Tuesday, July 27, 2010

4 Months Strong!

Luke continues to do GREAT!  We had his 4 month pediatrician appointment on Friday.  He weighs 17lbs. 9 1/2 oz!!!  He is 27 inches long!  He is such a BIG GUY!!  He is getting much more steady with his head control.  We are working on strengthening his arm support right now, sitting up and rolling over. 
Things are going so much better than we ever dreamed.  I can't believe this all started just over 5 months ago.  It seems like an eternity and yesterday all at the same time!  When all the possibilities of what could happen with Luke were laid out in front of us we assumed that I would probably have to quit my job to stay home with him.  We have no idea what the right decision is but right now it seems like it is going back to work.  Two months ago I couldn't WAIT to go back to work.  Things were crazy around here!!!!  However, things have settled and now while I am looking forward to going back to work it's going to be really, really hard.  I think it will be good for Luke to be around other kids his age.  I also am confident that the daycare and grandma will work with him diligently.  Probably more than I could with my little 'helper' around!!!!  We've decided that we'll play it day by day and if he's not making progress or takes a turn for the worse, we can always change our plan.
Our big concern - which has nothing to do with the macrocephaly or polymicrogyria - is that he won't take a bottle.  Hopefully he'll get hungry enough to start taking it!!  Fingers crossed, please!  We did start him on cereal this week.  It seems like he's taking it in but it's hard to tell with all the mess:)!!!  Hopefully if the bottle situation doesn't improve we can supplement it with food during the day. 
We have our 6 month neurologist appointment in September.  Hopefully we'll have no big news until then.  We are very happy with how Luke's been doing.  Thanks to everyone again for all of your love and support.  Send positive thoughts our way next week when all the new changes take place when I go back to work!!!!