March 5th, 2013 by ariana
Friday was the day that Willow’s doc band helmet was ready to be fitted to treat her Brachycephaly. It also coincided with the girls 5th month birthday and first stomach virus (a dubious celebration at best- two times the baby puke = two times the chaos!)
The stomach virus proved to be a bit of an issue because her general level of tolerance was SO low that she was pretty inconsolable and we had no way of knowing if it was the helmet driving her crazy or just her tummy.. so she didn’t wear it too much over the weekend.
The good news is that the girls seem to have recovered from the bug and she doesn’t seem to mind the helmet too much. The biggest problem right now is that it does make their body temperatures warmer to essentially be wearing a big plastic “hat” and so she’s still adjusting to it.
The white helmet definitely has a very “medical” look to it:
So Jeff got to painting it right away!
Willow is a lucky little girl to have such a talented dad, because look at the masterpiece he created for her!
We chose the owl because my girls DEFINITELY have their totems: Willow is the owl with her wide eyes and little “whoooo” sounds and Sasha with her purring and meow-like coos is the cat (the owl and the pussycat!)
Initially the prognosis was 6-9 months in the helmet. I really hope it’s just 6 weeks because I miss laying my head on my sweet baby girl’s soft hair and she had only just started soothing by twirling her fingers in her hair the way I used to do when I was a baby :(
At least thanks to her dad, she has a helmet that will be the envy of every helmet wearing baby around town!
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