January 2021 – PreemieWorld Tag

Meet the adorable Beatrice “Bea” Yip!

Beatrice’s estimated delivery date was March 24, 2020, yet she was born unexpectedly at 27 weeks, 2 days gestation on December 26, 2019.

Even though we couldn’t identify the reason why Bea was born prematurely, we still felt so blessed that she became our best Christmas gift!

During the 119 days in the NICU, Bea had a PDA catheterization at just 1 month, blood transfusions, had gone from intubation to extubation to cpap to high flow, and finally came home with us on oxygen in the end of April. Since Bea had brain bleeds at birth, she has been having PT sessions once a week.

She is turning 1 year old in less than 2 weeks!! We will also have our 2nd sleep study this week so let’s pray that Bea can be weaned off completely right before ONE!