Speech Therapy and Developmental Therapy was also present this week and they said Jasiu is actually doing GREAT. He has a killer suck just is quite volume sensitive so therefore will take smaller amounts until the stomach puts more pressure on the esophagus and cause reflux. This week we will try something new and put cereal in his milk to thicken it up with hopes that the extra solid will settle down in the stomach and not want to come up as easily. Cardio also gave the green light to take out his NG and see how much Jasiu will take orally and also gave us a bare minimum of ounces he needs to take in order to stay hydrated. I think her number is a little inflated, but we will go with it.This makes me quite happy as I totally think he can do it, just seems to be irritated by the reflux and his smart little brain knows the more he eats the worse he feels. I hate just showing it down the NG because I'm sure it's not comfortable for him either. We will see how this trial goes. Cardio also gave us a green light for tummy time and the developmental therapist said Jasiu did great. Held up his head for almost 3 minutes and with no crying. Pre Glenn Tummy time was not his favorite activity. He will also pull himself up to sitting position if you hold his hands from a propped up on a pillow position. He is showing that he is a really strong little warrior. We also pulled out the bumbo and Jasiu loves "sitting" independently. Don't mind the pink bumbo, Jasiu obviously has an older SISTER and many hand me downs are pink. Good thing he doesn't know the difference yet. Next step will be to take out the jumpy activity center for him and see how he likes it, though OT said that those things don't do much for the child's development and still say tummy time and tumbling on a floor mat does much more for muscle straightening.
Monday I go back to work and all this week I have been trying to soak up as much of my kiddos as possible. I will miss them terribly, good thing they will be in good hands when I'm gone.
Now for a few fun pictures of the kids:
|First time in Bumbo|
|Emily testing it out for Jasiu's safety|
|Pardon the bed head on Emily (lol), it was Saturday morning :)|
|My little Girl is growing up so quickly|
|Jasiu is growing and the bear is shrinking - 5 months old|