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Breaking Out Of The NICU and Breast Chronicles

I can't believe I haven't updated since Little Jace came home! Let me remedy that!

If y'all will remember, in the beginning Jace's doctors and my doctor told us to prepare for him to be in the NICU until my original due date, which was January 19. That would've meant 2 months in the NICU. Unimaginable. From the moment he was born, Jace was a fighter. He was off the ventilator and breathing on his own the day after he was born and his nose cannula (provided his oxygen), was taken out a week after birth. He tolerated his gavage (tube) feedings very well and increased the amount of breast milk he was getting almost daily. He passed both his vision and hearing tests the first time they were given to him. The only setbacks he ever faced were low white blood cell counts and low platelets. He had to have several platelet transfusions the first couple weeks of his life. But despite that, he never "looked" sick or acted sick. The only reason he was even screened fo…