Thursday, February 4, 2010

Big day in the Roberts house...

So last amazing night. And you want to know why? Our little scoot slept 8.5 hours STRAIGHT! No fuss, no muss. I woke up at 5am, grabbed my little clock and then immediately thought something was wrong. I grabbed the monitor and cranked up the sound to hear Anna breathing...and she was. But I stared at that thing for about 10 min. She woke around 5:30am, nursed until 6am and then slept until 8:15. Unbelievable! We were just at the dr's yesterday (details below) and she assured us that it was still very normal for her to wake in the middle of the night because she was still breastfeeding. So we were feeling good about her 3am we have tasted the sweetness of sleep.

I honestly almost woke John up because I was so giddy. haha!

THEN...because of our appt with the dr (again, details below) we are to keep her on her belly almost exclusively unless she is in her bumbo chair or being held. Dr. Ewing assured us that allowing her to cry while on her tummy was ok, and necessary at this point. So I was not really looking forward to the cry-fest that would happen today. So, I put her on her tum on the bed...she cried and then kicked right on over. SHE ROLLED OVER! Amazing. Thinking it was a fluke...I put her back on her tummy..and BAM, she did it again. And laughing after she got over. It was a little bi-polar moment for her. SCREAMING, then puff...fits of laughter!

Later today I put her on the floor and it took all of two seconds for her to kick on over. Over and over we did this! I promise to upload the videos soon...the first is almost cruel because she is crying, but the second, I barely got the lens off before she flipped. This is getting interesting. here is the update from the dr. Anna has been diagnosed with torticollis and plagiocephaly. Torta-who? Plagio-wha? Basically a neck strain (probably caused in the womb or delivery) which keeps her head to the right or tilted to the right...which caused the plagiocephaly (flat spot on the right side of her little head). She will have to go through a minimum of 4 weeks of physical therapy and NO time on her back unless she is sleeping. It is going to be a rough week until she gets used to it because she LOVES to kick on her back. And I promise, I have not kept her on her back for 3 1/2 months, flat spots are normal, hers is just more pronounced because her neck strain keeps her head completely still while sleeping.

If it doesn't improve by 6 months, then we see a cranial specialist and possibly get fitted for a helmet. :( I have all confidence her little noggin will pop back out with ease!


  1. Morgan started getting a flat spot on the back of her head and we had to keep her off her back for a while. Hers got better and we are all clear now. One of the boys I nannied for in Knoxville had the same thing on the left side of his head and his got better on its own as well. I know it is hard to keep them on there tummies all of the time but they get used to it, Bumbo seats and exersaucers are great too!

  2. Thanks Anne! I am sure you see our new post...but her head seems to be getting better. We are keeping our fingers crossed that we will be able to avoid a helmet.