Noah is doing really well with his new orthodics and really seems to like them. Right now is to be wearing them at least two hours a day when he is most active. So far, we haven't had a problem keeping them on his feet, although he is quite intrigued with the Velcro straps.
He also had his evaluation with First Steps this week to review his need for services. Once again he passed with flying colors on his fine motor skills but is still showing an obvious delay for large. No surprises there. They did however recommend introducing a speech therapist as he is showing a delay in speech and social skills. I knew this was coming but we are not concerned about it. I tried to tell them that he is quite fluent in some foreign babble that I haven't quite figured out yet. Apparently they are more concerned with his English vocabulary that only consists of just a few words. :) Brian and I both feel that he is behind everywhere else, it only makes sense that he would behind in this area too and don't really feel speech therapy is necessary, but if they think it will benefit him, we won't stand in the way. As long as adding another therapist to the mix doesn't affect his anxiety, we will give it a try.
His physical therapist and I have been noticing that Noah's hips have been "clicking" for awhile now. We were hoping as he began standing and weight bearing more that this would improve but he continues to crack in his joints alot. I spoke to U of M about this and they want to do some hip x-rays while were are in Ann Arbor next week. We will have these done on Tuesday after some of his other appts and it will be read by one of the Ortho Dr's there.
I had a Dr appt for Baby Baker today and all is still well. Blood pressure - good. Heartbeat - good. Dr Bhat said no reason to do an ultrasound at this point. Man is this kid getting boring or what? :) Isn't it great?! I will go back in 3 weeks for my glucose test and then will be seen every two weeks from that point.
Zane is doing great although he was pretty disappointed to hear he would be out of school for a few days for the Holiday:) This is another reason that I love being home, that I can spend that time with him when is out of school. Fortunately for now he is still at the age that he actually likes spending that time with me! He is still so great with Noah but I can tell his patience is starting to wear thin when he starts asking me when Noah's bedtime or nap time is. If Zane is home, Noah has to be where ever he is at all times. He is fitting that "little brother" role quite well!