Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Annalee's two week visit

Annalee went to the doctor today for her two week check up. The doctor said that normally babies are doing good if they're back up to their birth weight by their two week visit. Annalee was a full pound over her birth weight, 7 lbs. 14 oz. and she's 19.75 inches high! She's doing really well.

One thing we'll need to work on is getting her to lean her head more to her right. She always leans her head on her left shoulder, and the doctor said it is probably because she was in that position while in the womb, and her muscles developed that way. So we have to help her stretch that muscle by holding her head to her right side 3 times for 10 seconds each. This will help stretch out that other muscle and keep her from any possible head deformations. Other ways to help her are to keep boring things on her left side (e.g., a wall) and the rest of the room on the right, getting her to try to move her head to the more active part of the room, hopefully getting her to exercise the right neck muscle on her own.

2 comments:

mom said...

Hi I love you!!!!!!!!!!!

Mom said...

What a beautiful baby! I am so proud to be the lucky grandmother of such a precious little girl! You are so fun to watch as a father. She is going to have the biggest smiles when she speaks of her daddy!!!!!!!!!!!