Our little miracle, Boone Mark Peterson was born on July 23rd at 3:40 AM weighing in at 1 pound 7 ounces and 12 inches long at 25 weeks gestation. I had a pretty rough pregnancy and had high anxiety since we lost Ava at 20 weeks last October. Since we did lose Ava, the doctors were doing more frequent cervical ultrasounds and discovered I had an incompetent cervix (which is probably how we lost Ava). Beau was a normal pregnancy, so we weren't watching my cervix the second time around. I was put on weekly progesterone injections and had to have a cerclage placed at 19 weeks. Once I hit 23 weeks I noticed some leaking and sure enough it was amniotic fluid. I was admitted to Essentia in Duluth where I was to remain until Boone arrived. We made it to 25 weeks and 3 days before Boone decided it was time to make his appearance into the world. Since he was born so early, Boone's lungs were not quite developed and had to get intubated right away and sent to the NICU. He then developed severe pulmonary interstitial emphysema and pulmonary hypertension. Due to the severity of his condition we had to make the decision to send Boone to Children's in Minneapolis to save his life. Thank you for following Boone's NICU journey and please say continued prayers for our sweet miracle.