Thursday, March 12, 2009

9 weeks

It's hard to believe that Carson is now already 9 weeks old (and now weighs 12 lbs)! I can't believe how quickly time is passing! Our frenzy of appointments is finally slowing down and we're starting to get a chance to just relax with our little guy, it's great!

Carson is moving along very well, literally! He has been working with a physical therapist every week and is gaining a lot of strength. Carson can already hold his head high while he's propped on his elbows. He also has learned how to roll over! This morning, like usual, we practised his exercises and he seems to love it. He rolled over again and again. He's a pretty determined little guy! The physical therapist always remarks how content and easy going he is. He is always willing to do his exercises and only quits when he is truly tired out. Carson's determination is an inspiration to me already. I think that someday he's going to be the one encouraging me on, instead of the other way around. It's already amazing witnessing Carson's ability to compensate for his weakness and conquer tasks in his own way.

Just when things we're starting to seem like smooth sailing a new concern came up. Carson seems to have difficulty seeing. Sometimes he makes eye contact but it's pretty rare. We're pretty sure he can see some things, but we're just not sure how much. Obviously we have a vague understanding so we're seeing an eye specialist at the end of April. For now, we'll keep trying to work on helping him focus on objects and tracking them.

Last Sunday Carson was baptised at Woodlawn CRC. It was a beautiful service and Carson did very well! He wore his Great Grandpa's baptism gown so it was very special (although my siblings kept calling him "Princess Carson")!
Like I said, we've been enjoying a relaxed week, but reality hits again on Monday- another head ultrasound to check Carson's ventricles for hydrocephalus. Please pray that the results show stable fluid amounts!

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