Evelynn Updates

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Welcome to our updates page! Here we will keep a record Evelynn’s updates. We’ll also add pictures to the slideshow above so you can watch her grow!

About Evelynn

Evelynn was born at 32 weeks and 5 days gestation on November 24th, 2013, 11:56 p.m.

She weighed 4 lbs and 7.5 oz and was 17 inches long.

She was delivered via an emergency c-section and had a nuchal cord x2 and a true knot (the cord was wrapped around her neck twice and there was a knot in her cord).

To read her birth story click here.

About Evelynn’s Family

Evelynn has three older siblings. Two brothers who are seven and 22 months and an older sister who is four.

Her Mommy and Daddy are married and they live with Mommy’s parents, Evelynn’s Nana and Papa, and Mommy’s sister and son, Evelynn’s aunt and cousin. We have a big family!

Updates

June– Evelynn has made amazing progress! She had her 6 Month check up about two weeks ago and now weighs 11 lbs! She is rolling over from front to back and back to front. She can also finally hold onto and play with her toys, put objects in her mouth and boy is she chewing on EVERYTHING! Her eyes seem to be changing to a green color and her hair is a very light blonde! Not sure they will stay those colors, but we’ll see! She’s getting so big and I’m so thankfull for everyone’s support. I cannot believe that only 6 months ago this amazing creature was brought into the world in such a fury!

February– She gained almost TWO pounds this past month! She now weighs 7lbs 4 oz and I couldn’t be happier! She’s not sleeping through the night yet. She’s started to roll over and is discovering her hands. She smiles really big at Mommy and Daddy and loves music!

January– Evelynn’s two month check up. She is caught up on her vaccines and now weighs 5lbs 9oz! I was so worried after our last few weigh ins and she hadn’t gained ANY weight. I’m so glad to see she gained almost a POUND eating nothing but Mommy’s milk. I’m starting to think the “supplement” the NICU gave us was actually holding her back. She’s exclusively breastfeeding and I am SO happy about it!

November Updates

December Updates

 

We are new to the NICU world. We would love to hear your words of encouragement and tips for survival.

*Due to an overwhelming response to Evelynn’s story, we have decided to continue this page so friends and family can stay up to date on her progress. 🙂

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4 thoughts on “Evelynn Updates

  1. Pingback: My Unplanned Birth | The Sometimes Chaotic

  2. The NICU world is all so familiar to me. My husband and I welcomed our twin boys at 23 was and 6 days!! 1.4 and 1.9 lb boys! Our son Alex spent 5 months and Andrew 6 months in the NICU. I was blessed to hv been able to see them daily. The one thing I would suggest is see her often and talk to her and touch her softly! A mommy is its on source of healing!! The Nicu was a wave of emotions so don’t be afraid to ask a doctor or nurse for another mom in the Nicu to talk to! As the “old lady” I was often asked to share my experiences and it helped me and my now many friends. And document her story for when she is older to show her just what a real fighter she is!! enjoy all the moments! I didn’t let our sons early deliveries stop me from the awesome photos or holiday cards with crazy pictures on them. I just had to find a different way! And finally thank God daily for her! Congrats on your amazing little girl! She will teach you so much!!!

    • Thank you Trisha for sharing your story! How are your boys doing now? I think that writing here and keeping track of her updates has been extremely helpful for me and hopefully it will all still be here for her to read later. 🙂

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