Ready to Rumble

Thursday Mason and I returned to Cranial Technologies for his DOC Band fitting to treat his Plagiocephaly (oblique head shape). When the therapist put it on him, he grinned and giggled the whole time.  She even commented on how well he acclimated to it.  His DOC Band needed some minor adjustments and we were on our way.  Mason seemed totally unphased the rest of the evening and did not have any major irritations when we did his skin checks. Since he only had it a few hours before bedtime he didn’t have to sleep in it on night one.

Mason carried on playing as usual even with his DOC Band.  However, the white looked frumpy and clinical to me.

Mason carried on playing as usual even with his DOC Band. However, the white looked frumpy and clinical to me.

He even enjoyed a Baby Einstein DVD with his sibs.

He even enjoyed a Baby Einstein DVD with his sibs.

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While Mason enjoyed his final night of slumber sans DOC Band, George got busy painting a mini masterpiece.  He found a website with samples of painted bands and used a pair of the boy’s camo pants as inspiration.  The end result was exactly as I envisioned.

The artist who painted our inspiration used shades of blue, but we chose classic camouflage colors instead.

The artist who painted our inspiration used shades of blue, but we chose classic camouflage colors instead.

Does he blend in with his surroundings now?

I think Mason’s new fangled accessory highlights his adorable face rather nicely.

I think he looks pretty dapper.

This is one dapper boy!

Friday Mason was content wearing his DOC Band during feedings and playtime, but naps were an entirely different story.  Poor Mason could not find a comfortable place and fussed the whole time.  He only napped a few times for 20-30 minutes at best.  I was concerned that his pleasant mood would soon deteriorate because he is a fantastic napper (he’ll take 90 to 120 minutes naps).  He proved me wrong and maintained a good attitude all day even without naps!

Since he couldn’t seem to sleep all day we were slightly concerned about making it through the night with Mason’s new accessory.  George and I braced ourselves for a rough night, but Mason slept like an angel!  I think he was utterly exhausted and finally figured out that he could sleep in the DOC Band after all.  Harper on the other hand woke up wailing at 10:00 pm for no apparent reason.  Thankfully, we were able to settle him and all babies slept through the night as usual.

Order is restored!  Mason is napping like himself again.

Order is restored! Mason is napping like himself again.

Hugs!

Amber

PS- In case you are new to our site,  I wrote about Mason’s Plagiocephaly here:  https://fourtoadore.com/2013/03/16/plagiosaurus/

8 thoughts on “Ready to Rumble

  1. As ususal, George did a great job! What kind of paint did he use? A friend of my mother’s wants to paint her grandson’s DOC band and is worried that the paint will crack. All the kids look so big. Theya are adorable!!!

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    • They recommended using acrylic craft paint, but George used the acrylic paint that comes in tubes because we had it already. It is the same stuff he uses to do paintings. We put a coat of Mod Podge over the top to help prevent chipping, but it will likely need touch ups still. One reason we chose camo is because you don’t notice chips or touch ups!

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    • They recommended using acrylic craft paint, but George used the acrylic paint that comes in tubes because we had it already. It is the same stuff he uses to do paintings. We put a coat of Mod Podge over the top to help prevent chipping, but it will likely need touch ups still. One reason we chose camo is because you don’t notice chips or touch ups!

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