Sunday, August 1, 2010

2 month Well Baby Visit

I took her to her 2 month well baby visit the first week of August. Dr. Rehan examined her little baby eyes and tummy and limbs and everything looked perfect.  She was pleased with her growth.  She asked me how she was doing, if I had any questions or concerns.  I happily told her that Adeline was a perfect baby - she slept through most nights already, was content while she was awake, nursed great - she was easy, especially compared to big brother Nile who had colic as an infant (I visited his pediatrician weekly!).
Her reply was one that I will never forget, "Well, that's great! But I do have a concern". She explained that she was concerned that the soft spots and sutures on Adeline's skull may be closing too soon.  She wasn't completely convinced, though, because her head was growing in size.  She felt every inch of Adeline's head.  She could feel that the soft spots were still open, but couldn't tell if the sutures were.  Her plan was to wait until her 4 month well baby visit, measure her head, and then go from there. 
She mentioned that if she still thought there was a problem she would refer us to specialists at the Children's Hospital in Omaha, where they might fit her with a helmet to reshape her head. She said that sometimes this would need surgery, but didn't think that would be necessary in Adeline's case.
So we spent the next 2 months wondering, and worrying a little.  We examined her head daily, evaluated the 100's of pictures I took of her, and prayed and prayed and prayed that it would correct itself as she grew.  I'm surprised I didn't kiss the hair off of her head!

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