No, we did not fall off the face of the planet! haha And nothing tragic has happened with Brax, just super busy. We did just finish moving though (ugh, what a pain!), so we’ve been extra busy on top of all our normal appointments. No, I have no idea what I was thinking either! Nevertheless, time continues to pass and lo and behold Braxton has made it to 15 months old! Yayy kiddo. 🙂
Oh gosh, so where do I begin? Ah, yes, his hands….well Braxton is indeed pretty happy about having his hands free. They’ve just about healed up very nicely. The stitches are still slightly visible, but will continue to dissolve on their own. You can barely see the scar along his fingers, and as he grows I doubt you’ll be able to see it at all. The graft is definitely still the most visible, but it’s healing nicely as well. I’m very pleased with the surgeon’s work. Braxton is doing so well though using his hands without any issues. Weight bearing is awesome! He continues to work very hard on crawling. Braxton has actually gotten pretty good at crawling backwards [that IS the first step!] and even pivoting around while moving back. He can pretty much get where he wants to go and can even get himself back into a sitting position [takes a little work, but he can do it!]. This past week he even crawled a few “steps” FORWARD! Ahhhh, he’s so close! I know as soon as he can go forward, there’s no stopping him. I’m certain of it.
Hmm..oh the eye doctor! We did follow up with our ophthalmologist about Braxton crossing his eyes. Of course, he did not do it in office, but this does somewhat reassure the doc that it isn’t something that needs immediate attention or glasses. She said that unless we start noticing one eye crossing more than the other or the eyes “shaking” or moving outward that Brax would probably grow out of it and he’s just trying to focus on something. If he does start doing one of those we’ll discuss patching or possibly glasses.
And most recently, we checked in with his regular pediatrician for his 15-month check-up. Lil man is now 23 pounds and 5 ounces and 30.5 inches tall!! He’s actually not all that little anymore! That’s a big boy! Poor baby had to get 3 shots, but took ’em like a champ and then passed out haha We will be going to get a hip x-ray soon and are being referred to an orthopedic doctor just to get a baseline hip & spine measure and rule out anything like hip dysplasia which would hinder Braxton’s walking abilities and other movement. No one is overly concerned about that at this point, but it’s better to get it checked now than waiting until it’s too late.
Overall, we’ve had a pretty good couple of weeks. The move went well [loving the new house!], Braxton is feeling better, he’s doing better, he’s babbling more and making more sounds, he’s moving more….it seems as though the sickness is finally all out of him. Now, we just need to get him back to eating! As always, thank you for reading!
[I promise not to make you wait 2 weeks for another blog entry again either!]