Wednesday, February 27, 2008


We had some nervous moments during Anya's first week. On the last day in the hospital, the pediatrician noticed a pop in her right hip, which can be an indicator of hip dysplasia. Two days later, our family doctor was able to replicate the pop pretty easily. She was able to get us scheduled to see a specialist two days later. Thankfully, she has only a mild case of hip dysplasia in her right side. She'll have to wear what we're calling 'lederhosen' for at least 6 weeks, but hopefully that will be it. After just a week of wearing her harness, the doctor noticed improvement, so things are looking good. She has to wear the harness 24/7, but it doesn't seem to bother her at all, and although it's a chore to change her clothes, diaper changes aren't that big of a deal.

Also, it doesn't affect your ability to hold her, so if you get a chance to see her over the next month, don't be shy!!!

Here are some pics.

The Lederhosen (and Cookie Monster).

The harness keeps her leg at this angle so the hip can grow and strengthen itself. It seems to be doing the trick.

Teaghan and Maeve say 'hey' to their sister.

Teaghan shows off her new hairstyle.

Maeve demonstrates what she considers to be proper baby holding etiquette in an effort to gain the privilege of carrying Anya around the house. Close. Oh so close. But not quite, Maeve. Not quite.


Anonymous said...

THANK YOU!!! and look at those PINKALICIOUS girls you have! Can't wait to hold Anya and the Big Sisters ;-)

t.j.Quinn said...

Well done annie, Congratulations to one and all,looking forward to seeing you soon ,Lots of Love , T.J. Assumpta and Gang