Preemie girl refuses to..

Andrea - posted on 12/14/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My daughter born 4 weeks early due to Gastroschisis. I am asking this question beacuse she will sit for a very short time and she will roll from belly to back from time to time.. I have a jump a roo and a walker that she loves and is able to make both things go like carzy ( even the first time i put her n either one of them..) I know she is month behind age and mortorskill wise but, is it possialbe for her to become further behind.. I have a 2 year old son who was 3 weeks early and did everything either early or on time.. Was sitting at 4 months, rolling at 6 months, and walking at 12 months.. I am ding the same things I did with him and she just seems to not want to do any thing besides walk already she is only 8 months ( will be 9 months on the 30) Do i have reason to be concrened with her fallen behind or could this be normal.. Really could use some help I feel like i am failing her in some way.. I know that my son and daughter are complete opp. of each other but am I doing something wrong. I work with her 7 to 8 times a day, where i sit on the floor and she rolls to her side and i place my hand in the arch of her back so that she is not albe to roll any way but over to her belly.. I sit her up and sit by her showing her that it is fun to sit and play toys like her brother.. But she don't want nothing to do with any of it.. She has a medium size hurnia under where her belly button should be, could that be causing her not to want to do these thing... Any thoughts would be great HELP... Thank you all

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Katherine - posted on 12/15/2009

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i have a two year old girl that was four weeks early.. every kid is different your not doing anything wrong just give her time my daughter didnt want to crawl or sit up either but she went straight to standing and then running lol .. in due time she will do everthing

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Andrea - posted on 12/15/2009

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Quoting lisa:

my son was 4 weeks early and he also has a hernia but i wouldnt think that would stop him from developing i guess we shall see.hes now going on 3 months


Sorry guess i should have explianed her Hernia alittle better..  Her hernia was just there it was caused by Gastroschisis.. They could close her belly all the way like they do in most cases.. She was far to small for them to close so as it grew back together we had to see if the abdomial wall inside was going to close and it didn't.. I causes her pain but was are trying to figure out if it is the hernia or if it is her Insides twisting.. Either way is looking like another surgery.. We will be finding out tomorrow... Thank you for you advice..

Lisa - posted on 12/15/2009

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my son was 4 weeks early and he also has a hernia but i wouldnt think that would stop him from developing i guess we shall see.hes now going on 3 months

Kushawn - posted on 12/14/2009

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Hi mommy. My first son was 6 weeks early and he did everything on time or with a slight delay. But my youngest son who was born at only 24 weeks gestation did everything slow. He was slow to crawl, walk, talk, and now in school, he is slow at writing and spelling.

I don't think that you have anything to worry about. Your baby was not that early. We need to give her time. When you look at the ages for different milestones you need to remember that each baby is different. I think that there is a 6 month window for most milestones, especially the early ones. My son was also very late being potty trained. But, once he got it, he got it. He has never had a bed wetting accident!! Just give her time, she will progress in her own time. Good luck, Kushawn

Alina - posted on 12/14/2009

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i would think if there is any delay it would be because of her medical issues. a hernia can be painful and she may want to sit more once that is fixed. but if she is walking already, shes not behind, shes ahead. sitting will come in time. it may just hurt to hold herself up that way right now. relax mom, lol, im sure everything is fine. but if you are truly worried, visit your local health and welfare. most of them have programs to evaluate infants and toddlers. take advantage of them to ease your mind.

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