Thursday, July 31, 2008

Giving it a Little Personality

The plain white DOC Band had to go and is replaced with something with a little more personality. I painted it blue, but because we didn't put a sealant on it the paint began to rub off. So we removed the paint, but it did leave a blue tint to it. You can't really tell in the pictures. Then we put these cute rub on sticker things on it. I'm not too confident that it will all stay on so it could change over time.

CJ has been pretty fussy today. It's hard to tell if it's teething or the band. The red mark on the side of his head continues to show up. It does take a while for it to go away. Cranial Tech called this afternoon to check on things and I mentioned the red spot which lasts more than an hour. She said if it goes away it's fine and when we come in next week they'll relieve some pressure there.

I noticed some dry skin on the back of his head later tonight. It's not red or anything so I guess it's okay. As I kept being told yesterday pink skin is healthy skin. I'll keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn't get any worse.

Sleeping has been pretty much not happening today. He might have napped a total today of 3 hours if we were lucky. Mostly cat naps. He's very restless tonight sleeping in the helmet. Again I'm not sure if it's the helmet or teething or something else entirely. I was giving him a bath tonight and he kept pulling on his right ear. So I'm not sure if he might be coming down with something. Maybe he just discovered that it was there and free to be played with. Maybe it was itchy, I don't really know. So another thing for me to keep an eye on. But pretty much I don't anticipate getting too much sleep tonight. And since Joe has to get up early for work I'll be up with him tonight. I might just sleep out in the living room actually so to not disturb Joe.

I am hoping tomorrow will be a better day for him. I guess we'll see. He still looks so darn cute though, doesn't he?

9 comments:

Cocoa said...

What a little darling! The animals are a great touch to his band.

Kelly said...

I think it looks darling! Sounds like you are doing an excellent job of keeping track of all the subtle changes...keep it up even if you feel a little neurotic!

Happy POW!

Chelle said...

So cute! I think he is adorable!

Lynette said...

Oh, he is a cutie pie. Love the decorations :)

Erin said...

he looks ADORABLE! It isnt what I thought it was going to look like though. I do not know what I was imagining in my head. I hope that he isnt coming down with something! When my CJ is getting teeth he pulls his ears! Which he has been doing again!

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

Looks like he's not minding it at all! That's great!! I have to say though, Frank NEVER would have let me put pink on it! LOL

Mamasphere said...

Love it! You know, it could be fun to change the stickers every so often.

Glad to see that it's not affecting CJ's happiness in the least.

Carol said...

Oh so much cuter!!

McMommy said...

You did a fantastic job decorating it!!!! Love it! The animals are so cute and it seems to fit so nicely with CJ's sunny smile! :)