Well, gosh. Here it all is. You can't really tell from a front view how flat this kids noggin really is. In this picture the front of his head is facing the bottom of the screen and a little bit to the right. I actually thinnk it rounded out a bit from when we first started repositioning him, but in the words of our cranial-facial specialist, "It's pretty flat." Hello, Dr. Obvious! But we told ourselves it really wasn't that bad. This look is OK on a baby, but if he's ever in the military or bald, this might not be such a good look for him.
Here is baby's first hour in the helmet. Doesn't he look miserable? It does squinch his little cheeks together, but again, this look works for a baby.
Here's round 2 of the helmet. Poor baby is really affected by it.
I had a real hard time of this yesterday. Obviously the helmet doesn't phase baby at all, but it sure phased me one good when he screamed and writhed in misery as I put that thing on his head. Also, I have to work really hard at getting in a kiss. I can basically get a top-of-the-head if I pucker up real good or a kiss on the lips if I come in directly from the front. When I snuggle up with him I can feel a bunch of plastic on my face and it doesn't smell like baby head.
But what can I do besides get used to it? Get him a t-shirt made that says, "I was abducted by aliens and all I got was this lousy helmet?" Exclaim to on-lookers, "What are you looking at!?!?!?!" Nah - not my style.
Do you think he looks like an astronaut?