I have become so obsessed watching my son's development. I had an emergency c-section due to possible choreoamnionitis (infection of the amniotic fluid) and my son was in the NICU recieving anti-biotics for a week. It was never really confirmed b/c my cultures came back negative, but that doesn't exclude it either. So I am generally worried about any and all developmental delays.
For example, DS (10 weeks old) is starting to open his hands more and more but much more so with his left hand. So I see him reaching for toys with his left with his right clenched. He does reach with his right, just not as much or with the same finesse. He is also starting to play with his toes but only reaches for them with his left hand. He can hold himself up (mini push up) and seems to be gaining better head control--noticeable when I am carrying him. He is also able to scoot (albiet minimally) across his playmat and onto the floor. I am also concerned by how much he moves all of his limbs in general. If I didn't swaddle him I swear he'd never sleep.
I just feel so lost as to what is normal and what isn't. I spoke with the nurse at pedi office who spoke to pedi for me. She said it wasn't uncommon for him to use one hand more than other at this age and that he was too young for his motor skills to be defined so they wouldn't be able to tell what was abnormal if anything--so just to keep an eye out.
I can't stop watching him and analyzing every little thing. It starting to really get to me.
Did/does anyone else have this problem? How did you cope?