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Hey FAM..let's have some fun with this Q&A.

DIAGNOSE THE ABOVE CONDITION IN THE COMMENT SECTION BELOW.
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A. OMPHALOCELE
B. HERNIA
C. DIVERTICULITIS
D. CROHN'S DISEASE
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Share to a friend and let them learn.
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#theexceptionalnurse #nurseofig #share #studentnurse #medstudent #nursingschool #premed #physicianassistant #doctor #physicianassistantstudent #RN #nurselifern #motivation #inspiration #nurselife #nursingschool #journeyofnursing #mynursingjourney #nursingstudent #nurselifern #blacknursekillinit #Rn #anatomyandphysiology #anatomy #pediatricnurse #pediatrician #pediatrics #nicubaby #nicunurse

Hey FAM..let's have some fun with this Q&A.

DIAGNOSE THE ABOVE CONDITION IN THE COMMENT SECTION BELOW. 
Options 
A. OMPHALOCELE
B. HERNIA
C. DIVERTICULITIS
D. CROHN'S DISEASE 
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Share to a friend and let them learn.
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#theexceptionalnurse #nurseofig #share #studentnurse #medstudent #nursingschool #premed #physicianassistant #doctor #physicianassistantstudent #RN #nurselifern #motivation #inspiration #nurselife #nursingschool #journeyofnursing #mynursingjourney #nursingstudent #nurselifern #blacknursekillinit #Rn #anatomyandphysiology #anatomy #pediatricnurse #pediatrician #pediatrics #nicubaby #nicunurse
8 6 39 minutes ago

Photoshoot cause he's home and why not show him the garden while the sun's out!
Trying to get us both to look, Otis not cry and controlling indie was fun 🙈. I'm guessing this is how family photos will go from now on. Just keep taking loads and hoping for 1 good one 🤣🥰👨‍👩‍👦
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#otis #derrifordhospital #hospitallife #hospital #Home #31weeker #augustbaby2019 #worldprematurityday2019 #worldprematurityday #prembaby #prematurebaby #premmie #nicuawarenessmonth #nicujourney #nicunurses #nicugrad #nicubaby #nicu #oxygen #survivingtwin #fighter #pvl #indie #babyboy #babiesofinstagram #Home #happy #photoshoot #family

Photoshoot cause he's home and why not show him the garden while the sun's out! 
Trying to get us both to look, Otis not cry and controlling indie was fun 🙈. I'm guessing this is how family photos will go from now on. Just keep taking loads and hoping for 1 good one 🤣🥰👨‍👩‍👦
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#otis #derrifordhospital #hospitallife #hospital #Home #31weeker #augustbaby2019 #worldprematurityday2019 #worldprematurityday #prembaby #prematurebaby #premmie #nicuawarenessmonth #nicujourney #nicunurses #nicugrad #nicubaby #nicu #oxygen #survivingtwin #fighter #pvl #indie #babyboy #babiesofinstagram #Home #happy #photoshoot #family
12 1 44 minutes ago

December.. De maand waarin jullie geboren zouden moeten worden, 1e kerstdag. Nu hopen we dat jullie voor de uitgerekende datum thuis zijn. Onder tussen zijn wij de afgelopen 3 maanden elke dag 2 keer in het ziekenhuis te vinden om jullie te verzorgen en te knuffelen natuurlijk! Kom op lieve sterke boys, jullie kunnen het! Papa en mama zijn er helemaal klaar voor en jullie mooie warme bedjes staan klaar! ♡
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P.s. deze prachtige foto (en nog meer mooie foto’s) zijn gemaakt door een fotografe van @stichtingearlybirds . Deze stichting zorgt dat er vrijwilligers langskomen bij ouders zoals wij, om dit soort mooie emotionele momenten vast te leggen. Zo’n mooi initiatief🙏🏼
#nicubaby #twins #earlybirds #ziekenhuis #knuffeltijd #baby’s #mommy

December.. De maand waarin jullie geboren zouden moeten worden, 1e kerstdag. Nu hopen we dat jullie voor de uitgerekende datum thuis zijn. Onder tussen zijn wij de afgelopen 3 maanden elke dag 2 keer in het ziekenhuis te vinden om jullie te verzorgen en te knuffelen natuurlijk! Kom op lieve sterke boys, jullie kunnen het! Papa en mama zijn er helemaal klaar voor en jullie mooie warme bedjes staan klaar! ♡
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P.s. deze prachtige foto (en nog meer mooie foto’s) zijn gemaakt door een fotografe van @stichtingearlybirds . Deze stichting zorgt dat er vrijwilligers langskomen bij ouders zoals wij, om dit soort mooie emotionele momenten vast te leggen. Zo’n mooi initiatief🙏🏼
#nicubaby #twins #earlybirds #ziekenhuis #knuffeltijd #baby’s #mommy
136 6 59 minutes ago

When you have to ask to even hold your own baby you cherish those moments like they’ll be your last #nicubaby #NICU #niculife #nicuwarrior #gitube #feedingtube #motherslove #cherishforever #sosmallbutsoloved #newborn #baby #teamblue #babyboy #32weeker #fresh48 #perthfresh48photographer

When you have to ask to even hold your own baby you cherish those moments like they’ll be your last #nicubaby #NICU #niculife #nicuwarrior #gitube #feedingtube #motherslove #cherishforever #sosmallbutsoloved #newborn #baby #teamblue #babyboy #32weeker #fresh48 #perthfresh48photographer
6 0 1 hour ago

One year ago we announced to everyone we were expecting two babies ❤️. I never could have imagined what we would go through over the next year but I am so lucky my boys are home, happy and healthy 🥰. #twins #twinboys #identicaltwins #identicaltwinboys #brothers #twinning #twinstagram #twinlife #newmum #firsttimemum #mumofboys #nicu #nicubaby #preemie #preemiebaby #premature #prematurebaby #prematuretwins

One year ago we announced to everyone we were expecting two babies ❤️. I never could have imagined what we would go through over the next year but I am so lucky my boys are home, happy and healthy 🥰. #twins #twinboys #identicaltwins #identicaltwinboys #brothers #twinning #twinstagram #twinlife #newmum #firsttimemum #mumofboys #nicu #nicubaby #preemie #preemiebaby #premature #prematurebaby #prematuretwins
10 1 1 hour ago

✨ • W E R E L D L I C H T J E S D A G •✨
Vandaag is het Wereldlichtjesdag en brand ik een kaarsje voor alle lieve kindjes over de hele wereld die niet bij ons mogen zijn ♡ Voor alle papa's, mama's, opa's en oma's die hun (klein)kind moeten missen: er wordt aan jullie gedacht ♡
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Speciaal voor deze dag scheef ik dit gedichtje. Voel je vrij om hem te delen, een tag is leuk ✨
♡Liefs, Megan
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🌸P.S. Stuur me een DM als je het gedichtje wilt hebben voor het missen van meerdere kindjes ♡
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#prematuur #tevroeggeboren #vroeggeboorte #stilgeboren #sterrenkindje #vlinderkindje #rouw
#wereldlichtjesdag #noemmijnnaamenikbesta

✨ • W E R E L D L I C H T J E S D A G •✨
Vandaag is het Wereldlichtjesdag en brand ik een kaarsje voor alle lieve kindjes over de hele wereld die niet bij ons mogen zijn ♡ Voor alle papa's, mama's, opa's en oma's die hun (klein)kind moeten missen: er wordt aan jullie gedacht ♡
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Speciaal voor deze dag scheef ik dit gedichtje. Voel je vrij om hem te delen, een tag is leuk ✨
♡Liefs, Megan
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🌸P.S. Stuur me een DM als je het gedichtje wilt hebben voor het missen van meerdere kindjes ♡
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#prematuur #tevroeggeboren #vroeggeboorte #stilgeboren  #sterrenkindje #vlinderkindje #rouw 
#wereldlichtjesdag #noemmijnnaamenikbesta
42 9 2 hours ago

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生後1ヶ月 / 34w5d
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今日も頑張ってくれてる いちるちゃん🦄
早いことに1ヶ月迎えました!
なんだか、あっという間だったな〜
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写真は前のだけど、
昨日から鼻の酸素が外れ保育器だけに👏🏻👏🏻
そして、体重も2000g突入!!
すごい!嬉しい!よく頑張ってくれてる😭
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#男の子ママ #女の子ママ #年子ママ #兵庫ママ #年子
#baby #babyboy #babygirl #twomoms #nicu #nicubaby
#極低出生体重児 #低出生体重児 #未熟児 #早産
#nicumom #生後1ヶ月 #おめでとう
#今日も頑張ってくれてありがとう
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生後1ヶ月 / 34w5d
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今日も頑張ってくれてる いちるちゃん🦄
早いことに1ヶ月迎えました!
なんだか、あっという間だったな〜
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写真は前のだけど、
昨日から鼻の酸素が外れ保育器だけに👏🏻👏🏻
そして、体重も2000g突入!!
すごい!嬉しい!よく頑張ってくれてる😭
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#男の子ママ #女の子ママ #年子ママ #兵庫ママ #年子 
#baby #babyboy #babygirl #twomoms #nicu #nicubaby 
#極低出生体重児 #低出生体重児 #未熟児 #早産 
#nicumom #生後1ヶ月 #おめでとう 
#今日も頑張ってくれてありがとう 
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49 10 4 hours ago
Messy hair dont care kind of mood #premibaby #nicubaby #rodriguezbaby #littleblessing #messyhairdontcare
5 1 4 hours ago

Happy Birthday to the sweetest TEN year old!! Can’t believe you have been blessing our lives for a whole decade. We love this boy BIG! #abp3 #10yearsold #nicubaby

Happy Birthday to the sweetest TEN year old!! Can’t believe you have been blessing our lives for a whole decade.  We love this boy BIG! #abp3 #10yearsold #nicubaby
11 3 4 hours ago

Mommyhood is all about late nights, never eating a hot meal, rockin spit up like it’s the newest fashion accessory and guess what I LOVE it. It’s the toughest job I’ve ever had but so incredibly rewarding. This babe is almost 6 weeks and this mama wants time to slow down just a bit so she can soak up all the newborn cuddles possible.

These are the days ♥️

Mommyhood is all about late nights, never eating a hot meal, rockin spit up like it’s the newest fashion accessory and guess what I LOVE it. It’s the toughest job I’ve ever had but so incredibly rewarding. This babe is almost 6 weeks and this mama wants time to slow down just a bit so she can soak up all the newborn cuddles possible.

These are the days ♥️
38 1 4 hours ago

Never Forget to find comfort in the One who has it all in control. Lord you are Everything to me. Signed, Former NICU Mommy #nicubaby #nicugraduate #postpartum #trachbaby #jesuschrist #savior

Never Forget to find comfort in the One who has it all in control. Lord you are Everything to me. Signed, Former NICU Mommy #nicubaby #nicugraduate #postpartum #trachbaby #jesuschrist #savior
0 0 4 hours ago

Hydrocephalus awareness.
This is Blake’s brain 3 months- 9 months.
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At 3 months old. There is enlarged ventricles but at this time it had stabilized and they were not considered about pressure. Before 3 months old Blake had weekly head ultrasounds to monitor. At around 3.5 months they believed things had stabilized enough that we would be able to go until 6 months without a follow up. .
At 5 months we brought Blake in because we were concerned because she was vomiting, irritable and her head grew. This same day I took her to the local hospital and they sent us home because she was fine, we are very glad I did not listen to them.
Anyways, there was passionate conversation with neuro because we wanted an ETV and he said her anatomy was not suitable and Blake had a shunt placed within 24 hours of this MRI.
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5-6 months? This is within a month after surgery. You can see the decrease in pressure. She had air pockets from the surgery, the dark areas. 6 weeks after shunt #1 we had a shunt malfunction and #2 was placed.
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7-8 months? The ventricles have decreased and you can see the shunt. It took some time with settings to get things right. We went from 1.5 to 1 and back to 1.5 again.
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9 months. This is her Brain in November, the ventricles are way smaller. The air pockets are gone. The surgeon is happy.

Hydrocephalus awareness.
This is Blake’s brain 3 months- 9 months.
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At 3 months old. There is enlarged ventricles but at this time it had stabilized and they were not considered about pressure. Before 3 months old Blake had weekly head ultrasounds to monitor. At around 3.5 months they believed things had stabilized enough that we would be able to go until 6 months without a follow up. .
At 5 months we brought Blake in because we were concerned because she was vomiting, irritable and her head grew. This same day I took her to the local hospital and they sent us home because she was fine, we are very glad I did not listen to them.
Anyways, there was passionate conversation with neuro because we wanted an ETV and he said her anatomy was not suitable and  Blake had a shunt placed within 24 hours of this MRI.
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5-6 months? This is within a month after surgery. You can see the decrease in pressure. She had air pockets from the surgery, the dark areas. 6 weeks after shunt #1 we had a shunt malfunction and #2 was placed.
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7-8 months? The ventricles have decreased and you can see the shunt. It took some time with settings to get things right. We went from 1.5 to 1 and back to 1.5 again.
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9 months. This is her Brain in November, the ventricles are way smaller. The air pockets are gone. The surgeon is happy.
20 4 5 hours ago

Saturday Dec 8 2018 We boarded the train to Brantford very early in the morning to visit my Grandpa Harry and Nana Lynne.
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I had a heightened sense of purpose. There are very few moments in life when you know, absolutely, you are exactly where you are supposed to be. This was one of those rare times.
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At the same time, riding along side my confidence, were some anxious new realities I had to start to absorb.
What would Spina Bifida mean to us? And Surgery, it was so abstract a concept it was hard to believe that it was real, and it was happening to baby and me, and soon.
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Seeing my family was nice and we prayed for the surgery to go smoothly. It was nice to have the shift in direction. We were no longer praying for surgery to happen but instead for the outcomes. We gave thanks for the opportunity, and for the path that had been provided for us.
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I felt like I was in sync with the wind, and the world. It was odd and extraordinary but it felt perfect, peaceful and anxious at the same time.

It was a practice in faith.

Saturday Dec 8 2018  We boarded the train to Brantford very early in the morning to visit my Grandpa Harry and Nana Lynne.
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I had a heightened sense of purpose. There are very few moments in life when you know, absolutely, you are exactly where you are supposed to be. This was one of those rare times.
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At the same time, riding along side my confidence, were some anxious new realities I had to start to absorb. 
What would Spina Bifida mean to us? And Surgery, it was so abstract a concept it was hard to believe that it was real, and it was happening to baby and me, and soon.
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Seeing my family was nice and we prayed for the surgery to go smoothly. It was nice to have the shift in direction. We were no longer praying for surgery to happen but instead for the outcomes. We gave thanks for the opportunity, and for the path that had been provided for us.
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I felt like I was in sync with the wind, and the world. It was odd and extraordinary but it felt perfect, peaceful and anxious at the same time.

It was a practice in faith.
16 1 5 hours ago

A day of travel means my hands were free long enough to whip this little guy up all in one sitting! 🚗 🙌🏻 I just had to add on some final touches when I got him home & he'll be off in the mail first thing Monday morning! 😊 Fingers crossed for another productive day tomorrow! 🤞🏻
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#crochet #happysaturday #saturdaynight #wildsaturdaynight #saturdayvibes #handmade #hmkhandmade #crochetjellyfish #jellyfish #octopus #etsy #etsyshop #etsyseller #freehands #sahm #stayathomemom #momlife #busymomma #happymomma #crochetinthecar #maker #nicubaby #preemiegifts #babyshowergifts #babygifts #happybaby #handmadebabygifts #handmadebabytoys #amigurumi #crochetlove

A day of travel means my hands were free long enough to whip this little guy up all in one sitting! 🚗 🙌🏻 I just had to add on some final touches when I got him home & he'll be off in the mail first thing Monday morning! 😊 Fingers crossed for another productive day tomorrow! 🤞🏻
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#crochet #happysaturday #saturdaynight #wildsaturdaynight #saturdayvibes #handmade #hmkhandmade #crochetjellyfish #jellyfish #octopus #etsy #etsyshop #etsyseller #freehands #sahm #stayathomemom #momlife #busymomma #happymomma #crochetinthecar #maker #nicubaby #preemiegifts #babyshowergifts #babygifts #happybaby #handmadebabygifts #handmadebabytoys #amigurumi #crochetlove
13 0 5 hours ago

앞머리 맞춰서 자르려다가
리현이 앞머리 쥐🐀 파먹었넹🤣
리우는 옆머리가 안채워지넹😢 그래도 리둥둥 머리숱 많아졌당😄

#방구석미용실 #앞머리자르기 #리둥둥 #이른둥이 #이란성쌍둥이 #이란성쌍둥이형제 #쌍둥이형제 #쌍둥이 #쌍둥이맘 #쌍둥이육아 #쌍둥이그램 #쌍둥이네 #쌍둥이일상 #쌍둥이하루하루 #한양대학교병원출생 #nicubaby #개띠아기

앞머리 맞춰서 자르려다가
리현이 앞머리 쥐🐀 파먹었넹🤣
리우는 옆머리가 안채워지넹😢 그래도 리둥둥 머리숱 많아졌당😄

#방구석미용실 #앞머리자르기 #리둥둥 #이른둥이 #이란성쌍둥이 #이란성쌍둥이형제 #쌍둥이형제 #쌍둥이 #쌍둥이맘 #쌍둥이육아 #쌍둥이그램 #쌍둥이네 #쌍둥이일상 #쌍둥이하루하루 #한양대학교병원출생 #nicubaby #개띠아기
25 3 5 hours ago
After two long months my baby finally came home today. 🖤
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#nicu #nicubaby #nicumom #preemiestrong #preemiepower #weewarrior #twopoundstofivepounds #prematurebaby #holycrapheshome #nobodycallmeplease
91 20 6 hours ago

ᒍᑌᔕT KEEᑭ GOIᑎG... a NICU parent’s mantra. Some days are harder than others in the NICU, some procedures are scary, whilst some are straightforward, but every day NICU parents just keep going because we just have to - our babies need us. 🤍

I first saw this poem by @maxwelldpoetry in a post by @amierohan_ who shared it after suffering through the seemingly unbearable pain of infant loss when one of her twin baby girls was born with a condition not compatible with life. She’s an inspiration the way she shares her story & pictures of her beautiful girls & in doing so helps raise awareness of infant loss. 🤍💜
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#premmie #premmiebaby #premmiebabies #premmiepower #infantloss #infantlossawareness #nicuawarenessmonth #nicuawareness #nicu #nicumum #nicumama #nicumom #nicu #nicudad #nicubaby #nicubabymiracle #nicumiracle #nicuwarrior #preemie #preemiestrong #preemiebaby #preemiebabies #preemietwins #preemiesofinstagram #preemiesrock #preemiemama #nicucheer #mumssupportingmums #momssupportingmoms #understandingloss #lossandlove

ᒍᑌᔕT KEEᑭ GOIᑎG... a NICU parent’s mantra. Some days are harder than others in the NICU, some procedures are scary, whilst some are straightforward, but every day NICU parents just keep going because we just have to - our babies need us. 🤍

I first saw this poem by @maxwelldpoetry in a post by @amierohan_ who shared it after suffering through the seemingly unbearable pain of infant loss when one of her twin baby girls was born with a condition not compatible with life. She’s an inspiration the way she shares her story & pictures of her beautiful girls & in doing so helps raise awareness of infant loss. 🤍💜
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#premmie #premmiebaby #premmiebabies #premmiepower #infantloss #infantlossawareness #nicuawarenessmonth #nicuawareness  #nicu #nicumum #nicumama #nicumom #nicu #nicudad #nicubaby #nicubabymiracle #nicumiracle #nicuwarrior #preemie #preemiestrong #preemiebaby #preemiebabies #preemietwins #preemiesofinstagram #preemiesrock #preemiemama #nicucheer #mumssupportingmums #momssupportingmoms #understandingloss #lossandlove
26 1 6 hours ago

Thank you Hawaii ohana for our beautiful twin baby shower! I gave birth at 29 weeks, which was the week our family was going to have the shower, so they did it after the boys were born. We went to the NICU to visit the twins after and hang the banners in their hospital room. 💙 The aunties even included Áine and gave her a present so she wouldn’t feel left out of her “little brullers” party!
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📷: @eamonnsoll
#twin #babyshower #twins #twinboys #twinning #brothers #familyof5 #twinsofinstagram #twinstagram #twinsies #twinmom #twindad #nicu #nicubaby #nicumom #preemie #babies #preemiepower #boymom #oahu #hawaii #ohana #family

Thank you Hawaii ohana for our beautiful twin baby shower! I gave birth at 29 weeks, which was the week our family was going to have the shower, so they did it after the boys were born. We went to the NICU to visit the twins after and hang the banners in their hospital room. 💙 The aunties even included Áine and gave her a present so she wouldn’t feel left out of her “little brullers” party!
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📷: @eamonnsoll
#twin#babyshower#twins#twinboys#twinning#brothers#familyof5#twinsofinstagram#twinstagram#twinsies#twinmom#twindad#nicu#nicubaby#nicumom#preemie#babies#preemiepower#boymom#oahu#hawaii#ohana#family
251 6 6 hours ago

Jaxxon Update;
Today Mommy was super emotional, she needed some extra sleep time. I have to admit I had her a bit worried.
This morning I had a sugar level on the lower side after having a pretty great one 3 hours before. Luckily, I’m a pretty amazing human already & since that, I’ve stabilized my sugars enough to start weening off IV fluids! How exciting is that?! I’ve still got a road ahead of me, I’m not sure if I want it to be a long one or short one so I’ll just leave that part out for now.
Right now I’m getting some Daddy snuggles while he feeds me Mommy milk. Speaking of Mommy milk, I LATCHED AND SUCKED TODAY. I got Mommy’s ENTIRE let down all to myself & within just a few minutes!
Today was a good day. I’m only 4 days old though, so my adults have to understand that not all days are going to be as great as today. I did my best & I know Mommy & Daddy are super proud! #nicubaby #nicustrong #ourfighter #babyhatin

Jaxxon Update; 
Today Mommy was super emotional, she needed some extra sleep time. I have to admit I had her a bit worried. 
This morning I had a sugar level on the lower side after having a pretty great one 3 hours before. Luckily, I’m a pretty amazing human already & since that, I’ve stabilized my sugars enough to start weening off IV fluids! How exciting is that?! I’ve still got a road ahead of me, I’m not sure if I want it to be a long one or short one so I’ll just leave that part out for now. 
Right now I’m getting some Daddy snuggles while he feeds me Mommy milk. Speaking of Mommy milk, I LATCHED AND SUCKED TODAY. I got Mommy’s ENTIRE let down all to myself & within just a few minutes! 
Today was a good day. I’m only 4 days old though, so my adults have to understand that not all days are going to be as great as today. I did my best & I know Mommy & Daddy are super proud! #nicubaby #nicustrong #ourfighter #babyhatin
8 0 6 hours ago

The best gift we could’ve asked for this year! ❤️❤️❤️ #christmasmagic #kidsofig #babynephew #nicubaby

The best gift we could’ve asked for this year! ❤️❤️❤️ #christmasmagic #kidsofig #babynephew #nicubaby
37 3 6 hours ago

The many faces of you, my beautiful boy! Three months post my due date today. 🥰 #sebastianjames #alltheexpressions #scoutmebc

The many faces of you, my beautiful boy! Three months post my due date today. 🥰 #sebastianjames #alltheexpressions #scoutmebc
12 5 6 hours ago

Our little babes are getting so big! 🌙🌊 🌊 #yayaandkoko #twins #twinsisters #twinmom #preemie #nicubaby #strongbaby #home #teamnosleep

Our little babes are getting so big! 🌙🌊 🌊#yayaandkoko #twins #twinsisters #twinmom #preemie #nicubaby #strongbaby #home #teamnosleep
51 2 6 hours ago

@fighterpilotamelia's first pair of Disney Minnie Ears!!! Thanks to Uncle Alex and Auntie Lisa!!!
#NICUdad #MarchOfDimes #NICUbaby #Ex24Weeker #CedarsSinai #NICUmom

@fighterpilotamelia's first pair of Disney Minnie Ears!!! Thanks to Uncle Alex and Auntie Lisa!!!
#NICUdad #MarchOfDimes #NICUbaby #Ex24Weeker #CedarsSinai #NICUmom
39 5 7 hours ago

My lil man sucking on his breathing tube 🥰😍 #preemie #preemiestrong #micropreemie #nicu #nicubaby #preemiemom #preemiebaby

My lil man sucking on his breathing tube 🥰😍#preemie #preemiestrong #micropreemie #nicu #nicubaby #preemiemom #preemiebaby
10 1 7 hours ago

My little angel is 30 weeks today. He’s been fighting and beating the odds for 5 weeks now. Overcoming every obstacle that’s come his way. I get my strength from this lil guy. It’s the little things that bring joy to my heart. This experience has helped me appreciate every moment and milestone. Just seeing him open his eyes when he recognizes my voice brings extreme joy to my heart. I spend hours just staring at him sleep. I think I’ll probably continue to do that for years to come lol. #preemiebaby #preemiestrong #preemie #nicu #nicubaby #24weeker #24weekpreemie #preemiemom #micropreemie

My little angel is 30 weeks today. He’s been fighting and beating the odds for 5 weeks now. Overcoming every obstacle that’s come his way.  I get my strength from this lil guy. It’s the little things that bring joy to my heart. This experience has helped me appreciate every moment and milestone.  Just seeing him open his eyes when he recognizes my voice brings extreme joy to my heart. I spend hours just staring at him sleep. I think I’ll probably continue to do that for years to come lol. #preemiebaby #preemiestrong #preemie #nicu #nicubaby #24weeker #24weekpreemie #preemiemom #micropreemie
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My favorite gift under the tree by far 🎁🥰 Happy 4 months to my little Russy. So grateful to have him home for the holidays. It’s amazing how fast the last month has gone since he’s been home. The three months he spent in the hospital seemed to drag on forever and now every day the time he spent there seems farther and farther away. Since Russell was 2 months early, his “adjusted age” for development is 2 months old. Any other preemie moms out there? Did your babies development seem to go by their adjusted age or real age? #russellsprout #babyallodi #preemiestrong #ex31weeker #heartwarrior #4monthsold

My favorite gift under the tree by far 🎁🥰 Happy 4 months to my little Russy. So grateful to have him home for the holidays. It’s amazing how fast the last month has gone since he’s been home. The three months he spent in the hospital seemed to drag on forever and now every day the time he spent there seems farther and farther away. Since Russell was 2 months early, his “adjusted age” for development is 2 months old. Any other preemie moms out there? Did your babies development seem to go by their adjusted age or real age? #russellsprout #babyallodi #preemiestrong #ex31weeker #heartwarrior #4monthsold
12,570 205 4 December, 2019

Our patients are ready to cheer on the Buckeyes in the Big Ten Championship game! How cute is Macy in her buckeye onesie?! Let's go @ohiostatefb !! #Repost @jennifer.kozlik: B1G day Bucks!! 🏈 Macy was your good luck charm last time...let’s see how she does tonight!! Our #nchpreemie sure does love her Buckeyes ❤️
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Our patients are ready to cheer on the Buckeyes in the Big Ten Championship game! How cute is Macy in her buckeye onesie?! Let's go @ohiostatefb !! #Repost @jennifer.kozlik: B1G day Bucks!! 🏈 Macy was your good luck charm last time...let’s see how she does tonight!! Our #nchpreemie sure does love her Buckeyes ❤️
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@theohiostateuniversity  @ohiostatefb  @ohiostathletics  @nationwidekids
1,031 11 11 hours ago

11/24/15 I can literally feel this picture when I look at it.
This precious photo popped up on my FB memories yesterday. This was my happiest “mom moment” with my mighty little Max🦊♥️ It was the first time I got to hold him and my first/only skin-to-skin. This moment was otherworldly. I couldn’t believe it was real. Max was still alive and, at last, he was in my arms. I felt so blessed. I still feel so blessed when I see this treasured picture. #thisisstillagoodlife #mightymax

11/24/15 I can literally feel this picture when I look at it. 
This precious photo popped up on my FB memories yesterday. This was my happiest “mom moment” with my mighty little Max🦊♥️ It was the first time I got to hold him and my first/only skin-to-skin. This moment was otherworldly. I couldn’t believe it was real. Max was still alive and, at last, he was in my arms. I felt so blessed. I still feel so blessed when I see this treasured picture. #thisisstillagoodlife #mightymax
669 21 26 November, 2019

Today was a good day. 🥰 After a week of not holding or feeding Baby B, this happened!! 😭 He officially had (emphasis on HAD) a collapsed lung with air surrounding it and couldn’t breath so he was sedated and placed on a ventilator. Due to the progress he made throughout the week, he was taken off and all of his levels have been great so far! Having these babies were a miracle to begin with but this one—he’s still showing us God’s power to work miracles! Thank you for your prayers!! They’re being felt. Hopefully we will have both of our boys reunited and at home with us soon. ❤️ #nicubaby

Today was a good day. 🥰 After a week of not holding or feeding Baby B, this happened!! 😭 He officially had (emphasis on HAD) a collapsed lung with air surrounding it and couldn’t breath so he was sedated and placed on a ventilator. Due to the progress he made throughout the week, he was taken off and all of his levels have been great so far! Having these babies were a miracle to begin with but this one—he’s still showing us God’s power to work miracles! Thank you for your prayers!! They’re being felt. Hopefully we will have both of our boys reunited and at home with us soon. ❤️ #nicubaby
17,508 537 1 December, 2019

He is more than results. More than data. More than a diagnosis. •
His medical record isn’t his story, and you wouldn’t know him from reading it alone. It may say that nerves near the brain stem are deteriorating; that even more tissue has disappeared, to the point that just a small rim of brain remains in some places; or that his optic nerves have atrophied, leaving him unable to process information his eyes take in.

The data say a lot... but they aren’t everything. They fail to capture his love of showers, and how he always falls asleep to the rhythm of the water on his back. Or how his face lights up when we dance in the living room. And of course, his smile. The most endearing smile, because he brings it out at sound or touch alone, and only shares it with those he’s closest to.

He is more than the words of doctors, prognoses, and results. The value of his life could never be based on cold facts alone. That stuff isn’t what makes the human experience. He’s living it, in his own special wayfinder style 💛

He is more than results. More than data. More than a diagnosis. •
His medical record isn’t his story, and you wouldn’t know him from reading it alone. It may say that nerves near the brain stem are deteriorating; that even more tissue has disappeared, to the point that  just a small rim of brain remains in some places; or that his optic nerves have atrophied, leaving him unable to process information his eyes take in.
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The data say a lot... but they aren’t everything. They fail to capture his love of showers, and how he always falls asleep to the rhythm of the water on his back. Or how his face lights up when we dance in the living room. And of course, his smile. The most endearing smile, because he brings it out at sound or touch alone, and only shares it with those he’s closest to.
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He is more than the words of doctors, prognoses, and results. The value of his life could never be based on cold facts alone. That stuff isn’t what makes the human experience. He’s living it, in his own special wayfinder style 💛
597 68 5 December, 2019

With a smile like that I swearrrrr this lil boy is gonna be able to get anything he wants from me 😂 my handsome lil man. He’s 5 weeks old already!

With a smile like that I swearrrrr this lil boy is gonna be able to get anything he wants from me 😂 my handsome lil man. He’s 5 weeks old already!
559 16 7 December, 2019

Sometimes I just stop and thank God, for having different plans for me than I had for myself. I have been blessed with miracles. 🐢
#theauspiciousfamily #againstallodds

Sometimes I just stop and thank God, for having different plans for me than I had for myself. I have been blessed with miracles. 🐢
#theauspiciousfamily #againstallodds
1,460 32 2 December, 2019

2017•2018•2019
Yesterday was World Prematurity Day. I posted this on my fb yesterday, and decided to share here as well. I cannot get over how much she has grown! My sweet baby girl, you are so strong. And you have no clue. One day you’ll know, you will.
No one prepares you for having a preemie. Even if your doctor tells you you’re going to have your baby early. No one prepares you for having your baby, but not being able to do normal baby things. They don’t prepare you for the trauma you go through or the emotions you feel everyday. Or how even after months or years after the NICU, your heart races when you hear monitors beeping. You get brief flashbacks to your baby’s monitor beeping because your baby’s heart rate & pulse ox dropped.
I can still smell it, the NICU. I still remember how the inside of it looks. I remember where each of Athena’s bed spaces were. I remember where I had to go to pump, and where to get the gowns, and I remember where the sanitizers are placed. And how clean everything was in there.
Athena is a miracle. She defied every single odd & said screw every statistic. I am thankful for that every single day. She’s a force to be reckoned with, but I wouldn’t trade her for the world. #micropreemie #worldprematurityday2019 #worldprematurityday #nicubaby

2017•2018•2019 
Yesterday was World Prematurity Day. I posted this on my fb yesterday, and decided to share here as well.  I cannot get over how much she has grown! My sweet baby girl, you are so strong. And you have no clue. One day you’ll know, you will. 
No one prepares you for having a preemie. Even if your doctor tells you you’re going to have your baby early. No one prepares you for having your baby, but not being able to do normal baby things. They don’t prepare you for the trauma you go through or the emotions you feel everyday. Or how even after months or years after the NICU, your heart races when you hear monitors beeping. You get brief flashbacks to your baby’s monitor beeping because your baby’s heart rate & pulse ox dropped. 
I can still smell it, the NICU. I still remember how the inside of it looks. I remember where each of Athena’s bed spaces were. I remember where I had to go to pump, and where to get the gowns, and I remember where the sanitizers are placed. And how clean everything was in there. 
Athena is a miracle. She defied every single odd & said screw every statistic. I am thankful for that every single day. She’s a force to be reckoned with, but I wouldn’t trade her for the world. #micropreemie #worldprematurityday2019 #worldprematurityday #nicubaby
800 29 18 November, 2019