Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Project Memphis - Birth to 16 weeks

Memphis was born prematurely on November 13, 2013.  I was induced at 36 weeks due to IUGR and he was born weighing 1994g (4lb 6oz).  15 days in hospital and an additional week follow up on an early discharge program.  It's certainly been a very different beginning to our beautiful boys life.

I started a project, when he was first home.  I wish I could have started it when he was brand new, but I couldn't... Oh well!  Here are the first 4 photos in his project.  I'll continue to take photos ever 4 weeks until his 1st birthday - I have already bought the terry towel suits up to size 0, and will go and get size 1 and 2.  If he's anything like his older siblings I could keep doing it a lot longer than until his 1st birthday.  We will see how we go!

19 Days old
At 19 days old:
- 2.1kg
- 46cm
- Home from hospital & on early discharge program
- jaundice
- 3 hourly breastfeeds
- Size: 00000 / Tiny Prem (baggy)


8 weeks old
At 8 weeks old:
- 3.6kg
- 52cm
- Size: 00000 / Prem
- 3-4 hourly breastfeeds
- smiles
- coos
- sleeps sleeps sleeps

12 weeks old
At 12 weeks old 
- 4kg
- 54cm long
- Size: 0000
- smiles
- giggles
- follows people with his eyes
- reaching/batting at toys
- exploring with his mouth (toys, blankies)
- lifting his head
- 3-4 hourly day feeds / one feed during nigh
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16 weeks old
At 16 weeks old:
- 4.5kg
- 56cm
- Size: 0000
- giggles
- smiles
- coos
- "chats"
- chewing hands/fingers
- pulls toys to mouth
- enjoys play mat time
- pushes himself up during tummy time
- loves nappy being off
- has rolled tummy to back 3 times
- 3-4 hourly day feeds / sleeps 8pm - 4/5am

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