Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Early Intervention Evaluation

Yesterday we had early intervetion come out to evaluate Everest. In the state of PA(our county anyway) they evaluate by their actual age not corrected age. So they looked at him as a 3.5 month old not a 6.5 week old. ANYHOW, things went really well. I was concerned b/c hes not very social, he will look at us but its sorta boring I guess and he'll look away. He hasnt smiled AT us yet either. So the OT played with him a little bit and they asked us a bunch of questions about him. He scored below average for a 3.5 month old. The OT noticed that he lays his head to the right(which he does all the time not no the back or the left side) and he reaches across his body with his left arm to the right side. She said babies learn best at "midline" which is basically pulling each arm to the center of their body. We have gotten some ideas on how to help him come to midline and also some ideas for play time to get him to work his neck muscles and eyes, and become more social. They are going to keep a close eye on his muscle tone since he is at high risk for CP.

Other than that, things have been pretty "normal" around here. We are STILL working on trying to sleep at night. He is so spiratic in his sleep its just so hard to get a schedule. We are going to work on a bedtime routine.

In 2 weeks Everest and I are going to take a trip to North Carolina to visit Megan and Gatsby! I am so excited about that, its a long drive, but we will manage!

Here is Laney Lou and Gatsby at Speewell Forge and Here is Megan and I on our way to Philly to visit my dad and Angelica!

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