Every week we feature the best baby photos sent to us through our Babies of the Week contest. We receive photos from parents from all over the world. Here are a few of our favorites:
Alexander is six weeks old in this picture. Mom says, "He is special because he was born at 34 weeks and spent 4 weeks in the NICU. I was hospitalized for 2 weeks before he was born. They induced me because he was not growing well inside of me. Alexander has mild IUGR. He is in the 25th percentile for his adjusted age and is doing very well. He was born 3 lbs 10 oz and is now 7 lbs 9 oz! He likes to eat! The really special part about his story is that I was told I had gestational diabetes. I questioned the results and was tested 2 more times both negative. My doctor told me to keep the apt for the growth sonogram just in case. It was this sonogram(would not have been done routinely) that found the issue with blood flow and my placenta that may have saved his life."
Londynn was born in October. Mom says, "What makes my daughter special to me and my family is that she was born on her great grandmother's birthday. She is the only person in the entire family to share a birthday with my grandmother. My grandfather passed away early this year and did not have the opportunity to meet my newest family addition. While pregnant I said that if she were born on my grandmother's birthday that meant my grandfather was watching over us. Well, she was, so I believe he is watching over us making her extra special."