Thanks so much to all of you who still read and commented on my last blog post. Your comments were really helpful to me! I ended up trying to just listen to LM more and it worked pretty well. We have fallen into a every five hour feeding schedule with us offering 8oz of formula. He doesn’t always say he’s hungry though and I’m wondering if that has something to do with all the rice he ends up getting in his bottle (1 teaspoon for every 2oz) or if it’s because I’ve kept him on a schedule for so long he knows I’ll feed him. We have a feeding evaluation next week and I’m trying to make a GI appointment, but the earliest I am able to get right now is the end of may.
For a while I have known that LM has some gross motor issues. I admit I felt/feel a bit jealous when others post what new skill their baby is doing and LM hasn’t met it yet. He has been in PT since around November for his torticollis/plagiocephaly (tight neck muscles/flat spot on his head) and has come along way, however, I still feel like he isn’t where he needs to be. This is where I took things in my own hands and had him evaluated by our state’s early intervention services. If he qualifed he gets a lot of services right in his own daycare until he doesn’t need it anymore or until age 3. I took him last thursday and he did qualify. He will be getting PT, OT, and a little early childhood development. I was a little sad to hear this, but I’m happy that he’s getting what he needs. I also feel happy that I did sign him up for the evaluation. His pediatrician’s office is always so busy and I doubt he would have gotten any of these services if I hadn’t stood up for him and done something. All of his issues stems from his gross motor issues. He wasn’t strong enough to meet the gross motor milestones, which means he wasn’t moving to the things that he should be to able to use them to learn the skills he should be. So hopefully all of those skills will come to him quickly with his extra help. He also has a ent appointment in a couple of weeks for possible tubes. So with all of that I think he will be covered.
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