My oldest daughter was also born premature on October 9, 1993. The doctors told us she would most likely be behind all her life & might have lifelong disabilities. But they said she was strong & a fighter. She would lift her head off the incubator table to try & pull the feeding tube out of her nose.
She only spent 5 weeks in NICU, but that was the longest 5 weeks of my life. I am happy to share that she is now a very happy & healthy 20 year old who graduated high school with honors & was always in the top of her class!