update on Harper!

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update on Harper!
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Tue, 07-31-2012 - 6:52pm

Hello ladies, I just wanted to update you girls on Harper! She's doing great! We are still in the NICU, today is our 107th day! It has been a LONG road and very stressful. Harper actually get VERY sick at about 2 weeks old, and had to be airlifted to University of Chicago Hospital. We almost lost her, and it was so overwhelming.

But everyday that she was there, she got better and better. We were able to hold her for the first time when she was 3 weeks old, I had my first Mother's Day, DH had his first Father's Day, and things have been great. She is currently 5 pounds 7 ounces, almost 18 inches long! She's finally in newborn clothes and nb diapers! She is taking all of her bottle feeds, gaining weight, and moving right along.

Her lungs are still pretty unhealthy, but the bigger she gets the better her lungs get so it will just take time to grow out of. She will probably come home on Oxygen, and we are looking at another 3-4 weeks until discharge, but we are so proud of her. She has come such a long way from a little 1 pound baby fighting for her life...

I think of all of you often and hope that you get your little miracles soon. Xo

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Wed, 08-01-2012 - 11:06am
Taryn ~

Thanks so much for the update. What a sweet picture! So happy little Harper is doing so great. She looks adorable in her tie-dye =) It's awful that you had a big scare. What a relief that she made it htrough that and is now gaining weight well. Lots of PTs for her - hope her lungs are bigger and stronger soon and you will all be able to go home in the 3-4 weeks. Please KUP!

Hugs,
Caryn
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Wed, 08-01-2012 - 11:58am
Thanks for the update! She's adorable. She's a fighter, she's gonna be off oxygen in no time.

Elizabeth (31) DH (36) TTC #1 since July 2008

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Wed, 08-01-2012 - 6:25pm
Taryn, I'm so glad that everything is going better for you and Harper. I'm so sorry that you had to go through having her air lifted, I can't imagine how scary that must have been. So glad you're looking at going home in a few weeks. I'm so happy for you!

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Wed, 08-01-2012 - 11:08pm
Thanks for the update Taryn. Harper is beautiful! I am so glad to hear she's getting bigger and better each day.

Britty  & DH (both 30) TTC since late 2008

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Thu, 08-02-2012 - 6:50pm

Thanks for the update.  I'm glad Harper is doing so well.  You'll be home before you know it!

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Mon, 08-06-2012 - 2:15pm

Awwwwwww, look at Baby Harper! I've been anxiously awaiting an update about the 2 of u.  The next 3-4 weeks will go by fast, but she will be home--healthy and strong.

Candy

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Tue, 10-09-2012 - 5:44pm
Hi Taryn! How are you and baby Harper?

Caryn