Friday, July 5, 2013

Developmental Trajectories

This past Wednesday we received the wonderful news from Sadie that baby David Joseph Dybizanski had arrived!  He is just a perfect baby, I received a picture of him sleeping and I swear he was also smiling!  The first thing that Sadie and Art did was tell him about his sister, Eva….maybe that prompted his smile.  Even though the delivery went smooth and David was nursing well, they were not out of the woods yet, especially because Eva’s signs of the disorder didn’t show up right away either.  David would be scheduled for an EEG before they left the hospital, this test would be able to tell them whether he had the same brain disorder as Eva or not.

Today I was busily working on my computer when I looked over and saw a text from Sadie.  The text read, “David just got a clean bill of neurological health!”  She sent a picture of David with his eyes wide open and alert, he was just gorgeous.  When her text came in, I just happened to be working on writing a lecture regarding early infant communication development.  I asked Sadie if he was orienting to faces and responding to her voice.  To my delight she said he was looking back and forth between both her and Art’s voices.  He’s awake, alert and curious, the way newborns are supposed to be. 

Next week I will hopefully be able to video chat with Sadie and baby David.  You can bet that Sadie and I will be following his development much closer than any pediatrician will!  I feel so blessed to be a part of this new beginning….no one deserves it more than Sadie and Art.  Baby David is well loved by many, including his lovely angel sister, Eva.  Wishing much love and happiness for the Dybizanski family and friends!