Monday, 24 June 2013

Thank you Baby Whisperer

5:30pm  We had a better night last night. Jacob is learning the skill of sleeping again (anyone who has ever sleep trained knows this is truly a skill they learn if they are not naturally a sleepy baby). I had him on a very strict schedule (via the brilliance of Tracy Hogg- Baby Whisperer) before the surgery in anticipation that it would be thrown off hoping that he would get back on it easier afterwards. So far we are making gains! I got about 3 straight hours of sleep last night before he was up every hour but he settled very quickly each time which is huge progress from the night before. Daytime was challenging but we got some naps in where we could! Tiring work for the both of us!

As you can see, these are small issues we are dealing with at this point! Typical baby stuff.

Jacob is getting stronger each day as well. He is tolerating more tummy time again and almost back where we left off as far as physical strength. He had a brief visit from his big cousin Magdalene today. He was watching (and learning) as she showed off her solid food eating skills! (Next month for us!)

I have had some questions from some of you about his head shape. It has certainly improved. Very noticeable difference! He has a nice round head (instead of elongated). His forehead no longer protrudes and the back of his head slopes downwards instead of out. Helmet therapy will help the head shape properly as he grows as well. Dr. Forrest is our true life hero. His style of surgery is more invasive than simply removing the fused suture, but well worth it as his success rate is phenomenal. Unbelievable what he does!

Enjoy your evening everyone! :)


  1. Nanny and Gaga24 June 2013 at 16:19

    Great to hear that things are starting to get back to normal. We are so thankful that Jacob has you in his corner. Glad to hear that you're trying to take naps when Jacob does. You will need all you strengths over the next few months. Just know that we are here for you if you need us.

    Nanny and Gaga

  2. Maggie was pleased to show Jacob her eating skills. Auntie Martha can't wait to cook for him! I already have his 'starter menu' planned!