February 16, 2013

Measuring my noggin

Ok, I am back.... not only do I have all the normal baby stuff to take care of like eating, sleeping, and pooing, but I also have to fight for computer time.  O well, that's life.

So here is the scoop on my very first appointment to meet Ms. Amy and get my noggin measured for my new "party hat".    This is me and my mama hanging out waiting for the fun to begin. (Hey Pops, do you recognize that bib?  You got it for my brother Carson when he was a baby.)

 So the first thing I had to do was take off my shirt.  Why must a baby be naked for everything?!?!
Then Ms. Amy stretched a sock over my head and tied it under my chin.  She also put some pretty neat stickers with black dots by my ears. 

 As you can see from the above picture, I was not feeling very cool at this moment.  I have a sock on my head... would you like to have a sock on your head?    Ok so mama carries me into a dark room and lays me down inside a glass crib. In this picture you can see my black dot stickers.
 Mama was holding my hands and Ms. Amy was holding my chin and I was being very still.  Then....

 Then I heard a little beep, and a red line came down across my eyes and then it was all done.  This is how they measure my head, then the computer does the figuring of how big my helmet should be.  Technology is very cool.   I had to wear the sock because even my hair could mess up the computer measurements.
 As you can see below, I was having a few issues.  I was ready to get out of my sock, and get on my shirt and boy was I hungry!!
The exam room we were placed in was "the hundred acre wood" room.  Carson and Kenzie really loved playing with the toys they had there.  

I loved meeting Ms. Amy, she is very nice.  She even gave my brother and sister a sucker.  I wish I was old enough to have a sucker!
So next time I write, I will tell you all about getting my helmet.  Mommy and Daddy picked blue to be the color.
Later gators.

February 10, 2013

Me and plagiocephaly

So you may have noticed that I am now sporting a blue helmet.   My Daddy has decorated it with a BSU sticker …. we’re just supporting our team.  It’s not really so bad, in the beginning it made my head sweat a lot, but now it is a cozy place to put my head.  The only problem is that it is starting to get a little stinky, but being “stinky” just kind of goes along with being a baby, right?  Every day when we take it off my momma scrubs it with alcohol, which really helps keep the stench down.   

So for your information I will start at the very beginning.  During my short birth process I conked my noggin, and was born with a bump on the top of my head.  My daddy calls it my lucky bump.  The fancy name for it is a cephalo hematoma.   Basically it was a large, fluid filled bump/ bruise on the top of my head. We were told that it would go away….eventually, but before it went away it would turn into a calcium deposit and become hard.   Well, it has not gone away and it has turned hard. 

 So, I’m guessing because of this bump, I spent most of the time sleeping with my head turned to the other side and so I developed plagiocephaly; that’s the fancy name.  The other term for this is flat head syndrome.  Yikes, I just don’t like the sound of that!  I would rather say plagiocephaly and watch the people nod and pretend they knew what it means. J

My poor mommy was very worried; she knew something wasn’t right with my skull bones.  She got really worried after she used Google to try and diagnose me.  When I was two months old I went to see my pediatrician.  She was the first to diagnose me.  My pediatrician then referred me to a Cranial Facial Surgeon and we were scheduled to attend a “head clinic”.    Dr. G looked me over, measured my noggin and said “I strongly recommend you get this boy a helmet”.     The next day my mama called Idaho Orthotics and made me an appointment to see Miss Amy.  She pretty much is the coolest thing since sliced bread and she always gives my big brother and sister suckers when we go to see her.  

I really want to tell you all about my first appointment and how I got measured and stuff, but I think I need my diaper changed so I will get back to my story after I get this business taken care of.

Below are some pictures of me and my funky shaped noggin.


This picture shows my lucky bump.