My son Christopher was born 10 weeks and 2 days early at 29 weeks and 5 days gestation. When he was born he was 16.5 inches long and weighed 3 lbs 7 oz. Today, he is 10 months old and 19 lbs. He is my crawling, toddling, sometimes falling miracle.
For months, I have shared his story as well as my own with friends and family. In telling our stories I am hoping to prevent them from happening to someone else. In sharing about Christopher, I am hoping that other families that may go through this will feel comforted. As a first time mom with a son living in an isolette in a hospital miles from my home, I devoured any information I could get about preemies. Hopefully, this will find its way to someone like me.