Thursday, November 15, 2012

5 Week Helmet Update

We were supposed to go to Z's 5 week helmet appt this week, but unfortunately the dr was sick, so we have to reschedule until next week.  I was really looking forward to this week, because this was the status appointment - determining how much longer they think that she would need the helmet.

While I want to get this helmet off as soon as possible - I want to make sure that we do everything we can to make sure that Zoey's head is as normal as possible.  I am so shocked at how fast the helmet has worked.

Here is Zoey from the side.  Please ignore the dinner on her shirt ... I was a single parent for dinner and bibs were the last priority.

And again.  I am going to be really sad when the day comes that her hair does not stick up any more.

 From the top.  This is where you can see that while it has changed a lot, there is still room for improvement.

As a comparison - here is Henry, modeling a 'normal' head :)

Even with a flat head, she is a happy, cute girl..

Again - minus the food on her shirt - how can you not smile at this face (and hair)

The worst part about the helmet (besides the smell - and  yes - it smells like horrible feet) - is that is hard to kiss her or cuddle her.  But we make sure to work around the helmet and take it off enough that she gets plenty of loving.

And - now that she is rolling over (FINALLY - she is only 8 months after all), the helmet will become less helpful, but also less necessary as she is not on her back as much.

Even if her head is done changing - I am so glad that we put her in a helmet.  But, I can't wait until she is done with it.

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