Claire had her first Early Intervention (EI) meeting with providers today. I had met with the service coordinator last week, but it was mostly to go over the program in general and to set up this meeting with the providers.
Today we met with an Occupational Therapist and a Registered Nutritionist. They came during Claire's morning feeding so the first half of the meeting was mostly just chatting and getting acquainted. Once she was done eating the OT showed us a few things we could be doing with her tummy time to help strengthen her neck. She said that her the amount of movement of her head and strength in her neck was very good. She also mentioned that her muscle tone in her arms and legs was good. The OT recommended that in addition to tummy time we prop her up on her sides to allow her to work with her hands at her mid line.
The nutritionist did a bunch of calculations based on Claire's weight to make sure she is eating enough. She is eating an average of 3-3 1/2 oz per feeding and that is over what her caloric needs are. The nutritionist said that she thought we could stretch Claire's 1 am feeding out a bit, which would allow me a little more sleep! We go back to Claire's Dr on Friday for her 1 month check-up so I'll ask him what he thinks about this too. Before the nutritionist left she weighed and measured her. Her length is 18.75 inches and her weight is 6 lb 15 oz! Claire weighed 5 lbs 12 oz at her Dr appt less than 2 weeks ago, so I am thrilled that she is gaining so much weight.
For Claire's appt on Friday I also need to decide what I want to do for vaccinations. I want to do a delayed schedule, but don't have a specific schedule in mind. Did any of you do a delayed schedule and was there one that you would recommend?