Monday, December 24, 2007

Our Christmas Joy!


Merry Christmas Joy.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Six Month Mark

We have now had our sweet baby for six months!
Our agency in California said that they will be sending consent for us to finalize her adoption soon! We have sent our paper work to the adoption attorney. Each step gets us one step closer to finalization! Wahoo!

The following three pictures are of Joy in her swing, Joy doing her dreaded tummy time, and Joy in her jungle.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Flat Head vs The Helmet

Today was our follow up appointment with the Pediatric Plastic Surgeon. We were visiting to see what to do about Joy's flat head. A lot of babies have a flat spot on the back on their head because of laying down on their backs. Joy's is from the middle of the back of her skull to her right ear. The left side of her skull is nicely rounded and the right side is at a 45 degree angle.
In August her forehead was protruding on her right side. Today there is marked improvement with her forehead. It still sticks out a little, but not bad.
What's bad is the back of her head. That is still the same.
So the recommendation is for a helmet to round out her skull.
The drawback to this wonderful device is it's cost. It's $4000 and it's considered cosmetic by insurance companies. So we should know by Monday if our insurance company will cover it or not. Sigh

Today's stats:
14 lb 4 oz
25 1/4 inches

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Rolled Over

Joy hates a couple of things - pacifiers being one, but tummy time being her ultimate dislike!
Today during tummy time, she was so mad she rolled over!
I rolled her back to her tummy, and she rolled over again!
Miss Joy does not like her tummy time! :)
Yeah, Joy!