Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Playing Catch-up

Let me give you a little history to get you up to date. Our handsome boy was born September 12, 2011. He was 8 lbs 6 oz and I remember the doctor and nurse arguing over whether he was 22.5" or 23". Either way he was a long, big boy.  And still is! Wyatt weights in at a whopping 18 lbs and 3 oz at 4.5 months old. I noticed his curved feet right away, but all newborn feet look a little odd to me and I didn't really think much of it. When Wyatt was 3 days old we took him in for a routine check-up. Our regular pediatrician was busy and we saw a different doctor in the office (little did we know what a huge blessing this would be!) Dr. Babbel had made an offhand comment on how he was a little concerned about how curved Wyatt's feet were. He folded Wyatt's legs up to show us the unusual position he had taken up in the womb. He said that his feet should start to straighten out now that he isn't cramped in a small space anymore. If they weren't better by his 2 month routine check-up he would refer us to a specialist just to double check. We were relieved to hear this and made a note to pay close attention to Wyatt's feet.

A couple of months passed and Wyatt's feet were improving. They didn't curve out as much but still were always angled up. We saw our regular pediatrician for Wyatt's 2 month check-up. We brought up Dr. Babbel's concerns over Wyatt's feet and asked his opinion. He quickly looked them over and concluded that they looked perfectly fine. Phew! We all breathed a huge sigh of relief. Our little boy is perfect! Time passes again and I just can't get the feeling out of my mind that something is wrong with Wyatt's feet. They are so unusually fat and they still curve up and out. Something isn't right. When it came time for Wyatt's 4 month check-up I made sure we scheduled it with Dr. Babbel. I bring up Wyatt's feet again and he agrees with me 100%...something just isn't right. He is convinced that they don't look too bad and will hopefully just need close monitoring from an orthopedic specialist and maybe some stretching. Okay, I can handle that.

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