My son was born August 5th, 2012 (The best day of my life) and he was a premiee...well that's what the doctors say BUT I don't believe it and here's why.
I found out I was pregnant on Feb. 24th, 2012 (in the oddest fashion! Had no clue at all) I rushed to the doctor that day for a walk in appointment because I did NOT believe it. I've had irregular periods for years, so it was no big thing when it didn't show up for a few months....hell I've gone a YEAR without a period. But based on my LMP they gave me a due date of July 21st. I left super excited and made my first prenatal appointment. Went to that (with a different doc) and due to my irregular cycle she sent me for a sonogram to determine my due date. We went and the sonogram put my due dat at Oct. 1st, 2012 which is a huuuuge difference.
I never felt like October was right because by April I was feeling my baby move (OB kept insisting it was gas more than likely) and I was HUGE! Everybody kept saying I had to be having twins if I was due in October because my belly was huge.
Well july rolled around and around the 2nd week....I dropped. Everybody noticed it and was like whoa, no way you making it til October with this baby. Then on JULY 21st, 2012 like clockwork my water broke and off to the hospital we went! I was SUPPOSEDLY 29 weeks 6 days at this point
I ended up spending the next 2 weeks in the hospital on complete bedrest (not even allowed to stand) On 3 seperate occasions my labor started up. They set a goal to keep me pregnant until I was 34 weeks atleast and then take him, but at 31 weeks 6 days Jalen decided he was coming and wasn't stopping. So my OB finally agreed it was time to have him.
During my hospital stay I met with the NICU docs on 3 separate occasions because they wanted to prepare me for what I would be dealing with having a premature baby. They told me how he would be 2 months behind the devlopment of fullterm babies born in August because he's a premiee. That my baby wouldn't smile until about 6 months, just a whole list of stuff.
Well. He was born at 10:15am that beautiful Sunday morning weight 4lbs 3.4oz. And although he was small he has THRIVED from day one! He came out fighting, He didn't need the oxygen after a few hours, he was maintaining his own body temp. Within DAYS! Granted we did have trouble with eating for awhile but I have my theory on that also.
My son is now 3 days shy of being 6 months old and he continues to surpass EVERYTHING the doctors said. And it makes me wonder...
Could they have been wrong? Is it possible he wasn't a premiee at all just small. Ill admit I was a pack a day smoker, venti starbucks drinker, having a drink with DF on date night kinda girl up until Feb. 24th! I quit everything cold turkey the moment I found out I was pregnant. So I wonder .....
DF insist we are just blessed and Jalen is just smart and while agree yes we are blessed and yes the little booger is smart, I honestly believe they had it completely WRONG!
I know that was a lot, but thanks for reading. Feel free to share your thoughts