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Momma +2 Girls 2 kids; Indiana 3612 posts
12th Sep '12

Lol your cousin is silly. 37 weeks and 7lb is not a preemie. Tell her to look up the pounds for preemie and the pounds for newborn if its not already listed on the tag.

Kya-Trendy Tendency 2 kids; Battle Ground, Washington 2256 posts
12th Sep '12

lol that's funny. preemie clothes barely fit my 4lb 14oz baby for long. unless she has a very short baby, I don't think they'll fit a almost 8lb baby.




i hope for the baby's sake she's not shoving it into preemie clothes..

Autumn Whisper 1 child; Utah 9977 posts
12th Sep '12

37 weeks is early term, but can still be a preemie if they're having problems. My son was born at 37 weeks 2 days, and was in the NICU for a week, judged a preemie due to stopping breathing in the nursery and having to be intubated, plus preemie feeding issues. So they can be preemies...



But it doesn't sound like hers is. lol



My son was only 6 pounds 0 ounces, and newborn clothes drowned him. lol

MamaToThree081012 3 kids; Idaho Falls, Idaho 8713 posts
12th Sep '12

yeah 37 weeks is term. and her 37 week baby weighed more than my 41 week baby did and i had him in newborn clothes!

Rea Due January 9 (girl); 3 kids; Missouri 4228 posts
12th Sep '12

nice! Mine are generally smaller so i do buy NB stuff...but premie? Thats silly. that is a full term sized baby!

In memory..... Japan 6 posts
12th Sep '12
Quoting Autumn Whisper:" 37 weeks is early term, but can still be a preemie if they're having problems. My son was born at 37 ... [snip!] ... be preemies... But it doesn't sound like hers is. lol My son was only 6 pounds 0 ounces, and newborn clothes drowned him. lol"


what do u mean judged a preemie? a term baby can have medical problems doesnt make it a preemie just because he/she went nicu.

Autumn Whisper 1 child; Utah 9977 posts
12th Sep '12
Quoting In memory.....:" what do u mean judged a preemie? a term baby can have medical problems doesnt make it a preemie just because he/she went nicu."


Because of his problems, they judged him premature and called him a preemie. The pediatricians in charge of the NICU. He was to be treated as a preemie for his medical care, even after he got out of the hospital.



It was just their way of noting his lung problems and making sure I told his pediatrician and any follow-up doctors once he got out of the hospital, I guess. But he was considered premature, even though by date he was just early term.

Autumn Whisper 1 child; Utah 9977 posts
12th Sep '12
Quoting Autumn Whisper:" Because of his problems, they judged him premature and called him a preemie. The pediatricians in charge ... [snip!] ... doctors once he got out of the hospital, I guess. But he was considered premature, even though by date he was just early term."


I guess the better way to put it...he had problems typical of a premature infant. Lung development, and feeding issues primarily.

LoveMyBubbaBoy 2 kids; Michigan 3187 posts
12th Sep '12

I was told that 37 weeks is early term, 38-40 weeks is term and 40 weeks is full term... It didn't make any sense to me that there are different terms. But clothes size is just weight... That's all.

"L" 2 kids; Danville, Indiana 5901 posts
12th Sep '12

for like the first week I kept them in Swaddle Sacks like this:
halo-newborn-micro-fleece-sleepsack-swad

Squid Kid Unavailable, NA, United States 32284 posts
12th Sep '12

DD was 37w 6d. She was 5lbs 6oz and fit preemie/NB stuff until 3 months old.

❤ℛainahsmomm (twins); 17 kids; 1 angel baby; Michigan 34 posts
12th Sep '12

Wow lol & no 37 weeks is a full term baby

Momma Perham 2 kids; Florida 7625 posts
12th Sep '12

I think anything 36wks & earlier is premature....37wks is term, not FULL term but term & 40wks is full term.

My daughter was born at 37wks & weighed 8lbs 6oz.....FAR from fitting in preemie clothes. lol

Mann Makin' Mama[BBM] 18 kids; Dalton, Georgia 11563 posts
12th Sep '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Autumn Whisper:</b>" 37 weeks is early term, but can still be a preemie if they're having problems. My son was born at 37 ... [snip!] ... be preemies... But it doesn't sound like hers is. lol My son was only 6 pounds 0 ounces, and newborn clothes drowned him. lol"</blockquote>




My eldest was 37 weeks and the delivering doc/pedi also considered him preemie due to respiratory problems, trouble breathing, ect. He was also 6lbs 0oz.



My youngest was 6lbs 13oz at 37 weeks but stopped growing at 35 weeks due to IUGR and he was too considered a preemie due to organ development.

Autumn Whisper 1 child; Utah 9977 posts
12th Sep '12
Quoting Mann Makin' Mama[BBM]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Autumn Whisper:</b>" 37 weeks is early term, but can still be ... [snip!] ... 6lbs 13oz at 37 weeks but stopped growing at 35 weeks due to IUGR and he was too considered a preemie due to organ development."


Poor kiddos!



But yes, this is because there is pre-term and then premature. Pre-term babies can be fine. Premature babies weren't mature. That's the point I was looking for earlier but it's just come back to me.