How much did your prem baby weigh....

(168 Posts)
rascal1979 Sat 01-Mar-08 20:13:05

At birth (and what was the gestation), 6mths and 12mths.

I know you can't compare babies but just curious to see how much weight prem babies put on and if it is at a similar rate to term babies.

My DD weighed 2lb 1oz at birth.
Was born at 30 +6 but small for dates/IUGR.
She's now 11 wks and weighs 4lb 7oz.

ds1 35+5 weeks 5lb 2oz

dd1 31+1 weeks 3lb 12oz

dd2 33+2 weeks 3lb 8oz

ds2 33+5 weeks 4lb 8oz

not sure about thw weights of the older 3 but callum is 23 weeks and weighes 11lb 5oz

whoops Sat 01-Mar-08 20:21:53

ds was 2lb 15oz at 33 weeks due to IUGR
I can only remember that he was about 10lb at about 6 months as we looked to see when he was at dd's birthweight

alfiesbabe Sat 01-Mar-08 20:35:10

dd was 3lb 3oz at 35 weeks (IUGR). I think she was about 11/12 lb at 6 months. Cant remember at a year.

chinchi Sat 01-Mar-08 20:36:40

DS 29+5 3lb 4oz. 6 months 15lb

rascal1979 Sat 01-Mar-08 20:58:40

Thanks for the speedy replies. I'm having an off day today and although DD is putting on 2lb a week at the moment and is doing really well I'm just concerned about how small she is going to be and if she will ever catch up sad

I'm only small myself at 5ft and was only 16lb 8oz at 12mths (despite being 7lb 8oz at birth)

Does anyone know if IUGR babies take longer to catch up than prem babies in general?

What should she be by the time she is 12mths - is it something like treble her birth weight (for term babies??) if so that would only make her just 6lb 3oz at 12mths which surely can't be right???

charleymouse Sat 01-Mar-08 21:01:39


3lb 10oz 31+4 weeks didn't make it past day one.


3 lb 0.5 oz at 31+4 weeks

10 lb 13 oz at 5 months

12 lb 11 oz at 7 months

rascal1979 Sat 01-Mar-08 21:02:44

of course i mean 2oz a week!

charleymouse Sat 01-Mar-08 21:18:22

at 11 weeks DT2 was 6lb 14 oz and was treble his birth weight (9lb 4oz) at 18 weeeks.

I know it is really hard but try not to worry if she is growing which she is and seems well then be reassured. She sounds fine to me.

rascal1979 Sat 01-Mar-08 22:57:31

Thanks Charleymouse - so sorry to hear about DT1 sad

I'm fine most of the time but then every now and again I realise just how tiny she is and it sets me off worrying.

rascal1979 Sat 01-Mar-08 22:59:17

Just out of interest Charleymouse was your DS breast or bottle fed? Just because I'm Breastfeeding and I know that breastfed babies put on weight slower - as a general rule - and although I know that this is fine I'm still worried in case I'm 'holding her back' - I know I'm not but sometimes feel like that sad

TinkerbellesMum Sat 01-Mar-08 23:09:51

Lily-Hope was 320g or 11.25oz - 20 weeks gestation
Tink was a massive 4lb 2oz, 31 weeks gestation;
around 9lb at 6 months, IIRC;
and 17lb at 12 months.

We only got a couple of oz a time for the first couple of months. At 3 months (6lb 2oz) she stopped growing for a month, but it was a case of what I gave her was the equivalent of a wee (she weed on the scales and lost the weight she put on once). At 4 months she put on just over 1lb in just over a week and was back on her line.

It sounds like she is growing fine, you are not holding her back you are giving her the best possible start to life. Don't let anyone tell you different.

charleymouse Sun 02-Mar-08 00:03:05

DT 2 breast fed. Consultant said not bothered about weight as long as developing okay so try not to panic. Sorry lights out time night night.

LiegeAndLief Sun 02-Mar-08 09:04:30

Ds was a massive 5lb4 at 34+3 (no IUGR - obviously!) and has remained pretty chunky. Don't remember his weight at 6 and 12 months but he was definitely over 20lb at 9 months.

On the other hand, I have a friend whose baby was born healthy and at term, and he has always been tiny. I think he only got to 20lb (ie could go in a forward facing car seat) at 14 or 15 months. Some babies are just built to be small whether they were early or not, and if you are small yourself then that is probably just how dd is meant to be.

Of course you are not holding her back - your milk is the best possible start for her in life and you have worked so hard and done so well to bring her home bfing. I know it's so easy to say but - try not to worry!

LiegeAndLief Sun 02-Mar-08 09:06:53

Oh and I don't think there is anything she "should" be by 12 months - maybe treble the birthweight is a general guideline for term babies but ds was much more than that and my friend's baby was much less. Both of them were healthy and fine. As long as she is healthy and developing, I really don't think it matters how much she weighs.

WingsofanAngel Sun 02-Mar-08 09:12:11

Ds1 32wks 4lb 6oz I don't remember what he was at 6 and 12 months.
He is now 8 and is tall and slim envy

awayfromhome Sun 02-Mar-08 09:27:04

DD was 3lbs 14oz at 36 weeks (IUGR), DS although not premature (born at 37.1) was only 3lbs 11oz also IUGR.

Can't remember what DD was at a year. DS was 26lbs at a year.

I was told that premature babies do most of their catching up both in weight and height in their second year. This was certainly true for my DD. She is nearly 4 and in the 85th centile for height and the 40th for weight. DS wasn't even on the charts when born, he is now in the 55th for height and climbing in the weight department .

mymatemax Sun 02-Mar-08 21:13:48

ds2 28wks & 2lb 11oz
he was 6lb at 2months & can't remember the weight at 6mths but his weight was above average by a year old.
He is 5 now & the tallest boy in his class & 3.5 stone.

DD 32weeks 5lb 1.5oz shock

Jambuttie Mon 03-Mar-08 12:51:47

DS1 born at 37 weeks weighing 4lb 10oz

Dt2 born at 29 weeks Twin 1 was 2lb 14.5 and twin 2 2lb 13

rascal1979 Mon 03-Mar-08 14:02:42

Jambuttie and Victorian squalor - can I ask what weight your LO's were at 6mth and 12mths?

cmotdibbler Mon 03-Mar-08 14:09:29

DS was born at 35 weeks and was 6lb 5oz. At 6 months he was 19lb 4oz, and 24lb 3oz at a year.
HVs kept asking if I was really sure of my dates... Which since I had had 5 v early scans due to previous losses, I was.

cmotdibbler Mon 03-Mar-08 14:10:41

oops - was 19lb 1 oz at 29 weeks and obv can't work out where that would be at 6 months by my previous post...

magnolia74 Mon 03-Mar-08 14:21:34

Dd4 was 33+5 and weighed 4lb 9oz. I can't remember her weights later on but she is 4 now and 3 stone!!

WillTurner Mon 03-Mar-08 16:34:55

Leo was a 30 weeker (exactly) and weighed 3lbs (exactly). He was 11lbs 10oz at 6 months and 18.5 lbs at 12.

He did fail to thrive for the first nine weeks though and then lost almost a lb in weight when he had an op and almost died afterwards so I guess he would have weighed a bit more.


Rascal, I really can't remember tbh, she is 7 now!

Jambuttie Mon 03-Mar-08 19:21:55

DT2 who is 4 now is still timy and is on build up drinks to help with the weight. By the time he was 2 he was 19lb only

Crunchie Mon 03-Mar-08 19:39:36

IRRC DD1 was 27 weeker weighing 1lb 12oz, she came home at 14 weeks weighing 4lbs 2oz. I think she was about 13lbs at a year.

She is now nerly 9 and stilla little skinny minnie

jakethepeg Mon 03-Mar-08 20:07:11

My son was born at 27 weeks and was 890g or 1lb 15.5oz. At 6 months he weighed approx 13lb and at 1 year approx 17lb.

He is 4 in May and is about 33lb now but very tall! Have to buy him age 2-3 trousers with elasticated waists but he is perfect in every way!

I am only 5ft tall and although weighed a whopping 8lb at birth (30 years ago!) I was only around 18lb at 1 apparently.


shreksmissus Tue 04-Mar-08 16:44:25

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elizabethsmum Wed 05-Mar-08 20:24:50

DD was 3lb 14oz at birth (36 weeks IUGR. She put on weight incredably slowly for first 5-6 months and felt under huge pressure from HV and Neonatal nurses about her weight. She was BF for first 8 weeks then introduced one bottle of formula about then (caved into pressure) and BF rest of the time. At 16 weeks she still weighed less than 7lbs so caved in again (to yet more pressure) and introduced second bottle at lunch time). Still BF also until 10 months (although just at night by then.

They kept trying to put her slow weight gain down to every reason under the sun, but I feel personally that IUGR babies have had to grow slower in-utero in order to survive so therefore are not designed to pack the weight on quickly, but that is only my opinion.

Her weight gain picked up more when I weaned her at 5 months. She weighed roughly 11 1/2 lbs at 6 months and 17lbs at a year. She is not huge now at just two (about 24lbs) but no noticeable difference to her peers now.

Go with your instincts what is important is that you are happy with your LO's progress. However, I can rememember the awful pressure of her poor weight gain and know exactly how you feel. it is only now I can look back more objectively.


soph28 Wed 05-Mar-08 20:43:33

Mine weren't prem but am 34wks pg now and trying to guess what my lo might weigh now!

But just to reassure you dd was term + 12 days and weighed 8lbs so theoretically she should have weighed around 24lbs at 12mths.
She is now almost 20mths and weighs just over 20lbs so it is very unlikely she will have tripled her birth weight by 2!

She is perfectly healthy and has a great appetite though grin

DS was 8lb 6 and now at almost 3 he only weighs 2st 2lbs (30lbs).

As someone else said, some children just gain weight at a slower pace. I think 2oz a week sounds great for your dd- the main thing is that she is gaining weight, however slowly! I'm sure she'll be fine, even if she is petite!

Ellensmum24 Mon 10-Mar-08 21:08:26

Ellen was 1lb 3oz small for her 24 weeks.

xxoddball Sun 16-Mar-08 15:59:44

Hi There
My DD was 1lb 15oz or 895g
sepnt 11 week in hosp and weiged 9lb at 6 months.
She is now 4 and 1/2 years and a little cutie xx

mumtomonkeys Sun 16-Mar-08 21:10:41

My twins were born at 32 weeks and 6 days

dts weighed in at 3lb 4oz
dtd weighed in at 4lb 8oz

they spent 4 weeks in scabu

Bewilderbeast Sun 16-Mar-08 21:24:28

34 weeks 4lb 13oz

30 weeks (+ 1 day apparently), ds was 7lb 6oz.

H eis now very tall but still underweight in relation, also he is 9 so i have no idea what he was at 6ms or 12ms!!

LoveLocRoc Thu 20-Mar-08 15:34:36

My son was born at 27+6 weeks and weighed 560 grams (1lb 4ish) - severe IUGR. He put on weight INCREDIBLY slowly, which worried me sick, but even though he was teeny and skinny he developed well in all other ways. He turned 4 in January, is 97 cms tall and weighs just 25lbs. He does the 'skinny jeans half way down his bum' look extremely well!! He starts school in September and my only real concern is his uniform - I think I might get his trousers tailored!!!
The weight worry is a nightmare, but it does get easier - I say all this with the benefit of hindsight. I never thought I would get here, but I'm in a place now where I hardly ever think about his weight.
Anyone with tips for skinny school uniforms, I'd love to hear from you.

skinny school trousers?
try M&S, they work out tight on the waist but long in the leg for my DS1. not that i can get him to wear them..its baggy jeans and pants showing round here at the mo...

thursday Sat 29-Mar-08 21:28:30

36 weeks = 5lb 12

6 mnths = 16lb 6

12 mnths = 23lb 2

he went from 7lb 12 at 3 months to 16lb 6 at 6 months! didnt grow at all at first then leapt from .04 centile to 60 centile.

dotvicky Sat 29-Mar-08 23:13:26

34 - 4lbs 1 1/2oz

dotvicky Sat 29-Mar-08 23:16:18

Oops - he's only 9 months now so don't have the other weights.

Stopped having him weighed at around 6 months because he eats lots, is very active, has beautiful skin but because he was on the 2nd centile when he was born and dropped to the 1st I was made to feel like a terrible mother.

I refuse to stuff him with very fatty sugary foods just to make him fit on a line that is designed for bottlefed babies anyway.

BibiThree Sat 29-Mar-08 23:19:18

DTs were born at 35 weeks on the nose and weighed a respectable 4lb15 and 5lb4.

Can't remember 6m weights, but they were on 50th centile.

gigglewitch Sat 29-Mar-08 23:20:29

DD [dc3] was my only early one, 36+5, weighed 6lb 10oz. has always been on the 2nd centile. Now at the age of two she is into 12-18mo clothes and size 5.5 shoes. At last we get out of 'baby' clothes...grin
Don't worry. good things in small packages etc. I have resigned myself to the fact that she will be likely to be starting school in clothes with 2-3yrs on the label. At least you get them in everything you visit for free wink when they are so small!

gigglewitch Sat 29-Mar-08 23:26:27

LLR - we have some titchy school uniform, BHS do size 3yrs in school polo shirts, and we got very small so-called 4yr trousers in "Instore" - see if it is in your area. They are so cheap that they must make them really small.... My DS2 (who wasn't prem, he's just titchy!) is 4 and wears this combination. As a guide, many of the clothes in his wardrobe from high street shops say 2-3 yrs on the labels wink

Wezzle Sat 29-Mar-08 23:26:42

DS 35 weeks 5lb 2oz

He's 7 months now and about 15lb

36 weeks[not very prem] and was 5lbs 3 onces cant remember but he is now 2.6 years old and between 2/2.6 stone

tasha22 Sun 30-Mar-08 20:29:26

hiya my wee man was 33wks and 4lb was in SCBU for 5 weeks he is now 7months and was weighed 2weeks ago at 11lbsmile

DD was born at 35 weeks but weighed 6lb 15.5oz! In some ways I was very gald she didn't go to term. She has a couple of days in SCBU but was basically fine and she's now 9 months and weighs 20lb.

Kewcumber Tue 01-Apr-08 21:12:46

980 grammes at brth 26 weeks (I think about teh same size as yours), was about 7lbs by EDD. can't remember others wihtout looking up.

Was on "normal" charts by about 1yr and at 2.3yrs is about 40% on charts.

Kewcumber Tue 01-Apr-08 21:19:45

I did quite a bit of research on premmies when deciding whether to accept DS's referral. Most premmies catch up size in firt two years, extremely low weight premmies (under 1kg) can take 4-6 years to catch up. Studies into growth of children born prematurely found that by 16yrs 85% were within average height/weight for their peers (whatever size they started out) the 15% who were smaller than average had a predominantly higher number of short mothers (don;t know why they didn't seem to take father into account in teh study I read).

EzrasMummy Wed 02-Apr-08 20:34:25

25 weeks born, just over a pound
6 months about 9 pounds
12 months about 14 pounds

LaDiDaDi Wed 02-Apr-08 20:37:25

32+5 and 3lb 3oz for dd. I cant remember her weights after that but she was small until she was 9 months then suddenly went from 3-6 month clothes to 9-12 month ones. She's now nearly two and tall and healthy.

ScubaDuba Tue 08-Apr-08 22:31:47

DS born at 35weeks and weighed 5lbs 15ozs. He was bottle fed and weighed 26lbs on his first birthday (although he was actually a little under 11mths old if you backdate) and sitting under the 98th centile. He is still heavy now and it's all muscle, no excess flesh at all.

ElysseandRileysmummy Wed 09-Apr-08 18:38:52

dd was 5lb 5oz at 37 weeks and is 5 in july but only weighs 24lb. ds was 6lb 8oz 39+6 and at now at 18 months is 22lb both where breast fead and eat the same food and get the same amount of exercise i just think dd was ment to be small.

Jen1978 Thu 01-May-08 12:45:26

My friend's DS was born at 27 weeks and was 1lb 13oz, at 6 months is was 12lbs 12oz I think and doing well.

largeginandtonic Thu 01-May-08 12:47:27

ID twins born at 29 weeks

2lb 9 and 2lb 13. They both weighed about 12lb at 6 months and 18lb at 1 year.

BeachBunni Fri 02-May-08 23:15:08

Ds was 34+6, 2lb 12 IUGR. Was weighed two wks ago at 25 wks and was 15lb 9. Only got ebm for 4 wks though before my milk supply dried up, has been on nutriprem ever since.
How is your dd getting on now rascal?

rascal1979 Sat 03-May-08 15:09:57

Hi beachbunni - gald to here your LO is doing well.

Babyrascal is good she is still small at 7lb 4oz at 20 wks but developmentally seems to be doing fine and is actually advanced with her headcontrol!

BeachBunni Sat 03-May-08 20:36:39

Awh, glad your lo is ok. Remember your name from when you were pregnant as you weren't far behind me. I think esp when you have a prem and IUGR baby so much emphasis is put on weight, when really as long as they're healthy and happy is all that matters. I had a wee nosey at your photos and she is gorgeous. My cousin exclusively bf for the 1st 6 months and her lo was slower to put on weight until he was weaned on food, then he just piled it on. I would have loved to have bf but unfortunately none of my plans turned out the way I wanted them to!

bruhaha Sat 03-May-08 20:52:31

32 weeks & 4lbs

6 months corrected - 17lb 8oz

LMAsMummy Mon 16-Jun-08 09:54:31

925 grammes or 2lb half an ounce. 27 weeker.

leesmum Sat 21-Jun-08 10:48:42

Ds1 born 35 weeks & 5lb 12oz
6 months 16lb
12 months 21lb 6oz

dollyk Sat 21-Jun-08 10:52:17

37 weeks 9lbs 8ozs

QueenBhannae Sat 21-Jun-08 11:30:37

36w 12 lbs 2 oz at 6mths 14lb 5oz

37w 12 lbs 8 oz at 6mths 14 bs 5oz at 12mths 17lbs 3oz and now at 2.10 is 16kg and 106cm

QueenBhannae Sat 21-Jun-08 11:36:25

All babies develop at their own rate rascal so dont be over concerned. My dd2 is 10mths now and is 16lb 15oz but when you consider she was 12lb 2oz at birth it looks awful. She will find her pace as will your dd. smile

Bronze Sat 21-Jun-08 11:40:54

27+1 (I though +6 but hosp said 1)

2 lb 12 (big!)

I can't remember her weight but she had caught up by a year old.

MUM2BLESS Sat 21-Jun-08 21:47:43

My son was born at 32 1/2 weighing 3 Ibs 5ozs. He is now 12 and is very well and very intelligent.

The baby unit in Hammersmith Hospital was brilliant! I remember the tears.

It was a difficult time when he was born but God helped us through.

lou222 Tue 08-Jul-08 21:19:46

born at 27 weeks and weighed 2lb 8 oz
now 2 weeks old and weighs 2lb 5 oz!

rascal1979 Tue 08-Jul-08 22:54:00

Babyrascal has hit the 0.4th Centile today!
She has put 8oz on in a week and now weighs 10lb 6oz!!

I'm sooo proud of her

JadeES Fri 22-Aug-08 07:52:11

34 weeks gestation, 3lb 6 (IUGR)

21 weeks, 13lb 11!

Weight gain was very slow to start, but the last 6 weeks has been putting on nearly 1lb every week!

rascal1979 Fri 22-Aug-08 08:45:24

Baby Rascal is now 36 weeks and is 11lb 5oz. She has dropped off the 0.4th centile again but developmentally doing well.

DS2 30+5, 1.39 kg / 3lb

Weighed on Monday, 7 weeks, gest age 37+5, 2.35 kg / 5lb 3oz. HIs weight gain was very slow at first but since leaving SCBU and their 4hr feeding routine he's bf on demand (and he's very demanding!) and gained 1lb in 2 weeks.

(Am I the only British person who finds it much easier to think in kg than in lb and oz???)

OatcakeCravings Sun 07-Sep-08 21:38:05

Born at 35 weeks and weighing a whopping 8lbs 15oz

madmax1961 Wed 17-Sep-08 18:30:15

daughter born at 36+6 4lb 11oz
12 months 14lb
11 years 3 stone

sadminster Wed 24-Sep-08 16:38:05

DD was born at 35+6 weeks but she's always been big (she weighed more than ds did at 38 weeks) - on the 98th centile for height & around the 91st for weight.

birth - 7lbs 11oz
6 months - 18lbs
1 year - 24lbs
8 years - 77lbs shock

ellac Thu 13-Nov-08 13:24:00

twins born at 31+6 weeks.
birth 1290g and 1205g.
6 weeks 2200g and 2015g

rascal1979 Thu 13-Nov-08 23:40:13

Wow that's great weight gain Ellac

Babyrascal is now 47 weeks and weighs 13lb 8oz looks as though she will just about reach 14lb by her first birthday but she is sooooo perfect in everyway it really does not matter

bessie26 Sat 15-Nov-08 13:58:52

DD was born at 33+5 and weighed 5lb 2oz
4 weeks later she now weighs 5lb 10oz :-)

Jenbot Mon 01-Dec-08 20:36:41

She was born at 32 weeks weighing 3 pounds 6, 4 months old now and weighs 10 pounds and 1 ounce.

WorzselMummage Tue 02-Dec-08 10:59:32

dd 32 weeks, 4lb8oz.
6 months 14lb.15oz
12 months 21ll14oz

She's 4 in a few weeks and weighs 3 stone and is very very tall for her age.

rascal1979 Wed 03-Dec-08 09:03:02

Thanks for all the replies on here since this thread was started back in March. DD is coming up to her first birthday - in just under two weeks shock - and it looks as though she will be under 14lb grin

She has put weight on at a steady rate but less so for the past 6 weeks or so.

She has lost 3oz over the past couple of weeks due to a tummy bug and currently weighs 13lb 6oz.

However I am much more laid back about her weight (still stress some days but no where near as much as I did!) and try to focus more on her development - she is doing really well even almost walking!!

Although I was told yesterday that at a year they stop correcting her age so her weight on the centile chart is going to look really low as it is corrected by 9 weeks at the moment(currently this puts her about 0.5kg below the 0.4th centile) ho hum

sunshineday Sat 13-Dec-08 11:24:26

31wks-3 lb 14 oz
28wks 2lb spent
26wks 1 lb 10oz was on oxegn for 18 months.

DontlookatmyNoseImRudolph Sat 13-Dec-08 12:41:07

Ds2 was 5lb10 at birth, at 35 weelks.
Gained weight well until 3 months old. Slow weight gain since then.
At 6 months (actual) he was about 12.5lb
At 10 months (actual) he is 14lb 14oz

rascal1979 Tue 16-Dec-08 16:02:06

sooo babyrascal turned one yesterday and weighs a mighty 13lb 12oz!! Wanted to make 14lb and thought maybe the birthday cake she ate at weekend may have helped tip the scales but sadly not! grin

Thanks for all your replies!!

GGnMom Fri 26-Dec-08 12:44:37

born 24wks
weighing 1 pound 7 ounces
5months now 10lbs 4 ounces

macaco Fri 26-Dec-08 16:26:31

4lb 12oz

17lb 8oz

born at 36 weeks. Is now 9 months exactly and weighs about 22lb.

anjlix Sat 14-Feb-09 20:01:41

Twins at 33+6 -- 4lb abd 4lb 5oz. 10 weeks now and 9.5 lbs.

millymolly83 Wed 18-Feb-09 15:52:04

hi i have twins how are now 20 months they came 8 and half weeks early at 31 weeks. my wee bot stop growing so they had to come. lucas weighed 2lb 9oz and was 2lb 15oz. they now weigh lily just over 18 and half pound and lucas is just over 20 lb i have been told lily is the size of a 10 month old and lucas is the size of a 11 month old. they are 2 in june. they were in scbo for 5 weeks. they are both walking now. and lily very good at speaking

Blueash Wed 18-Mar-09 15:08:00

My granddaughter was born IUGR and is only gaining weight very slowly about 2 ounces per week. She was not premature because she was growing slowly and they decided to leave her inside the womb.

At birth she was 5lb 6 ounces and at

20 weeks only 8lb 12 ounces.

I found this site via a search engine because I wanted to know if IUGR babies developed differently and it seems that they can. Anyway the bottom line is that they may have gone into a catabolic state (almost like starvation) and can take a while to come out of it.

If you try and give a great deal of food to someone that has been starved you mess up the body chemistry (try a Google search on it) and it can be dangerous. Perhaps an IUGR baby's body somehow knows this but they obviously cannot do experiments on human babies.

Anyway my daughter-in-law did cave in to the pressure to get the baby on to formula but it does not seem to have speeded up her growth. I am relieved to have found that other babies gain at her rate and are being loved and looked after because my daughter-in-law feels as if the HV thinks she is neglecting the baby.

caramelwaffle Sat 11-Apr-09 11:51:29

Daughter was born weighing 1lb 10oz

She is now utterly gorgeous and weighs approximatly 2 st

Deemented Thu 16-Apr-09 09:03:58

Ciaran was 2lb 4oz and Boyo was 2lb 14oz. They were born at 28w 3days.

Boyo's four and a half now and weighs about 32lb.

swerve Wed 06-May-09 17:42:59

my twins were 1.6kg and 1.8 kgs, born at 33+6. Just got them home after 2 1/2 wks in scbu so we are celebrating!

As a premie myself (36wks and 2kgs - but this was quite a long time ago!), trust me, we catch up - maybe not in the first year or 2, but we get there! And judging from the neighbour's son who at one point held the record for being the uk's smallest surviving baby (now a teenager), he clearly has no problem catching up. He's so tall!

glaskham Thu 07-May-09 10:24:33

DD2 was 4lb at birth, 32wks. currently weighs 5lb11oz at 11wks (tomorrow).

she's just dropped off the centiles and i had given her formula for a couple of weeks but decided on my better judgment to stop and i'm happy i did but i do feel i may be holding her back a little... though she's averaging around 2.5oz a week on my calculations. and she was very ill at 4wks old and lost weight after she'd started gaining.

Kewcumber Thu 07-May-09 10:26:38

980gr (err think thats about 2lb) at 26 weeks.

Would have to look up later weights in red book. But at 3.5yrs at 25% on charts.

carlacally Mon 11-May-09 14:12:19

connor was born 26 weeks at 2lb sadly my little angel died at 36 weeks sad

Upwind Thu 28-May-09 17:44:07

DD 4lbs 4 when born at 37 weeks exactly
11 lbs 2 at 20 weeks

"If you try and give a great deal of food to someone that has been starved you mess up the body chemistry (try a Google search on it) and it can be dangerous. Perhaps an IUGR baby's body somehow knows this but they obviously cannot do experiments on human babies."

I can't comment on your grandchild, but that frightens me. My IUGR baby was induced early and tube fed formula in SCBU for several days. Her weight gain has subsequently been normal and she is now on the chart and creeping up the centiles.

kykaree Tue 16-Jun-09 08:12:53

Joseph 27 weeks 1 lb 10oz (since been told this was with a hat and tube on so should be 1 lb 7oz shock

He's now almost six weeks old and weighs 2 lb 7 oz! Good boy!

redtabby Fri 19-Jun-09 18:17:48

My baby boy (now three weeks old, was 36 weeks and also IUGR) was 4lb 6oz (1.985kg). Today he weighed in at 2.35kg, which is over 5lb, BIG celebration here!!

ifnotwhynot Sun 28-Jun-09 08:55:43

Son was 2lb 14oz at 29 weeks, 17lb at a year and to give everyone out there some hope, he is now 15yrs and 5ft 10ins, although I haven't a clue how much he weighs!!

beemail Sat 11-Jul-09 13:46:01

1.2kg at 28 wks
Now 13 and "petite" not thin and absolutely fine - around 6 st - v v rarely goes near scales!
Did feel quite anxious initially but learnt to relax as I appreciated that other things are more important than weight despite other people's comments!!
However - not sure what brought me to this thread (NEVER been here before!)but am quite interested in the progress that those of low birth weight make and wanted to reassure if poss I guess

beemail Sat 11-Jul-09 13:46:56

1.2kg at 28 wks
Now 13 and "petite" not thin and absolutely fine - around 6 st - v v rarely goes near scales!
Did feel quite anxious initially but learnt to relax as I appreciated that other things are more important than weight despite other people's comments!!
However - not sure what brought me to this thread (NEVER been here before!)but am quite interested in the progress that those of low birth weight make and wanted to reassure if poss I guess

AitchTwoOh Thu 16-Jul-09 18:53:26

dd was 4lb 1oz at 33+6, no idea what she weighed at 6 mos and at 11 mos she's about 19lb.

ladylush Sun 19-Jul-09 00:20:24

dd was 3lb 10oz at 30+5 weeks. Only 5 days old.

AitchTwoOh Mon 20-Jul-09 09:08:38

ooooooh, congratulations ladylush! grin

becaroo Mon 20-Jul-09 09:29:02

Ds1 - born at 37 weeks - 4lbs 15oz - IUGR

He was very poorly to start with - couldnt feed well and was very floppy but by the time he was 1 he was on the 75th centile!!!!

Sounds like she is doing well to me x

ladylush Tue 21-Jul-09 23:39:10

Thanks Aitch smile

Jack2601 Wed 22-Jul-09 20:30:20

DS was born at 33wks and was 3lb 9oz, he is 6months next Sunday (26th July) and at last weigh-in yesterday he was 13lb 15oz - slowly getting there!!

Jenbot Tue 28-Jul-09 15:51:36

Now DD is one she's 19 pounds 4, she was 3 pounds 6 at birth.

ilovesprouts Tue 28-Jul-09 16:00:16

ds1 was 3lb 130z @ 30 weeks now 19 skinny as a rake

xmrsdeex Mon 21-Sep-09 21:14:45

ds was born at 5 weeks 4 days (5lb 8)
dd was born at 39 weeks 5 days (7lb 4)
ds was born at 33 weeks 3 days(5lb 2)
first and last child was due to a placenta abruption

oldraver Sun 18-Oct-09 21:40:25

Ist son 27 weeks weighed 2.2lb

DS1 36 Weeks weighed 5.14, heput on a pound a week for the first 6 weeks shock and was 22lb at a year old

DS2 34.5 Weeks weighed 4lb 15 3/4 oz,

...weighed 11lb 8oz @ 6 months

...15lb 2oz @12months

now weighs 28lb @ 3.9

Ems83 Sat 24-Jul-10 14:47:00

Evelyn was born at 31 weeks weighing 2lbs 7oz (IUGR). She is now 13lbs and 5.5 months

WillbeanChariot Mon 26-Jul-10 17:03:44

DS was 27 weeks, 1lb 4oz (IUGR). Now 11 months (uncorrected) and 13lb 8oz. He's wee and not catching up yet, but I think he will in the end.

MABS Mon 26-Jul-10 17:34:29

both due to placental abruption.

Dd at 30 weeks, born 4lbs, now 16 and 5ft 9!
Ds at 27 weeks, born 2lbs now 9 and tallest in class

iamfabregasted Mon 26-Jul-10 17:48:17

DS1 was 6lb 9oz at 34+3 (I think!!)

don't remember his 6mths / yr but he's now almost 20, 6ft tall, built like a tank and competes in a sport at international level.

SandStorm Mon 26-Jul-10 17:53:29

DD1 was born at 32+1 weighing in at 3lb 10oz. Don't know the other weights but she is now a beautiful,bright,articulate 12 year old with all the trappings of a pre-teen.

Princessgirl Mon 20-Sep-10 21:13:09

My 2nd baby was born at 36+2 weighing in at 4lb 3oz. I was told he would be smaller, so I had my eyes shut for the whole birth.
He is now 12weeks + 4 days, and he is weighing in at 9lbs 7oz. I thought he would be a bit bigger, so I was a little shocked. I am now worried that there is something wrong with him. He is a happy little monkey, and he talks non stop to me which is so cute.
My first child was born at 38+6 and he only weighted 5lbs 11oz so I think I am just made to have small children. {smile}

robbie09 Tue 21-Sep-10 17:08:11

First was 5lb7 @ 38+5
6mnths was only about 14lb
12mnths was about 23lb
Second was 3lb1 & hlf oz @ 30+3
At 4&hlf mnths was 10lb9
Will b 20wks thursday,

Both mine were breastfed, well had breastmilk shud i say, the grow slower this is normal in any baby.

Prem babies are expected to catch up by 2yo so do not worry.

My cousin had a baby 2days after i had my prem baby & theres only 3lb difference now

AnxiousLand Thu 23-Sep-10 12:47:17

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duncandisorderly Thu 23-Sep-10 16:22:48

Just to reassure anyone who comes here who has or is expecting a 23 weeker, mine were 1lb 3oz and 1lb 5oz. Neither are blind, and neither of them show any signs of having anything wrong with them.

They were between 10 and 11 lbs at 6 months, but are only almost 8 months now so can't comment on teh 12 month weights.

AnxiousLand Thu 23-Sep-10 22:52:21

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hildathebuilder Fri 24-Sep-10 08:42:35

Anxious, I'm really sorry about your experience, and I am sure this must be very very tough for you and your little one.

However some prems do ok, even when very early, and many catch up. As a result I think your second post was completley unecessary. A number of people, myself included ocme onto this part of the board for information, advice and reassurance. It is appropriate that we can get this without being given offense for having come out of a truly terrible experience with positive stories to tell. It is also appropriate that others who have come less far down the rollercoaster which is having a prem baby hear some positive stories. We all know the risks of premature labour, we would all rather not have gone through it, but I for one do not need reminding of the negatives in such a negative way.

Duncan I'm really pleased that your twins seem to be doing so well and hope they continue to do so,

For what its worth my DS was born at 29+3 weighed 3lb at birth and was between 13 and 14lb at 6 months.

AnxiousLand Fri 24-Sep-10 09:02:25

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Miasma Fri 24-Sep-10 09:17:30

It is very very unusual for 23 weekers to be 'fine'.

It's not a case of being perfect anxious land it's just luck. Good luck or shitty luck it's not your fault anxious land and I'm sorry you had the shitty luck.

Theres no need to call people cunts though.

jesuisunrockstar Sat 09-Oct-10 21:09:02

Hi, new to board. DS was born at 26 wks weighing 2lb3oz. Now a strapping 4YO, no indications of prem birth.

slinkyfish Fri 15-Oct-10 15:07:25

I was so obsessed by my twins weight. They were born at 28 weeks and weighed 2lb 9 and 2lb 11. I can still remember the dreaded weigh ins at clinic and hated them as Jack has CLD and reflux so never put on huge amounts of weight and even lost at times, especially when I was weening him. The woman who weighed them would always announce his gain or loss to the entire room and I'd feel like such a bad Mum. In the end my fab HV got wind of this and came and weighed them at home. She really took the pressure off. She said that as long as they follow their centiles and didn't drop a whole 2 centiles they were doing fine and not to worry. She said that weight gain does fluctuate a lot even in term babies but we notice it more as our tiny ones have to be weighed more often. Once they were weened she gave me some fab tips on how to help their weight. Full fat double cream, unsalted butter, olive oil and full fat cheese in anything they'd go in. It worked a treat! They are 2 1/2 now and 2 1/2 stone a piece. It took them those 2 years to really catch up developmentally and size wise but you'd never know now they were so tiny when they were born

I know it's easy for me to say this now but try not to worry too much about her weight gain. She will catch up eventually xxxx

eme1989 Fri 19-Nov-10 16:55:22

Hi this is my first post!
I had twins born at 28 weeks,

Charlie was 1st at 2lb 10oz
James 2nd at 2lb 2oz

Now they are 9 months (6 months corrected) and charlie weighs 16lb 12oz and James 16lb 4oz. Two big bruisers!!

MrsScarlett Mon 10-Jan-11 11:47:31

DD was 34+6 and weighed 4lb 11oz. In neo natal she literally fit in my DH palm

MrsScarlett Mon 10-Jan-11 11:49:06

DD is now 4 years old. She's smaller than the other children but she's got MASSIVE feet

ILovedYou Thu 13-Jan-11 15:51:29

DS1 was 1 lb, 11 0z born at 25 weeks

stickyg Sun 16-Jan-11 15:23:07

My daughter was born at 34 weeks but was only 2lb 15oz ( she was small due to my placenta failing therefore not feeding her )

I cant remember what she was at 6 months but she was 20lbs at 1 yr, she has just turned 2 and is 28lb


varicoseveined Sun 16-Jan-11 17:06:55

DS born on Friday, weighs 5lbs 6oz, born at 35+1 gestation. He's off the CPAP and starting kangaroo care. I just want him get stronger and to come home soon...

serendipity16 Sat 29-Jan-11 18:13:04

1st prem baby born at 33+4 weighed 6lbs 4ozs.
2nd prem baby born at 34+1 weighed 6lbs 1oz.
3rd prem baby born at 33+3 weighed 5lbs 6ozs.

slinkyfish Sun 13-Feb-11 11:18:33

Twins born at 28 weeks

J - 2 lb 11oz S - 2 lb 9oz

Now 2 1/2 and 2 1/2 stone each!!!!

I put lots of fats into their food. So full fat cheeses, full fat double cream and unsalted butter into anything they would go in to to get the calories into them. It worked a treat and they are now on the 50th centile for height and weight for their actual age

Don't worry, they soon catch up xxx

slinkyfish Sun 13-Feb-11 11:20:55

Ooops - forgot I'd already posted on here!! What can I say, I have a brain like a cabbage!!

Geepers Sun 13-Feb-11 11:30:46

I've posted on this thread already too (duncandisorderly) but can now update that my twins were 1lb 3oz and 1lb 5oz when born, 10-11lbs at six months, and 17lbs at 12 months. They were 23 weekers.

GoingForGoalWeight Sun 22-Jan-12 00:48:15

Born October 1998 at 24 weeks - weight - 1 lb 11 0z - came home April 1999 - 4 lb 3 0z.

Severly disabled sad

workshy Sun 22-Jan-12 00:54:44

just to cheer the premie parents up

my twin brother and I were born at 32 weeks, I was 3lb 10, my brother was 3lb 8

we are now 33, I'm 6ft, he is 6ft 4, both university graduates, and gainfully employed with families of our own

no developmental delays, I have slight vision issues that they can't say if connected with being prem or not but corrected with glasses and never held me back

cherrybird1978 Mon 23-Jan-12 14:02:40

My ds was born at 27+4 weeks weighing 1lb 13oz, came home at 11wks weighing 4lb 5oz. She is now 5yo, and although petite (still fits in 2-3yrs trousers/skirts) she shows no signs of being born preemie.

KirstyLambo Sat 04-Feb-12 20:23:40

Hey! I thought I'd post after coming across this thread because I found it so interesting and have a (very!) surprising response!
You'll have to excuse the fact I'm not down with the abbr. lingo on here lol...
But... My son was born at 34+4 and weighed a whopping 8lb 4oz!!
Hes now nearly 5 months old and weighs 18lb 14oz!! (such a big boy but solid & really tall!) -although makes your eyes water to think how big he would have been had I reached full term!!
He was born with Severe Respiratory Distress & had pretty bad jaundice but only spent 10 days in intensive care until he came home & shows no signs of being a prem baby.

beckyboo232 Sun 12-Feb-12 22:22:37

Ds born at 27 weeks 2lb 4oz needed several operations sad at 11 weeks old was 4lb 14oz. Can't remember the other sorry but now 3 weighs 31lbs still light but tall with no issues smile smile

featherbag Fri 17-Feb-12 17:54:44

My DS was born at 32wks 5lbs 3.5ozs (I had GD), and was 16lbs 9ozs at 17 weeks actual. He was bf til 6 weeks, then mix fed for 4 weeks, then ff as I had supply issues and was starving him! Have had run-ins with the HV, who doesn't believe me when I say he has 5 8oz bottles a day, no solids, nothing else. He's just putting weight on so quickly, I can see why they'd be sceptical but it's not helping as I know I'm telling the truth and while they're considering me being a liar as a possible cause, they're not considering anything else!

liklestar Thu 15-Mar-12 14:19:31

I had my twin girls at 30+3 weeks and t1 weighed 2lb 15oz n t2 weighed 3lb 1oz, they are now 8 wks, been home nearly 4weeks n t1 now weighs 5lb 9oz and t2 weighs 5lb 2oz xxx

kell27 Mon 19-Mar-12 09:36:49

my son was born at 29 weeks and weighed 3lb 2oz and my daughter was born 3 weeks early and was 4lb 10oz but i went over 2 weeks with my 1st son and he was 6lb 13 oz

Magic69 Mon 07-May-12 21:39:45

hi my DS was born 30 weeks weighing 2lbs

lexielexielexie Thu 10-May-12 20:00:56


My daughter was born at 23 weeks and 5 days weighing 1lb 7oz..... she is now 5 years old but has severe special needs, she is so special to us and our lives have been filled with such joy!

My DD was born at 26+5 and weighed 1lb 10oz, she is now 14 weeks (5 days corrected) and is 4lb 15oz. She has spent most of her time in the NNU nil by mouth and not taking as much through the drips as she should due to lots of problems though.

BadNails Fri 18-May-12 08:36:06

PinkyNail was born at 25+4 weeks weighing 1lb 8.

At six months actual (14 weeks corrected) she weighed 9lbs 4. She enjoys hovering between the 0.4th and 2nd percentile for her adjusted age.

Gonnabe Sun 10-Jun-12 22:25:37

My DS was a 25 weeker weighing 710g (1lb 9oz) he came home at 4 days corrected around 6lb and weighs around 20lb now he's a year x

BatsInTheSnowglobe Tue 26-Jun-12 06:34:18

My ds was born at 31+1 weighing 3lb 3oz. He is now 14wks and doing really well. He was last weighed at 12wks and was 8lb 3oz smile

AmyJane20 Thu 09-Aug-12 21:39:19

32weeks at 3lb 10oz ... was told this was a good weight smile xx

Shelley28 Sat 29-Sep-12 14:10:03

My little boy was born at 37 weeks and was 5lb 3oz he was 12lb 13oz at 6 months 17lb 8oz at 12 months and now at 14 months he his 17lb 3oz

brighthair Sat 29-Sep-12 14:17:31

I can't remember my exact weight but I was under 4lb (was a twin and twin didn't survive)
I was 5ft6 age 12 and now I'm just under 5'11 grin

littlebrightstar Sun 21-Oct-12 20:13:26

My little man as 28 weeks and 2lb 10oz xxx

Baffledandbewildered Sun 21-Oct-12 20:36:19

Dd1 was 4lb5oz at 34 weeks but so tiny . Shes now an adult and whilst her 4 brothers are well over 6 foot she is still tiny about 5 foot and an adult . Its never bothered her so i wouldnt worry smile the best things come in small packages

knittyjoe Fri 26-Oct-12 23:33:34

My lil girl was 5lbs 2oz at 34+5 weeks (which i know is a great weight!)

at 3 months she now weighs 11lbs 3oz x

She is on aptamil not NP2 x

Cheeser Fri 02-Nov-12 02:25:48

DS was 3lbs2 at birth, 30+2. He's six months next week and weighs 15lbs smile. On breast milk from day 3 and still fully breastfed.

justhayley Mon 12-Nov-12 19:53:22

DS born at 35+4 weighing 5lbs 3 at 6 months he was 16lbs - havnt got to a year yet

DS was born at 31+5 weighing 4lbs 11.5oz, and at 6 months weighed about 15lb (EBF)
(now 7.5 months)

ralph5 Sun 27-Jan-13 20:37:21

to cheer the premmie parents upsmile

I was born 39 years ago 1974 my mum was very ill with pre eclampsia told she was going to give birth to a baby who had died - I was born at 24 weeks weighing 1lb 12 oz alive, totally not expected to be alive.

The staff had to go up to London hospitals to get equipment shock

Anyway my parents and me are fine,and my son has turned 1, after IVF pregnancy,and losing 3 babiessad

topknob Sun 27-Jan-13 20:40:45

ds1 37 weeks, 5lb 2
ds2 36 weeks 5lb 15
ds3 32 weeks 3lb 8
dd1 35 weeks 5lb 6
dd2 34 weeks 4lb 11

oldest is 14 and a half now, still quite small but not too bad smile youngest is 8 and also small for her age but dd1 is massive for her age and the two boys are average.

skratta Tue 29-Jan-13 18:48:18

Twin 1- 28wks, 2lb 4

Twin 2- 28wks (obviously), 2lb 1

Twin 1 - 34 weeks & 5lb7

Twin 2 - 34 weeks & 6lb1

raisah Tue 05-Feb-13 21:09:10

DS born at 26 +2 weeks weighed 2lbs 8oz & 26 cm.

minipie Sat 09-Feb-13 16:40:25

DD was born at 34 weeks exactly, weighed 4lb 15 oz
lost weight in hospital but then gained when we got her home
is now 15 weeks old/9 weeks adjusted and weighs over 12 lb
she is EBF

Dd 36 weeks 8lb shock I remember she was 12lb at 12 weeks

Ds 35 weeks 7lb 13 shock he was only 9lb at his six week check though grin

louisianablue2000 Sat 09-Feb-13 22:22:28

DS, 36 weeks 7lb 7oz, EBF. Both his sisters were term and large. He fed badly initially and lost 10% of his body weight in the first three days, and took a month to regain his birth weight. But by 4 months he was on the fiftieth percentile uncorrected. EBF but he's my third and the first where I've not had oversupply issues, he does feed much more than the girls did.

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