Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Yesterday sucked. LMI had her appointment which confirmed the hip dysplasia suspicion. Currently her left hip is loose and therefore can become dislocated in certain positions and therefore the harness was recommended. She was a totalsuper star during the ultrasound and examination, but when it came to fitting her for the harnesses (we got two because she is a huge barfer) she was none to pleased. She cried. A lot.

It isnt that bad of an contraption. The angle that she is placed in is not so severe so with loose tops or dresses, it wont be so noticiable. We were at the hospital for two hours and when we left she was calm and sleeping in her carseat as if nothing happened. Until we got home.

LMI was a total mess all day. I was most worried about bedtime as she was making the tansition into a sleepsack. She did great though. The harness did not seem to affect her and she woke up today with a smile on her face. It will suck, but we will get through this.



  1. I'm sorry you are going through this.

    If I may offer a little anecdote from my own babyhood. . . my mother has told me that I had to wear braces at night from 9-15 months to correct for being "pigeon-toed." She said the first night I had to sleep without the braces I cried because I'd gotten so used to them.

    Oh, and BTW: I don't remember any of this. And your daughter won't either. So I know it's tough now, but she won't be scarred for life.

  2. Also sorry you're going through this. LMI sounds like a trooper though.

  3. I'm so sorry R! I know it will be tough at first, but I'm sure you'll both get through it. And Little Miss It is just as strong as her mommy!

  4. So glad to hear it hasn't completely screwed up her sleeping, especially if it's her first night in a sleepsack (I am such a convert to those now).

    Well done you for getting two harnesses! How I dreamed of having a spare after a couple of weeks...

    Anyway, fingers crossed that this will be a short phase of her life. You'll be surprised how accustomed you get to it, but it's sheer brilliance when the thing comes off!

  5. I'm so sad that you and LMI have to go through all of this, but thank goodness for commenters like Sarah who have been there and can support you. It sounds like you are doing all the right things - LMI sure won the lottery when she got you for a mama.