Anyway - an update on Kyle. I promised it last blog and didn't record it. Kyle is adorable. anyone that has seen him can attest to this! He grins from ear to ear just b/c you look at him and if you speak to him you will get a squeal and probably some kicks too! He chats and coos - he even is starting to have a little chuckle! He is very playful - loves to stand up - loves to be held - adores being chatted with! - is thrilled with watching his brothers - likes to play with his feet...
speaking of playing with his feet - this is a huge milestone - kyle was not doing this at the corrected age that he should - we spent 4 weeks working on it and now - he has those feet in his hands all the time. he also crosses over - left foot to right hand - that is a great neuro milestone also.
I'm sure kyle would be chewing on his feet if his adorable little belly was not so huge!
Kyle weights 17 lbs, he is corrected just over 5 months old and by birth date he is almost 9 months old. He is at 50% developmental status for his corrected age. This is a big month - to stay here he needs to be sitting and rolling in the next 4 weeks. That is our goal and we are working our tails off.
Kyle eats breakfast, lunch, dinner and bedtime bottle now - he takes 2 naps a day and goes to bed at 7:30 - he gets up at 7:30 for breakfast. He is about ready to stop being swaddled but he still just needs that to settle to sleep. He drools constantly, loves to bite on my fingers or his, he chews on his oxygen tube and loves his nuk brush ( a therapy tool for oral stuff).
Kyle has learned to screech! he does it to music or when the boys are loud or if he is mad or if he is happy! so really it happens quite often. He just seems to like that he can make that noise happen! He can sit up with help - is doing 4 to 5 min of tummy time with out fussing now - this is about 4 times a day.
We are doing therapy 3 times a day (30 min sessions at least) and we do infant massage 2 times a day. We got clearance to use a mega-saucer for 2 10 minute sessions per day! this was pretty exciting to me - I can't wait to see what he does in one!
kyle sings himself to sleep - you will hear this cross between babbling and moaning and that is kyle soothing himself to sleep. the funny thing is that all of my kids have done this! hmmmmm.
Well - that is kyle. we take him everywhere. No nurseries but he goes everywhere with me. Even 220 - he loves all the attention! what a hound!
Kyle is growing like a weed and seems to be progressing and changing each and every day.