The Adventures of the Tader Tot's

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Sumner rolled over and this is what he said...

So last night Sumner rolled over onto his back for the first time. Why does that seem like it is nothing major to report but I feel like it’s an accomplishment. I have been kind of out of it on the developmental side of things lately. I have been happy that they are happy, eating and generally good babies. I found this info online:

“Your baby will probably learn to sit independently between the ages of 4 and 7 months. This is about the same time that he'll master rolling over and holding his head up.”

So I guess they are doing ok. They are no roll over masters but they get better with each day of "tummy time." Jack has been rolling over since 3/26/07, according to M’s blog. It also makes me wonder about the info we got in the NICU. We met with an OT and she proceeded to tell us how developmentally behind the boys would be up until possibly 2 years of age. It really bothered me that they would make those types of statements. What is the purpose? I don’t see any educational value to telling new parents that their kid is going to be behind from the get go. Oh yeah, they always say possibly, kind of like the weatherman.

I really think they should evaluate them more than just 2 weeks after being born and still in the NICU before throwing out labels like that.(If you haven’t noticed I hate labels) Instead we have to wait until the 6 month mark to meet with another OT to check their progress. I would really like to know if they are not measuring up before its been 6 months. I guess we will have to rely on the pediatrician on that as well. Hopefully they will give us stuff to do to help them developmentally instead of just labeling them as preemies that will develop slower than the average baby.

Jack has been getting better with his eating. He still has some problems but only when he takes his medicine. I hope he hits a spurt here soon and starts packing it on like the tank. He would have rolled over more last night but when he got going, Sumner’s melon was blocking him. Someday I will video tape it for everyone.


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