Quoting Chelsie McKibben:" See the thought of her being put in the nicu scares the crap out of me... ive had trouble gaining weight my entire pregnancy and now im starting to feel like its my fault she is so small...."
I ate like I was eating for 5 and gained weight....and my baby was still small. There isn't much you can do.
Also, the NICU isn't a huge or scary deal. All small babies go there, at least for a night. They have to have levels and all of that checked, multiple times. I was actually relieved he was there. I was exhausted from the c-section, I couldn't move my legs, and I needed to rest. I knew he was taken care of in the NICU.