World Prematurity Day

 

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^ Peter was born December 18th, 2013 (32 weeks gestational)

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^ The first time I got to see Peter after delivery!

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^ Day 5 with our tiny little Peter

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^ Skin to skin with Daddy 🙂

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^ Christmas Day 2013 in the NICU

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^ Jan 5th, 2014, the day we got to bring Peter home from the NICU! All cozy in the blanket that was made for his daddy many moons ago 😉

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^ We were so happy to be home as a family!

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^ Our first walk back in Pacific Heights, San Francisco. We bundled Peter up so much since he had a hard time keeping his temperature up.

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^ These last two photos are from Peter’s “newborn” photo shoot that happened around his actual due date in February. Photos taken by ThroughALenz.

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Happy global prematurity day! Above are some pictures that I haven’t shared before that show a small glimpse into our experience with prematurity. We truly consider ourselves blessed and know that many more families have longer stays in the NICU with less fortunate outcomes.

To make a long story short… I went into pre-term labor at week 30 with my first baby, due to placenta abruption, and our sweet Peter was born at week 32. We were very lucky to have the wonderful NICU team in San Francisco, as well as the love and support we received from our family and friends. I’m especially grateful for all my mom and husband did for me while I was on bedrest leading up to Peter’s birth. My mom basically waited on me hand and foot and cooked me incredible, healthy meals while I rested, so baby Peter could get as much nutrition as possible to grow!

After 2.5 weeks, Peter was released from the hospital and we were so incredibly excited to welcome him into our home! Can you tell?! He is now almost 4 years old and I am so proud of the little gentleman he has become!

xo,

Marina

 

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