Last weekend Fancy, Emery, and I made a road trip to Austin for Emery's consultation for a DOC Band (or helmet). We had a wonderful time shopping and being with family. We were able to spend some time with Mimmie, Bubba, Ellen, Jared, and my Aunt Carol. Emery was a great little shopper. In one picture Mimmie had put her to sleep in the baby bjorn. It just happens that my cousin, Clyde, and his girlfriend, Marisa, were visiting Texas from Oregon. Marisa and Clyde are the designers of the 'Emery' necklace. I was so happy for them to get to meet Emery for the first time. Emery was just amazing at her DOC Band appointment. We go pick up her helmet on June 7th. It is estimated that Emery will wear it for 3 to 4 months. She must wear it 23 hours a day. The DOC Band only weighs 6 ounces and children get used to it very quickly. For the record this has nothing to do with Emery having Down Syndrome.
Reasons Emery needs a DOC Band:
*Emery's head is more circular than oval shaped
*The back her head is flatter than it should be, it has been since she was born
*Emery is on her tummy ALL the time and her head does not seem to be getting better
*Alot of her weight is in the front of her head which could cause balance problems