When he was three months old, we started to notice the back of Silas’ head flattening. So we kept an eye on it, but despite lots of tummy time and repositioning during sleep, it got worse over the next month. After a visit to a specialist, we decided to put him in a helmet if it didn’t improve by the time he turned he turned six months. Fortunately, it didn’t get worse, but it didn’t get better either. Soooo… Silas is now wearing a helmet 23 1/2 hours a day for the next three months. Interestingly, the specialist told us it was not uncommon that she saw multiple siblings who shared this condition.
Two weeks down, ten to go. He’s tolerating it really well. In fact, it probably bothers us more than it does him. I miss kissing his little head.
The week after Kieron started preschool, we loaded Avery on a bus for his first day of kindergarten. He’s going full-day, and although summer was fun, I think we were all ready for this next step. We lucked out and got a fabulous teacher and an awesome, rapping bus driver.
Avery enjoys school, although he says he misses his toys (and us) while he’s away. I can tell his teacher keeps him busy at school. His folder is full of projects at the end of each day, and his lunch box is almost always empty. In fact, apparently he’s missed a couple of recesses because he spent the entire lunch hour finishing his meal! The long days are really wearing him out. He even fell asleep on the bus one afternoon this week, and almost didn’t get off. I later discovered he frequently catches a catnap on the ride home!