You know, I could be in the foulest mood and still when a baby smiles, it's just impossible to not smile back.
Baby L has just started smiling in response to us and making sweet baby coos. It's such a relief to see him hitting his milestones and making progress. I mention in our last update that he was having reflux issues. We've been thickening his bottle feeds even more which seems to keep him from doing a lot of spitting up anymore. However he tends to be rather fussy after he eats which is a big indicator that he's still refluxing even though we're not seeing it.
He had his first official visit with the physical therapist as well. She noticed that he seems to be looking mostly to his right and seems to be unable/doesn't want to look or roll to his left. She said that some babies will tend to favor one side if they have had brain bleeds so that could be the issue. But it is just as likely that he simply has a stiff neck because we mainly hold and feed him on our left which forces him to often look towards the right at us. I mostly hold him on my left because I am right handed and it keeps that hand free to do other things. So basically right now our goal is to get him looking and rolling towards the left more.
Once again, this is just a huge praise because they are such small issues. I keep thinking that probably many of our babies had issues like this but we just didn't notice because we weren't on pins and needles looking for them.
I love this picture...such a flirty smile!
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