Wednesday, August 17, 2011

4 months!

Austin is 4 months old already!  I know I've said it a million times, but time is flying!!!   He is doing great.  He is where he should be for his age in all areas.  Gross motor he is really improving and really starting to stretch out and use the right side.  We started infant massage last week as well, which he really enjoys.  He is laughing now (still waiting to get that on video).  He actually began to laugh at Jake initially, just out of the blue.  He is infatuated with Jake...loves him and just stares at him.  He's still eating like a champ too....almost too much.  He eats every two hours (although we've been trying to stretch him out a little more), about 5 ounces a clip!  And boy if you go 10 minutes past that that two hour mark, he's screaming like he's never eaten before!!!  He continues to sleep through the night (from about 9:30pm to 5:30am).  Its all a matter of routine now, which he has taken onto very well thankfully.

We met with the neurosurgeon last thursday to go over the MRI results.  She showed us a comparison picture from Austin's brain at birth to his brain now and the back of his head has a lot less fluid. There is still quite a bit of fluid in the front part, but since they turned up the settings on his shunt, we anticipate that by his next MRI in six months, that fluid should be down as well.  The report read that he is missing his septum pellicidum (which is the membrane between the ventricles and brain) and that only part of the corpus callosum can be viewed.  Both of which may still be related to the increased fluid in his brain, but its too early to tell.  Either way, he continues to do fantastic, so the findings don't really matter that much. 

I tried him in the baby carrier (facing me) and he hated it.  I thought he was too little to be facing forward, but I decided to try it that way....and he LOVES it.  So much so that he wants to stay in it for hours....hurts my back though so we do about an hour.   And boy is he cooing and "talking".  So funny!  Loving every minute of him.

Here are some recent photos...

Talking to "Mr. Sheep"

Tummy Time

Showing off his "Looking to the right" skills

Happy Head

Some lovin from the Big Bro

The boys and their "Yankees"

More brotherly love

Lovin mommy time in the carrier!

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