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Tuesday, January 03, 2006


This will be a short one; things are about to get hectic as I get everyone ready to head out the door. Today we have Liam's appointment at CHEO to check out his funny little head. It's been a bit oddly shaped since he was born, probably from the way he was lodged in my womb for the last few months of my pregnancy (as I first mentioned here). I'm a little nervous, naturally. I really don't want the kid to have to wear a helmet for 23 hours a day for several months. Honestly, though, I believe I've seen improvement over the past couple months, and I'm hoping the doc will just say it's not severe and we can leave it untreated. I took these today:

I mean, be honest with me, but that's not so bad, eh?
I'll update after the appointment.
Liam has a new favourite trick. He grabs a toy (any toy'll do) and gets an intense look of concentration on his face as he extends the toy over the edge of the exersaucer (or highchair). He holds it there for a moment, then lets go! He looks intense for another moment, perhaps to ensure the successful release of the object, and then triumphantly looks at me. Good GOD he is talented, no? He loves it when I say, "What did you DO?" He'll giggle and bounce and wait until I retrieve the fallen object, so he can repeat this fascinating procedure. And of course, I retrieve again and again. Because he is my beautiful boy!

I'll leave you with a playdoh hair creation by Aidan:



At 12:22 PM, Blogger Jennboree said...

What a handsome little guy!

To be honest, I don't see much of a head shape issue. I've seen babies with odd shaped heads and he doesn't qualify.

Perhaps his is because of the way he sleeps? Many babies do if they sleep on one side more than the other.

At 1:41 PM, Blogger Ali said...

hmm...head looks pretty normal to me...hope all goes well!

At 2:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tree babes, he looks normal to me. Gorgeous to be honest. I don't see a problem.


At 4:26 PM, Blogger Lisa said...

His head looks fine , he is a very handsome little man !!!

At 5:36 PM, Blogger LoriLaurieLauri said...

Maybe it's the angle of the camera but...he looks TOTALLY normal to me! Now, if you want to talk about a kid with head issues, it's Ethan...but that's a whole other blog!

Let us know how it goes!

At 5:50 PM, Blogger Eve said...

Seriously- that head? The only reason for Liam to wear a helmet is so that the other kids won't be insanely jealous of his gorgeous head. He looks perfect! Good luck at the Doctor's!

At 6:41 PM, Blogger Tree said...

WOW, thank you so much for that, all of you! Honestly, there's been a ton of improvement over the past two months (since the doc referred us to the specialist). I'm so glad it looks like it wasn't just wishful thinking.

At 9:43 PM, Blogger Jennboree said...

The playdoh kid looks like he might have some gender issues though...

At 1:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh jeez i love liam..damn he's looking cuter and cuter everytime i see him!!! i think , about his head, one side looks fine and the other side looks better to me..i remember it was really bad when he was just born..but i think there's a difference!?


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