Monday, August 21, 2006

How I got here...

My son AJ was born at only 26 weeks gestation. He weighed only 18 ounces at birth and measured only 10 inches long. The doctors only gave him a 50% chance of survival. AJ spent the first 2 1/2 months of his life in the hospital's NICU. After 71 days, AJ came home with us weighing 4 pounds.
I had no clue what was in store for us. I had never even spent any time around babies, much less had one of my own that was so tiny and dependent!
I am happy to say that AJ is a true miracle. He has been released by all but one of his specialists, and is testing in the normal range developmentally for his adjusted age. (Adjusted age is how old he would be if he had been full term.)
Every day is a new adventure, hence the beginning of this blog...

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