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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Just 15 minutes

Thank you, Mary Corbet, for reminding me that I don't need to have hours of time to actually see progress in my stitching. Just 15 minutes of stitching can mean some progress. Right now, it seems that 15 minutes is all I can find in a given day. Yesterday, I didn't even find that, but the day before, one of the flowers on my Floral Rondel went from this:To this:It isn't much, but it is progress. Tonight, I think I've even got a bit more time, if I don't spend too much time blogging!

Erin continues to grow. Yesterday she was up to 6 lb, 7.5 oz! Unfortunately, at that doctor's visit, we found that the doctor is not encouraged that the brace on her hips will do anything. We'll get another ultrasound in two weeks to check, but it's likely that at that point we'll discontinue use of the brace. In most cases like this, the doctor says he's able to rotate the hips into position and then they just need to be held there, but in Erin's case, he's unable to get the hips into position. This likely means that she'll need surgery at 3-4 months of age to reposition the hips, and then she'll need to be in a cast from chest to knees for another 3-4 months to hold everything in place. I don't want to think about the logistics of diaper changing in this situation, but it's a means to an end, as DH keeps reminding me.

Thanks again to all who have commented and emailed, especially those who have experienced hip dysplasia with their own kids! It always helps to know the success stories!

I decided to test my camera tonight when she was waking up and not crying. :-) Here are some of the results.


Anonymous said...

What an incredible gift you have, even a cast won't mar the pleasure and joy you will have while she grows. clk

Anonymous said...

It's good to hear an update on Erin to see her new photos. I love seeing her hands and thinking how you may train her to skillfully use them as you do yours.

Best wishes,

Doris said...

i hope Erin will be better and better.

Love to Stitch 99 said...


She is such a darling baby and I am so sorry that she has to go through all of this at such a young age.

Your stitching is progressing very nicely.

Pierrette =^..^=

Mary Corbet said...

It's amazing what can be done in 15 minutes, isn't it?! Thanks for the mention, Jeanne! Sometimes, those 15 minute spurts are the only way I make progress...

Erin is a doll! I hope all goes well with the ultra sound in two weeks!

(There's nothing like a baby right when waking up, is there? -- so cute!)

Jeanne - WillowTreeStitcher said...

I'm so behind on my blog reading Jeanne. Again, congrats on the arrival of Erin - she is truly a sweetheart!! I'm sorry to hear she'll need surgery but at least she won't remember it and her problem is correctable. Any progress is good progress on the stitching front - we have to take advantage of those little timeslots we can get.

NCPat said...

That is a great 15 minutes! And, of course, Erin is so precious!

Elizabeth Braun said...

You're right - a small amount of regular stitching adds up to a lot of progress. I should try it, huh???

Re Erin - poor little scrap! She's cute though and, yes, it is a means to an end and it'll be so worth it when you see her running around like a normal kid in future years.=) Hang in there, hun!

Beth in IL said...

Erin is so adorable! And if you get 15 minutes stitching in a day, you are doing great!

Anonymous said...

Jeanne, Your stitching is beautiful no matter how long it takes you. I always have envied you your beautiful stitches. It will get done not to worry.
Re Erin: I saw her at your Moms house. She is truly precious. I will keep her in my prayers. Even if she has to have surgery she will be ok and that is all that matters. Keep her pictures coming.

Sue Duggan