We met with Alex's pediatric plastic surgeon yesterday as well as the orthotist. They both said 3 more weeks in the helmet and he is done!!! He might wear it for 2 more weeks at night after that, but we now have an endpoint. His head looks amazing already. Jon and I have been discussing what to do with the helmet when we are done. We want to keep it but it stinks so bad we're not sure we can keep it.
I wish my blog had smell-o-vision so I could share the stink with you.
I have started to get more comfortable as a mom as the boys approach the end of babyhood. I find myself doing things I never thought I would do. Over the weekend, I put Alex's helmet on Nate. Why you ask?
I wanted to see Nate's reaction.
Guess what? It was what I expected. He did NOT like it. One bit. His reaction caused me to say to Jon immediately, "Oh my god we are so lucky Alex was the one with the helmet."
And if you know me at all, you know that I'll be putting that helmet back on Nate's head again and taking some pictures. And it will be hilarious!
Can you tell I am giddy with excitement? If anyone has suggestions on how to destroy/memorialize/enshrine the helmet, please let us know. You have 19 days.