My Alice came 10 weeks early, March 29th 2010. she was 2lbs10.5oz!
She is now just over 7 months and at least 12 lbs!She is BF too (but has to have bottle top ups!)
She does tummy time, she smiles, coos, talks and laughs! she is just in 0-3 clothes even though she has a 7 month old brain!
wow i think we all have amazing babies. to have done so well.
when we got to come home we didnt get the care i expected. we didnt see professional for 2weeks after we got home. and only seen them twice now no contact and my daughter only 16 weeks. 6 weeks if u go from her due date. did this happen with any of you?
my daughter is also on nutriprem2 and no body seems to be able to tell me wen she will come off it.
my daughter started giggling and cooing other day its amazing.
My eldest was born at 35 weeks, weighed 2lb 12oz and was in special care for 3 weeks until she was breast feeding well enough to come home. I had weekly visits from either the health visitor or special care outreach team and I didn't feel it was enough! After 2 weeks at home she was diagnosed with reflux and on medication for that. I found it very reassuring to go to the baby clinic every week once she had her 8 week check (was advised not to take her out before then).
I had never known any other prem babies but I don't think many get taken out much! My little girl was like Corrinne's little girl, perfect but tiny in size. She sat up at 5 mths wearing newborn size clothes and was walking in 6-9mths at 13mths old. She is now a very tall 4 year old and no one can believe it when I tell them how tiny she once was, she has also been the youngest for hitting milestones out of all my daughters by a couple of months.
Good luck with all the little babies! xx
Alice is over 9 montns and still on NP2. they come off it when they come off it...as in 2 years old maybe or earlier depending on rapid weight gain and doc/HV suggesting they come off.
When Alice was discharged we saw the nurses weekly! at 3 months and 6 months she saw her consultant and at a year old she will also see him again.
Alice had reflux until about...erm...yeah actually when they start on solids but I ALWAYS give her a bottle first! then the food is afters! she needs the calories from NP2
Alice will only take a BF now in the morning. any other time is only a bottle (I wanted to BF for a year!)