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I Just Couldn’t Wait! a baby journal for preterm infants


I Just Couldn’t Wait! a baby journal for preterm infants Suzann K. Campbell, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Illustrations and book design by Amanda Grage, Cognition Studio, Inc.


This Book Belongs to

what my name means why my name was chosen‌


My Family Tree paRenT

paRenT

Grandmother

Grandmother

Grandfather

Grandfather

Great Grandmother

Great Grandmother

Great Grandfather

Great Grandfather

Siblings:

Physical traits that run in the family: Personality traits that run in the family: Our family came from: My family is known for: Family traditions: Interesting fact(s) about my family:


How my parents met: The story of my arrival:


My Parents Full name:

Full name:

Birthday:

Birthday:

Hometown:

Hometown:

Height:

Height:

Hair Color:

Eye Color:

Hair Color:

Eye Color:

Favorite feature:

Favorite feature:

Favorite Childhood Memories:

Favorite Childhood Memories:

Likes and Dislikes:

Likes and Dislikes:

What they thought when they first met:

What they thought when they first met:


Before My Arrival They were waiting for me.

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Thoughts…


The rest of my family and their friends were eager to see me, too!

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— the early bird catches the worm —


I just couldn’t wait to meet them all! I was expected on

but labor began

I was born at

age was

. I weighed

head circumference of

AM / ❑ PM on

. . My gestational

and was

inches long with a

.

My Apgar scores were… at 1 minute,

The doctor said:

at 5 minutes, and

at 10 minutes.


My Family’s Journal Happy thoughts…


Concerns‌


Birth Certificate

x


Birth CertiямБcate

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Footprints

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My first challenges were‌


Welco me

To T

he W orld !


My Special Care Nursery Stay When I was in the hospital I had a lot of beds. My first bed was

.

Next I splet in

.

I graduated to an open bed on

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at

of age.

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My Family’s Journal Happy thoughts…


Concerns‌


s

splish

plash


My family had to learn a lot! hoW To holD me

hoW To ReaD mY SIGnS

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hoW To FeeD me

hoW To baThe me

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Therapist:

Physician:

Nurse:

helped with

helped with

helped with

Therapist:

Physician:

Nurse:

helped with

helped with

helped with

Therapist:

Physician:

Nurse:

helped with

helped with

helped with


They planned for taking me home right from the beginning.

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I n e … h t a e r Breathe Out… B


I needed help with… ❑ Breathing

My therapist was

❑ Feeding

My therapist was

❑ Movement Skills

My therapist was

My therapist was

My Family’s Journal Happy Thoughts…

Concerns…

Questions…


B+

A

A+


I had such a lot of tests! TeST ReSulTS

Infection

Recommendations

Infection

Recommendations

Development

Recommendations

Development

Recommendations

Eyes

Recommendations

Eyes

Recommendations

Hearing

Recommendations

Hearing

Recommendations

Other

Recommendations


Yes

IC

an!


Therapy and Surgery Reason

Medications

What?

Date


My Early Growth DAY 1

DAY 16

DAY 31

DAY 46

DAY 2

DAY 17

DAY 32

DAY 47

DAY 3

DAY 18

DAY 33

DAY 48

DAY 4

DAY 19

DAY 34

DAY 49

DAY 5

DAY 20

DAY 35

DAY 50

DAY 6

DAY 21

DAY 36

DAY 51

DAY 7

DAY 22

DAY 37

DAY 52

DAY 8

DAY 23

DAY 38

DAY 53

DAY 9

DAY 24

DAY 39

DAY 54

DAY 10

DAY 25

DAY 40

DAY 55

DAY 11

DAY 26

DAY 41

DAY 56

DAY 12

DAY 27

DAY 42

DAY 57

DAY 13

DAY 28

DAY 43

DAY 58

DAY 14

DAY 29

DAY 44

DAY 59

DAY 15

DAY 30

DAY 45

DAY 60

Notes…


My Visitors

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My Homecoming! Date

Age

Weight

Length

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Corrected Age Head Circumference

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My Family’s Journal Happy thoughts…


Dedication, Baptism, Naming Cermony, Bris…

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Developmental Milestones Roll oVeR

date:

age:

SIT

date:

age:

CRaWl

date:

age:

pull To STanD

date:

age:

WalK

date:

age:


Happ yF

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irst B

irthday !

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First Birthday

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About the Author

Suzann K. Campbell, PT, PhD, FAPTA, holds the BS in Physical Therapy and a PhD in Neurophysiology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is Professor Emerita and Director of Mentoring Programs in Clinical/Translational Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). She is senior editor of Physical Therapy for Children and has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles. Dr. Campbell’s research with OT and PT colleagues on assessment of infants born at high risk for movement disorders resulted in publication of the Test of Infant Motor Performance (TIMP), a functional motor scale for newborns which was normed on 990 U.S. infants. Recent research has demonstrated the value of the TIMP for educating parents of premature babies about their infant’s motor development. Dr. Campbell’s work has been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine and numerous awards from the American Physical Therapy Association, including the Mary McMillan Lecture Award, the Marion Williams Award for Research, and the Section on Pediatrics Research Award. Following her retirement as Head of the Department of Physical Therapy at UIC, Dr. Campbell returned to clinical practice serving families and infants in home-based physical therapy through Child and Family Connections, Illinois’ early intervention program.


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