Rowan has been officially booted from the Early Intervention Program. He is meeting all the milestones that a typical 6-7 month old should be. I have never had a baby graduate from so many things! Apparently I should have knitted him a graduation hat for when we left the NICU and now for this program, but who has time for that?
His therapist attributes his early dismissal from the program to our parenting. No we are not perfect nor would we ever claim to be. I would say we do things a little differently but what we do just feels right, not different.
It's just another reason to attachment parent...cosleep, babywear, exclusively breastfeed, no vaccines, no circumcision....and so on. I also think that Rowan's chiropractor played a huge part in him recovering so quickly. He was such a stiff little man when we brought him home. You would never even know it now. I only wish I could have held on longer in my pregnancy and given him a better birth. It has been a long traumatic road for me in that respect.
We just live life normally. We are not one of those housebound shut-in preemie families. His therapist said what they did to me in the NICU, scaring the crap out of me in regards to his future and his health, will just take time for me to overcome. Rowan, however, has nothing to overcome. He is a beautiful, happy, healthy 7 month old little boy and we are so grateful for that!
We love this little man so much. We are so happy he joined our family!