Chana Rivky W.
I am the proud mother of a 25 week micro-preemie. Her birthweight was 750 grams and she was 12 inches long. For the first 6 weeks of her life, she breathed with the assistance of a respirator. She valiantly fought her way through the NICU and all of its accompanying challenges. After 102 days, she finally came home. She is currently 3 years old and is thriving, Baruch Hashem.
My brave 23-weeker was born at 680 grams. He struggled through many NICU ups and downs for 126 days before being discharged. He came home still needing oxygen support, had cardiac surgery at 11 months, struggled with feeding and had many developmental delays . Today, thank G-d, that is all behind us and he is a happy and healthy three year old!
Our Chanukah miracles made their entrance into this world after 25 weeks of gestation. After spending close to four months in the NICU with our twin girls, we got an in-depth education on the wonders of the human body. We learned about the respiratory system, the digestive system, the brain, the eyes, and the skin, among others. Two years later, our adorable toddlers are, Baruch Hashem, a tremendous source of nachas and joy.