COOPER JAMES MARSDEN
Born April 13, 2018 Weight 2.58kg
Hospital Norwest Private DAILY visits with daughter Alira, two, from their Kellyville home to Norwest Private Hospital for scans to check Cooper was still growing were an added burden in Ren Marsden’s pregnancy. Like her first pregnancy, from 30 weeks her baby’s growth slowed dramatically. As with Alira, Cooper’s birth was induced at 37 weeks and five days.
“For the first three hours nothing happened,” Ren says, “then the next three hours were incredibly intense, and everything was good after that.”
Ren and husband Jeff were relieved when, unlike Alira, Cooper avoided jaundice and time in the special care nursery. “He was a little on the small side, but super healthy when he was born,” Ren says. Doctors cannot explain why her babies stopped growing as expected at around 30 weeks into her pregnancies.
She says Cooper is a contented baby, and Alira adores him, wanting to pick him up and carry him around.
“But she calls him Pooper, or Pua after the pet pig in her favourite movie, Disney’s Moana.”