oz. He's a healthy boy, always has been... But they said that my body just isn't made to carry large babies to term. I HAVE C SECTIONS BTW! lol



I'm scheduled for my c section two weeks before my due date, but the doctor doesn't have high hopes for me making it that far, simply because of the way my daughter is acting in there. her heart is fine, her lungs are appearing normal. and everything looks beautiful (thank god) I'm just worried because of the problems my family has had in the past with babies..

Kaydon Oh Myy Due May 18 (boy); San Antonio, Texas 112 posts
23rd Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ღFrodoliciousღ:</b>" You have NO idea what you're talking about... ANY child born prematurely with any problems goes straight ... [snip!] ... a night, and it was the most terrifying thing I have EVER experienced. NO parent should have to go through a NICU visit. None. "</blockquote>



None of them were born with complications. And bother was I was a very healthy baby and had a very healthy birth.
My mom and my friends who were preemies yes did have to stay in NICU because of being so early and their weight but that was it. No complications other than that.

Squeaky McGee [11 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65288 posts
23rd Mar '13
Quoting ღFrodoliciousღ:" Exactly. My booger was a healthy 7lbs 13 oz when born, and she spent the first night of her life in ... [snip!] ... issues... No one should be ok with a child coming out that early. And by OK with it, I mean celebrating it and whatnot... "


My daughter came out blue. It was terrifying. :(



Did your LO end up having any heart troubles, or was she just having a hard time transitioning to life outside the womb?



The scary thing about newborns is you just never know what can go wrong. Even if they should be perfectly healthy, doesn't mean they will be.

Kaydon Oh Myy Due May 18 (boy); San Antonio, Texas 112 posts
23rd Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ღFrodoliciousღ:</b>" It happens but it's very rare. It's less common for a 35 weeker to have a NICU stay than a 32 weeker, ... [snip!] ... a 32 weeker, but it does still happen. She's(Squeaky) trying to make sure you get the facts, not that girl/woman's opinion. "</blockquote>



Facts are facts yes.
And none of this is my "opinion" I'm stating exactly what I know happened with my birth and the others I was talking about.
But once again people are missing the point that she could be FURTHER along.

Kaydon Oh Myy Due May 18 (boy); San Antonio, Texas 112 posts
23rd Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kathryn Dawn Patton:</b>" I agree with you, my point was that a lot of babies do get lucky enough to not have to go. I know all ... [snip!] ... everything looks beautiful (thank god) I'm just worried because of the problems my family has had in the past with babies.. "</blockquote>




That's what the dr said with my mom. She is 5'3 and my brother and I were btwn 20-21 inches long. We just simply got too big for her.
C-sections are scary I think but if you did well with your little boy I don't see why your little girl will be any different. NOT saying it's a great thing shell be born so early. But if she wants to come shell come. Can't exactly push her back in there :b.