Mandan , ND

The Brandt Family

Gianna Brandt
Premature Birth

When my mommy was 22 weeks pregnant she was put in the hospital for surgery because I was trying to come way to early. She was already 2 cm. She was able to keep me in her belly a little longer after surgery but I still came early then the surgeon was planning. I was born at 33 weeks and 3 days. 6 1/2 weeks early. I was 4 lbs and 10 ounces. I was immediately admitted to the NICU. I turned 3 weeks old already in the hospital and am still here. Mommy was discharged at two days and her and Daddy keep traveling back and forth to the hospital to see me and feed me and try to do as much of my cares as they were allowed by medical staff. I got my first tub bath in the hospital even. We are all hoping I can go home soon and we can more of my first moments at home instead of in the hospital. Mommy and Daddy are doing everything they can to make sure I come home safe and healthy no matter the cost or how tired they are getting. I know they must love me so much and they tell me every time they see me.

October 14, 2019
Gianna Brandt

Gianna update!!!! Yesterday was my greatest escape to date!!! Just escaped the NICU!!! I am currently 6 lbs 14 ounces and working on my first at home diaper blow out. Thank you to all those who sent all those great prayers and vibes my way I definitely noticed a difference. Daddy says he won’t sleep for days making sure I’m ok. I am so happy to be home and we can be a normal lil family... well how ever normal mommy and daddy can be... but they sure made a cute baby!!!

October 8, 2019
Gianna Brandt

Hello Facebook land!!! I am one month old today!!!🎊🎉last night I weighed 6 lbs 7.5 ounces!!! I am gonna get soo big! I get to eat whenever I want all I gotta do is cry a lil and the nurses run and get me a nice warm bottle. Sometimes I even eat 3 ounces at a time... I am really working hard on my breathing so I get to go home..... send some prayers!!!💕💕

October 7, 2019
Gianna Brandt

Gianna update: Yesterday I was four weeks old that means it was 28 days since I’ve been born. Tomorrow I will be one month old on October 8. Once again I got a little eager to go home and held my breath too long. Mommy and daddy were so sad... but it’s ok because the bigger I get they know I will grow out of that silliness. They had to make hard decisions for me yesterday about medications but they are doing what’s best for me and letting me mature instead.I’m 6 lbs 3 ounces because I eat like a champ!!! Until next week keep me in your prayers please!!!

October 1, 2019
Gianna Brandt

This was my first spa night as rn Macy and Sydney called it. They took off all my wires and mommy and daddy got to give me a bath it the sink. It was so relaxing.... I am sure you noticed that the feeding tube is missing... I ripped it out 4 times and the doc said we could leave it out and see.... I am eating on my own but sure does make me tired still... way better then that tube though... they are hoping I stop having the breathing episodes soon... mommy and daddy got me a pink bath I want to try