Sunday, August 23, 2009

Thriving and doing well

For those of you who have not seen Aiden since his party you would be surprise how big he has gotten. At the party he weighed 8lbs 3oz and as of Tuesday he weighed 11lbs 15oz, so he is atleast 12lbs now. Our little man is approaching the normal weight range for his age. Several sources state that 3mos - 4mos old babies generally weigh between 14 and 15.5lbs on average. His weight growth is an important cue that he is developing well. Other developmental milestones range from holding his head at 90 degrees for longer periods to following objects with his eyes more, and for several weeks now he has been holding his weight in his legs while being supported. Overall, Aiden is thriving and doing well.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Time is moving

It's already been almost 3 weeks since Aiden's Welcome Parties. In this short timeframe we have celebrated our 6th year wedding anniversary (July 17th), my birthday (July 24th) and Khary's birthday (Aug 1st). Our household this time of the year is like Christmas, a lot of fun, good food, family and friends. I have also started back to work, so Aiden has been home with Khary. This arrangement is working out very well. Aiden began physical therapy (PT) as of last Tuesday. His first assignments were to lift his head up on his own and move it side to side, center his head with the rest of his body, and follow a toy or object with his eyes. He did the first two things very well and he follows the toy only if he is not distracted. His appointment today with the PT went well also and he reportedly weighs 10lbs 6.5oz. Wow he is growing.