Monday, December 28, 2009

Initial Thoughts on Little Man's Helmet

It's not so bad.  I mean, yeah, it's a bit unwieldy and rougher against my arm when I feed him a bottle. But it doesn't look sterile (even undecorated in white) and Little Man looks rather cute in it.  He really isn't crying or sleeping any differently. He does not like when I take it on and off for his exercises (for his Torticollis) but beyond that, seems to be adjusting well to his new "chapeau."

After months of feeling guilt for allowing my son's head to flatten, I'm now feeling HOPE that by wearing the DOC band that he'll have a base of his skull again.  Even though this has cost us a lot financially, I went to the right place for my son.

I'm going to add a "page" to my blog with before photos and share them with you.  I know there are other moms who are dealing with plagiocephaly, brachycephaly, scaphocephaly and torticollis.  But I don't want this to be the ONLY focus of my blog.  This is just a part of Little Man's life—and mine.  Motherhood is full of challenges and celebrations and I want to document as many of them as I can.

Little Man will be my only child and I want to ENJOY his infancy and his milestones and ever-developing personality.

So the helmet is just a part of his life—it doesn't define him.

1 comment:

  1. Of course it doesn't define him, Robyn.. It's just something he needs to wear for the time being and then it'll come off and he won't even remember. You will, from the photos, but he won't, and that's important.

    I think you're doing an amazing job dealing with everything, from the stress of just being a mom and the stress of the financial issues. It's hard, as a mom, when something on your baby just isn't quite right. I know for me it makes me feel like the biggest failure before I go okay, how do I fix it?

    You're doing great and so is Aaron. He's growing and healthy and really, that's all you can ask for.