Tuesday, September 29, 2015

My Flat Headed Boy

Two weeks ago we had an appointment with a doctor at Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago to discuss Jordan's head. Our pediatrician was concerned about the back being a little flat. We were so worried that they were going to tell us to put him in a helmet. Before we met with the doctor, a physical therapist came in and looked at his head and did some tests on him. She told us that she thought that we could get away with just doing physical therapy. What does that mean? Well, working with him to build his muscles to help push those muscles out and to keep him off of his head. Here is what we were told:

*Have him on tummy time 50% of his awake time - Keeping his head up during tummy time and using those neck muscles will help push the back of his head out and his head will reshape with time. This is hard to do, because after he eats he will lose a lot of his formula if he lays on his belly. We usually have to wait a couple hours to put him on his belly. Also, throughout the week we are home with him for about an hour and a half before he falls asleep. His grandpa has him for most of the awake time, so really, we aren't sure that he is getting 50% of his awake time on tummy time. He honestly isn't a fan of tummy time, but he is starting to tolerate it a little more each day.


*Work with him on sitting up and standing to help build his core - He is doing AWESOME with this. If I sit him up, he can sit steady for awhile. Sometimes he starts to fall, but it's usually if he tries to look up or is playing with a toy. He likes to hit himself in the face with his toys and this makes him jump back. Lol




 

He has come so far since we started working with him more. Being first time parents, we did not know that we should be working with him with sitting and standing up already. In the short two weeks that we've been doing it, he has gotten so strong. We are proud of him and he is proud of himself.

On another note, Jordan moved to his big stroller this weekend. He was able to see so much on our walk on Sunday. He was super bored sitting around the house and watching football, so we went for a stroll around the neighborhood. He was so happy to get out of the house. I was too. ;)


I can't believe how fast time is flying! My little boy will be 6 months in 10 days! We will celebrate his half birthday (just kidding...we don't celebrate those) in the north woods of Wisconsin. Wish us luck on our 6 hour car ride up there. :/

P.S. I can't believe how lucky I am! LOOK. AT. THIS. FACE. <3


Sunday, September 13, 2015

Photos, Grandparents' Day, and GO BEARS!

Yesterday we took a family walk on our favorite walking path. I brought with my good camera to take pictures for some frames that we've had for a couple months now. I will post pictures of the frames setup when I get the pictures in next week. Anyways...the pictures turned out super cute (minus the fact that the sun is shining off of my hair and it shows all of my flyaways).



Here's today's Facebook pictures for Jordan's grandparent's. :)

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Monday, September 7, 2015

Our First Mini Vacay is Coming Up

I am so very excited! Mike and I are taking Jordan up to camp in about 4 weeks! Mike has been going to a camp in Northern Wisconsin since he was 6 months old and we get to bring our little man next month (when he is 6 months)! Here are some childhood pictures of my love enjoying camp:





I hope to be able to give Jordan the opportunity to enjoy all that camp has to offer during his childhood. 

Mike and I used to go during the summer (when most of his family is up there), but camp has gotten to be overly priced during that time. We started going up there in the fall 2 years ago because it is much cheaper and oh so beautiful. Here is the post that I did when we started going in the fall in 2013: Fall at Camp Nawakwa. At the time, we were going through our first IVF fresh cycle. Last year I was 14 weeks pregnant. I can't believe that our miracle is here and joining us at camp in about a month. We have been dreaming about this for so long. Somebody pinch me. ;)