Tuesday, August 25, 2009
The low down
Ok, so there are not any doctor appointments for Tanner today. So, I thought I would make our second post a little "catch up" of what's going on with Tanner right now so that the progress he makes is apparent in my future posts.
Tanner turned 6 months old today and is 10lbs 11oz, 23.5 inches long. He's eating about 5 ounces of Neosure every 4 hours. We started giving him rice cereal right before he caught a cold but we held back to make sure that he ate the "important stuff". Now we're going to get back to trying it out again. Tanner has play time a few times a day. He doesn't enjoy being on his tummy so he'll roll to his back in both directions. Sometimes he uses his feet and scoots himself. He loves playing on his play mat that has hanging jungle animals above him. He just coos and goes nuts under there. Sometimes he grabs ahold of the animals he can reach with his hands but I think his favorite is kicking the parrot with his feet. He just gets such a kick out of it. Tanner LOVES bath time. I have to scoot him back up the bath sling (sits inside a larger baby tub) about every 20 seconds cause he kicks and splashes so much that he slides down. Tanner makes great eye contact and smiles at us more times a day than I can count. He gets especially excited when he hears daddy's voice(like when he gets home from work). It's adorable! Tanner has occupational therapy through early intervention here at the house. His OT, Sonny, brought a check list and Tanner is right up to speed with his motor skills. He has great head control. Tanner has been doing wonderful! The only "down" that he 's had were some partial seizures that consisted of some rapid eye blinking. He was hospitalized at CHOP for 2 days and put on some meds to control them which I'm now being told to ween him from. BUT......we have not seen any blinking since:) So, I think I've updated most of what's going on. Tanner's swinging right now and smiling huge so I took a cute picture....I'll try to post it with this blog but I'm new at this so no promises.