My mom is helping Evie to learn about the puppy. I need to start calling him Snap.
Secondly, Tuesday the 26nd we went to Lincoln to see a specialist in heads. Yes, I had our family doctor refer us to a pediatric neurosurgeon b/c they're the ones that prescribe those head molding helmets.
Remember, Evie has always preferred to sleep on her right side and thus her head flattened out on that side pushing her right ear and forehead out. Babies heads are sorta flexible b/c the plates inside slide over each other so they can pass out the birth canal. TMI? Well, I'm a nurse. http://terryandevabiers.blogspot.com/2008/06/ambi-turner.html
Anyway, we drove the 3 hours (and 3 hours back) after debating if it was really necessary and decided that it was for our own peace of mind. It was her ears that concerned us. If you look down her head from above her ears are not evenly in line - they're like an inch different so the right one is further up than the left. And if you look at her in the mirror, you can see her forehead isn't symmetrical either. The doc said that this kind of malformation has become much more prevalent since the Back to Sleep campaign to reduce SIDS. Evie's is a moderate case and therefore he didn't think it was mandatory for her to get a helmet - said it was up to us. He said as long as we keep her off of that right side as much as possible, her brain growth should push out the flat spot and correct the ear and forehead thing. We could get a helmet, but why if I can correct it at home...and insurance won't cover it? He did say that she might keep a little flatness but that most people have a little of that.
So, we're to keep doing what we were already doing - putting wedges and a rolled up blanket under her to prevent her from rolling to her right side while she sleeps. She also needs to spend her waking time off of it and as you can see from the photos, she likes to be up.
We feel satisfied and no longer concerned. =)