Tummy time and milestones

by Veronica on October 21, 2012

in Evelyn

Evie was 12 weeks old yesterday chronologically, and around 8-10 weeks old corrected.

This is her doing her very best attempt at lifting her head during tummy time.

At 12 weeks:

– Her head control is poor, especially when she’s tired.

– She rarely unclenches her fists and hasn’t yet discovered her hands. Nor does she put them in her mouth. They’re still wildly waving appendages that smack her in the face often.

– She light gazes intently, but isn’t interested in faces, people, or toys. Probably because she can’t see them properly.

– Feels floppy a lot of the time. Her Paed says that her muscle tone isn’t bad, but she still slumps in my arms and needs holding/cradling like a newborn when she’s being held.

– Sleeps most of the day and all of the night. She will have a 6-8 hour stretch overnight without needing a feed, and then another 3-4 hour stretch after that.

– Rarely cries. Actually, only cries if she is cold, uncomfortable, or wants to go back to sleep. Will whimper sadly when she’s hungry.

– Still seizes regularly and has only intermittent sight. Her peripheral vision is better than her central vision and she sees movement a bit.

– Looks like this:

So basically, she hasn’t hit any developmental milestones, her seizures continue and she is divinely edible. She likes music and will keep her head resting against my mouth while I talk or sing to her. She is terribly difficult to entertain, because of the sight issues, and if you don’t speak to her for a minute, she forgets you’re there, gets really sad and then jumps when you speak to her again. She recognises my voice and will settle when I pick her up – provided I speak at the same time, otherwise she gets terrified with her magical ascent into the air.

Also, this –

I am so in love with this photo.

Marita October 21, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Omg that last photo is divine. Amy looks so much older! You have to gorgeous daughters, who (along with their brother) are lucky to have such an awesome mama.

carmen October 21, 2012 at 6:59 pm

This is totally perfect as a photo. One to be kept specially.
Many hugs and much love. xxx

Shanti October 21, 2012 at 7:15 pm

so pretty! LOVE LOVE LOVE just beautiful xo

Cait October 21, 2012 at 8:09 pm

I’m in love with all the photos 🙂 What a cutie

HUGS for all

Kathy October 21, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Oh the cuteness. How beautiful are your girls 🙂

Marylin October 22, 2012 at 8:05 am

That is the *best* photo ever. Your two beautiful girls. *hugs* and love xxx

Alison Dennehy October 22, 2012 at 10:27 am

Beautiful photo. You are all in my thoughts every single day. xox

Lou October 22, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Beautiful picture. Have it blown up and framed!

Michelle October 22, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Such lovely photos and she is a gorgeous bub! I am going to be one of those annoying people and ask if one of these – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lamaze-Gardenbug-Wrist-Rattle-Footfinder/dp/B000I2Q0C2 – would be a good idea for Evie. I would perhaps give her some comfort to hear a noise that she controls and she may not startle if you were to talk to her while she was wearing one? Would also help her to find her hands and soothe herself?

Tell me to mind my own business if you want. lol.

Anne October 23, 2012 at 5:55 am

That is a beautiful photo of your girls, and wow, Amy looks so grown up!
Sending good thoughts and hugs your way…:)

kate October 23, 2012 at 7:34 am

Absolutely gorgeous photo….Evie is indeed edible. Such a beautiful girl.

Pixie October 23, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Much love from me and mine

No 2 asks daily ” how is Evie today?”

Karyn October 23, 2012 at 10:00 pm

We think about Evie everyday here too.

In a totally non stalkerly kind of way. She’s beautiful – you all are.

She looks happy in every photo you’ve posted. We send you our very best wishes every day.

Denyse Whelan October 23, 2012 at 11:22 pm

Oh V, such sweet photos yet such not wonderful updates. I think about how you are managing and what Miss E is up to every day. The photo of Amy with her sister is divine. When you were selected as the winner of the play mat etc you were so excited this was a new toy for your newborn (yet to be born). From time to time I have wondered if Evelyn has used it. Even though she may not see, it is something she can hear and feel. Bless this little one’s life. You are wonderful V. Love D xx

Leslie October 24, 2012 at 12:54 am

Beautiful, beautiful photos. Wow, Amy has grown up so much! She looks like such a big kid now! And oh, the cheeks on Evie? So kissable! Your girls are gorgeous.

Anne October 24, 2012 at 6:51 pm

Beautiful photos, especially the one with Amy and Evie in it.

Kids grow so fast, its scary and exciting at the same time.

Thinking of you all and especially Evie. xo

Michelle October 24, 2012 at 8:11 pm

Your girls are gorgeous!

river October 25, 2012 at 7:54 pm

I’ve been thinking of you all, but I’ve avoided reading this because I knew it would make me sad.
The photos are beautiful.
I hope something good comes soon. Ideas. treatments, anything that works.

MultiBlogginMum October 26, 2012 at 1:31 pm


Ive been thinking of you and wondering how things are going.
Wish things were on the improve for you and Miss E .
Gorgeous girls you have…

Sending hugs your way

Carli October 26, 2012 at 1:34 pm

She is just lovely.

Just A Mom October 27, 2012 at 2:12 am

OMGOODNESS,,, SHE IS BEAUTIFUL AND,, your babies have grown up!!!! wow look at you all!!!!!! Glad I was playin on my blog and was clickin old blogs…. ((HUGS))

Zoey @ Good Googs October 27, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Such a beautiful picture of your two little ladies. I hope you get answers soon. You are an amazing mother xox

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