Friday, December 5, 2008
5 Months Old and Physical Therapy
I had a physical therapist come to our house today to look at Brandon's neck. She agreed with the pediatrician that it is a little stiff and he mostly turns it to the right. She did some stretches with him which he seemed to tolerate well. She also told me to have him sleep in his car seat for the next few weeks. She put receiving blankets on either side so that it forces him to keep his head straight. She will be coming next Friday to work with him again but she seems to think that he should be just fine in a few months.
Brandon is 5 months old today. He is almost 2 months old corrected (will be on December 10th). He is currently drinking between 3-4 ounces every 3 hours during the day. He is still on neosure, a preemie formula. At night he usually goes between 4-5 hours before waking up for a bottle. He is awake more and more during the day. He usually is up for a few hours in the morning and anywhere from 3-6 hours at night. Today he decided he wanted to be up almost the whole day but is finally taking a nap now until he gets his next bottle around 6:15. He really enjoys playing on his playmat and batting at the toys. Overall he is a very easygoing baby. He only cries when he is hungry or if he is overtired but usually stops when he is held. He loves his pacifier and has started to try to put his fingers in his mouth over the last week or so. He is still in 0-3 month clothes and they are fitting him really well now. A few pairs of his pants have actually gotten a little tight so I am guessing he will probably be in 3-6 month clothes in another month or so.