On Friday, Finley had an appointment with Pediatric Developmental for follow up which consisted of a play session “testing” to see what Finley could (and could not) do, physical exam, and going over a questionnaire which covered what I am seeing at home. Overall, she did score well and there are no obvious areas of concern right now. She did get a referral to physical therapy because she still tucks her thumbs more (right more than left) than she should (which makes grasping toys more difficult) and we want to get on top of that now so that it doesn’t hinder her development. Also, we were told based on her anatomy and reflexes Finley shouldn’t use a jumparoo or exersaucer until she can pull herself to standing because they can hinder her physical development.
Of course, we had to stop by the NICU and see some of our nurses. I met a gentleman who, 20 years ago had a 1lb 1 ounce baby daughter in the NICU (She went home after 6 months). Now he comes every year to play Santa to the NICU babies. He put it best, once you spend time here – they become part of your family. I have lots of love for everyone at Emanuel!
Date night tonight with the hubby. We may actually get to have an entire conversation. And tomorrow, a date with Rowan to see The Nutcracker.
Finley is now 13 pounds, 5 ounces!