Pretty much the only physical attribute Sebastien has from his NICU time is plagiocephaly, or a flat head. From the front, you’d never know, but from the right side, top, and back, you can see that his head is quite flat. We took him in for a helmet consult, and sure enough, he needs one. I’ll post the pictures they took at his first appointment next weekend.
Last week we had the appointment to measure his head. They put a stocking over his head to flatted it down so that their machines can really see the shape. I was a bit taken back at first, but Sebastien didn’t seem to mind one bit. He kept sticking out his tongue and blowing bubbles.
He was then placed on a pedestal where a bunch of cameras took 360 degree pictures of his head.
From there, they created a 3D image of the head (Didn’t get a pic of this). All helmets are custom fit to the individual baby.
Today, one week later, we got his helmet. He doesn’t seem to mind one bit! Now I can’t wait to decorate it.