Premmie Baby Development

Sitting for the first time at six months corrected!

December 20, 2007 2 Comments »

At least once a month I write a post about Talia’s development, or lack thereof, and some days it has been a struggle to stay positive when her milestones are delayed. So I am very pleased to announce that this ... Read More »

18 Month Assessment For Premature Baby

December 19, 2007 No Comments »

When we were visiting Ronan’s paedatrician last week he reminded me that i had to fill out an 18 month assessment form. The form wasn’t to be filled out until Ronan reached 18 months (corrected) because otherwise the assessment wouldn’t ... Read More »

My Lil Premmie Finally Walked

December 19, 2007 No Comments »

After countless hours and months of frustration my little man walked. We have had a long and hard battle with Ronan when it comes to his milestone delays. At 6 months corrected we were told that he needed physiotherapy. This ... Read More »

Advised to start physiotherapy

December 8, 2007 2 Comments »

Last Thursday we went to our monthly group physio appointment. The hospital run these sessions largely as a screening exercise to check that all their NICU graduates are progressing normally. It is also a good way to catch up with ... Read More »

Making progress at 5 months corrected

November 21, 2007 1 Comment »

Talia is 8 months old today (5 months corrected) and celebrated this event by eating/wearing her first ever spoonful of sweet potato. In fact, it’s her first ever spoonful of anything “solid”, as she has rejected my previous efforts to ... Read More »

Prematurity on the Today program

November 18, 2007 No Comments »

Next week on the Today program they’re doing a piece on premature babies. The following is a letter I’ve sent in: Dear Today, My daughter Miss E was born prematurely on the 29th of March this year, at 26 week ... Read More »