Monday, July 16, 2012

Finn is 2 Months Old!

I cannot believe that Finn is already 2 months old. I heard a saying today on the radio that completely describes raising kids, "The days are long, but the years are short!"

Our little firecracker!
He had his 2 month checkup with the pediatrician today. Officially, he weighs 13 lbs. 4 oz, which puts him in the 81%-ile, he is 23 in. long, which is 53%-ile, and his head was 16 in., which is the 66%-ile.

All smiles!
He got some shots that made him feel bad, but I'm sure he will be feeling better soon.

Everything checked out for Finn this time, with one exception. His head is not symmetrical. This condition is fairly common and it is called plagiocephaly. If you remember, Tucker had something similar called brachycephaly. The difference is that Tucker's head was/is wide and was extremely flat on the back, Finn's head is not overly wide and it is only flat on one side of the back. This causes his ears to be uneven, one side of his forehead to stick out more than the other, and his eyes are not even. Some studies suggest that, without correction, plagiocephaly can cause learning disabilities. Other studies say that there is no danger and correction is only cosmetic.

The doctor feels like Finn's case is significant enough that it can't be fixed by normal repositioning of the head and that we should put him in a helmet. Tucker wore his helmet for about 3 months, but Finn's is being dealt with early enough that it will probably only take 4-6 weeks to correct. There are two main companies that make these helmets, Cranial Technologies and Star Cranial. We used Star with Tucker and will probably use them again for Finn.
Tucker in his helmet at 11 months old.
Other than the awesome helmet, Finn is good and Tucker is also doing well. You can read about Tucker's latest cardiology checkup on his CaringBridge page. We are getting ready to gear up for school again and the boys will be starting back to daycare. 

Give me a kiss!
Thanks for reading and please don't forget to pray for David Hood and his family!


1 comment:

  1. You say he's "already" 2 months old, but I can't believe he's "only" 2 months old. It's probably because of the pregnancy time space continuum, but I could have sworn that kiddo was born 4 or 5 months ago.