Sunday, November 04, 2007

Tough Weekend

  • RSV shot - double dose, bigger needle.
  • Weight loss of 1/2 lb over 10 days.
  • Teething tears
  • No more midnight feedings.
  • Baby Boy hollering for 30 minutes until he fell back asleep at 3:30am.

The crick in my neck is the size of an orange.

We're heading out to the park today to give the baby some swing/slide time. The PT felt that this would be good exercise for him to strengthen his upper and torso tone.

At 10 1/2 months adjusted age, Baby Boy was assessed at 9 months developmentally for gross and fine motor, 9 months receptive communication and 8 months verbal communication. I'd say that this is all good when you consider his tough entry into the world.

Jill: His head is still very large compared to his body.

PT: You might want to have that checked out. Although a lot of parents decide not to pursue it because they don't want to feel differently about their child.

Jill: Do you see anything to indicate that we should be concerned at this point?

PT: (pause) No. He doesn't giggle or smile a lot, and we're going to have to wait and see if that is just part of his personality.

And so it goes. The Watchful Waiting that suspends over our heads but frequently disappears because the baby is learning and growing every day. The best part? He loves to snuggle and hug. He's also a great (big-mouth bass) kisser.

So even though life is tough right's totally tempered by the baby's sweetness and love-ability.

Tough weekend. But life is good.