Dreaming in Color

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Update from the Neurodevelopmental Side of Things...

Hi, everyone!  We had a good visit with Kirti (his Nutritionist), Jennifer (his Physical Therapist) and Dr. Sacks (Neurodevelopmental Pediatrician).  He is 14 lbs 5.5 oz!:)  Awesome, huh?  According to his pediatrician's measurements he was 26 inches but according to Kirti's he is 25 and 3/4th inches.  Hers is more accurate.  So, he is in the 75% for height, 50% for weight (I think half of that is in his chubby cheeks=) and 75% for head circumference.  Yay! 

Dr. Sacks did not see any signs of cerebral palsey or permanent developmental delays.  We have to go buy a "First Years" chair for him so that everything we do we can integrate him into it.  The chair is like a giant Bumbo.  It totally supports them while they sit upright.  So, while we're doing the dishes we can sit him in the kitchen with us and give him a cup to play with or while we're doing laundry we can give him an item of clothing to play with, this chair makes doing things more comfortable for him this way he will be able to develop the way he should instead of favoring his right side, since his left side is weaker and he tends not to use it.  This supports him.  She also wants us to break up his day feed but I'm going to ask Jennifer about it tomorrow because I dont really understand why or how this is going to be possible because functionally it just does not sound like a good idea.

Also, does anyone have any good suggestions for keeping the sun out of a baby's eyes?  My poor child, lol, he has become accustomed, unfortunately, to Oregon's shitty weather and now squints and whines whenever the sun hits him.  I think my mom used to use a red babseball hat on me and Rob said he had a sun hat and Bean had received a REALLY cute pair of black sunglasses with blue paw prints on them but they were WAY too small for his big ol' noggin'.  Also, when he is in the back seat and the sun is shining on him sometimes the shade on top of his car seat does not shade his little eyes.  Do I get one of those transparent shade things to put on the back window?  Oh, and Dr. Sacks said Bean is a "Sweetie Pie". He really is one of the sweetest kids in the whole world. 

Oh, my gosh, so Bean and I had coffee with Anglie, one of our favorite nurses from the NICU and Angie is the Team Captain for the NICU March for Babies Team at St. Vincent's and since Bean is the 2011 Ambassador we are gonna go to the March for Babies kick off for team captains at the Oregon Zoo (in one of the meeting rooms) to get more fund raising things and just to really get a good feel for everything so that we can be totally informed on everything and be the best Ambassadors we can be.  Bean and I are going to start putting up flyers and pamphlets and stuff so I'm really excited about that.  I can also pretty much do anything to raise money, bake sales, car wash, anything.  Anyway, coffee was really fun and I got a great picture of Angie and Bean.

Ok, well I have to go get my taxes done.  Have a great day, everyone!

Bean & Angie, Feb. 1, 2011 at Twin Paradox Coffee

1 comment :

  1. so great to hear that he is doing good and is on track!! The sun thing sucks, I have built in sun shades in my mini-van, so I don't know what I would do. I'm sure they make larger glasses, I got Clara a bigger pair at Old Navy! Does his carrier have a hood?