Have you ever had a premature baby?

United States
May 15, 2008 5:36pm CST
I had my daughter at 35 weeks. SHe was only 3lb 13oz. She was in the NCU for about a month. Now she is 10 years old and doing well. Have you or anyone you had a premie.
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• United States
16 May 08
My middle daughter was 6 weeks early, she weighed 4lbs 12oz, stayed int he hospital for 5 days. She just turned 8 on Tuesday
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• United States
16 May 08
That was a good weight for being 6 weeks early. That is good she only had to stay in there for 5 days.
• United States
16 May 08
we all thought that about her weight. When she was first born they told her dad that she might have to go to a bigger hospital if her lungs weren't developed enough but she proved them wrong. She now outweighs her 9 year old sister! Not by a lot though.
@sunkissed (4332)
• United States
15 May 08
busdriver, Your baby was very tiny, I would be so afraid to even hold her. I know that was very hard on you when she was in the hospital for so long. I am very glad that she is a yoing lady now and doing very well. My daughter did have a premmie. It is a very scary experience.But I think it makes you love them that much more.
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• United States
15 May 08
Yes it was hard when she was in the hospital. I wanted to be there all the time. My mother was there the hole time. She helped me through this.
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@sunkissed (4332)
• United States
16 May 08
Well that is very good that you had someone to be there for and with you.
@magrylouyu (1632)
• United States
21 May 08
Both of my daughters were born at 36weeks.Not really too early. But my oldest weighed 5lbs 10oz and my youngest weighed 7lbs 1.7oz. My cousin on the other hand. Her oldest daughter weighed 2lb 10oz, her middle daughter was 5lbs 7oz, and her younest was born 3 months early and weighed 1 pound 12oz! They are all very healthy to this day some delays but that's expected but her son who only weighted 1 pound is doing great he is almost 2 now and you would have never expected him to be a premee.
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• United States
12 Jun 08
I am glade to hear that. I guess it all depends on th mother and the baby.
• United States
16 May 08
I had a set of bbg triplets at 33 weeks 5 days. They weighed 3.15, 4.2 and 4.11 and all 3 came home at 9 days old. THey will now be 6 yrs old the end of June and other than a heart murmur in my daughter that is NOT causing any problems what so ever, they are totally healthy.
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• United States
16 May 08
It is normal to have that mean babys eary is it? That is good they were only there for 9 days.. My daughter was there for a month. I guass it was because she had johnness and had to be on a feeding tube because she was lossing wight when she was trying to take the bottle. Her photo is on my page.
@mrbranan (1012)
• United States
16 May 08
I had 2 premature babys. My oldest is 17 and when he was born couln't breath on his own. I had to learn all about different monitors and things so I could bring him home when he was 3 weeks old. They told me becouse of him coming so soon that he would have learning disablitys and other physical disabilitys. Becouse he could not breath on his own his brain was deprived of oxogen. Like I said he is now 17 and liked 5 points of making a perfect score on his high school graduation test. Although he has some hearing and sight loss he still is at the top of his class and doesn't let his disabilitys hold him back in any way.
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• United States
16 May 08
I am glade that he is doing so good. That is good to be 5 points from perfect. Sounds like he is doing good.
@Shawchert (1040)
• United States
15 May 08
I have never had a premie, mine was late, but I would like to say I respect anyone who has had a premie because of the patience and having to live through the fear of if your child is ok or not. It would scae me to have to leave the hospitsl without my child. thinking about getting to them the next day and hoping everything will be ok, thatjust scares me.
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• United States
15 May 08
Yes it is. She was not really sick. She was just lossing wight when she bottled feed so they had to tube feed her till she got some wight on her. Then she ahd johndness. She came home on a heart monter but from what I got from that is all prmies come home on them.
@Breath (1297)
• United States
15 May 08
Both of my children were premature at 35 weeks..My daughter was only 4lbs she was so tiny but healthy thank GOD!My Allie was in the NNCU for only a few days and was able to come home...The NCU is the most scary place I watched a mother loose her tiny son the day I brought my daughter home...My son is a different story...He was born at 35 weeks like my daughter but he weighed almost 8lbs!lol..He never spent one day in NCU...Both my children are heathy now...my daughter was in the hospital a lot when she was younger...Tommrow she will be turning 6 and I beleive she has out grew some of her sickness...I am happy that your daughter is doing so well...:)
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• United States
15 May 08
Thanks! That is amasion 8lb. I am glad you kids are doing well.
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
15 May 08
I myself was a premie. 32 weeks is what I was told. I was 3 pounds 3 oz. And that was back in 1970. My grandmother always said I was a tiny miracle. I haven't had a premie. My daughter was full term. Premature babies can thrive if given the right care. Good for you and your daughter!
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• United States
15 May 08
Thanks, Yes they are tiny miracles. You and her were close in size.
• United States
3 Jun 08
greatfully NO
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@freedomg (1684)
• United States
6 Jun 08
Thankfully all of my kids overcooked, but my cousin was way early. I don't remember the number of weeks I just remember hearing the grown ups saying she was 2 lb 2 oz. and that the doctors were going to write her off till my Grandpa got really crazy. We got her clothes from a doll maker. She's alive and well and is a mother two times over now. Both of hers were really premi too.