Friday, April 27, 2012


Some great things have been happening over the past couple of weeks.  Aside from taking a long weekend trip to Nags Head this past weekend (which was nice and relaxing) Sydney is starting to get sooooo much better at sitting up on her own.  She does really well until she decides that she wants something that is just out of her reach – then it’s man down!  She still hasn’t grasped the concept that she needs to catch herself when she’s falling over but at least her band is giving her head some cushion!  Sitting up is great progress!  Her head is usually midline and her physical therapist says that babies with torticollis usually have the hardest time mastering sitting in midline so Sydney is looking good! 
Therapy this week was really good too!  We are still going to physical therapy once a week for the torticollis.  This week’s measurements were the best yet!  We are still working with her quite a bit at home (things like stretching, massage, and feeding from the left side) to keep her working her muscles.  Sydney really likes to sit up and reach for things which is good for her so she can keep working her core muscles and strengthen them.  She’s rolling like a rolley-polley too!  She’s all over the place which is a big milestone for her with having torticollis.
WE HAVE A TOOTH!!!  This week I was feeding her and saw something white.  I got a closer look and there is a tooth peeking through!  It’s the bottom left tooth (right side of this pic):

All of this leads me up to today’s Band check.  Today was our one week check (she’s had the band on for 11 days – which is the longest time yet) and everything still looks good!  So good in fact that our technician recommended going to two week checks!!!  That means we don’t have to go back for two weeks unless something happens…YAY!!!!!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Band Check

Today was Sydney's band check appointment. Since Monday she's had very little redness and the usual spot has only been pink. This is great!! The technician said her head is looking good! She adjusted the band for her head growth and we go back next Friday for her 1 week check up.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

8 months old!

Sydney is 8 months old (well she was on Thursday…I’m a little late posting)!  She’s getting better by the day at rolling over – which also means her neck is getting stronger!  Every now and then she will put her knee under her body as if she wants to crawl but she doesn’t know what to do after that so she gives up.  She’s starting to sit up by herself for 15-20 seconds at a time.  She hasn’t quite got the concept that she has to break her falls or else she’s going to knock her head…which she’s done a few times now.  The physical therapist said that Sydney looks really good in sitting and that is a positive thing because infants with torticollis usually have a hard time mastering being in midline while sitting.  We go tomorrow to get her new band so hopefully the third time will be a charm!

Monday, April 9, 2012

First Easter

On Good Friday, we had Sydney’s appointment to get new photos of her head in preparation for her new band.  Everything went well and the technicians said they could see an improvement in how she is holding her head (they didn’t need a third person to push her head into midline).  The pictures were the best she’s had so far so hopefully this will be the last time!  We are scheduled to get her new band on April 16th.
On Saturday, we dyed Easter eggs and took some pictures of Sydney IN her Easter basket.  She wasn’t too upset out the basket (unlike when we put her in the pumpkin).  She is so distracted by everything it’s hard to get her to look at the camera and even crack a smile, but the pictures were cute none the less.

On Sunday, the Easter Bunny left a basket full of things for Sydney and we went to Mom’s for Easter dinner.  Sydney had a pretty dress and enjoyed all of her goodies.  She really loves to be outside and swing!