Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Today was a beautiful day. For whatever reason, it felt like a "normal baby" day. What I mean by that is just that I had some pretty great chunks of time in which I was just with Keira and enjoying Keira. The timer wasn't going off in my brain every minute that says, "She has CMV. She has CMV."

Ronin and I laid on the floor with Keira this morning and took some lovely pictures.

Next was our 3 hour appointment with the audiologist. And the results were...good news! All things considered, her hearing looks normal. If you've been wondering how they test a baby's hearing, here you go:

Next hearing test: 2 months.

First smiles!
Yesterday was K's global developmental assessment by the Infant/Toddler program. Again, all things considered, she looks normal, at least for now. The good news is that the program still seems to be willing to send therapists in for Keira if we want them.

Jeff and I are interested in having her assessed by an occupational therapist (OT) and/or physical therapist (PT) right away. We suspect that she has some hypertonia. This is a problem where the muscles are overly tight or rigid, making it difficult for the muscles to relax and contract normally to allow everyday activity. This is common in CMV babies and can eventually make it hard to eat, walk, etc. Jeff and I have noticed that it's difficult to get her dressed because she doesn't want to relax her arms and legs. It's not too concerning at this point, but the sooner problems are addressed, the better the outcomes.

Finally, my brother came home today. Yay. He got to meet Keira. He needs a little TLC right now and what's better than holding a sleeping baby?

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.

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