Saturday, July 05, 2008

Tummy Time

We've been enjoying a lot of happy, alert Zack today. We waved a plush monkey in his face a bunch and chatted with him while he blissed out. THEN we had a really successful tummy time, including a spot of major head-raising. I like doing tummy time on my tummy, for Double Tummy Time, or Double Daddy Tummy Time. Here's a video. You can't see his little legs pushing but that's what almost carries him off the couch:

And then a few seconds later he really hauled up that noggin and Julie caught it on camera, as you see here.

Pretty delightful.

We haven't had any further spewing since Thursday, so pacing out the feedings has been working and we're feeling kind of optimistic about making our East Coast trip. Today, anyway. It's all still very up in the air. All we're really doing is controlling the symptoms, it's up to Zack's innards to get their ducks in a row. Mostly we just had a great time today.

11 comments:

Julie said...

Yay, this is such a nice post. Zack is always very alert, but today after that one nap he really seemed to be having some kind of proto conversation with us. It was the most interactive he has been. I'm so glad Jeff was home for it.

Julie said...

And about Zack's innards, I have to say that having a diagnosis has really helped us out, psychologically. Management with the slow feedings seems to be working. Even if we can't make his tummy grow right, we can at least keep food in him. I don't know if he'll have another geyser--I hope not--but knowing that what we're doing is helping provides a large amount of relief. (Especially since he doesn't like it--so it's important to know that it's for his own good.)

DCD said...

I'm so happy to hear you guys had such a nice day!! I can't watch the video at work, but that picture is awesome, what great neck control already! Clearly, he is a genius.

Julie said...

CLEARLY!!!

Julie said...

(Actually, that picture is just such a lucky little frozen moment and gives the illusion that he held his head up for more than a split second.)

DCD said...

That's okay. Even a split second is impressive in my book!

Peter said...

I LOVE that video clip--it actually made me kind of teary. I am so so happy for you guys and you have quite the little gem there. Tummy time rocks!
~Casey

Landshark said...

Wow what a great vid. The kid is a champ. It really will be cuteness nirvana if you guys make it and we get this whole posse together. Glad to hear the strategy is helping you all cope.

Anonymous said...

I love the video, and the pics. Not surprising that we have a cutie-pie genius on our hands!

Julie's mom

Anonymous said...

Wow. Z is clearly the most alert baby with the best muscle control ever. Awesome!

-Elizabeth (n' Charlie)

DCD said...

I just wanted to say Happy One Month birthday Z!!!

Can't wait to see you in December baby boy!