Hi there Peeps. Every now and then I think to look for others like myself, I guess to find a community of sorts.
As of this writing, I'm 32/F. I was 3 months premature, weighed 2.5 lbs at birth, and was apparently at in an incubator for the first 3 or 4 months of my life.
Apparently from what I've read, I got off really lucky. Healthwise, I'm the only person in my family (well, out of my siblings) that has had to wear glasses. Likely due to the oxygen in the incubator.
I'm not sure what to say as far as intelligence. lately I'm feeling very frustrated.. I am feeling quite dumb, but I'm not sure that's more of a social issue than a intelligence issue. I am fairly well bilingual, so I never had any problems with language. In fact I'd like to certify for technical writing. I know language "naturally" though rules are a bore. I can vouch for the crappy memory.
Health wise, I seem to be doing great. The only issue is that I am way overweight, and I'm not sure if that's more due to past emotional issues, or as I just read tied into discipline issues. That there is a serious challenge. I have nearly zero discipline. Those of you with young children, learn/plan NOW how you are going to teach your child to self discipline, set goals, watch milestones, and achieve them.. I SUCK at math. Though kids in the school system now will likely really benefit from kahnacademy.com. If you don't know it, go check it out ASAP.
The bits you hear about being sensitive to certain materials.. SO TRUE!!! Do your preemies a favour.. for the younguns, take note of what their fav blankies/animals/whatever are, and note the materials. Try to clothe them in only those (or natural) materials, and make them available. They like silk noil? RUN to a fabric store and buy a nice 4 meters of it for them to wrap them selves in. A nicely textures blanket/sweater/ect... best gift ever! Possibly buy small samples of a few different materials, take them home, and see which one they seem to prefer. If a young child seems to always cry at certain sweaters/ect, check the material, it might be driving them nuts!
For the love of god, no corduroy or fully synthetic materials, unless they seem to really like them. My fav's have been hospital-soft-cotton sheets, the kind that are mainly white with a colored strip at the top, soft flannel sheets, and bushy water absorbent terry cloth. Oh yea.. there's a dividing factor.. if it's not water absorbent.. I don't want to touch it. They make a lot of towels and bathrobes out of materials now that, although the seem absorbent, they really arent. Certainly not quick absorbent.
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