My little girl had her check-up at the pediatrician yesterday. She is seven months old, 16 pounds, and grew almost three full inches since her last trip.
Her development is all on point, and everything was going fantastic till the pediatrician looked at the back of her head and asked me if I would take her to a crania-facial specialist because the back of her head is too flat and she may actually need a helmet.
My heart broke in an instant thinking that there could be anything wrong with her, especially the thought of her being the little girl in public all the other kids would point, or stare at. As a mother, I want to protect her at any cost.
My mind is boggled because this typically happens in children who lay on their backs a lot or are in the same position, but she is always on the move, sitting up, or playing … except when she is sleeping.
Everyone has told me not to worry too much, and I am going to take a deep breath and try to relax till her appointment on Monday.
I am taking it better than my husband who is basically freaking out.
This is just something we could have gone without after losing my sister in October, and the plethora of crappy things that have happened in 2011.
I think one of the only positive things that came out of this year was her birth, and I know there are people out there who are much worse off, but I cannot wait for 2012 and a fresh new year, and a new start.
Thanks to my readers for all their thoughts and prayers over the next week!