Great news today! L.E.'s hip sockets aren't as shallow as they once were. That means as of right now, she doesn't need casts put on. She'll have to wear the brace all day until September. If everything looks good then, she'll just be in it to sleep.
Dr. P. told us something interesting: once the hips are in their sockets, there really isn't scientific proof that the brace does anything more. But we'll err on the side of caution and keep her in the brace as much as possible. But it goes without saying that we won't be as militant about it as we were before. If she's asleep in her car seat, I'm not going to wake her up to put the brace on anymore.
It's finally summertime here and L.E.'s getting used to having the brace on her bare legs. It doesn't seem to bother her at all. She's a very happy baby for the most part. She has her moments, what baby doesn't, but overall she's very smiley and chatty. She coos so much at us that we feel like when she starts talking for real she'll have lots to say.
I'm not quite sure what I'll post about for the next three months. Probably my ongoing adventure in motherhood. It's not a road i'd ever imagined myself traveling but I'm happy I did. L.E. was born with this DDH flaw but to me she's absolutely perfect and I wouldn't have it any other way.