We went in for Emily's head Dr visit on Monday this week and she is 99% sure that we will be done next Monday. We are sooo excited! She got her helmet on June 23rd, so we are just over the 8 week mark - which is what they had expected from the beginning.
Mary (her Occupational Therapist) gave us the head mold to have, so we took some pictures today to show you how much her had has changed.
Here she is showing the top of her head with her face up. Notice the lower left of the helmet (near my wrist) and see that lump? Now look at her head and see how the lump is pretty much GONE!!!
This one shows the top of her head with her face down. Notice the top right of the mold where that lump is. It's totally gone on her head!!
This one shows her face (obviously!!) Before her forehead was protruding on both sides and now it looks totally normal. She's so adorable!
This is Em wanting to hold her own head. Too cute!
We go back on Monday, and hopefully will get all our measurements and she will get her helmet off. We will post again after that with the final measurements.
Yep! She is.....Emily is 16.5 lbs now!! She's growing into a beautiful little girl. She still has her helmet on, but should be done with it anytime soon. She is rolling all over the place, but not really sitting up by herself yet. She loves books and toys. She loves to watch Otis and Bea run around her..and sometimes right over the top of her!! She loves her mommy and daddy--she finally knows who we are! She loves car rides and stroller walks. She is such a good little girl. Everyone keeps telling me how lucky I am, and I'm finally realizing it. She will go anywhere and do anything!!!
Thanks to everyone who came on our trip to see Sugarland! The HUGE Badger Bus
showed up promptly at 10:45am and the bus was loaded with our 7 coolers and lots of snacks. I was told I had to stay in the house while the bus was loaded...I guess there was some big surprise. By about the 5th person showing up in hawaiian attire,
I figured it out :) Thanks to Kacey for planning all the decorations and everything.
Even the driver had a lei!!! It was awesome. Tony looked hot in his coconut bra and grass skirt too!! ha ha
We got to Peru, IL around 1:30pm and there were cars all lined up waiting to get into the gates which didn't open until 3pm. So we got our big bus in line and waited patiently...drinking lots of alcohol and having a good time. When the gates opened, most of the girls decided it would be faster to walk through the gate instead of wait for the bus to get in, so we did!! We ran and walked about 1/2 a mile to the entrance and ended up 2nd row. It rocked!!! It was a LONG, HOT day though. We had fun waiting for Sugarland to come on. Finally around 9pm they came on the stage and there were only 5 people from our group left up in the 2nd row. The rest of us got sick of all the shoving and went to the back. It was still great though. We got back on the bus around 11pm and got home at 1:30am...wow....a long day! But it rocked. Thank you to everyone who came. Some from far away, some pregnant....it was so nice to have a lot of my close friends there to celebrate my birthday. It was definitely a celebration to remember.
We hope everybody is ready to have some fun and some beverages. Good thing we have a trailblazer, because it was full coming home from Sam's. 8 cases of beer, 5 gallons of vodka lemonade, caffeine free coke for prego Brenda and water for the lightweights. Let's party!! If anyone still wants to go, we have a couple tickets left. Just let Teresa know.
Emily had her professional photos done by Krista at http://www.kristaroderphotography.com/ She did an AWESOME job!!! If you want her to take your family pics, feel free to contact her via the website and let her know we referred you. She is such a sweetheart.
We are leaving for Hayward tomorrow morning and don't have time to upload all the photos, but here is a sneak peek....