Olive came 5 weeks early which is just shy of being premature, and I think it's still affecting her three years later! She had a sensory issue, and it caused a significant delay in her development. She's catching up, thanks to EI and sensory therapy.
We love her and wouldn't change a thing! But I have been surprised at how many symptoms she's shown that were predicted given her somewhat premature status.
If your baby came early, do you still see a difference in their development?
pineapple / 12566 posts
My DD was only 3 weeks early. However, for the first 6 months she hit all of her milestones more slowly (but within healthy ranges) than DS. Not sure if it is due to being a bit early or if it was just her.
watermelon / 14206 posts
D was 8 weeks early, but you would never know. In fact, he was due in October and came in August, which got him in school a year earlier. He's ahead of most the kids in his class, even though he's the youngest and was a preemie!
blogger / pomegranate / 3044 posts
Yup, DS2 has all kinds of problems from being 8weeks early and a traumatic birth.
@Dandelion: I hope in 5 years or so I'm singing that tune!