But mostly, would you look at that Pavlik Harness that my baby girl had to wear from 5 days old until about a month and a half?! (That is when we got a body cast!)
She had a dislocated hip. Looking back, it was a very quick 3 months, but at the time... ugh! And don't you EVEN think for a minute that we don't know how to CUTEN up a Pavlik Harness!
Nosirrreeee. We wore satin zebra print pajamas. and we wore monogrammed panties....and even livened up the doldrums of a 24 hour a day body splint with fuzzy hat and slippers!!They weren't gonna steal our JOY with no stupid brace! And speaking of blissfully blind...was I seriously worried about GABBI's crossed eyes not too long ago?! Whoa! New moms are blinded by love. I never even remember Ellie being THIS cross eyed!
and for the record, until I had Gabbi Girl, I didnt' know what I had missed without being able to really hold and cuddle my teensy weensy Ellie!
Body casts kinda do that! Would you just look at how high that sucker came up on her chesst!I had access to new moleskin and tape and cast padding and all that jazz at my office! I changed it daily! But it still had a nasty smell! Ugh. Glad those days are behind us!Ellie definitely made a body cast look cute though! There was one little hole in the bottom of the cast for all voiding to occur. We had to use a maxi pad stuffed into a preemie diaper and tucked into that hole. Then, we used a big girl diaper over all of that and atop the cast to catch the runoff the best we could. There was no way to keep it all from going down her legs! With what I do for a living, I knew there were much worse things than a dislocated hip, and I knew better than to complain too much! We made it through that time just fine, and I think you all know that it didnt' impair her mobility in ANY way!! I was astounded when she hit her milestones on target or even ahead of time! That ol' Ellie Sue. She has been action packed since the day she was born! What a fun kid she is to have! So glad she is in my life!