Monday, June 17, 2013
This little bundle of love arrived last night and because she's here early, she's a tee tiny little thing but definitely a keeper. She slid into the world at 9:35pm weighing 4 pounds 13 oz. The plan is for her to fatten up some in NICU and get ready to come home later. Preemies have a tougher time regulating their body temperature since they don't have 1) as much stored brown body fat as term babies 2) their little system hasn't had time to mature since they got here earlier and have to now do it on their own. Even healthy term babies can have a hard time regulating their temp at first . Preemies also have to "remember" to breathe, not loose too much weight after delivery (which can be caused by several factors,) and they just basically need help getting their show on the road. They have lots of other obstacles to over come and they do. They just need a little extra help. You don't want all the technical stuff and my fingers are too lazy to type it, so there.
The good news is, girl babies are often tough as a boot and scrappy little fighters. Boy babies can be, but statistically speaking, if you're going to have a preemie, hope it's a girl. Boys often just don't fight as hard to be here as girls do and don't EVEN get me started on that. I love both and I just know the numbers don't lie. (The boys just like to lie around and the girls are all business. ) :)
Anywho, welcome to baby Mary Margaret Michelson and congrats to her mom and dad (Megan and Blake) on a job well done. She's presh!!!!!