Finn's Early Intervention team came yesterday to to do their yearly review and assessment for the next 12 months. We decided to amp up PT with EI to weekly as well (he is doing it weekly at Gillette now). The OT is going to stay on the team, but only make visits when we think it is necessary since Finn is doing so much better in the eating/feeding area. I will get the full assessment recap in a week or two and will have more details then. Overall, he is doing great and continues to excel with cognition and language and "creep" along with physical skills.
Jane, the PT with EI, gave us these "bands" to put around Finn's legs. The hope is that it forces his legs to stay closer together and help with his transitions and balance. He had them on for almost an hour while they were here and did not seem to mind at all. He bonked his head a few extra times because he is used to balancing only with his legs. Hopefully this will strengthen his core as well. Now I just need to remember to put them on several times a day.
Finn's friend Quinn came over to play last night so her mom and dad could go to the Twins game. She is two and a half and the cutest thing ever. The three of us went over to Uncle John and Aunt Kelsie's for some of Uncle John's famous and yummy grilled hamburgers. Quinn LOVED playing with Dixie (their black lab whom Quinn called Dicky!) and Finn just loved all the attention! I tried wheat beer last night for the first time and loved it (don't worry, Katie, I only had one! Ha, ha.). Might be a new "thing" for me. It got a little later than planned, but no biggie...Finn crashed in their bedroom (on Dixie's dog bed...covered by a blanket!) and Quinn settled on the couch with Dixie to watch Seasame Street!
Nearly half a million babies (1 in 10) are born premature in the US each year which is higher than that of most other developed nations. This is the journeys of our first born son, Finnegan, who was born 14 weeks early and weighed only 1 pound 15 ounces at birth. Of our daugher, Korrigan, who was born a healthy 7 pounds, 7 ounces at 37 weeks. And of our second son, MacKeegan, who was also born at 37 weeks at a whopping 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Our continued adventures reminds us daily how good God is.