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My not so small Preemie anymore~

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My not so small Preemie anymore~

Postby megan78 » Wed Sep 16, 2009 01:13 am

by megan78 (13 Posts), Wed Sep 16, 2009 01:13 am

My son Rowan was at the DR. today. He is 21 months old and was born 11 weeks early and weighed 2 lbs 3 oz at his smallest. he has always been short but today, he was 32 1/4 inches tall and 27 pounds!!!!! he is getting taller and is in the 20th percentile for height! The Dr. Said he is a little heavy for his height. I'm so proud of him and amazed what doctors and nurses can do to keep babies alive when they are so small. Also amazed how quickly time flies :(
Just wanted to share, such a proud mom! My amazing little miracle!
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Re : My not so small Preemie anymore~

Postby kara » Wed Sep 16, 2009 02:02 am

by kara (6614 Posts), Wed Sep 16, 2009 02:02 am

WOW!! Great job Rowan AND his mommy! My nearly 4 year old is only 29.5 lbs...so good for him!

Thanks for the update, and nice to see you.
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Re : My not so small Preemie anymore~

Postby kdreher » Wed Sep 16, 2009 08:38 am

by kdreher (2482 Posts), Wed Sep 16, 2009 08:38 am

What a great update..I'm sure you feel so good knowing how much he has grown.
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Re : My not so small Preemie anymore~

Postby trish » Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:50 am

by trish (2949 Posts), Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:50 am

That's great news!! WTG!! My 3rd DD was born at 36 weeks & at almost 21 months she's still barely at 20 lbs & just under 31 inches. I need feeding tips from you! ;)
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Re : My not so small Preemie anymore~

Postby hannahsmom » Fri Sep 25, 2009 08:12 pm

by hannahsmom (1141 Posts), Fri Sep 25, 2009 08:12 pm

Excellent news! Isn't it exciting when your child is on the charts - 20th percentile is great for such a tiny baby. Good job, momma!
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