Monday, April 4, 2011

Same stinky shoes, new angle

She loves grabbing her shoes!! Getting close to smacking herself in the face.

Had our checkup today! Dr. England says she is looking great and he put in an order to change her Ponseti brace angle from 70 degrees (which is almost straight outward) to 50 degrees. She has become so flexible that he was worried about too much of an over correction. Clubbed feet is corrected through over correction - but there is such a thing as too much. 50 degrees is still out pretty far (in fact our son had one foot at 70 and the other at 50 the whole time). So, this should be just fine.

And... drum roll please.... we have graduated to only wearing the braces during naps and overnight! She is three months ahead of our son on that note. Waaaahoooooo!!! Right now her nap schedule is two 45 minute naps in the morning and a long 2-3 hour nap in the afternoon, followed by a tiny nap in the evening sometimes, and then sleeping solid from 8:30pm-7am. We're thinking the two morning naps would be a bit much for on/off on/off, so our routine is going to consist of keeping the braces on until after her first nap. Then the braces will be off during that waking period plus the second morning nap and the waking period after the second nap. Then the shoes will be on during her long afternoon nap. She might get a short shoe break in the evening, just depends on what we have going on. So, really she's just gained probably 3 hour break from the shoes instead of a 30 minute one. I am super glad to have a squishy baby for any amount of time! :)

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