Sunday, May 17, 2009

Almost 3 months






It's hard to believe that it's been almost 3 months since I gave birth. It seems like Ben has been here forever. The last couple weeks he's gone down to just one late night feeding and some nights no late night feedings. He's been spitting up a little more, but he's farting less and his reflux seems better.
A couple weeks ago we took him to the doctor and he has tortacollis (weak neck muscles) and plagiocephaly (flat spot). Tuesday he has his first physical therapy appointment. June 4th he has an appointment with the plastic surgeon. We are already seeing a significant difference in his range of motion and the shape of his head. We're hopeful that he won't need a helmet, but if he does we're okay with that too.
This week he's really started to push himself up with his legs. He's loving those exercises.
He's starting eating a little bit of applesauce and this week he started on bananas. He eats and eats and eats. The applesauce and bananas have been a big hit and he's finally starting to get full for a while. He's growing up so fast! He's at about 16 pounds now. I think he's finally started to slow down with pounds, but this week he's looked a little longer.
A couple Sundays ago we had him dedicated at church. I've included the youtube link to that and some photos. He did wonderful. It was a special ceremony. Last weekend was my first Mother's Day. We had a cookout with Diane, my mother-in-law, and Alex, my brother-in-law. It was great. We got some good photos, but we don't have them loaded yet.
He's also started laughing this week and smiling a lot. I've included a the youtube link to that as well.
He still doesn't sleep much during the day, but he goes to bed really well at night. So we'll take that.
I still have like 3 and half weeks of school left and a few days of workdays. The students are all going nuts, so it's good that Ben is settling down here at home.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOH9RJ4RtMQ Laughing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gD7AgamoW1Y Dedication

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