the cute squishy soft skin.
The feet you love to touch, love to kiss, just hold, to watch their toes curl when you tickle them.
A Babies foot.
What if you knew at your 20 week scan that your baby wouldn't have ATypical 'Perfect' baby foot/feet?
Would you be scared? Would you worry? I did. A lot. The worst mistake i done was to google.... as i found images like ...
|This. Untreated case of Bilateral Talipes...|
this for me is quite disturbing. In the nicest possible way. To think my baby who is growing inside me would have feet like this.
I got into the lift as we left the hospital & burst in to Tears.
I found the weekly cast changes hard, & we would then struggle that night to settle him. They always told me he shouldn't be in any pain. He was just 5 days old & his sleep changed & became much grumpier. I blamed the casts. what more was i meant to do.?
I would of Loved a support group to talk to ask if how i was feeling was normal or not... So i created one. Just a facebook group Its called Happy Feet Talipes (If you wanted to join & talk confidentially about your child with Talipes)
So ok you get through the casting stage & you get told your beautiful baby then has to wear big bulky boots & a heavy metal bar. I mean i knew this stage was coming but i hadn't seen any photos & had no idea what to expect.
In-eye-of-beholder-babies-dream = one of my favourite posts I dressed Hugo up the day he went into BnB it kept me smiling through.
my-story-of-hugo-past-present-future = as the title explains... My story. M first ever Blog
just-how-far-i-feel-ive-come-in-such = a brilliant blog to try to help New Mums going through Talipes
new-baby-can-he-go-back-now = Sibling rivalry Jealousy It does get better.
please-don't-feel-sorry-for-me-or-my-son = peoples reactions to BnB Boots & bar Bilateral Talipes.
I can't believe we are almost a full year into treatment Hugo will be 1 year old on Monday 7th January!
So I am having a 'oh my goodness my baby is growing up' moment.
Hugo has learnt to Cruise the furniture & walk with his V-Tech walker. its amazing to watch & Amazing that he can walk in his Boots & Bar!!
But i noticed how "Outwards" his feet are now. complete opposite to being inwards they now seem to be 90 degree outwards.
we have our next 3 monthly Physio appointment next week. so i will discuss my worries with them.
Hugo's Talipes has definitely not held him back in any way. He is a typical boy & always climbing & crawling up anything he can get close to. a mischievous little man.
|how does this look comfy? boots & bar BnB Bilateral Talipes|
|He got stuck trying to get in to the shower|
|He even tries to climb the stairs!|
I can honestly say I don't take Feet for granted. Hugo wouldn't be able to walk without having 4-8+ weeks of Casts & 5 years of Boots & Bars.