Tuesday, April 7, 2009

David's Band is Off

David's band came off for the last time today. At his exit appointment, the doctor asked if they could use him as an example baby because he got such good results and because he's so cute. I agreed, but after talking to my mom, I wish I had asked for a discount or something in return. :) Steve got a little sentimental last night as he was cleaning David's band because it was the last time he would do it. Both of us were worried he'd have a hard time adjusting to not wearing it (since he wore it 23 hours a day for 7 weeks), but he has been happy and smiley, and he's napping beautifully. Here are some before and after pictures that they took of his head (thanks Angee for helping me turn them into something I could post!), so you can see what a regularly shaped head he has now.






Before: Note how his forehead is higher on his right (our left).



After: Note the rice cereal still stuck to his nose. :)



Before: Wide overall and flat on the right (not to mention the scaly dry scalp)



After: Beautiful! Even his skin cleared up, and he got some hair too!


Before: Flat in back




After: So much better!



Before: So cubby!



After: Happy baby David! (just for you, Boo!)

12 comments:

Angee said...

You didn't post the best picture! The smiley one is so cute! Plus the before picture is so funny how chubby he was. :)

Nichols Family said...

yay David!!!! He is still so cute!!!

Kristi said...

I'll get the smiley one on for Angee. :)

Rob, Michelle and Luke Greer said...

wow, that last one really shows how much he has grown up. he is such a great model!

Jaclyn said...
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Jaclyn said...

Very cute and I'm glad his head is better :)

Rogers Family said...

You have the cutest boys! Yea for David.

Kylee said...

I am glad it worked so well for him. He is so adorable and looks like such a happy baby!

Rachel said...

Oh man, he's a beautiful little baby. He has grown up! I swear he has your eyes. Cute kiddos.

JackandJaneyNichols said...

He looks really good, and I'm glad he's helmet worked for him, he's so cute!

Paige said...

Kristi, I can truly appreciate good before and after pictures. In answer to your question, my baby that I had in August had to have Total Cranial Vault Reconstruction on March 4th. That was a bad deal. I'm sure glad it's over!! And I'm especially thankful to live by Primary Children's!!

Jen said...

Those are really great pictures! The very last one looks like John David! A lot!