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Friday, July 28, 2006

about that little hip thing...

We're all better! Some of you know that my now 4 1/2 month-old daughter, McKenna has been battling hip dysplasia, which we found out at 2 weeks old. She hasn't had any dislocation, and her case seemed minor at first, but it took two braces and about 3 months to get to where we are now; we just found out Wednesday: healed! Her 3rd sonogram reveals a wonderfully shaped and realigned left hip! We
were supposed to have 10 weeks to wean off the brace when we got to this point, starting with taking it off 4 hours a day for 2 weeks, but we even get to START the wean with 8 hours a day! I can't tell you how much happier she was today, with her first 8-hour break. We finally have our baby back! It's just that... she's so mushy now, I almost don't remember how to hold her!!!
BTW, on a side note: I thought that being braced would hinder milestones, but we took it off of her Sunday, put her on her belly, and she flipped to her back like a pro! She was so proud of herself, it was amazing! Of course I have the pics to scrap...just haven't gotten there yet!


Jen said...

Great layout Linds, and even greater news! I'm so happy for you guys. I can't believe that McKenna is already 4 and 1/2 months old. Time flies!

Anita said...

That's simply wonderful! Bet she's loving the freedom that comes with the wean! Great LO, too. You always inspire me.

Tanya said...

Great news, Linds! I'm so happy for little Miss McKenna. =)

KJ said...

I saw that lo at ST and she is such a brave little girl! I'm so glad she doesn't need the brace anymore!! And, a big yay on her milestone!