Our amazing baby boy was born June 10, 2011. He suffered a Brachial Plexus Injury during his birth. Steven's injury is referred to as Erb's Palsy. The purpose of this blog is to make others aware of this injury, and the risk factors during their pregnancy and delivery, so they can reduce the risk of this injury happening to their baby. Brachial Plexus palsy occurs in 2-3 per 1,000 live births. If your child already has a BPI I encourage you to find a BPI Specialist!
Steven is pulling up on everything and "cruising" along side furniture. He is crawling hands and knees all the time now and never army crawls anymore. He still gets pretty tired and his right arm gets sore after a while, but he is getting stronger and stronger everyday. It's hard to believe he will be 1 next month, where has the time gone? He is saying Ma-ma, Da-da, La-la (Lilly), Nana (Banana), and bye-bye. He absolutely loves bananas!!! He wants to eat them all the time. He loves to dance too. His big sister, Lilly, loves music and dancing and so he gets plenty of opportunities to dance! Our next appointment with the BPI Specialist is in July. We hope to continue to hear good news. :)