Thursday, October 11, 2012

Four Months- 31 for 21 day 5

Thank you all for the wonderful comments on Facebook and emails regarding Daniel's birth story yesterday. It means so much to us!

Daniel was four months old yesterday. I feel like time is going so fast and he is getting so big. He thought so too--yesterday he rolled over from back to tummy for the first time ever! I was totally shocked. Wasn't expecting it for quite some time yet! He did it again this morning so I am thinking it probably wasn't a fluke!

 I spent some time today taking pictures of Daniel wearing some of Joe's baby clothes. I am so glad I decided to do that today because he barley fit in the outfits!! If I had waited one more week it would have been a futile endeavor. At his four month appointment yesterday, he weighed 15 lbs 9 ounces and was 25 and 3/4 inches long. If you are planning on buying clothes for him anytime soon, go 9 months or larger! He's also just about ready to go into size 3 diapers.

Daniel got his second DTaP shot yesterday. The rest of the 4 month shots he will get in a few weeks. Unfortunately we found out that he was rejected for the Synagis vaccine (RSV vaccine). He was not premature and his heart defect is not major, so we didn't qualify. As I've told several people, in my mind that means the insurance company is making a bet that he will not end up in the hospital with pneumonia, so that is why they rejected him. If they're willing to bet on Daniel being healthy, that reassures me a bit. We also got a referral to a pediatric ophthalmologist, so hopefully we will find out more about Daniel's eyes soon! 

While we were in the hospital, the pediatrician there upped Daniel's dose of Zantac (reflux medicine) to the maximum dose and we haven't had as much "abnormal movement" (what we thought was seizures) as the pediatrician described it. So the pretty much confirms that what he had was severe reflux. Thank you to everyone who was praying for us over the weekend and those who continue to pray for baby Daniel as he grows and matures. We so appreciate your thoughts and prayers! We certainly felt them over the weekend.

Daniel has been doing so much better at keeping his head up lately, but he is still not super proficient. The technical term for this is "head lag" but we are working with both an OT and PT now, so I am confident he will catch up soon. Other than that he has a little bit of weakness in his shoulders,  but otherwise is still on track for baby milestones. As you can see he is a happy little dude and I have been getting him to laugh really well lately. His laugh sounds more like a manly chuckle than a giggle, it is pretty hilarious!!

Hopefully I will get to write more tomorrow! Love to you all.

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