Hello! My name is Crystal. I am 26 years old. I have been through the NICU 2 times. Both pregnancies sent me through the NICU life.
I had my first child when I was 18. Preemie (Boy named Tucker) was born at 34 weeks 5 days! Weighing 4 pounds 6 ounces and 17 1/2 inches long. He spent 1 month in the NICU. Also born with a birth defect Gastroschisis. Had emergency surgery right after birth.
I had my second child when I was 23. Micropreemie (Daughter named Gracie) was born at 24 weeks 3 days! Weighing 15 ounces and 10 3/4 inches long. She spent 4 1/2 months in the NICU. Born early due to a umbilical cord obstruction. Delivered by emergency csection. No birth defects. No ongoing health problems. No surgeries!
God works miracles everyday. But I never thought he would give me 2 of my own. God makes no mistakes and he creates everyone prefect in his own eyes! I thank him daily for giving me the chance to have both of my Beautiful babies here with me!!!
(share your stories with me!)