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Baby Brooks

Brooks’ ultrasound came back abnormal during his mom’s pregnancy. It was discovered that he had a mass on his left lung. Between that and his mom’s high blood pressure, doctors decided to deliver him at 37 weeks. When the doctors operated to remove the mass, it got even more complicated as they realized part of […]

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Baby Weston

Weston’s mama experienced placenta previa during her pregnancy which led to her being life flighted to Des Moines from Algona. This family had a long way to travel for visits while taking care of big brother Easton at home. I’m sure they will be double trouble in no time!

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Baby A'Riyah

A’Riyah’s mama spent some time on bedrest before she was born at 29 weeks gestation¬†weighing a petite¬†2lb 9oz. Other than being on oxygen for a while, she did pretty well during her NICU admission. She worked on feedings and growing until she got to go home with her mother. We are so happy for them!

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Baby Isabella

Miss Isabella was born at 29 weeks gestation weighing just 2lb 5oz. She had to spend a couple months in the NICU while her 2 big brothers at home waited patiently for her discharge. I’m sure they will always look out for their baby sister!

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Babies Liam and Lucas

Liam and Lucas surprised mom and dad when they decided to come at just 25 weeks gestation! Liam had a Grade 4 brain bleed and a PDA in his heart that required surgery at the University of Iowa Hospital. Lucas also had a PDA but his doctors felt it would close on its own so […]

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Baby Thor

Thor is actually a twin to sister Freya! Freya did very well after they arrived a little early at 35 weeks gestation. Thor was admitted to the NICU because he was having issues breathing and then had to overcome pneumonia during his admission. Mom and dad had their hands full with one twin in the […]

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Babies Aurora and Finley

Aurora and Finley shared a placenta in utero that needed medical intervention to be corrected. After the surgery, their mama remained on bedrest in the hospital for a few weeks until they were born around 30 weeks. They weighed 2lb 7oz and 2lb 5oz at birth. After spending some time in the NICU, mom and […]

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Baby Kyzer

Kyzer’s mom had several emergency medical scares during her pregnancy with Kyzer and ending up delivering via emergency C-section at 35 weeks gestation. After overcoming low oxygen levels, low blood sugars, and a feeding tube Kyzer was finally ableto join his family at home!

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Baby Myles

Myles was born at 30 weeks when his mom’s water broke unexpectedly. He weighed 3lb 7oz. Mom and Dad were busy trying to juggle work, two older siblings at home, and traveling 2 hours one way to get to the NICU to visit Myles. They could not have been more happy when this little guy […]

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Baby Kay'Den

  Cute little Kay’Den was born at just 28 weeks. After spending a few weeks in the NICU he was able to join his big brother Aiden at home! I’m sure they will be the best of friends!

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