Little Noah has been home for just over a week now. He seems to be developing at a good rate so far. However at only 3 weeks old it is hard to say we are in the clear from here on out.
Noah has done great with his feeding so far, and seems to be digesting things properly. Also he is now holding is head up more and more, almost all the time when supported. He is also making "throat noises" a lot. His ability to "find" people and follow them seems to be getting better. Also, he lifted his head and chest up very well when on his stomach from time to time. Which to my understanding is actually ahead of schedule. As well is his ability to roll from side to side. But that may just be a side effect of him kicking so much.
My wife and I are doing our best to keep him stimulated. By doing the exercises the physical therapist showed us as well as talking to him. We also sing to him and read to him a lot. He seems to enjoy the attention and every day seems more and more active and aware of the world around him.
One thing that still concerns me is the seeming lack in thumb control. Noah keeps his thumbs bent inside his hand nearly all the time. They will move with some coaxing but for the most part they stay there. I have read it is normal for infants to ball their fists for the first 3 months of life. However, given Noah's unique situation, I must be vigilant in my observations and adjust his care accordingly.
Overall though, at 3 weeks I am feeling very hopeful for a 100% recovery, but fully aware that may not be the case at all. The hardest part is not knowing where my son will be in his development in a couple months, let alone the rest of his childhood. But i will say it again, One day at a time.