How long did it take your preemie to hit 30lbs?

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Re : How long did it take your preemie to hit 30lbs?

Postby mrsike » Fri Oct 29, 637655 12:24 am

My 36-weeker who weighed 6.0 lb at birth was only 32 pounds when she went for her pre-school physical last summer and she was 4 years old. Her doctor didn't seemed concerned at all.

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Re : How long did it take your preemie to hit 30lbs?

Postby thw75 » Thu Oct 28, 637655 7:58 pm

Kailey is 3 and weighs 28 lbs. She looks totally normal to me, and eats like crazy. It never occured to me she is behind the 8 ball at all. She is 38" tall and altho doesn't have that 'toddler chubby' look, she looks perfectly healthy and normal.

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Re : How long did it take your preemie to hit 30lbs?

Postby missgamecock » Thu Oct 28, 637655 5:00 pm

Wanted to say that they do finally catch up. Kirsten started catching up at 51/2. All of a sudden she had an appetite. Whereas before we had to coax her. She weighed 15lbs 3 oz at 1 year, so I know about strangers making comments and it used to frustrate me to no end. To imply that you are not feeding your child enough when you could spend 2 hours coaxing her to eat anything. It does get better though. She is totally totally normal.

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Re : How long did it take your preemie to hit 30lbs?

Postby mommyof1 » Tue Oct 19, 637655 2:33 am

My sisters daugher is 3 (turned 3 in November) and she only weighs 28 lbs. She was born at 40 weeks weighing 6 lbs. 9 ounces. She was sick and on meds between the age of 6 months to 2 1/2. I really do think your daughter is doing great considering what she weighed when she was born. What does her ped say?

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Re : How long did it take your preemie to hit 30lbs?

Postby amiejo » Mon Oct 18, 637655 5:49 pm

my dd was 29w and also IGUR. she has always been one to eat very little at each meal but tends to eat a little a million times a day. she reached 30 lbs between 3 1/2 and 4 years old. she was 24 lbs at 2 years old. we always thought that as long as she was continuing to grow at a steady rate and not staying the same at check ups then she was eating what she needed. she is skinny but she is also really tall. I always hear the "she never eats" especially from family and her preschool but its just because she doesnt eat as much as other kids in one meal.

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Re : How long did it take your preemie to hit 30lbs?

Postby molly419 » Mon Oct 18, 637655 6:47 am

I would love to be in your shoes, and I think your daughter is doing fine! You need to come up with some zingers for strangers who just feel the need to comment. :)

To give you a perspective, Abigail is 2 and is 15lbs 6oz. Of course, she was 25w, 1lb 1oz, and IGUR, and also a lot of feeding issues. So, your little girl is not doing bad at all.

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Re : How long did it take your preemie to hit 30lbs?

Postby jenandtheboys » Mon Oct 18, 637655 6:29 am

Ok, I'm back, with more about my almost-30-weeker Andrew:
He weighed 30 lb. 8 oz. at his 2-year-old well check. I'd forgotten, and now seeing that Ethan is nowhere near that, and his well check is Thursday..........[:0] But, again, Ethan had IUGR and Andrew didn't. Hope this helps.

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Re : How long did it take your preemie to hit 30lbs?

Postby tommysmommy21004 » Mon Oct 18, 637655 6:00 am

Tommy just turned two and he's almost 30 lbs. He was a 34 weeker.

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Re : How long did it take your preemie to hit 30lbs?

Postby whosures » Mon Oct 18, 637655 4:15 am

We're still waiting to hit 30 pounds but we're getting close.

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Re : How long did it take your preemie to hit 30lbs?

Postby cara » Mon Oct 18, 637655 3:32 am

OK I apparently have the butterball of the crew. Grant will be 2 at the end of the month and is 32 lbs. He's a snacker though.

I saw how you said she isn't a "meal eater" and Grant usually isn't either. He likes to munch off of people's plates at various times. We were concerned b/c of his weight and the Ped told us (today, actually) that if he's hungry, let him eat!

Since you have a girl that was tiny to start off with, I don't really see a problem with her weight. It looked ok to me....it's when I saw other people's that I started worrying about my chunky monkey....


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