by Chelsey Zumpano
As you may or may not know, me and my twin brother, (Clint), were born at 25 weeks. We were micro premmies and Clint was born first. He weighed 1 Lb. 12 Oz. I weighed 1 lb. 6 oz.
In honor of Neonatal month of September I interviewed my mom about us as babies.
1 Why were we born early?
At 24 1/2 weeks I went into labor and I end up have an emergency c-section. I looked like I was 9 months pregnant.
2 What was your experance like in the Nicu? My experience in the NICU was actually pretty good. We had a lot of good nurses and Doctors . Even though we had many ups and downs the ups outshine the downs . We had a very good support system that helped us get through it.
3 What was the hardest part about us being premature?
The hardest part about having premature twins was not being able to take you home and having to wait to be able to hold you tell you were stable enough.
4 How many surgeries did Clint and I have?
Clint had laser eye surgery and a hernia surgery .
And you had 3 eye surgeries and 2 bowel surgeries .
5 What advice do you have for other parents who have premature babies?
Advice I would give to other parents in NICU would be to visit as often as u can but also make sure to take care of your self. Ask lots of questions be involved with babies care as much as possible. Take lots of pictures. And as hard as it may seem try to think positive it is what got me through a lot of the ups and downs. Talk to your baby and let them know you are there.
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