Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

brother and sister in helmets :)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

wearing her STARband for Plagiocephaly

Olivia got her STARband helmet yesterday. She is being treated at Children's Health Care of Atlanta at Scottish Rite. All of the employees at Scottish Rite have been extremely nice and helpful!

Information below is taken from:

The STARband is an effective treatment for babies between 3 and 18 months of age, and has been successfully used to treat babies with head shape problems since 2001.

Correction usually occurs within 3-6 months when the baby begins orthotic treatment before 12 months of age.

The baby's active growth is a dynamic component of the treatment. Compliance to the twenty-three hour per day wearing schedule is crucial to a successful outcome.

Besides torticollis, another postnatal cause of deformational plagiocephaly occurs when the back of the baby's head rests for prolonged periods of time against a hard surface like an infant carrier, car seat, swing, or stroller. Before 1992, babies were put to sleep on their tummies, which varied the amount of pressure on the back of the head. However, since the very successful "Back to Sleep" program was initiated in an effort to end Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), babies now spend all night on their backs until they are able to roll and reposition themselves. The Back to Sleep program has dramatically reduced the incidence of SIDS and is one of the most effective health programs ever initiated. Unfortunately, the combination of the carriers we use to hold and position our babies during the day and placing babies to sleep on their backs all night has increased the potential for the development of head shape deformities. Practitioners and caregivers should support the American Academy of Pediatrics Back to Sleep Program and encourage tummy time during the day while the baby is awake and supervised in order to minimize the effects of continuous spine positioning on the head.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

Multitude Monday - "Overflowing with Thankfulness"

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
Colossians 2:6-7

Today I am "overflowing with thankfulness" to God for the joy that my children bring me!

holy experience

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Remembering Papa Mattox

Today is my Papa (Jimmy) Mattox's birthday. He passed away while we were living overseas. I miss him, and especially today on his birthday. I am thankful for the memories and pictures that I have to hold on to.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Monday, August 9, 2010

Multitude Monday

Giving thanks this day...
~for my son's excitement about his new school
~for my husband's employment
~for my baby girl's cute drooly face smiling up at me
~for a completely free (used, but still working) washer and dryer set that we are undeserving of
~for delicious vegetables and fruit given to us from gardens
~for the peace that passes all understanding (Phil.4:7)

For this and more I praise you, my Lord Jesus Christ.
holy experience

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

baby shower for Jamie

Last week I gave a baby shower for my dear friend Jamie. She is expecting her second little boy next month. It was a great time of fellowship with friends that I had not seen in a long time!