Ian had a follow up w/ Dr. N yesterday. He is doing remarkably better, her words. He is getting better. He is sitting on his own now for long periods of time, like 2-5 minutes. He has also learned how to "fall" back out of sitting to laying. For a while he would fall & his head would just hit the floor. Seems like he can now redirect himself as he is falling which is a very good thing.
An issue Dr. N wanted me to bring up to ECI is that when he stands (holding our fingers), he locks his knees & he won't budge! It is like he doesn't quite know how to tell his knees to unlock. As she was examining him yesterday, she tried to drag him forward which normally gets a baby to bend their knee but he wouldn't have it. He is like an IRON man, LOL! She & I worked together to get him to bend his knees. Seems like he needs a reminder that he can do this. I'll be sure to mention something to the PT coming out next week.
Otherwise, he is doing great! He gained almost a whole pound in just 3 wks! Here I was worried he wasn't getting enough milk while BFing, HA! He weighs 19 lb 2 oz. (8.6 kg). This means that Sofi weighs in at about 20 lbs (9 kg) & Gabi weighs about 21 lbs (9.5 kg). WOW! My kiddos are getting big!
On the news front, the kids have started refusing the spoon. I didn't realize this meant they were ready to self feed. Of course, Ian still needs help BUT Gabi & Sofi go to town w/ the food I cut up for them. So far, we have had waffles, toast, cheese, deli sliced chicken, & of course some of the Gerber Graduates puffs & other finger foods. I need ideas from you moms & dads reading the blog! What can I give my almost 1 yr olds (Oh Lord. Did I just type that?!?!)
Ianchito playing w/ my laptop while he is waiting to get some boobie.
Gabi & Ian playing together. Gabi LOVES rolling around in her blankie!
Sofi decided to chill w/ Daddy!
For those of you following the pumping progress...I am still doing it 4/day. Ian is still BFing 3/day. I told everyone on March 1st I would drop a session. We'll see. I'm not sure yet, depends on if they drop the amount they are taking.