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Friday, August 21, 2009
Pectus Excavatum...say that 3 times fast. Before you whip out your dictionaries to look up this term, I will clarify: it is the most common congenital deformity of the anterior chest wall and it produces a caved in appearance of the chest. It is generally cosmetic and sometimes genetic. We noticed that when Sylas breathes, his chest sucks in slightly near the lower part of his sternum. The doctor told us what it was and also reassured us that it would not cause Sylas any breathing or heart problems. Sounds good to me!
We also found out that our little peanut weighs 11 pounds, 7 ounces which puts him at 50th percentile on the DS growth chart. He is 22.25 inches which is the 20th percentile. Keep drinking that breast milk Sylas!
The doctor was very impressed by his ability to hold up his head when he is on his tummy. When I got home from the appointment, I had a message from his PT. Lots of fun, he will be starting PT home visits next Friday!
My name is Elena, and I am a 36 yr old mother of three fantastic kids, Sam 8, Sophie 5, and Sylas born April 22, 2009. I began this blog when I was pregnant with Sylas, shortly after finding out about his sweet extra 21st chromosome. My husband and I have been married over 12 memorable years. I am mostly a stay at home mom, but I work occasionally to keep up to date with physical therapy and my specialty, lymphedema therapy. I am guessing that my next passion will be learning about the pediatric realm of P.T, but likely I will be on the other end as a client's mom.
I enjoy gardening, baking, looking for sea glass with the family, ...ect. and learning how to do this "blogging" thing. I feel blessed with everything in my life.
The Big Sister
The Big Brother
2008 Christmas Family Picture
Baby in Belly!
Baby at 27 weeks!
Baby looks very similar to u/s pictures done at 20 weeks when we found out about his "enhanced" chromosomes. He looks a lot like Sam as a baby.