I have a 4 yr old son who had a massive stroke in utero and I went through so much with him in the NICU. We were told he would die or be a vegetable at 2 days old!! They told us he would probably be in a wheelchair staring at the ceiling and we should be happy for that. He is now almost 5 and he walks and talks and plays like all other kids! He walked later then normal and has left sided weakness but he is nowhere near what they said he would be. I still cry just thinking about them tellling me to put a do not recesitate order on him and to stop treatment.Thank God they were wrong but it was the hardest thing I've ever gone through......
Now I'm pregnant with twins which are high risk themselves. I've lost 16 lbs and not gained even one! Doctors say they are actually really big but I'm scared to death! What if they come too early? What if we have to go through that NICU trauma again? Can I handle an almost 5 yr old who is used to all the attention AND twin newborns?? What will I do when my husbands 2 wks of vacation are gone and I'm by myself with all three kids??
I'm excited don't get me wrong, just nervous. When my husband goes back to work 2 wks after the babies are here I will be by myself and have to still get my son off to school by 8am everday no matter how tired I am. I'm sure once they are here I will figure out a new routine. I know I can do it and I have dreamed of having more babies for years!
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