Thursday, December 28, 2006

Keegan's Casting Appointment

We went today to get Keegan's head casted in the Woodlands on the way back from Dallas. The people at this place were remarkable and great with babies. I am so thankful since I will be going back on a regular basis for the next couple of months. It was confirmed more for me today that we were making the right decision. The man took measurements and pictures and pointed out several other abnormalities about his head. Evidently the flat spot in the back was causing his left eye to be smaller, the bulges above his ear that I thought were normal were not, and his slightly cone shaped head is attributed from it as well. He is going to come out looking incredible! The casting was not the best experience but Keegan made it. I think it was harder for mom to watch. I am suprised I held the tears in at one point. Jonathan had to hold him down the whole time and talked so sweet to him. It was precious! You can see the process below...



I hated this part first...


this part was not bad... he did not even cry.


sweet dad


when they sat him up to do the back..he lost it!


casting the important part (in the back)


big sigh...all done (what you don't see is that one second later he smiled and laughed)


mom...really? you just put me through that and now you are taking a naked baby picture??


We will get the helmet in 7-14 days and then the doctor thinks it will only be on for two months! I can do that! Keegan can do that! Jonthan can too! It will be painted maroon to support the Fighting Texas Aggies. Evidently, Jonathan wants it to soak through the helmet into his head and brain wash him. I think it will be cute and take the focus off the helmet. Whooo...what a day. When we got home, Jonathan informed me that at the end he has to do this again! At least I will know what to expect.

4 comments:

Jackson said...

Well done, little man! I'm so glad it will only have to be two months. Can't wait to see the maroon helmet!

Jerrell said...

GREAT JOB KEEGAN! Mom and Dad you are champs as well...especially you dad for holding him down...wow! Praise God for technology...! You all are loved and cherished a bunch over here from the altics...

aunt laura said...

Aw, what a brave little guy! Brave parents, too. I'm glad this all worked out so well & lovely color selection, I might add!

Janelle said...

Keegan is amazing!! He is so strong and brave! Obviously he got that from his parents because you two are doing a phenomenal job and were so strong as well!! And praise the Lord for only 2 months!!!