10 month old preemie, not crawling, walking, holding bottle, or sitting up? Any others?

Kayla - posted on 10/10/2012 ( 12 moms have responded )

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My daughter was 8 weeks premature, She is 10 months old ( 8 months corrected), She does not sit up on her own, crawl, walk, or hold her own bottle! She rolls & walks in her walker & that's it! How old were your preemies when they started crawling? & she's only 14lbs, her birth weight was 2lbs 11oz, soo, how much do your preemies weigh & birth weight?
** I posted this about 3 months ago!! My daughter is now 13 months and she's crawling, holding her bottle, pulling herself up on things, shes completely perfect! I guess being a preemie mommy just has me worried a bit, for all the mothers reading this, to get answers on your child with these problems, heres what I say to you, every baby is def different, dont worry about what they're not doing and just take it day by day with what they are doing & learning, every baby learns at their own pace & some just take a little longer than others! My baby started holding her own bottle like a couple days after I had posted this & I honestly wish she couldnt hold her own bottle again, now everytime I try to hold her and hold her bottle for her she wont let me, lol. Enjoy the "baby stage" because it wont be long until they start doing EVERYTHING on their own! Only thing I wont miss is poopy diapers!
- Best of luck to all you mommies!
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Jessica - posted on 01/22/2013

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I'm so happy I saw this post! I've been crying all morning thinking of all the things my preemie should be doing and isn't doing.

He was a 32 weeker @ 2lb 4oz. He learned to roll around 8 months, but he had a dislocated hip and needed surgery. So he's been in a cast and now a brace. He turns 1 on valentines day and he doesn't know how to sit up, hold his bottle, grasp small objects, bang toys together etc. He never really put weight on his arms or legs. He's been in early intervention but may take even longer to do everything. I get sad when I see all these younger babies hitting milestones he hasn't reached yet.

Amanda - posted on 10/25/2012

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My son was a 27 weeker and weighed 1 lb 15 oz. He took a really long time to meet his milestones. I'll tell you all of his milestones at actual age and not corrected. He sat up on his own at 15 months, army crawled at 17 months, crawled on all 4's at 19 months, stood at 20 months and started cruising right away, and started walking 2 weeks before his 2nd birthday. He's still in physical therapy and also has a very mild case of Cerebral Palsy. It basically just makes him clumsy and he has low muscle tone in his trunk. Preemies may take longer to meet milestones but they are the strongest willed and most determined kiddos:)

Carrie - posted on 01/12/2013

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I had twin preemies...my daughter walked at 9 months (7 months corrected) and my son at 18 months (`16 corrected) They are now 6 and both walking and running and ice skating...tap dancing and doing Karate. Here's what I know about preemies....they do everything in their own time, when they are ready not when we are....it will be true for talking and reading and learning numbers. Relax. I wish I knew that when they were 10 months but it took me a couple of years to figure it out. Preemies are fighters....she will get there when she gets there! Hugs to you and your preemie

Rose - posted on 03/17/2015

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my daughter was 13 weeks premature and she is having the same she doesn't crawl , sit up on her own, she will in her walker and she really good at that but everything else it seems like she would rather not do it. she is in therapy 3 time a week and I work with her a lot also . is there any tips you can give me

Amanda - posted on 10/24/2012

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Has anyone''s DR or PT metioned Stiff Bady Syndrome? My daugther was the same as all you guys are saying. She was a 29w 3d premie... At five mouths Corrected DR visit (on top of the once a week visits to tell him something was not right with her) I told my DR that she wasn't doing anything that she should be doing for a 5mth old. So he made a call to a PEDS team. Once we were seen by a PT he did his assessment and said that she had Stiff Baby Syndrome. ( Also confused with colic) What was this... I was super scared. After doing some digging about it, I learned that SBS is not uncommon in premmies. It affects all the muscle from the back of the neck to the toes. This explained why my daughter would scream bloody murder for hours, even days and wasn't cuddly at all. I was mentally drained as well as physically. But now I had answers. After seeing a PEDS team for the past 3 yrs... my Daughter is a healthly, busy, smart child. God will only give you what you can handle. I should also mention that I had to wait 5yrs for her. She was and always will be my gift from god. I have also learned that ppl put to much importance on the development of a premmie. WE all should just let them learn it and get it at their pase. Would we worry so much with a full term baby? Just my thought. I wish everyone will with your journey, I have been loving mine.

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Heather - posted on 01/14/2017

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My son was 12 weeks early, now he's 9 months (6 months adjusted ) he weighed 1lbs 10oz at birth. He's finally decided to roll everywhere. Doesn't sit up by himself completely yet, and he only occasionally holds his own bottle. I worry at times, but I have to remember he is not really expected to do everything a normal 9 month old does.

Lakersmel05 - posted on 01/07/2017

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This post made me smile, my youngest daughter was born at 32wks 3lbs 12oz. She just turned one and at 11 months learned to sit by her self. She still doesn't crawl or walk or pull her self up though she sure try's to pull up sometimes. She moves in her walker but hats it and lately I been kinda worried but reading these makes me realize she will be just fine and I'm gonna enjoy her being a baby as long a possible.

Joy - posted on 11/18/2012

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my son is thriving 5 year old. He was a preemie, He didn't learn to walk til he was 14 months old, didn't sit up til 10 months.. didn't crawl til like 9 months.. He was way behind but caught up after 2 and a half years..

Kayla - posted on 10/26/2012

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FALSE ALARM GUYS! ALL THIS WEEK SHE SITS UP BY HERSELF, STANDS, HOLD HER BOTTLE & SHE EVEN HAS A TOOTH NOW! WHEW!

Justine - posted on 10/21/2012

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How long as she been rolling over for? My girls are 9months, 5 corrected (23 weekers) and they haven't started rolling over yet. Our PT worried me the other day saying even for 5 months corrected they're still 2-3 months behind and they should at least be rolling over. They don't reach for toys yet, and only play with them if placed in their hands, they don't weight bear on their legs. (Amelia stands on her toes and Esme stands on the side of her feet) I could go on about what our PT says they are behind in :( Amelia weighed 1 lb 4oz and now is 15 lbs. Esme weighed 1 lb 6 oz and now 16lbs

Christie - posted on 10/21/2012

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Every premmie is different! They all have there own challenges! My first premmie did everything almost on cue to what the books say, she was just very small for the growth charts at 1 year old she weighed 15 lbs!

At birth she weighed in at a whopping 5 lbs 3 oz at 32 week gestation her twin was 2 lbs and passed away inutero due to twin to twin transfusion! She's a healthy small 7 year old now!

My second premmie she was a 28 weeker and weighed in at 2 lbs 15 oz and didn't really start doing anything till while after a year! But is a very healthy 4 year old now

My third premmie was a 24.4 weeker weighed in at 1 lb 5 oz he is very sick! Hydrocephalus shunt dependent, oxygen dependent, seziures, apnea, Brady cardias, heart condition, cerebral palsey, blind, deaf, hip displasia, tube feed, intestine issues, failure to thrive! He will be 2 years old nov 1st and weighs 12.8 lbs and 26 inches long he's just like a 2 month old! We do OT PT with him Dailey and encourage him all the time!

All babies will learn at there own pace and make wonderful strides in life good luck

Jillian - posted on 10/12/2012

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My daughter is a 26 weeker. She 's 10 months old 7 corrected. She jumps in her jumperoo but she doesn 't crawl forward, she doesn 't hold hr bottle and she still hasn 't said her first word. She was 1 lb. 8 oz. at birth and now she 's about 20. I feel really anxious sometimes because ahe doesn 't reach her milestones like other kids but i constantly have to remind myself that she was a preemie. I do my best by constantly talking to her and putting her face down on the mat and lifting her belly up and bending her knees. Then i gently rock hef back and forth and move her arms and legs to simulate crawling. She hates it but i do it every day and after about 3 weks she 's able to get into the crawling position by herself! It 'll all happen when THEY 'RE ready . Im just happy she 's alive. If you 're rsally worried try to have an early intervention evaluation. Good luck!

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