Ameena is now [gulp] 10 1/2 weeks old (I think?).

She had her 8 week doctor’s appointment last week at 9 weeks.

We had the usual developmental checklist.  All fine.

She’s gained plenty of weight…..getting pretty close to doubling her birth weight, which isn’t nearly as hard when you start out so light (6 1/2 pounds).

I told the doctor she had a problem with me taking dairy.  He noted it.

I told the doctor she seemed to have mild torticollis (I only know what it is because Eli had it at birth because he was a shoulder dystocia baby!).  He noted it.  We discussed simple exercises, positioning of Ameena etc.

OK, all of this background to say that I have found the PERFECT stimulus capable of getting Ameena to turn to her non-favored side.  I have tried toys, and cooing at her, the kids, blah, blah, blah, all to no avail.


TELEVISION.   She is mesmerized by it.  Even a boring movie about Leo Tolstoy.

Mind all of you, this is my third child, I’m not gonna wig out about a little television use like I might have with my 1st “perfectly” reared child.  This is serious medical therapy.  So hush.


3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Matt L. on July 21, 2010 at 12:33 am

    You could try music as well, especially if you can play it on a labtop and put the music to an image. ML


  2. Posted by Eve on July 22, 2010 at 8:04 am

    This’ll get you MOTY for sure!


  3. Posted by Jennifer on July 29, 2010 at 7:40 am

    Oh Anne. I love this post. About 1 1/2 years ago I posted a blog post ( with a picture of Oscar & Calvin watching “word world” or something. Poised on the coffee table was Jack in his jiggly chair mezmorized by the TV. It was the only way I could get a shower in when Darren was away on business. Our 3rd kids will survive I’m sure… even with all the early TV. Thanks for sharing!


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