- Breech births or babies who were breech for long periods of time during the last three months of the pregnancy
Kaitlyn has at least two out of the four markers. I have no idea if she was breech until close to the end. I asked at several appointments and was told she was head down. I don't know of anyone in my family with the problem, but maybe in Neal's. I really don't know though.
If I knew this was a real problem and something that needed to be caught early (BTW, catching it at 2 isn't early) I would have been checking Kaitlyn myself. If all the pediatricians she saw up to six months old would have noticed the problem we could have put her in a sling/brace and corrected the problem early. If it would have been caught before she was 18 months old they would have sedated her, put the hip in place, then put a full body cast on her for a couple months. Now she must endure at least one surgery and a full to partial body cast. It needs to be done ASAP as the longer it goes on the more damage is done to her hip. The doctor told me yesterday her hip wasn't properly formed. I'm really curious how off it is.
Here's Kaitlyn with her new doll bed last night. She was all smiles until I pulled out the camera... as usually. You have to wonder if she thinks that is how we put her to bed. Notice the yellow arm sticking out from under the pink blanket. She completely covered her baby up other then the arm.