It’s weird thinking that we’re further along in this pregnancy than when a lot of the babies in the NICU were born. Holy moly, I canNOT imagine having a baby a few weeks ago. We were always SO thankful that Piper waited until she did; I just can’t comprehend what it’d be like to have a 24-, 25-, or 26- weeker. Every day counts with a preemie!
We still have about another month before Piper came, and I’m already getting kind of nervous. I LOVE my OB, and he’s pretty much willing to do whatever it takes, he said, to make me feel more comfortable (including every day NSTs, lol- doesn’t THAT sound like fun???). And I can rationally say that Piper’s immediate decline and failure was probably due to that extra chromosome, but emotionally is a whole different story. I feel like it may be a long couple of months before this little one makes her appearance…
Anyway, in anticipation of the little one coming, I keep getting glimpses of some of Piper’s early pictures. She was so teeny and ALWAYS a super cuddler. She LOVED to be held (and still does)- I keep telling Piper that it’s her job to 1- tell her sister to STAY PUT and 2- teach her how to cuddle.
So, I’m sharing some of my favorites from the pre-blog days. It’s so awesome seeing how this completely immature little person has grown into a perpetual motion toddler.
Around 3 1/2 months old- the little “preemie” (you know the Up to 7 Pounds” kind of “preemie”) dress my mom bought for her to come home in kind of fits. She probably weighed right around 6 pounds here. I think this may be one option for this little one to come home in, too.