Never did get to finish me Easter egg (full birth saga's on the Summer 2012 thread but it was Not A Good Birth - some ridiculous hospital incompetence of jaw dropping proportions that I'll have to come to terms with emotionally at some point - suspect I'll prob need counselling tbh)... but ended up having my lil girl at 33 weeks 6 days gestation at the start of this week (weighed a smidge under 5lb, has lost 6% of bodyweight since then, being tube-fed with some breast attempts that I've now pretty much decided to relegate to just whatever expressed breast milk I can come up with - if it's going to get her feeding and out of here sooner - I'll put the pride and convenience of breastfeeding to one side without a second thought). Very very traumatic birth, didn't get to see her before she headed to NNICU (well I got to see one bluey-white head of hair) - but she got out of there pretty quickly and we're currently on an absolute hell-hole of a hospital ward with a mix of neo-natal transition cases, and the routine post-birth stay ladies (I cracked today and demanded hubby bought me a wireless dongle and my laptop in)... and being supported to variable degrees - from questionable, to utterly unsuportive - I have more important patients to see to so I'm not even going to TELL you I'll support you - harridans. Trying to type this fairly quickly so leaving out the details, most of it's on the pregnancy thread (think I just terrified all the summer ladies popping so soon) - but it's pretty shocking ineptitude. So I was wondering if anyone on here had been through something and come out the other side - since I'm not getting the information from the staff - I have to find it somewhere else. Can't quite believe life hadn't finished having a laugh at our expense baby-wise... years of fertility bother, miscarriages... thought we'd finally nailed it - and get prematurity thrown into the mix! Some git up there has one vile sense of humour!