Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Jerald at 5 Months Old

Jerald turned 5 months old on 28 June 2016.

As of 15 June 2016 (4.5 months), he weighed 6.7kg and was 62cm in length. No immunisation jab this month.

His development updates:
  • He can lift his head while on his tummy.
  • After consultation with a paediatric ophthalmologist for his earlier delay in tracking objects, the MRI scan is now not necessary.
  • When lying down on his back, he actively flips over on his tummy and sometimes back on his back again.
  • He is making screaming sounds which we think is his way of trying to communicate something.
  • He is showing signs of being sticky to certain people, resisting being carried by strangers.
[Jerald holding a rattle]

[Travel pillow headgear]


Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Jerald at 4 Months Old

Jerald turned 4 months old on 28 May 2016.

As of 17 May 2016 (3.5 months), he weighed 6.00kg and was 59cm in length.

His development updates:
  • Still trying to lift his head while on his tummy. He generally still feels unconfortable being on his tummy.
  • He can now visually track and follow objects and faces quite well much to our relief. We are postponing a scheduled MRI scan pending further consultation with a paediatric ophthalmologist.
  • Since 8 May 2016, he has started flipping over from his back to his tummy but only a few times.
  • He has started laughing.
[Jerald smiling]

Jerald with Grandma]

[Jerald frowning]

Friday, April 29, 2016

Jerald at 3 Months Old

Jerald turned 3 months old on 28 April 2016.

His prolonged jaundice finally subsided on 31 March 2016 when his serum bilirubin (SB) level went down to 81┬Ámol/L.

As of 12 April 2016 (2.5 months), he weighed 4.75kg and was 57cm in length.

His development updates:
  • Still trying to lift his head while on his tummy.
  • Has started his "ah-goos", and "ah-oos".
  • Can hold his head steady when upright.
  • Blows lots of raspberries
  • Loves to suck his fists.
  • Can bear some weight on his legs when held upright.
This month, we were somewhat concerned that he was not tracking objects well with his eyes. After consulting a pediatric ophthalmologist, everything seemed fine physically with his eyes. He's likely to be having delayed visual maturation (DVM). However, DVM is a diagnosis by exclusion, i.e. other factors need to be ruled out. Checks by other pediatricians and ophthalmologist also found his growth alright and his eyes normal. The neurologist suggested doing an MRI to be sure that his brain is processing what the eyes are seeing.

[Jerald looking surprised]