to the L'il Aussie
Prems April 2009 Newsletter.
would like to offer congratulations to our prem babies and our
celebrate their birthday in April. Chloe & Emily (32w), Adam, Kate
(37w), Robbies Mum,
Thomas and Alexander (24.4w), Ella (27.3w), Leigh roy (36+1), Nixon
(33w) and everyone else
birthday this month, happy birthday! If you or your childs birthday
included but should be please reply to our birthday
thread on the forum so we don't miss it next
One of our amazing members came up
with an idea to help raise money
not only for the members but also for the website. (Le Bec) decided
call her idea the "The Virtual Market Stall" where members can sell
unwanted items and give a percentage to the website. The stall has
total hit and to date has raised over $200 for L'il Aussie Prems. If
wish to participate in our next stall please follow the threads in
Miracle Babies are celebrating their 4th Annual Ball on Saturday 30th May 2009. If you wish to attend their amazing event please visit www.miraclebabies.com.au for more information. Proceeds from their event go towards equipment and resources for Liverpool Hospital's Newborn Intensive Care Unit.Please welcome our newest sponsor Maree Jaeger Photography. Maree specialises in photography for Maternity, Newborn, Children, Family & Grandparents in Victoria.
L'il Aussie Prems has a facebook page so be sure
to become a
hope you all have a great month.
In this issue:
Article ~ Special Needs
* Premmie Baby Of The Month
Latest Forum Topics
Something a little exciting
Brisbane Premmies need your stories
Easter Baking HELP!
Favourite part of the day
Brendan just called me MUM!
Congrats on 30 weeks Cazzy
34 week appointment
Brisbane craft along
Little hand and foot print cards
Prem dolls are here
WHO growth charts
Join our premmie baby forum today
Would you like to be apart of the
National Premmie Foundation Committee?
If you have had a baby in a special care or a neonatal intensive care unit, you may like to "give something back" or if you have worked in such environments and have an understanding of the unique journey experienced by these families then perhaps you'd like to become involved in the National Premmie Foundation, www.prembaby.org.au
A national organisation that unifies, and acts as a guiding body for existing prem support groups, helps to create new ones, helps to improve the treatments and outcomes available for premature infants, and represents the interests of these infants and their families in terms of health policies, funding and standards of care. It also offers a friendly ear to parents going through this rollercoaster experience.
If you would like to apply for a position on the committee or would like further information. Then please contact the support group in your area, the group details can be found at the contacts page or if there is no group in your area contact the NPF direct at
Do you know a
Local Premmie Hero?
Do you know a “Local Premmie Hero”? L’il Aussie Prems seeks nominations for
Every year in
We are proud to sponsor
Nominations will close on 30 April 2009 and details of the winners will be announced in May.
L'il Aussie Prems
~ Website Features
L'il Aussie Prems offer many features to families throughout Australia and beyond. We invite you to submit your details and become involved in all areas of our fantastic online support site and help other families who face premature birth.
Premmie Birth Stories
Premmie Baby Galleries
Premmie Parents of The Moment
Premmie Baby of The Moment
Premmie Baby Forum
Weekly Live Chats
Skip Chasey is a fantastic new business which specialises in
handcrafted baby and children's clothing, toys and
accessories and they have
generously donated a fantastic prize for this month’s competition.
now for your chance to win a set of hand crafted items including a burp
bib and nappy clutch.
Skip Chasey is a fantastic new business which specialises in handcrafted baby and children's clothing, toys and accessories and they have generously donated a fantastic prize for this month’s competition. Enter now for your chance to win a set of hand crafted items including a burp cloth, bib and nappy clutch.
Baby of The Month - April
Oscar and his mum
Where was Oscar born? He
was born at the Lyell McEwin Hospital, in Elizabeth, SA
What was his gestation? He
And his birth weight?
1385gms or 3pound 1
What do you remember most about
Oscar's time in
it would be every time he did exactly what he wasn't supposed to do.
wasn't supposed to be taken out of the incubator until he reached
but he was out just after a week of being in there, only having to
gavaged. (He actually went home at that weight). The night I stayed
to fully breastfeed him in hospital without the calories, he was
only going to go
home if he had gained (which the nurses told me never happened), and
gained 20g that night. I cried I was so happy. Theres just so many
I cried for being so scared and then so happy. I'm a bit more
because he spent his first Easter in hospital, so this one will be
first one home.
Does he have any ongoing health
blessed that he doesn't have any organ problems as he was in and out
hospital with broncolitis in the first couple of months and were
about his lungs, but has been cleared. Other than that he has severe
feet and will be having a second operation in May to help his heels.
This will be an ongoing thing but hopefully will start sorting
out once he starts running around.
What has been your proudest
moment since he came
we were told he would be 5 wks behind in everything and wouldn't be
do much because of his size. He rolled, he crawls, he stands, he
and dad. Nothing could make me prouder then what he has
now because he starting to kiss.
What is your top tip for other
roller coaster ride. Never be afraid to ask for help and always talk
what you are feeling. They will always be your fighter.
L'il Aussie Prems Team
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