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Postby PixieB » Fri Oct 03, 2008 2:49 am

This coming Monday will mark a year since we finally got to take our baby girl home from hospital.
She spent 85 days in hospital, about 8 weeks in NICU.
She came home 2 days before her due date. Having ripped out her O2 and NG tube 3 days beforehand, she came home tube free.

She's still titchy small, but we're finally getting some good weight gains adding cream and butter to all her food. She's not sleeping through the night yet, but I don't care so much, it only bothers me when she's teething and waking every two hours.
She's still very happily breastfed, all that pumping paid off.

She loves cruising around the furniture, doing her little happy-bum-dance.
She's happily saying Dadad and Mumum, and making brrrm noises for her toy cars. She leans in to kiss the characters in her favourite picture books.

She's my cheeky little imp, and it's so good to be a whole family. All through the hospital stay it was like she wasn't quite our baby, we had to ask permission to hold her, we were driven by the nurses' routines. It's all been our own life this past 12 months though.

12 months of lazy playtime on the bed in the morning.
12 months of that perfect little face with her vibrant blue eyes
12 months of that deliciously bald little head
12 months of hearing her burbling in her carseat
12 months of cuddles whenever we want it
12 months of a ridiculous number of photos
12 months without being rehospitalised
12 months of being a proper family.

We've come such a long way, and I honestly feel incredibly lucky to have her in my life, even if she does keep me up at night. :D
Talia Grace: born Friday 13th of July, 2007, at 27w4d gestation, 700g/1.5lbs. Nursed for 4 years
and Violet Joy: born Thursday 19th, VBAC waterbirth, 39w2d, 3.35kg/7lbs 6oz, still a booby monster, just shared it with her big sister for 18 months. ... y/0000scpq
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Postby ncgirl » Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:04 am

Congratulations!! How sweet. :hb: I'm SO glad that things are going so well for y'all. She's such a beautiful and strong little girl and you've had a great year enjoying your daughter. Happy Anniversary to you and your family!
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Postby annofm1 » Sat Oct 04, 2008 11:11 am

Congratulations on your anniversary! And you have such a way with words. You should write a book!
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Postby dixiechicken » Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:41 pm

:jump: Congratulations! What a journey!
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Postby Petal4 » Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:47 am

Congratulations Talia, We need to see pics!

Hayley xx
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DS (Ethan) - born 20th Sept 07 (9lbs 4oz)
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Postby littletoe » Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:31 am

You made me cry! Congrats to you and your family and wishing you many, many years of good health for her. xx
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Postby manynums » Fri Oct 17, 2008 6:39 am

Pixie!!! What a wonderful milestone for all of's a blessing!
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Postby Lizc0002 » Sat Nov 01, 2008 6:30 am

That is awesome congrats! What a wonderful milestone and perspective you have. I often forget about my DD's first year of life, now that she is 4 years old.

My preemie kept me up at night for a good 11 mos straight as well, but she is now a normal rambuncious 4 year old who drives me crazy (in a good way of course) and I am so thankful that she is healthy after coming into this world 2 mos early.
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