Posted October 5, 2005on:
Babies all develop at their own pace. There’s no hard and steadfast rule that says a heavy newborn is bound to grow bigger than his contemporaries in the same manner that a delicate newborn will grow slower than the others.
Having a baby born ahead of schedule and with low birth weight due to oligohydramnios (low amniotic fluid in my case) or pre-eclampsia (high blood pressure in cousin Mimi’s case), does not render the baby slow to growth and development.
My Jake and Mimi’s Marti were born weighing just over 2 lbs. It’s naturally frightening to realize that 2 lbs is way too far from the normal 6-7 lb birth weight. All thoughts about complications and such were never far from our minds. But with a lot of TLC and prayers, we are hopeful that these adorable gifts from GOD continue to grow well.
When I think about it, Jake and Marti just came as early blessings.