Theo, 33 weeks 4 days, 1500 grams

Theo, my son, born in 2010 at 33 weeks 4 days. He was born by emergency C-section due to a severe IUGR (growth restriction). He weighed 1.5 kg and stayed 26 days in the NICU (he was born in Auckland hospital but he was transferred to Middlemore NICU after 3 days as we live closer to Middlemore).

He is now 5 1/2 and if you don’t know he was born early and so tiny you cannot guess. He is very active, healthy, he is at school and his learning is as good as any of the other child in his class.  Here are some pictures of Theo then and now: