Thursday, March 29, 2012

Emily: 3 Months

Another month with my little one is gone. She's 3 months old today. She's done a lot of growing and changing this past month. She's still very much a happy baby. She loves to smile and "talk" to people. Earlier this month (March 2nd to be exact) she laughed for the first time. As much as she loves to smile you wouldn't think she'd be so selective about her laughs but she is. Her most recent talent is she's grabbing at and holding onto toys now. She has also gone from sucking on her fist to sucking on her thumb. This is new territory for me. Sean and Maddy also refused pacis but never tried their thumbs. Emily loves her thumb.

Last month, the pediatrician referred us to an ENT. We had that appointment yesterday. The spot on Emily's neck is a branchial remnant (branchial cleft remnant) not a birth mark as we were hoping. The good news is we don't need to do anything about it now and possibly never. The ENT says that since it hasn't started leaking by now than there's a good chance it never will. That's what we're looking out for because if it does, she may need surgery to remove it. At least if she needs surgery later, she will be older and able to handle it better. I'm posting another picture of the spot. I'd done a lot of googling to find out as much info on branchial remnants and since the location of hers is a rare location, there's not many pictures to find. Maybe another mom searching will be comforted by finding my blog.

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1 comment:

  1. She is beautiful! I hope the branchial remnant doesn't cause her any future problems!!