Mummy’s Preemie Turns 2 by Freya Lillie (aka Mummy’s Preemie)

Mummy’s Preemie Turns 2 by Freya Lillie (aka Mummy’s preemie)

Me & My Mummy

Me & My Mummy

My mummy is a bit busy at the moment (i think she thinks i haven’t noticed) she’s working on a new clothing range named after me, Freya Lillie, so i’ve decided to help her out and write a blog because it’s nearly my birthday.

Mummy says it’s important that our followers are kept up to date with what’s going on and to try and give them something interesting to read every now and then. For some reason she thinks people are interested in me, i suppose i am quite cute but i think it’s maybe more about my journey since it started 11 weeks early!

Me...doing great!

Me…doing great!

People always ask mummy ‘so how’s she doing?’ and mummy always responds ‘she’s doing great’ because mummy and daddy think i’m pretty brilliant, they don’t compare me to anyone else and they always look so amazed every time i say a new word or put puzzles together myself. I can even count to six now, you should see mummy, i think she thinks i’m a child genius and she cuddles me and claps and kisses me all over. I won’t even mention how excited she got when i started putting 2 and 3 words together, wow!

Only a few weeks old, learning to suck, breathe and swallow

Only a few weeks old, learning to suck, breathe and swallow

The difference between an 11 week preemie and a regular 2 year old, hmmm i’m not sure, i just feel the same and act the same, i’m a little bit naughty sometimes too. The thing i hate most and makes me upset is going to see the lady at the hospital every now and then with mummy. She makes me play with toys and asks mummy lots of questions, i even have to have my head measured and then take all of my clothes off to get weighed and measured. I really don’t like this and it makes me cry lots, so mummy has to get on the scales with me and cuddle me. I’m in aged 2 clothing so i think i’m growing ok. Mummy says it’s a good job she has a stock room full of clothing because i keep on growing, i think she’s happy about that though. They said if i’m doing well at my next appointment this year i won’t have to go back until i’m 5!

Me nearly 2!

Me nearly 2!

Mummy and daddy always seem to worry a lot in the cold weather, they think because my lungs weren’t developed properly it causes me to get a poorly cough a lot and it makes me sick and sometimes it’s a bit harder to breath, so mummy puts so many clothes on me when we go out i can hardly walk, silly mummy!

Mummy says this rocking chair was a god send

Mummy says this rocking chair was a god send

I still don’t sleep through the night and i think mummy and daddy are really tired now but mummy says if i need a cuddle or my milk during the night then i can have it because i’m only a baby for such a short time that she doesn’t mind sitting on the rocking chair reading a book or singing a song to get me back to sleep, i think she quite likes it. It makes me feel all safe and secure and i go straight back to sleep.

Me at the top of the Burj in Dubai eating sandwiches...i was hungry!

Me at the top of the Burj in Dubai eating sandwiches…i was hungry!

Mummy says my development in the last year has been pretty amazing and i’ve come on leaps and bounds, i don’t know what this means but i think it’s a good thing. I’ve even got friends now at nursery and we play together with the dollies but i like playing outside the most and reading books, i read to mummy all of the time and i’m not sure why but she sits and smiles at me while i’m reading to her.

Love my Daddy

Love my Daddy

My mummy and daddy love me lots and even my big brother Leelee (his name is Liam but i like Leelee)

My Leelee

My Leelee

I’m sorry mummy for making you so worried when i was born, for sitting by my cot for 6 weeks solid, for you having to leave me and go home each night without me, for still having to get up in the night to express milk even though i wasn’t there with you, for making you panic when i kept forgetting to breathe, but you never needed to worry because i’m made up of one part you and one part daddy so i was always going to be made of something strong.

Love x

Love Freya xx