Thursday, July 27, 2006

A little update on Jack...I apologize for my last post. Really I didn't ever want to be negative on here but I guess it's just a part of the journey, and I'll tell you, it made me feel a lot better!

So Monday we went to have Jack's 2 month well check (now that he's almost due for his 4 month well check!). But I have been stressing out over our insurance situation, so I just decided to take him in and pay cash for the visit (to ease my mind at least). This is a new pediatrician, and I was a little nervous, but WOW!!!! I am thrilled with this man. What a difference. I have been so used to my previous doctor trying to zoom through the doctor visit that I was shocked when he sat with me for 1 hour(no exaggeration!!!) getting to know my son. He even involved Bella in the visit and let her hear Jack's heartbeat and look in his ears. I was also able to hear his heartbeat and it's really interesting. Because of the defect, you hear a regular beat, along with a whoosh, kinda like a wave. That is the blood going in and out of the holes. I hadn't heard it as of that day, so it was good for me to hear how different his heart sounds than mine. As the doc said, "He definitely has something going on in there." But the good news is, it hasn't affected him yet, and for that I am grateful! Still the same energetic, alert baby that he's been since day one. Another great sign is that Jack is growing consistently. He gained 3/4 pound in three weeks and weighs 11 1/2 pounds. The amazing thing is his length. He grew 2 inches in 3 weeks to 24 1/2 inches long...I predict he's got his daddy's body! YEAH! YEAH! YEAH!!! My boy is doing so well!

As far as his therapy, his PT came out today and the boy surprised her with all that he has progressed this past week. Jack can hold his head up from his tummy for 20 seconds...last week he couldn't even do 5 seconds! He is also talking a lot! "ahhh goo," "duh," "gaah," rasberry sounds, and gurgling... The best thing is his rolling...he can already roll from his tummy to his back, but he is sooooo close to going the other way. He gets all the way on his side! The best part is that he is progressing each week and that makes for one happy mama!


Naomi said...

Sounds like a great doctors visit. It makes such a difference having a doctor who actually seems interested in his work and takes the time stop and talk rather than just rushing you in and out as quickly as possible.

Jack sounds like he's doing great, can't wait to meet him tomorrow (OMG, just realised it's tomorrow and I haven't called you yet, I'll call this afternoon).

...and Wow look at Bella's eyelashes!

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