Tuesday, January 09, 2007

More on Plagiocephaly...

As I posted before, we made a last minute trip to Chicago for an appointment with Cranial Technologies to determine if Sophie needed another cranial molding helmet for her plagiocephaly. The trip turned out to be a lot of fun. We turned a five hour drive to Chicago into a ten hour drive on purpose. We were in no hurry to get there since our appointment was not until the next day. We left at 8:00am to pick up Haley. Around 9:30am we stopped off to have breakfast. Then around 1:00pm we stopped at the Children's Discovery Museum in Normal, Illinois. We wanted to stop somewhere the girls could get out and play. Sophie and Haley both enjoyed the museum very much.

Oh, this feels neat. (Yes - we left Sophie in her PJs.)

Look at me cruising around.

Whee, can we go down that again?

Creating a masterpiece.

How do I get out of here?

After the museum, we had lunch at Cosi (one of my favorite restaurants when we lived in DC but this location was not as good - disappointing) then we continued our road trip. About an hour and a half later, we made one more stop for ice cream and then we made it to Erica's and Ricky's house (my sister and brother-in-law) around 6:00pm. This trip served many purposes (1) Sophie's orthotic appointment, (2) see Erica's and Ricky's new house (gorgeous house and beautifully decorated - I got some great ideas for my own house), and (3) take Haley to the American Girl Place (there are only 3 locations in the US - New York, Chicago and Los Angeles). We accomplished all three things and had a lot of fun doing so. Thank you Erica and Ricky for your hospitality - I need that yummy Mexican Lasagna recipe and Haley would like to adopt Sylvester.

Sophie all bundled up while we walked around downtown Chicago.

Fast forward a week. Sophie and I flew to Chicago to be casted for her DOCband (cranial molding helmet) last Friday. Everything went very smoothly (from flying to renting a car and driving to the appointment) until our return flight was delayed an hour and a half. We left our house at 10:00am and did not get home until 9:30pm. Even through the long day, Sophie lit up the minute she saw Brandon (he had been out of town since Tuesday morning). Her arms and legs were going everywhere and she had a huge smile on her face. Oh, how she loves her wonderful daddy so much. So, we will return to Chicago in two weeks to be fitted for the helmet and Sophie will have to wear it 23 hours a day. Hopefully, we will see some great correction with this helmet so we do not have to get a third one.

1 comment:

Great Aunt said...

Looks like the girls had a great time on their mini vacation!! I checked out the link to Cranial Technologies.... they really get some wonderful results!! I can imagine how pleased you are to have found them!

I bet your sister really enjoyed your visit too. We always love to have family come out and visit.

Sophie looks like she's really got the hang of crawling. When you realize how much work it is for her to build up those muscles and train them to work for her...she certainly deserves all of our applause. Of course Mom and Dad deserve cudos too for being not only her task masters but her most avid cheerleadrers.

Aunt Barb