Marie's Musings

Musings from the mundane day to day life of a mom of 9 to more serious ponderings of the day.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Gideons 4 month check up

His weight was okay, he was 15 pounds, which is 75 percentile, so hes just long and lean. He is really skinny though. His height came in at 92 percentile, so thats likely part of the weight deal.

But his head circumfrence didnt grow at all, from 2 months ago. They measured it twice today. Its currently at 16. So either it was measured wrong last time, or its not growing. Which is extremely concenring to me. He still has his soft spot open, so thats good. Right now the doc is just watching that, if it doesnt grow in a month, we will have to do some brain and bone scans to see if there is a specific cause.

Gideon is also not hitting enough developmental milestones at this point. Hes low on muscle control in the back, head and neck, hes not looking at his hands or trying to put them together, nor laughing. In fact, he still keeps his hands in fists 75 percent of the time. He has started chewing on his fist , so taking it up to his mouth. Hes scooting off the blanket but not rolling over. And he cant sit in a prone position with assistence. He still tips over in the swing, if i put him there.

The doctor gave me the option of waiting two more months or getting him assessed now, to see if there is anything to do to help him along. So i opted to go now, she is researching our best option in specilists, so the appt should be in the next month or so.

Im most worried bout the head growth, the developmental stuff, i expected to be at least a month behind, with his rough start. Please pray for Gideon, that if something is wrong, we find it and get him the help he needs. That he continues to grow, especially his head and develop at a good pace and for me, this is a tough week to get this news. I cannot reach andrew at all, so Im stuck waiting til he comes out of the wilderness. PRay for peace as well, I feel like i can handle health and medical stuff happening to me, but its a lot lot harder when its my baby.
God is good ... all the time~



  • At 10:46 AM, Blogger Wendy said…

    MJ, I've just started blogging again and spent some time catching up on what's been happening with you (I was reading last year when you were pregnant and amazed at how you handle so much!) I'll be praying that God will give you peace that surpasses all understanding, that He'll work through what's going on with precious little Gideon to His glory, and that He also gives strength through Him to do all things.

    Now, on a lighter note...


    You've been tagged to do the Middle Name Meme.

    You can read mine here if you'd like.


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