Janelle was born at 34 weeks, she was in the nicu for only a few hours, from about 6 hours after birth till about 9 hours after birth, her only complications were fluid retention, needing her lungs suctioned/stomach pumped from swallowing too much stuff at birth (this was done cause she was refusing to swallow anything, all though she could suck), figuring out the suck, swallow, breath thing and maintaining body temperature. They kept us both in the hospital for a few extra days, me due to anemia and having a fever during delivery (water broke then I ran a fever) and her to learn to eat better and such. We brought her back to the hospital cause she stopped breathing (angel care monitor went off, she was bluish, had to shake her to make her breath again) one night around 6 weeks, turns out she had severe reflux that was causing apnea, got that properly medicated and no real issues since, except a ton of failure to thrive diagnosises that we have dealt with with 3/4 of our kids regardless of gestation. She is 7 1/2 now and perfectly fine, she's skinny and kinda on the short side, but not tiny anymore (she was for the first 5 or so years) doing great in school both academically and socially, etc.
River was born at 36 weeks, no nicu time, no extra hospital time, no issues except grunting at birth but pulse ox and the like were fine. He is 1 now, around 13lbs 13oz depending on the scale (endo said 13lbs 10oz ped said 13lbs 13.8oz, and we got 2 other measurements in between those during the same week)...he had issues with low tone and qualified for PT at 9 months old, but now at 12 months old they dropped his PT down to 1 session per month and switched it to OT and they are only keeping it so he stays in the system so if he regresses, has sensory issues pop up, or anything else, he's already in the system and therapy can be revved up immediately due to family history(which is a qualifier for EI services in this state, I had no clue!) (Kincaid and Travis, are two perfectly healthy full term babies, have had a lot of issues both were diagnosed on the spectrum at 2 1/2, Kincaid lost his spectrum diagnosis at 6 but still has a diagnosis of global dyspraxia, auditory processing disorder and otherwise health impaired). He has had more issues with failure to thrive than Janelle and Travis did, and we are trying to figure that out, but other than size, he is perfectly on track for a typical 1 year old, he has about 6 words he uses correctly, he is VERY social (huge for a mom who has/had 2 sons on the spectrum), plays peek a boo and patty cake, can craw, pull up, cruise, walk holding hands, walk behind push toys, and take 1-2 steps in between furniture...so no delays as of right now at all.