Kerri - posted on 01/28/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )
My daughter, Hailey Addison who is now 4 years old was born one full month pre-maturely. The doctors say that she is heathly now even though the first couple of years of her life she was definatly not, but she is really small for her age. The doctors keep telling me that she should be just like any regular 4 year old girl but she isn't. One of my closest friends has a 4 year old daughter that was born in the same month and it's astonishing at the difference in the size between the two girls. I'm concerned because Hailey looks like she should only be about 2 years old instead of 4 and there are alot of kids that pick on her. I honestly don't think that it's normal myself, but I'm definatly not an expert in this area either. I'd love to know if she is ever going to catch up to the girls her age or if she is always going to be extremely little for her age. I know that it's not any kind of an emergency, but I'm just a concerned single mother who would like to know if I'm not the only one out there who has the same issues.