Monday, June 14, 2010

Working on my melon

Well I was hoping that we were not going to go down this road but......we are. Layton is getting a helmet. Yes...I said helmet!!! You would think ear molds would have been the end of the work done to my sweet son No, he is not already playing football ...although I am sure his dad would love that!! Layton is getting a helmet to correct several problem with the shape of his head. His head is both flat in the back and has some height to it as well. This is not normal and has developed from several in womb, ear wells that he wore for 2 1/2 months and then sleeping in the same position on his back. Here is an example of a kiddo wearing a decorated helmet. I took a picture of a calendar that we got at the cranial doctor so you could see what it will look like. The not so fun part is that Layton will have to wear his helmet for 23 hours a day....yuck! I wish his little melon would have rounded out on its own but it seems as though we were doomed from the beginning. Now insurance says this is totally cosmetic and so the bill is ours which is way not fun since the helmets cost a pretty penny of $3,500. But we don't consider if cosmetic when it comes to the shape of Layton's head. He should only have to wear it for about 8 weeks....give or take a few. He was measured for his helmet today so we should get it next Monday. After we get the helmet Layton will have it decorated by a non-profit company called 360Wraps.
My sister Christy had her baby girl about 3 weeks ago. Riley Kye weighing a little over 7lbs and 20 inches long. Here she is in a picture with Layton. It is hard to see her face but she is a little cutie! So fun to have cousins so close in age. Susu is just LOVING having 3 grand babies to love on.

Here is Layton and Matt in the pool last weekend. Don't you just love the little hat....Layton looks so cute in a hat. Good thing huh....since he has to wear a permanent one for 2 months.

Here is a sweet picture of my Nana and Layton. Nana and Pappy got to come over to Christy's house for dinner while we were in Houston. Nana just loves all over Layton anytime she can get her hands on him. Layton loves Nana and talks to her all the time.

We could not leave Houston without a cute picture of Miss Pris...aka Gray. She is getting so big and still so much fun. Aunt JoJo (me) just loves this little one and her fun personality. She is doing such a good job being a big sissy to little Kye.

sweet face after a fun swim

Yum...Mommy fed me rice cereal for the first time last week. He is still doing such a good job eating.

See.....look at that cutie in the hat. Matt and Daddy before getting in the pool.
Swimming at our sweet friend Fisher's house. Fisher got a new pool too and invited us over for a swim. I can't wait for the little boys to get older so they can ride bikes and play together.
Just chill'in in Daddy's sunglasses:)

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Amelia said...

Sweet Layton. I'm sure he will look completely adorable in his helmet!

The Wells Family said...

Awww. I think his head looks fine, but I guess if you're going to correct it, now is the time. hopefully those 8 weeks will go by fast!