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Nov '07

Eleven weeks and counting

Wes is eleven weeks old already. Today he had a visit from a physical therapist who evaluated him and give me some ideas of how to help him further strengthen his muscles. She said he’s remarkably strong for a baby with Down syndrome. He’s active, kicking and shaking his arms, and visually interested, looking around at everything. He seems motivated to move and progress without much encouragement from me. Like, I’ll put a toy in front of him when he’s on his tummy to give him something to push himself up and look at, but he doesn’t need it. He’ll push himself up on his own for the sake of pushing himself up. The therapist propped Wesley up in a sitting position to see what his head would do, and he was able to hold it up a little. She said that many DS babies in that position will let their chin fall to the chest and stay there.

So Wes is doing really well. I’m going to continue working with him to: 1) hold his head up when he’s on his tummy, 2) hold his head up when he’s on his back, and 3) roll over from front to back and back to front. The rolling over part is fun. I just set him on his side and push up his top leg and let him wiggle and he’ll turn himself over.

I have some photos I meant to post a while ago.

Here’s our superhero baby in his Halloween costume. He was six weeks old. And, yes, that outfit was super humungous on him.

This photo was taken by my friend on the same day she took photos of him in his costume. By this time he was getting tired. But the picture makes me smile every time I look at it.

Wes is also six weeks old here.

He’s ten weeks old in this picture, but he’s still pretty tiny. I’m holding his feet in my hand. I think he weighs about 7 1/2 pounds.

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  1. Dream Shard Blog » Blog Archive » Wesley 11-month update Says:

    […] into size 3-6 month clothes. I realized today that we’ll get to reuse his Superman costume from Halloween last year (which he absolutely swam in as a 4-pound baby), because the costume is made for babies up to 9 months. And even though he’ll be over a year […]

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