Hello everyone,

Few weeks ago I met very special friend of mines. I was very moved by her arrival to this world and decided that I will be following her progress over the time. Those who haven’t seen little Charlottes story, feel free to visit very firsts photography tory I did on her here.

edinburgh premature baby photographyI had a chance to see her once she arrived home from hospital as well. Little photo gallery here. Such tiny tiny lady, but with so much strength to keep going. Just amazes me every time when I see her.

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Few weeks ago I visited her again and oh my word, she has grown so much. We had a great day. Visited baby development lab, had a little trip in car and lots of cuddles at home. She was a bit under weather, but at the end managed to have few cute active shots :) This was more of a little documentary project rather then sit down happy smiley posed photos. I’m really happy how it turned out and hope family will love it as well.

Here is little story from mum and a little bit how she has been over these month.

” Little Charlotte is now ten months old, her corrected age is six and a half months. Since being home Charlotte has went from strength to strength. Although sometimes she does get a little bit poorly because of her weak immune system, she seems to brush it off and always show a smile. Charlotte still attends regular check ups within the neonatal unit and Simpsons, where the consultant and physiotherapist are more than happy with her development for being a premature baby. Although she might not meet the same milestones as a full term baby of her age, she is showing great determination. Especially when something catches her eye, she will practice her army crawl to get it.

While in the neonatal unit, there were many tests and studies which many babies were part of. Charlotte is involved in two studies. The one which you will see in these photos are run by Doctors at the University of Edinburgh. This study involves an MRI scan at three months corrected age (from her due date) and then an eye-tracking session at her six month corrected age. The reason for this particular study is to find out if Doctors can pick up on any developmental set backs for premature babies, earlier than their intensive check up which is at two years, corrected age. The reason we allowed Charlotte to be part of these studies was because we feel that if there is any positive outcome from this, then future premature babies would benefit. ”

Enjoy this little photo story and feel free to leave well wishes in comments box.

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I look forward to meet Charlotte again and create more gorgeous images. She is doing really well and I’m so happy for family.

Wish you all the strength Charlotte and give your mum and dad lots of cuddles. They love it :)