My baby turns 3 today

United States
June 5, 2007 4:52am CST
A bit of background info - I have two daughters ages 13 and 16 and my son who turns 3 today. My pregnancy with my girls were generally fine (horrible morning sickness with my first but no major issues). My pregnancy with my son was horrible. I had something happening with my kidneys (which was never diagnosed) that kept me in the hospital one week a month for the first 4 months. Then I went into labor at 25 weeks. They gave me drugs and put me in the hospital until he was born at 29 weeks. He spent 7 weeks in the NICu before coming home. He is delayed in all areas (heck he only learned how to walk on his own in mid February). But he is my miracle baby. I think of suing the first doctors to care for me because I had cervical surgery after my second and told them that the doctor who did it told me any more pregnancy would be delivered early. They could have put a few stitches in my cervix that could have prevented the premature birth. Ok so I have gone off topic. Anyway I am thrilled to be celebrating his 3rd birthday. Here is the crazy part I still want another baby. There are so many reasons that I shouldn't but it doesn't stop the wanting. So I am opening this discussion to anyone who has had difficult pregnancies or preemies or anything similar. If you are someone who hasn't had any of these situations you are free to add comments too!
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@maximax8 (28560)
• United Kingdom
5 Jun 07
Happy third birthday to your dear little miracle son. I just had a baby on 19th May and he is in a special care baby unit. He has spina bifida and he has already had two operations to help him. I didn't find out there was anything wrong with him until I was 36 weeks pregnant. He was born at full term at home and he had a problem with his back. He was taken straight to hospital. He is near many tiny premature babies. Some parents have had their baby there for five months. The staff do a wonderful job. It is great your son is walking. I hope you have a successful next pregnancy if you do decide to have one.
• United States
5 Jun 07
Reading this brought me to tears. I am so sorry you and your family are going thru this. I have said a prayer for all involved. I know one child who spent the first 18 months of their lives in the hospital. (partially cause the parents didn't/don't feel they can handle it all) We were so blessed to have him home a month before his due date. He did so well in the hospital. We are friends with a family whose daughter has SB. She is a few months older than my son. I would love to say she is doing as well as my son but sadly she isn't. Any clue how long your precious little guy is going to be in the hospital?
@maximax8 (28560)
• United Kingdom
5 Jun 07
Yes, it is so sad to see the babies that are in the special care baby unit. One lady was told her baby would be there a week but she is still there five months later. She has finally had the opeation that she needed. My baby was lucky to have his first operation for his back the same day he was born. I hope the surgeon will say he can come home soon.
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• United States
5 Jun 07
Well I am praying for your son. I hope he comes home quickly and doesn't have many issues in life.