Friday, March 27, 2009

11 weeks

As many of you know, Nate and I recently have had reason to worry about Carson's eye sight. His physical therapist and pediatrician recommended that we see an eye specialist. Carson seemed behind in his ability to focus on a face and track an object. So once again, Carson and his nervous parents headed out to another appointment. And once again we left the appointment relieved!

The eye doctor said that Carson's eyes seemed fine. He said the "cameras" are working, he's just not very interested in what he's seeing. I thought, well thanks, Carson, I can't get enough of looking at you. I guess it's not mutual! The doctor believes that it's due to some immaturities in the brain that still need to develop. As long as we keep stimulating his eyes he should begin to take interest soon.

This past week I felt that Carson was already making progress. For the first time he holds his gaze while looking at me and he seems to take more interest in his surroundings. It's finally starting to feel like he is visually aware of me instead of just reacting to the sound of my voice. It's strange to think that there is so much satisfaction in interacting with someone you've only known for 3 months who cannot even verbally communicate:)

Although Carson obviously cannot talk yet, his physical therapist thinks that someday he'll be quite the talker. She said that he's very expressive with his sounds. I would agree, expressive and loud!

The warmer weather has opened Carson up to a very new world. Like anyone who lives in Michigan, he seems very surprised to see sunshine. We have already used our stroller quite a bit and Carson seems quite content relaxing in it. I should mention that it's a jogging stroller so hopefully our walks will progress to a run:)
Wednesday is another dreaded head ultrasound. As always, please pray that the results will show a stable amount of fluid. Thanks!


Leigh and Andy said...

I'm so happy to hear that they eye appointment went well. What a relief!! What time is your appt. with Dr. Foody on Wed? We have one at 11:45, maybe we will see you there. :)

Uncle Rog, Aunt Dawn and Nick said...

We're so happy to hear that Carson's fluid levels remain safe and that his eyesight is probably very normal. The picture of Carson with Nate is adorable - he looks like his daddy! We know that all those doctor visits are very stressful, but continue to remember that so many prayers are said for all of you every day.