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preemie update

Postby momathelete » Fri Oct 10, 2003 05:30 pm

I just wanted to update on my daughter Lainey who turns 2 tomorrow. She was born at 29 weeks and weighed 3 lbs 4 oz. She is 36 inches tall and weighs 25 lbs. So her %tiles are 95% for height and 50% for weight. The doc thinks that if she continues on her growth curve as she has, she will be 6 feet tall as an adult!!! I am 5'5" so this is a shock to me!!! So preemies do catch up. My son was a 28 weeker and he also is 90%tile for height and 50%tile for weight. My preemies are beanpoles. Oh, to have those genes throughout life!!



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mom to Cole Thomas -former 28.5 weeker (3-5-99, 3 lbs)due to HELLP and Madelaine Grace "Lainey" -former 29.5 (10-11-01, 3lbs 4oz)weeker due to Pre-E and had PIH with Elisabeth Rose (Ella) -37 weeker,born June 30th 2003 weighing 5 lbs 12 oz and beautiful.
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Re : preemie update

Postby paljane8 » Fri Oct 10, 2003 08:06 pm

Hey Michelle,

Congrats! Wow, what a big day tomorrow. Are you having "ahem" another party? Happy birthday to Lainey and to you!

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dh-34
ds-8yrs
dd-almost 7yrs
Scott-born 05-14-99 @38 weeks-PE
Janie-born 05-12-03 @37 weeks-PIH, small for gestational age (oligo and low blood flow)
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Re : preemie update

Postby raindrop » Sat Oct 11, 2003 08:39 pm

Michelle

Lainey sounds like she is big...Happy Birthday Lainey!![:p]

Donna - 31
Richard - 32
Whitney Lynn Rochelle- 6-27-99 - (36 wks due to PE) 5lbs 2oz 18in long
Wyatt Elijah Lawrence- 7-3-03 (34wks 6days due to PIH/PE) 4lbs 6.8oz 17in long

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Re : preemie update

Postby momathelete » Mon Oct 20, 2003 05:25 pm

Nancy,

Yeah, we did have a big party for our Lainey. We had about 30 kids go to a pumpkin patch/farm and they picked their own pumpkins out and we decorated them. IT was a perfect fall day. She was just so cute and just had a ball with all of the animals. I am so partied out....although that Halloween party is this weekend where dh and I are going as Ben Affleck and J-lo!!

LOL!!



Michelle
mom to Cole Thomas -former 28.5 weeker (3-5-99, 3 lbs)due to HELLP and Madelaine Grace "Lainey" -former 29.5 (10-11-01, 3lbs 4oz)weeker due to Pre-E and had PIH with Elisabeth Rose (Ella) -37 weeker,born June 30th 2003 weighing 5 lbs 12 oz and beautiful.
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Re : preemie update

Postby paljane8 » Tue Oct 21, 2003 08:22 pm

Baby got back!

Nancy-35
dh-34
ds-8yrs
dd-almost 7yrs
Scott-born 05-14-99 @38 weeks-PE
Janie-born 05-12-03 @37 weeks-PIH, small for gestational age (oligo and low blood flow)
http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/4/4lbs/
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Re : preemie update

Postby paljane8 » Tue Oct 28, 2003 11:55 am

Hey Michelle,

How was the party?

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dh-34
ds-8yrs
dd-almost 7yrs
Scott-born 05-14-99 @38 weeks-PE
Janie-born 05-12-03 @37 weeks-PIH, small for gestational age (oligo and low blood flow)
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Re : preemie update

Postby natan » Tue Oct 28, 2003 04:21 pm

I am experiencing mixed feelings today. Mainly because [xx(] plumbing problems that continue to develop here at home. Anyways, never mind that!

My son was born 2 yrs ago. He started out 2 lbs 5 oz 14 ins. Born at 31 weeks. (thats 2 month premature). Natan is now 2 yrs, 4 month and 4 days old[:p].

We just had review at Infant Devep Center at Stanford. Today, he weighs 22 3/4 lbs and 31 inches long. Growing within 5 percentile and he is on the curve line. He is a short little guy, but very friendly. Dr said he is doing great overall. We need to continue speech 1x week, PT 1x week and OT 1x a month and continue with special program at Sarc 2x week.

I am really happy he is doing well health wise,[:D] but am concerned that he will be short for age. I know every child is different as far as growth patterns.

Qu. Have more experienced preemie moms seen difference in height after awhile? Maybe after puperty? DH is 6,2 and I am 5, 3.

Just wondering,
Deborah
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Re : preemie update

Postby natan » Tue Oct 28, 2003 04:28 pm

Sorry,puberty! Bonk on head for mispell.[B)]
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Re : preemie update

Postby momathelete » Mon Nov 10, 2003 06:36 pm

I don't know if height issues are because of the preemie thing. Ironically, my only full term baby is bound to be a petit, small peanut. She is always 25%tile for h/w/etc. Cole and Lainey shot up very quickly for preemies and are pretty tall. If you are 5'2", maybe your son will just take after you? What does the doc say?



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