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Do you have a Preemie?

By February 28, 2008 - 3:18pm
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Do you have a baby that was born prematurely? My son was born at 33 weeks (7 weeks early), and he spent 2 weeks in the NICU, until he reached 5 pounds (he was born at 4 pounds). Luckily, everything was and is fine, except he is by far the smallest little guy. The doctors say it will take him a few years to "catch up". I realize I don't know what that means...when he is 2 years old, will he move from 5th percentile to 50th percentile in weight and height on his 2nd birthday? (ha), or that it won't be as noticeable that he is smaller than the other 2 year olds?

Just curious if you know what "catching up" means.

I would love to talk with anyone who has a preemie!

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I can't really say what catch up means but I myself have a preemie that is almost 14months old he was born at 25weeks and weighed 1lb 12oz and spent 3 and a half months in the NICU! Scary I know...he came on on oxygen and 2 different monitors (pulse ox and apnea) this didn't answer ur question I know but I love to share my story

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