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Almighty Acorn

Meet our seventh Almighty Acorn, the precious Ryder.

“Hello, my name is Ryhana. I am a 25 year old NICU mom. When I was 22 weeks pregnant I was informed at my anatomy scan that I was 3cm dilated. This came as a complete shock to me as I was feeling fine and didn’t have any preterm labor signs. The first thing I thought was “Will my baby make it? What does this mean for her? How did this happen to me?” I was rushed to the hospital, put on complete bed rest, & given medications to slow down the labor. Despite everything, after 2 weeks of bed rest my babygirl Ryder Nicole decided to enter the world on April 20th, 2021 weighing 1.9 pounds & being 12 1/2 inches long. My discharge day was the worst. I was so upset that I couldn’t take my baby home with me but I knew she was where she needed to be. The NICU days were a complete ROLLERCOASTER! As soon as we would take a step forward it felt like we would soon take 3 back. After 110 days in the NICU- having to learn how to feed, getting off of CPAP, & Brady’s constantly causing our discharge date to get pushed back, I finally got to take my babygirl home! Ryder is now 5 months actual, & 7 weeks adjusted. She weighs 13 pounds & has no health issues; besides being a preemie. All of her health issues went away the older she got… Even her ROP cleared itself up! All in all, I’m here to share my story & tell you that the bad times don’t last forever. There is a rainbow at the end of the storm. Be strong & have faith because these preemie babies are stronger than we’ll ever know.❤️🌈” - Ryhana (Ryder’s mom)

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