Friday, February 19, 2010

Appointment Made

Thank you to everyone that commented on my last post. I appreciates the suggestion to visit the Finding Chaos blog. It is a blog that I have been following since before Finding Chaos was Finding Chaos ( if you know what I mean!) I appreciated the suggestion from Carey about getting a different kind of bed for little Stella. Unfortunately, I am almost 100% positive that her malformation is not a positional issue, and, conveniently enough, she already sleeps in a hammock (That Harris is modeling here)...

Anyways... thank you all again. We have done a lot of research into the subject, and based on our own observations, we are preparing for the worst. I will be shitting my pants with joy if she ends up with a helmet, but without going into it too much, there has been a decent amount of buzz in our house about how we will deal with a baby in the hospital and a 2 year old at home.

On a positive note, we finally got the appointment set up- March 5th at 2pm. I will definately update as soon as I know!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Le Noggin

Stella turned 10 weeks old yesterday. I have never mentioned this before, but it is something that has been weiging heavily on my mind. A few weeks after the little lady was born, I noticed a small flat spot on her head- in the front, on her left side. I knew that it was not a flat head from sleeping type of flat head because it was on the front of the skull as oposed to the back. I  kept quiet about my observation for a little bit, knowing that a baby's head is fairly maleable up until about 6 weeks. A couple weeks passed, and I mentioned it to Mindi. She had noticed it too. The malformation seemed to be getting more and more obvious, but we couldn't tell whether it was becoming more obvious because we kept staring at it, or if it was more obvious because it was physically becoming more mishapen. We brought it up to her Dr. at her 2 month appointment, and the Dr. agreed that we should take her to the Noggin Specialist. She gave us a referral, and we are now waiting for a call from them.

Over the last few days. we have done some research and realized that her condition is most likely a congenital birth defect and there are 3 courses of action, depending on the severity of the case.

1. Do nothing, because the sutures in the skull are open and shifting as they should, despite a minor malformation.
2. Give the child a helmet that is typically worn for about 3 to 4 months to help the skull resume the proper shape, assuming the sutures in the skull are open and shifting.
3. Surgery on the skull to open the sutures that have improperly fused, and throw a few plates in for good measure, some time in the NICU, and lots of tears and heartache...

Choice number one is most likely out for us because of how misshapen her head has recently become. At this point, we are just waiting for our appointment so the Dr.s can figure out if her sutures are fused or not. I REALLY REALLY hope that she will simply need a helmet to correct this. Has anyone else had this experience, or heard anything about it?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

This One's for YOU CRYSTAL

I have no idea why, but the second I saw this video, I thought of my good friend, Crystal. Folks, even if you don't have the full 5minutes to watch the whole thing, do yourself a favor, and watch at LEAST the first 15 seconds so that you can get a true feeling as to why you NEED to watch the whole thing!

Cardboard Box

A certain person, who will remain unnamed, clued me into this little YouTube gem, and I will never.be.the.same...

Can YOU relate?

Friday, February 5, 2010

Baaad Boy

When he is bad, we lock him outside in the winter without any pants on.

Just Kidding.

Good Jew Bad Jew

So, what do you Jews out there do when it is Shabbat and you don't have any more shabbat candles??? Well, we ran out last week, and forgot to get more... 2 white birthday candles did it for us tonight! With makeshift candlesticks, made by yours truly...

And here, our little man gives Tzedakah

She has a nice ass, don't you think?

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