Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Sheena has been in good form. I am now getting smiles without too much effort on my part. She is back talking to me today. She'd been cooing when she was 4 months, but stopped when she was about 5 1/2 mths thanks to the onset of her Infantile Spasms. She is back with a vengance, and has been saying Gaaaa-AAAhhhh-ahhhhHHHH-gahhh. When I do it back to her, she grins with her whole body - as pleased as punch with herself. I just put her to bed, and she is still chatting away.
Her lack of appetite for food and drink was starting to stress everyone out. I was the least worried about it in that she is much happier in herself - but she barely had a wet nappy last night, so hubby finally convinced me to sort it out. I popped into the maternal health nurse at the local centre. She was able to look at Sheena and could tell that she isn't dehydrated, so that is the main thing. She gave her a weight, height and head circumference check, and on the normal charts Sheena is still doing fine. 50% for weight, 10% for height and 50% for HC.
It has been 6 weeks since she has been genuinely asking for food. It had gotten much worse since her sore throat started a week ago. For the past week, she only took breast milk, so I have had to let my supply build up again. I have made a lot of progress today, and she's taking yoghurt, custard and prunes - but only small amounts at a time. It'll take a while before she gets back on track properly.
Here is a very exciting photo for us. Sheena was comfortable in her corner chair. This will give her a chance to play sitting up, while building strength in her core again.
I am delighted with her progress. Got to make the most of the good times, especially when they've been rare lately.