We made it past out first Ortho appointment! The local pediatric ortho hospital is Carrie Tingley. I was calming a slightly irritable baby and my lovely husband got to fill out the paper work - - unsupervised, might I add. I guess he found the section questioning our daughter's social history to be pretty funny. Considering she's 5 1/2 weeks old, her social calendar is rather empty. I don't know that "kicking Papa when not eating" qualifies as an Olympic sport, but maybe the committee should think about adding it.
Our appointment today consisted of a hip sonogram, x rays, and a visit with doctor Silva. The hip sonogram was pretty fun for this little girl... but mainly because Valerie, the stenographer, demanded that Lydia eat every 5 minutes to keep her calm so that Valerie could get some good pictures. Lydia really likes eating. (See above picture in re: favorite subject and favorite activity.) Here is a picture of her on the scales. She weighs over ten pounds! that is a LOT of weight gain. Also, her right leg is the short one. The right femur is about half the length of the left.
To the left is a picture of her getting her x rays. Do you know what Lydia doesn't like? x rays. She thinks they are stupid. Necessary. But stupid. Mr. PCash held it down. This girl wasn't cooperating and I did the calming and Papa did the dirty work- moving and maneuvering her so that we could get good pictures. He's a soldier. So is Lydia. I am one lucky lady!
On other news - She started smiling last week!! She'll she me and grin the biggest toothless grin ever! And she got placed into a Pavlik Harness so deal with a slight dysplastic hip on the left side. so far? She hates it. only three weeks with this thing on and then - FREEDOM!!
I could give more of an update, but right now Im typing with one hand - so more updates later!