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I'm Elle.. a wife and new mom. I just turned 21, but I feel older. I got married at 19 and almost 8 months later I moved to Florida where my husband is stationed. We found out I was pregnant the following month, and well 9 months later here we are with our baby boy Mycah Reiss. I am starting this blog not to show off my life, or to act like my ife is perfect. I am a real girl, with real problems and real goals in life. My purpose for this is so that moms out there can relate to each other, but especially relate to me. There is so many new things I am living that it is refreshing to talk to people you don't know, but know exactly what you are going through.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Flat Spot!!!

So I hadn't noticed that Mycah is developing a flat spot in the back of his head. I looked it up online and compared to the cases I saw online, his isn't that bad YET. I'm starting to lay him on his side (when I can keep my eye on him). I also rolled up a little blanket and place it behind his neck to keep pressure off his head (which I read online). I also made an appt. with his doctor to make sure it isn't so bad yet, because I read some babies even need this little helmet to correct the problem.

I feel bad though, because the umbilical hernia and now this, it's things that have never happened to any baby in my family. Although, I know they are common, I feel like I'm not doing a good job at being a mom. Is it because I have no one to turn to? No, because I can't blame anyone but myself. It just feels like maybe if I was back home and I had help all these things wouldn't be happening. It took me 2 months to get him to latch on so maybe I can do this it's just going to take a little while to get the hang of it. I hope I didn't ruin his head :[ Hopefully, the doctor was some better advice and ideas on how to correct this!!!

We're also moving on base this Thursday! So I have lots to do. I have moved 14 times in my whole life and with the help of the movers this being the 15th will def be the easiest!

It's been awhile since I last updated, and in that time Bonnie found out that her husband is being sent to Korea for a year. Which sucks because that means she is leaving too!!! She is my only friend and person I go to advice since she is a GREAT mom, and I know it's selfish of me but since she can't go with her husband I really hope she stays here while she is gone because I don't want to be alone again!! 

Well I'm going to go make my husbands lunch for tomorrow!


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  1. Oh he is so adorable! :) I know that my daughter has a little bit of a flat and balding spot where she likes to sleep on a lot! She rubs her head back and forth too! Now that she is six months she is beginning to love sleeping on her tummy. She rolls over and don't worry I'm sure it will go away! I found you through bloggy moms, and I would love for you to check out my blog! I am a new GFC follower--http://sophieandmomma.blogspot.com

    Welcome to the group! :) I hope that you have a good time making him lunch! hehe I have to do the same tomorrow!

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  3. He's adorable. I wouldn't worry about the flat spot on his head. Flat spots are normal, since babies spend so much time on their backs. Also let your baby lay on his tummy for "tummy time" when you're watching.

    I'm wary of those helmets, wouldn't they constrict the baby's head, since the brain is growing very rapidly in the first year. It might interfere with his brain growth, but I haven't done much research on it. That's just what I think.

    Anyway, good luck and I hope everything goes well!
    Have a great day,

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  4. He is too cute!!!

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  5. What is causing your sons flat spot? Tightness in his neck? I noticed my son's flat spot when he was a month old. I tried re-positioning him, keeping him off his back but it got worse. It was a combination of factors: tightness in his neck (fixed by a chiropractor) and his position in utero (nothing I could do about this). He is now 3 weeks into wearing a helmet but it's going well. Get it checked early, see a chiropractor, and if you need to then get it banded early. Good luck. Please check out my site it does have some stuff about my son's head on there but it's mostly about our trips and travels. http://andweareoffto.blogspot.com/

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    Amie: I'm not sure, I think its laying him on his back too much during the day. HE HATES tummy time and cries cries cries until I pick him up. I do have the Moby Wrap which I use maybe 2-3 times a week, maybe I should use it more often than the swing. At night he sleeps on his back but with his face turned to the side. I stayed up 2 nights the entire nights and it's always sideways. On Friday he has an appointment with the doctor on base, I'll wait to see what he says and maybe he refers me to a specialist. I hope it all turns out ok, because luckily his umbilical hernia is also less visible.

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