On Friday, Caleb had his first appointment with the baby-head-specialist. Official diagnosis? Yup, that's a flat spot.
He has to have an x-ray to confirm that bones aren't fusing together incorrectly (they don't believe they are, but they want the confirmation), and he was prescribed some PT to work on correcting the torticollis (tilty neck business he's got going on), but other than that, the doctor's gist was essentially: He's young, and as he develops and spends more time off his back, this will probably even out. Still, they want to monitor it, so we go back in 6 weeks. In the meantime, the dr. said we should try to minimize the time he spends on his back; so, we've been trying to make sure he's in a variety of other positions. Like sitting in the Bumbo chair:
However, the recipient in the household for "Most Unlikely Subject of a Girlie Makeover" goes to...Rex!
So, what else has been new this weekend? Well, Caleb made his maiden voyage in the BOB for his first run! With Norah, I waited until the conservatively advised 6 month mark before putting her in the BOB and taking her running, but after reading/hearing of others who'd put their babies in the BOB as early as 8 weeks, I figured I'd go ahead and give Caleb's brains a jiggle and take him for a test run. It went great! He clearly is big enough/strong enough to sit in there just fine, and he fell asleep about 8.2 seconds into the run and slept for the entire 3 miles.
It was a nice change of pace, since the last few times I tried to take Norah all I heard was "No like it!" "Go home!" "Norah walk!" He gave me no grief and was a million pounds lighter. I think we will be doing this again on future weekend runs.
Lastly, we decided to spend Labor Day at a kickass park that has a water park, etc. We haven't been there since the beginning of summer, so today we packed a picnic and spent about 3 hours there. Norah was so spent from the fresh air and activity that she took an epic nap this afternoon: 2 and 1/2 hours! The time outside wore us all out, and for a bit, we all got the chance to nap this afternoon. I happened to snap this pic of Jerry and Scooter snuggling: