Monday, April 18, 2011

We Did It

I had such a hard time when I learned that Jadyn had Plagiocephaly and would need a helmet to help shape her head. It wasn't a huge shock since her head got pretty flat on her right side when she lying in her hospital bed for so long. But I thought that by me working diligently on the left side when she got home this would help shape it. I was wrong. All it did was make it very odd shape.

The first time we went to the Dr to get her head scanned, I walked in and saw a baby wearing one and walked straight back to the car telling Cade that I couldn't do it. I was worried about how she would handle it but also was afraid of how it would make her look and all the stares and questions I would receive. I guess it was somewhat of a pride issue. I joked that when we got the helmet I was going into hiding for a few months. I didn't think that I would take many pictures and definitely wouldn't blog about it. But that has all changed somehow. Ever since she started wearing it I have embraced it and CUTE little face of hers!

She has handled it like a champ! She wears it 23 hours a day and doesn't seem bothered by it at all (except for the first several nights, she would wake up like 5 or 6 times but would go right back to sleep). She now thankfully pretty much sleeps through the night again. I learned that I don't even mind the stares either. I get asked whats wrong with her head about a millions times from children, especially at church, but I would be curious if I were them too.

So here's to 2 1/2 more months of this thing. Bring it on!


Lindsay said...

love the flower on it! so excited to see her!!

Riley and Jessica Griffin said...

Kim, she looks adorable! Cutest girl ever!

Portia said...


I felt the exact same way when our son got his, plus we moved into a new ward the first week he got it so the stares were extra but looking back the pictures of him in his helmet are some of my favorite, also he learned to roll over so much better with it on! :) Good luck!!!

Portia (Olson) Thorley

Kara said...

She is adorable no matter what! I love the flower on it! So cute and I CANNOT wait to see her, and you this weekend!!!

angerine said...

NOTHING could make that little doll anything other than gorgeous!