My dauhgter was born at 35weeks gestation, weighing 1.43kgs(approx 3lb 1.3oz).
I had suspicions for a while that my belly was too small. Doctors recommended an ultrasound at 34wks and found she was only 1.4kgs. I was in hospital for the next week for monitoring. Another ultrasound a week later showed almost no change in size and weight and so she was delivered by c-section immediately.
She was in NICU for 2 weeks and in SPN for 2 more weeks. She had no complications and was discharged after 4 weeks weighing 1.8kgs. (Was soooo scared taking home such a small baby!!)
She's now 14 weeks old, weighing 3.4kgs and looking more gorgeous everyday!! Getting her to sleep on her own is major issue at the moment...aargh!!
I am a bit worried to hear stories of babies that are small after 18months, because we were always told that she would catch up by 12months (18months max).
Would like to hear more on how premmie's (especially IUGR babies) reach their size, language and other milestones.