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Update on Max... he's home!

FutureSMBCFutureSMBC Posts: 1,018
edited November -1 in Pregnancy and Babies
Max came home after a grueling week in NICU. That was the most challenging and emotionally draining thing I've ever had to do. To come visit your baby hoping he'll come home that day and the dr telling you not today.
The feedings were awful. They wanted him to drink 40ml of milk in less than 30 minutes. I was force feeding my baby. He would gag and vomit because he didn't want more milk but the nurse assured me he needed to drink it.
I would get there at 8am and leave at 6pm because I didn't want to be away. I would've been there 24hrs but I could barely walk at the end of the day.

Anyway, he's been home and eating like a champ once I switched to the bottles I had for him. His pediatrician said the NICU requirements were exaggerated and that he was happy with Max eating 20ml every two hours because he's perfectly healthy.
That was almost two weeks ago. Now Max is nearing 90ml per feeding and we take however long he needs to finish eating.

I'm enjoying my maternity leave, staying at home and spending all my time with baby Max. I'm still in awe that I'm finally a momma!
TTC since March 2015: 5 ICIs & 5 IUIs -all BFN
July 2016- IVF w/BC/Lupron/Gonal-f/Ovidrel - converted to IUI- BFN
Sept 2016-IVF w/BC/Lupron/Gonal-f/Ovidrel- Two 3d ET- BFP @ 9dp3dt, Beta#1: 209 @ 12dp3dt, #2: 782 @ 15dp3dt - EDD 6/3/17 - It's a Boy!


  • old mamaold mama Posts: 4,682
    edited November -1
    What a relief to be home. I hope little Max just blossoms under your loving care. My granddaughter spent her first several days in ICU. She turned 7 wks old yesterday and is growing like crazy, smiling, alert and even giggled for Grandma today. It is amazing how much they change in so short of time.
  • merilungmerilung Posts: 1,177
    edited November -1
    Yaaay, so glad baby Max is home, he's adorable!

    I hear you 100% on the ridiculous NICU feeding requirements. We're really pushing the NICU to release our son right now because the feeding schedule is so absurd and his twin sister is thriving at home.
    TTC since September 2007 - 8 donor insems in 2012, all BFN. DH had varicocele repair #2 1/3/14.
    It worked! Two clomid cycles and two IUI's with injectables all BFN, on to IVF! 3dt of 2 perfect embryos on 12/15/14, BFP 7dp3dt! Frederick Lars born at 37 weeks on 8/15/15!! FET for #2 on 9/29/16 - BFP 5dp5dt!! Bertram Wilder and Mabel Moon born at 28.4 weeks on 3/29/17!
  • perry261perry261 Posts: 561 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    He is gorgeous! I am glad he is doing ok.
    Krystal - 28 - Future SMBC - PCOS - Pre-Diabetic - Insulin Resistant - MTHFR Carrier - Hypothyroidism - IUI 3/20/16 - BFN | ICI on 5/28/16 - BFP!! Sadly I miscarried on July 21, 2016 | ICI on 9/11/16 & 9/12/16 - BFN | IUI on 10/12/16 - BFP Due July 2017!!

    Charlese was born on June 17, 2017 at 8:33 AM. She was the most gorgeous baby I've ever seen. She came into this world weighing 7 lbs and 5ozs. She was 19 1/2 inches.

    Will try for #2 around September 2019! I’m ready to complete my family!
  • pikespeakpikespeak Posts: 106
    edited November -1
    He's perfect, congrats! I'm sorry about the NICU. Sometimes things are so backward. At least you're both home now!
  • ahk00ahk00 Posts: 1,420
    edited November -1
    How handsome! The bottom pic is my favorite. I am so glad he is home & doing well.
    SMBC: TTC since 12/2014: 3 home attempts: 2 BFN & 1 chemical. 3 medicated Dr assisted IUI's: 2 BFN & 1 BFP (04/24/15) with twins in May (new donor) MC with D&C @ 9w. 4th IUI 09/17/15: BFN. 10/15: hsg good. 11/15: BFN. 01/16: BFN. 05/16: Embryos arrested. IVF failed 06/16: KD BFN 07/16: KD BFN 09/16: IUI #7 with donor sperm BFP-MC at 9w w/ D&C. 02/17: diagnosed with hetero compound MTHFR & clotting mutation. 03/09/17 IUI #8: chemical pregnancy. IUI #9: 04/19/17 BFN LOOKING FOR EMBRYO'S TO ADOPT
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