Monday, January 26, 2009
Been a while....
Wow, it's really been a while since I last posted anything and I apologize for that. Things have been very busy for us and I feel that although Colby is progressing, there's no monumental updates.
So...what about the Colbster? Well, he's consistently mimicking certain words. He'll repeat "mama" or "dada". I think he'll say "ball", though that's hit and miss. His new things is making the "ssssssss" sound. If you make that sound he'll laugh and then make it himself. He is one happy little guy. Just content to explore the world, interact with people and his surroundings.
He had his stitches removed from his latest surgery. He didn't cry a bit. Poor guy must be used to being poked and prodded. He still has some scabs on the top of his head, but they are quickly disappearing. We're anxious for his hair to grow in and help hide his latest incisions. Colby's head is a bit misshaped. The back right side is flattened from the prolonged time spent lying on his back. It just so happened that his head was turned to the right. While in the NICU, the opening to his incubator and then his crib was usually to the right of him. So by no body's fault, he had a tendency to keep his head turned to the right. Between that and his hydrocephalus, I think it might just be something that will be with him for his lifetime. He's still young though and I'm hoping that it will change.
He went to the eye doctor the other week. The doctor is a bit concerned that his eye continues to turn in. He suggests that we continue to use the glasses for another month or so. If that doesn't work, then they'll need to patch his good eye. And if that doesn't work....they'll try surgery. So we'll just have to wait and see. We've been trying to keep the glasses on him a lot more. He tolerates them well. It just happens that I didn't have him on during this video...but believe me...we're making him wear them a lot now!
I think Colby is looking more like a toddler than a little baby now. He's really grown a lot. When I look back at old pictures, I can't believe how small he was. I knew no better so to me, I understood he was a bit small.....but I really had no idea.
As I type this entry, Colby is falling asleep in his jumper. It's funny to watch because he'll gently bounce....then gradually go quite. His head is back against the head rest thing. Then he'll catch himself, almost as if to say "Wow...I can't fall asleep yet!" and start babbling and bouncing around.