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sweetchilli77 Thu 18-May-17 21:00:24

I started this thread in "premature birth" chat but haven't had much luck. Just wondering if anyone here could help?

Hi
I have 2 children, 1 and 1 month old. My first child was born at 27 weeks, spent time in Neonatal and was discharged when she was 40 week corrected. She came home on oxygen and was on this for a good few months before being weened off.

I was just wondering if anyone would share their experiences on how there child has done in regards to development.
My first child up until recently is only just sitting by herself. She hates being on her tummy so won't attempt to crawl or gets stressed when we try and follow physio excersises. Its getting to the point where I'm feeling very guilty and feeling i should of done more with her to help her.

She was having physio input every few months but after her visit last week she has suggested we have more frequent, closer together physio. I think it will be very beneficial. She now goes to nursery once a week and i feel she has progressed a lot from going. Im hoping to increase the amount of days money depending .

She eats really well and only has 2 bottles a day. She has her front teeth and more on the way.

I was just wondering where other parents preemi babies are up too. Im sick of her being compared to children of age. "is she not saying daddy yet" "is she not crawling yet" They don't seem to understand.

Thanks in advance

MiaowTheCat Sun 21-May-17 12:49:27

Dd1 was 33 weeks. Developed along her adjusted age for milestones to start and gradually caught up to her actual age - including being very very advanced in speech (doesn't ever shut up even in her sleep). She was quite behind peers in motor skills though - didn't walk till 18 months. I used to cry on the way home from baby groups as tiny kids literally ran rings round her.

Now she's 5- is forever climbing and swinging off furniture, top of the class in most stuff and one of the tallest ones too.

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