This week we took Kaylee to a couple appointments to get her head checked out. She has plagiocephaly (a flat head). The pediatrician we took her to a couple weeks ago recommended that we get her a helmet. I appreciated his and the other doctor's honesty in telling us that the treatment of plagiocephaly is largely cosmetic. The only medical problem that they foresaw Kaylee might have is possible difficulty with balance (since her ears are a little assymetrical). Normally I like to be minimalistic with medical intervention, especially when the problem at hand is cosmetic or self correcting. However, our insurance will pay for the helmet and I don't think having her in a helmet can do her any harm. Tim and I both figured that by the time she reaches about age 15 she would really appreciate having a round head. I guess a helmet for a couple months is worth a lifetime of a symmetrical head. The doctor said that most babies cry the whole time that he plasters her head, but Kaylee didn't even whine until the very end. She was completely satisfied with sucking on the cloth she was wearing and her plastered-covered hands.
*As a side note: Bumbos are pretty cool. Kaylee had never sat in one before. However, her thighs are a bit too chunky for them. We had to force them in and then when I pulled her out, her thighs just kept hanging onto the bumbo.
Tim and I went to the annual Beehive picnic at Porter Park. I like it because it feels like a whole town party. I love just walking around and running into people that I know and haven't seen for awhile. It didn't disappoint. We ran into all sorts of people we knew. It was fun to chat with so many friends. It was really hot though. When we came home we gave Kaylee a bottle with just water in it because we were worried that the heat had probably dehydrated her a bunch.
It has been in the 90s in Rexburg the last few days and we all feel like we're melting. Most days I just want to sit right next to the air conditioner. I hope that it cools down soon!
Check out videos and pictures from throughout the month of June.