Birth Poem

Journey Of A Premature Baby Poem

Dedicated to Karleigh, my daughter...
Born at 25 weeks and weighing 1 lb 11.5 oz

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My 5 month old son was a full term but only weighed 4 lbs 11oz. I didn't know if he was going to live. He has club feet and is going for surgery on the 15th, so I know how it feels.

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My Hero


Published: October 2007

I go into the hospital
to make sure you're growing and strong,
The Doctor says, "This isn't right,
You're 2 centimeters long"

The Doctors tells me calm down, don't cry
You have to be strong,
I don't understand why this is happening
Did I do something wrong?

Only 5 months along and scared to death
What am I to do?
They rush me to another hospital
Why? I have no clue.

They take me in a room
where I will have to stay,
Please let everything be OK
for hours to God I'd pray.

Days turn into weeks as
I lay in the hospital bed,
The time has come, you're ready to go,
The Doctor soon had said.

As I'm in the operating room
Scared to death I lie,
Chances slim, fear all around,
It could be a good or bad day.

I hear you cry a wonderful sound
Eyes opened wide,
They say that you're here, room full of joy,
Thank Heaven that you tried.

I felt like your HERO
But would you be OK?
Questions, concerns, tears and fears,
Would you be here to stay?

They rush you off to the ICU
You're too small to breath on your own,
Doctors amazed, nurses in shock,
If we would have only known.

So much love we gave to you,
So much love you gave us back.
You'd be coming home when you get well,
Your bags we soon would pack.

So fragile and small
Chances were closest to Zero,
You made it through everything
And now you're MY HERO!


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  • Karen by Karen
  • 5 years ago

My 5 month old son was a full term but only weighed 4 lbs 11oz. I didn't know if he was going to live. He has club feet and is going for surgery on the 15th, so I know how it feels.

  • Kasey by Kasey, UK
  • 9 years ago

My little one was born 3 days ago at 22 weeks. This poem is just what I need at a time like this he weighs less than a pound so is very small but strong hope everyone out there going through this pain has courage and faith that things will be ok in the end
much love

  • Miranda Schaibley by Miranda Schaibley, Marion KY
  • 10 years ago

I can relate to all of this. my son was born Sep 29, 2011 he wasn't due till Dec 25, 2011. He was 1 pound 15 oz. He is in the NICU at Vanderbilt Tenn. He is fighting hard to make it. He is on a ventilator because he doesn't remember to breath. It is a scary thing to go through. I have a 11 month old daughter at home with my mom. My family isn't together at the moment and its the hardest thing I have ever had to go through in my life. I hold on to the home and knowledge that my family will be home and together again real soon. Through all of this I am learning just how strong I am even though there are days I just want to break down and just cry the whole day. It's hard watching a loved one fight for there life. We learn to take one day at a time, hold our heads high with the knowledge that everything happens for a reason. So to everyone going through this I will keep you in my prayers. Hold tight to your loved ones and love what you have.

  • Carla by Carla, Australia
  • 10 years ago

My daughter was born at 32 weeks and I just had my son at 18 weeks so I know the feeling of not knowing is the worst. Good luck to all who go through this.

  • Chalsae Darr by Chalsae Darr, Ohio
  • 10 years ago

Thank you for sharing this! My 15 month old, 12 month corrected age, daughter was born 3 months premature! She was 1 lb 12 oz at birth. She was in the NICU for almost 3 months. It's terrifying, and I believe that she is the strongest person I know!

  • Kayla Montoya by Kayla Montoya, Las Cruces Nm
  • 11 years ago

This poem has touched my heart. I am going through the same thing. My twins were born 6 1/2 weeks early. They both went through a lot and have amazed me how strong they are and how much they put up a fight. My kids are my hero because they showed me how strong I had to be.

  • Sarah by Sarah, North Ridgeville Oh
  • 11 years ago

Wow, I wasn't put in the same situation but I do have a 4 month old son born at full term, and you are VERY strong. I don't know what I would have done I would have been terrified! I'm so happy to hear your child made it through

  • Sarah by Sarah, Cornwall
  • 12 years ago

Amazing poem, brought tears to my eyes as it bought back memories. My little girl was born at 25 weeks weighing 1lb 14oz. When 2 weeks old she got bloody poisoning and I was told she wouldn't make the night. She came home 2 weeks before her due date, and is doing brilliantly and is now 7 months old. She is a little miracle!

  • Veronica by Veronica
  • 13 years ago

I know exactly how you feel, I had a daughter at 26 and a half weeks.. She was 1 lb 11 ounces then she went down to 1 lb 8 ounces. She is now 14yrs old, healthy with some asthma complications. But other than that she truly is a treasure as well as a Miracle

  • julie by julie
  • 13 years ago

I was in a similar situation. My little one was born at 28 weeks, and was 2lbs 3oz. she is doing great now and almost 2.. your poem rocked and made me cry because she too is my hero.

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