They weren't really worried about it though. They said that babies that tend to favor one side like that (in Sam's case the left side) tend to also have issues turning their heads completely both directions, which is something Samuel did just fine with. So as long as we are stretching him and encouraging him to hold his head straight, it should be something that corrects fairly quickly. If it's not working we might have to explore different avenues to correct it.
We have not seen any rolling over as of yet and no, he's not crawling. But that's fine! I'm sure before we know it we'll be chasing him around the house and wishing he weren't doing any of those things! At this point, neither of those are reasons to think he's behind developmentally, he's doing just fine, and I'm sure he'll start them both soon enough.
He has started to enjoy standing on his feet when you're holding him. Normally he only ever did it when he's angry (what baby does when they're angry?). Now he's starting to do it from time to time when he's not angry!
They told us Samuel will probably start squealing more and sure enough I think we've heard him squeal more this week than ever before! It's like he was waiting for permission! ;-)
To celebrate Samuel's birthday my Mom is coming out for a visit! Ok, maybe she just happens to be coming now... Regardless she's driving out here. We're going to have someone watch Sam while we go get massages. Something I practically never do, but there was a groupon for a really good price!
I think he's decided to nap really well today to celebrate. He hasn't seemed to nap well in the last few weeks, but his night sleep has been fantastic!
We'll take a photo with the bunny today, then you'll really be able to see the difference!
|Sam at less than a week old and at just over 6 months. I promise you it's the same bunny!|