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    2 years ago today
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    mrv77 posted:
    my DD came home from the hospital after spending 2 months in the NICU. She was born at 28 weeks and weighed 2lbs. I brought home this tiny 5 lb baby and was terrified. Being a first time mom with a preemie you could only imagine the fear. Today she is this perfectly healthy 28 lb 2 year old. It is amazing how fast they grow and how much they change.
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    MrsCuvLuv responded:
    Oh yes it is amazing!! My son was born @29 weeks and was 3lbs 6oz. He stayed in the NICU for 6 weeks. He is now a very health and ACTIVE 10 month old!!! Congrats on your little blessing!!!
     
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    ReptileGirl responded:
    MrsCuvLuv...wow...I can't get over that your son was only 2 ounces less than my son and he was born at 35 weeks!!! How is your son doing at 10 months old? My boy is 9 1/2 months and hasn't crawled yet, but does get up on all fours and sits independantly. Just wondering how other preemies around his age are doing. People don't post too much on this board.
     
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    Jamelita responded:
    Congrats! How exciting! Reptilegirl...my DD was born at 32 weeks (3lb 6oz) and didn't crawl until she was 11 months. At 14 months she has not started walking yet, but she does stand on her own and cruises a lot and uses a push toy so I guess she'll walk soon enough. Just to let you know not to worry too much about the crawling thing. Also, if you are ever concerned you can always have him evaluated by Early Intervention or whatever it's called where you live, just ask your pediatrician to refer you. I did this and it turned out my DD needed physical therapy for about 2 months. That really helped her!


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