Samuel Ray

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Samuel Ray

I have to write more when I am not on phone and also catch up on posts. I have been in and out of the hospital since the weekend due to bleeding. Long story short Samuel Ray was born on 8/1/12 at 26 weeks and 3 days.
He is 2 pounds 12 oz and 15 inches long.

Due to the bleeding the removed my cerclage as they felt the bleeding was due to placenta abruption.

He was born about 7 hours after they removed the cerclage

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Congrats on the new addition to your family. I hope he is healthy and just needs the NICU time to grow bigger. HUGS for getting through the next bit.

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Congrats to you and the family on the addition of sweet Baby Samuel Ray. I will be keeping him, you, and your entire family in my thoughts and prayers for continued strength and health as he grows.

Big hugs to all of you!

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Oh my, Big Hugs, I can't imagine the emotions you have gone through. I hope he is okay and stabile and wish Samuel, you, and your family lots of prayers. Yes, please keep us posted when you can.

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:grouphug: I'm sorry to hear he felt the need to make such an early appearance. I hope he's doing well. Please keep us posted!

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Congratulations on your sweet boy! Thoughts and prayers to you, Samuel, and your family!!

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Praying that the next weeks, and months, bring your little Sam strength, growth, and health. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

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oh and 2lbs 12 oz is an awesome size for a 26 weeker Smile My niece was born at 32 weeks and was 3lbs 6oz.

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Congrats and praying it won't be too long till he can come home

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Congrats! I'll pray he does well!

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Oh my! I hope that all is going well for you and for him!! I will keep him in my thoughts and prayers! Hope to hear an update from you very soon!

rmc
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I keep thinking about you and your LO today. How are you holding up? Are things going okay so far?

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[PHP][/PHP]Congratulations and welcome baby Samuel! I hope he grows and progresses quickly. Keeping you all in my thought and prayers as you make it through the next few months.

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Praying for you and your family and sweet baby Samuel Ray. Lots of prayers and hugs.

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Thanks everyone. Sam is doing well. They attempted to take him off the vent and give him a nasal canal but he did not tolerate it well. Outside his stats are looking great. As soon as I can figure out how to get a picture from my phone to here I will share. Otherwise I will do it on Saturday when I get home provide my body cooperates. I had a bleeding episode tonight so I will be in another day

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Glad to hear he's doing well for his age and size! Rest up the best you can so you can heal up. ((hugs))

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Congrats on your sweet baby boy! Praying he continues to grow stronger and that you heal quickly! Big Hugs to you!!

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Congrats on your sweet boy Samuel Ray! I hope he has an uneventful NICU stay. I will keep you both in my thoughts.

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I hope everything is going well today. Don't forget to take good care of yourself during all of this. And congratulations on your sweet baby boy!

:bigarmhug:

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I know I've already talked to you on FB about this, Nicky, but I wanted to pop in to your birth board and tell you that I really hope that everything goes smoothly with Sam in the NICU and that you are both healthy and safe in the end. You've been in my prayers for weeks, , now, and continue to be every day!

Hang in there!

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Hoping that everything is going well today. That you are on the mend, and that little Sam in doing well. We are all thinking about you and your little man

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Continuing to keep both you and Samuel in my thoughts and prayers. ((((Hugs)))). Rest up. Take care of yourself mama!

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Congratulations on your little boy! I will keep you and Samuel in my prayers, like others have said I hope his stay goes smoothly and you get to take him home soon!

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Congratulations, even though he made too early of an appearance! I hope he keeps growing and hopefully, it'll feel like the time goes by quickly to have him home. Take care!

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Congratulations on your little boy. I'm glad to hear he is doing well. Thoughts and prayers with you and your family.

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Congratulations on your strong lil boy! Welcome to the world Samuel and Happy Birthday! I will pray for you and your family for strength and you continue to strive and grow!

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Congratulations on your little boy - my prayers and thoughts are with you

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"Kier" wrote:

oh and 2lbs 12 oz is an awesome size for a 26 weeker Smile My niece was born at 32 weeks and was 3lbs 6oz.

that's good to hear. A lot of nurses commented on his size for his gestation.

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"Sweet Pea Twins" wrote:

I know I've already talked to you on FB about this, Nicky, but I wanted to pop in to your birth board and tell you that I really hope that everything goes smoothly with Sam in the NICU and that you are both healthy and safe in the end. You've been in my prayers for weeks, , now, and continue to be every day!

Hang in there!

Thank you much! can't wait to hear about your guy when he comes:)

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thank you everyone for your congrats, thoughts, etc.

he is still pretty stable and they finally got a pic line in him so that wil help feed him at the moment

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Congrats on little Sam. Also, lots of thoughts and prayers coming your way. Grow baby grow!

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thanks

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Wow, what a birth story! Sorry it went down that way. I bet that was scary and overwhelming! Still thinking and praying for y'all each day.

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It was rather scary and intense and way different then how my older son came into the world.

Thank you

If anyone wants to know here is a update on him as of yesterday

4 days old-NICU day 4 ? Dear Baby P The Sequel

It's a journal I originally started to write letters to him but now it will mostly be about our NICU journey

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Beautiful blog. I love it! You are doing great to document stuff like that - Later you will be so glad, I'm sure!

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I cant imagine going through all that, what a roller coaster of a birthday. I know how scary it is to be in the hospital, not knowing whats going on, worrying about your baby... I still cant imagine how hard it would be to have it be that serious and have a baby that early Sad You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers everyday.

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hi, i am thinking of you, your baby, and your family. i hope little samuel is continuing to do well.

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thank you everyone.

he is doing pretty well as of the last time I called the NICU. Tomorrow we are going to see see him.

I do have a journal about the NICU stay now which is where I am going to do the updates.

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Congratulations! I am so glad to hear the Samuel is doing well, we'll be thinking and praying for you guys :bigarmhug:

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Thanks

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So glad he is doing well! I know it must be hard to go thru this, but it sounds like you are handling it all like a strong mommy does. I will keep praying for you and Samuel! I hope he continues to get stronger and stronger every day until he can finally be in your arms.

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trying to...Being my older son came early I have some NICU experience so i think it helps a little

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I imagine it helps a bit... but still to have him born so early and not be able ot take him him home + care for Sebastian... you're a strong woman. Praying continually for you and for Sam and reading your updates every day.

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"Honey3.14" wrote:

I imagine it helps a bit... but still to have him born so early and not be able ot take him him home + care for Sebastian... you're a strong woman. Praying continually for you and for Sam and reading your updates every day.

thank you

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Was just thinking about you, and hoping that you and Sam are doing well Smile

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Thanks
I have been meaning to pop in for an update

Overall Sam's doing good

He's 3 pounds now

He did have to have a blood transfusion

and now they have discovered he has patent ductus arteriosus, or PDA which isa heart defect common in preemies. So he is on some meds now and breathing the the help of cpap to see if tha will help. Otherwise in few days they will decide if another round of meds is needed or go for surgery.

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You guys are in my thoughts and prayers!! I hope he doesnt need surgery!!

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I'm sorry to hear about the PDA. It sounds like he is in good hands, and growing Smile Prayers coming that he keeps doing well, and continues to get better.

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Thank you both.

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Way to grow little man! I'm glad that they caught the PDA so they can treat it. Thinking of you!

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Been thinking of yall and praying! Hope he doesn't need surgery. ((hugs))

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