Since Sadie's birthday is on the 25th (that fell on Christmas day and we were in AR anyway) we couldn't schedule her check up during that time of the year. We didn't get back until the 31st and I couldn't get an appointment until the 11th. Sadie then came down with a terrible virus with a horrid cough and we canceled the wellness visit and had two sick visits in the same week. Sadie finally had her 4 month check-up this week. We still have to go back to get her shots because the doctor said she was still wheezing too much to administer vaccinations on that day. I hope to get that accomplished early part of next week which will be when Sadie is almost 5 months.
Here are the stats.
Height: 25 in. (95-97%)
Weight: 13 lbs. 12.5 oz. (50%)
The doc and I had a chat about Sadie's head shape. She has a flat head in the back and it is misshaped on one side of the back of her head. We think this is due to the fact that she has slept sitting up in a swing her entire little bitty life. I guess it is my fault it looks like that because I was scared of her choking from reflux and I was tired of changing sheets after naps (or any time I laid her down) because of the massive amount of liquid under her head after laying flat. I also was tired of giving baths because I couldn't handle the stinch from her hair after an episode like that (sorry about the graphic details). Anyway, after all these excused, it IS still my fault and I feel guilty about it. Moving right along before I tear up.
We are trying different things to help it go back to it's original shape. If these things don't work by our 6 month visit then we will probably have to get one of those "bands" that go on the head to help shape it up. He called it a band but I think it looks like a helmet. Anyway here is a link to the website that I know about http://www.cranialtech.com/. Understand my doctor did not give me this site, it is just I site I got from another blogger mom who has her quads in these helmets.
Here are some pictures of my flat headed, sweet baby.
We have tried to switch her position but she automatically goes back to the head tilt like in this picture. It is usually worse than this.
We are being creative with tummy time since she normally screams and I can't take it very long.
She likes the walker pretty good. Notice how crooked her smile and chin look.
Happy to be in her walker AND someone in her face.
She sits up pretty straight in this chair and her head doesn't touch the back often so we are also giving her time in this each day.
Tummy time is great for the first 5 minutes or so and then it usually becomes a screaming match. If it is not the screaming match, it is a game to see how many times Mommy will turn me back over on my tummy. She is doing a great job rolling over.
Thanks for "listening" to all my head concerns of our sweet Sadie Beth.
Love you ALL!!!