Mia is doing fantastic! She’s making great eye contact, she’s started smiling and cooing, and she’s tracking. Also trying to find her thumb and lifting her head up.
ECI is going fantastic. We just added speech and a nutritionist. Why speech? At this age speech is working on her oral motor skills- things that will help her nurse more efficiently. We were working on them with her occupational therapist, but then she has to split her time between the oral motor exercises and the exercises to work on her core strength. When you consider that Mia isn’t really super attentive for the whole hour (she usually spends at least part of it sleeping or eating) her therapist and I thought it might be a good idea to add speech. Now Mia gets therapy twice a week! The more the merrier I say. We try to do her exercises every day, but it’s difficult to juggle that with everything else. I feel a lot better knowing that, at minimum, she’s getting a good therapy session twice a week. We also added a nutritionist once a month to come out and weigh her so that we can stop doing weight checks at the pediatrician’s office. Yay!
She also had her second MRI and everything looked good. Her ventricles were a little larger, but still nothing requiring a shunt. The neurosurgeon said she had less that a 20% chance of needing a shunt at this point. Since the odds are rarely in our favor (let’s just say I’ll never go to Vegas) that’s freaking me out a little, but it is what it is and there’s not a darn thing I can do about it.
Overall, Mia is just a doll. We <3 her so much.
I’ve not been able to scrap much recently as the babies are currently boycotting any naps that don’t take place on the boob, but that is giving me lots of time to work on my current crosstitch project. When I
get bored with finish that, I’m going to start on the babies’ stockings. Fun times! They are the best snugglers.
In other news, I’m trying to walk everyday after the babies are in bed. So far so good! I’ve walked the last 4 days. Now I’m trying to decide if I should do it every day or let myself take the weekends off. Decisions, decisions.