Friday, May 20, 2011

Calvin's last photo shoot before the helmet

Calvin's helmet is in and he'll be fitted in it Monday.

This is Calvin's cheesy grin. 
He reminds us of my father-in-law, whom he's named for, in this picture.

Here Calvin looks like Monk.

Here he reminds me of my mom and her dad.

Another shot where he looks like his big bubba.

I don't know what this is!

Here he looks like my grandpa again.

Bubba again.

My favorite.  He's just cute.
Calvin will have to wear his helmet 3-6 months for 23 hrs a day.  We're not looking forward to it, but we're so grateful Calvin doesn't need surgery!  Hopefully the helmet will allow his head to become more symmetrical as he grows.  You can't really tell when you see him from the front, but when you look down on his head from above you can see that it protrudes out on the front right and the back right is more in.  The right side of his head is pretty flat, whereas the left side is more curved.  This plagiocephaly has caused his face to slide around and one ear is a couple of inches anterior relative to the other.  Anyway, it's not really that big of a deal and is mainly cosmetic, but we've decided to try to fix it.  Surely he can't be any cuter, though! 


  1. He is adorable! :) I love that he's already sporting a buzz cut. :) I'm sure the helmet will be great! I see so many kids with them these days and the results afterward is incredible. My best friend (Kristin) has a 10 year old boy who she now really wishes had one when he was a baby.

  2. He will make that helmet look good! Praying for yall and that this will be an easy transition.

  3. I have two friends whose babies wear helmets right now. Both of them have seen amazing improvement in head shape, even within a couple of weeks! I'm sure this will be a blessing for him!

  4. Thanks for sharing those positive stories! It really does help us to be encouraged!




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