Dispatches from Babyville

Holy crap, we have a baby!

Freedom! June 19, 2009

Filed under: hip dysplasia,teeth — My Athletic Life @ 9:48 pm

We got great news yesterday: River’s hips are “looking great,” according to her orthopedist, and she doesn’t have to wear the harness anymore. She spent a lot of time yesterday and today flailing her little legs around in celebration of her newfound freedom.

While she is happy to be out of the harness, another thing is happening that is making her not so happy: she is working on a couple of teeth. I wasn’t expecting her to start getting teeth for several more months; her pediatrician says that 7-9 months is a more normal age for a baby to start teething. So poor Riv has been spending a lot of time crying because her gums hurt. We’re doing everything we can to help her out, but she is pretty fussy still. Hopefully it won’t be long before those little teeth finish cutting through her gums.