Brandon had an appointment today at the developmental clinic. He goes every 3-4 months and will continue to go until he is 2. This was his second visit. Dr. Hudome was the neonatologist there today. She kept saying over and over again how great Brandon looks. Brandon was also seen by the physical therapist there. He showed her how he can sit (now up to a few minutes if he wants to), roll from his tummy to back, roll from his back to his tummy, and how he can pick up small blocks. She showed me some exercises that I can do with him to help him start to army crawl since he has been trying to army crawl but is not moving anywhere and a few exercises that I can do to help him get his arm out from under his body when he rolls from his back to his tummy. He is meeting all goals for his adjusted age (the age that he should be). He weighed 16 pounds, 4 ounces today.
We saw Alexys at the clinic today. Alexys was Brandon's neighbor when he was born for the first few weeks. Her isolette was next to his. Brandon wasn't too sure what to make of her. At first the two babies were staring at eachother when we sat them next to eachother for a picture and then Brandon started crying like he was scared.
After our appointment we went to the NICU to visit. Brandon passed out on my shoulder immediately after the appointment because it was a few hours past his usual nap time and he was exhausted. After a little while at the NICU he woke up. We saw some of the nurses that had him when he was in the NICU and we saw one of his primary nurses, Chris. We also saw the other neonatologists.
My name is Karen and I have been married to my husband Stu for a little over 9 years. I was pregnant with twins and lost our baby girl at 20 1/2 weeks after I had premature rupture of membranes. I stayed pregnant with the other baby and our first child, Brandon Tyler, was born on July 5, 2008 at 26 weeks and 1 day. Our second child, Wesley Matthew, was born full term on June 29, 2011. This blog is documenting our children.