The day is here! I woke Reagan up Wednesday morning singing good morning to her as usual but got all excited and told her that it was a BIG day. I was sad thinking about the afternoon and R getting fitted for her new accessory that will make an appearance in her life for the next 3 to 5 months. We got to the Cranial Center and immediately went into the small room where our Cranial Remolding Specialist handed us the smallest pink helmet I had ever seen. She began to go over some things with us about her wearing schedule, cleaning and do/dont's. She had us hold Reagan while she put the helmet on her for the very first time and then she had Zach and myself each do it for practice. It was not hard at all. once the helmet was on, it did not even phase her. She did not even realize there was anything on her head. We spent about an hour going over more things while our specialist did adjustments to the helmet so we had a perfect ft before we were on our way with new StarBand. For the next 4 days we will gradually work up to wearing the helmet 23 hours a day.
Our Sweet Baby Girl in her StarBand
Wednesday: 1 hour on, 1 hour off, do not wear at nap or at bedtime
Thursday: 2 hours on, 1 hour off, do not wear at nap or bedtime
Friday: 4 hours on, 1 hour off, start wearing at nap and bedtime
Saturday: 8 hours on 1 hour off
Sunday: 23 hours!
Reagan wore it home from the appointment, which is only about 25 miles from our house but being that it was 5pm - rush hour, it took about an hour to get home. She rode with Zach and about 10 minutes into the drive he calls me and says it must not be bothering her because our little angel is sound asleep! This made me happy knowing that it is not hurting her to wear it! We decided it would be best to keep her at home the next 2 days to monitor her closely (look for redness) to make sure she did not break out or it was too tight and also because with the schedule above, we really did not want daycare to have to mess with it. Zach stayed home with her on Thursday and I stayed with her on Friday. She did perfectly fine...piece of cake! I even had some time on Friday to jazz up her helmet a bit.
Now for it to start working so we can see her beautiful little head again.