The nurse took him for a minute and said she could tell that he was stiff. The doctor came in and talked a little bit about his diapers (we are still having mucous, but she thinks we should just keep with the formula we are on), his eating, sleeping, and overall mood. Then they went to work on him.
She said he isn't as bad off as some she sees, but that he was definitely stiff, had a start of a flat spot on his right side, and she could tell that he generally preferred to look that way. Some kids can't look both ways. He can. He just favors one side.
She said that being on the tummy and lifting the head is more than just being able to do a push up. It actually has a lot of correlation with other developmental skills. We all know that babies use to sleep on their tummies and moved to "back is best" approach because of SIDS. She said they saw a decline in the rate that milestones were met once babies started sleeping on their backs. This even includes things like speech. How interesting!