Friday, September 15, 2017

Hip Update

We had a follow up appointment at Primary Children's to check on Bree's hip dysplasia.  After another ultrasound we met with the doctor who delivered good news to us!  Both hips are now in the normal range!!!  The right hip's angle is at 66 and the left one (the one previously diagnosed with mild hip dysplasia) has actually increased to 67 degrees!  So we get to relax a little bit, but are still supposed to not swaddle her legs and keep her legs in the frog like position as much as possible.  We will have another appointment at 6 months to do an xray and make sure they are still good.  So grateful for modern medicine, thorough doctors, and our healthy baby!

Bree is a fighter and would always tense up when they would try to work her hips.  Also this tech made a comment about how Bree must be a good eater!  And how she usually doesn't get a chunky baby on her table and it was a nice change.  We love our chunky girl!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Bree's Hips

We just found out that Bree has mild hip dysplasia in her left hip.  She had an ultrasound at Primary Children's when she was 6 weeks old to confirm.  It's very mild though so they are going to watch it and do another ultrasound in a month to see if it improves on it's own.  If not she'll probably be put in a Pavlik Harness.  They told us there's an angle they measure and that anything over 60 is good and less than 40 is severe.  She's at 56 in her left hip.  So it's very mild and could correct itself.  We learned it's most common in girls, first borns, breech babies and families with a history of it.  Well the only one she qualifies for is that fact that she is a girl haha.  I've had people ask me how we knew, and you know when pediatricians are checking babies out and they work their hips, well that is what they are looking for, a click or a clunk.  She has a "clunk" and it was discovered in the hospital when she was two days old.  Her pediatrician still felt it at her 2 week appointment so she sent us to get it checked out.  She told us it doesn't hurt her and we didn't need to be extra careful with her hips or anything.  After the ultrasound the specialist told us to not swaddle her legs and keep her in a frog legged position as much as possible to see if that helps.  We shall see!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Bree Becky Allen's Baby Blessing

Bree was given a beautiful blessing by her Dad on August 13, 2017.  The priesthood holders in the circle were her dad Chad Allen. Grandpa Tony Allen, Grandpa Ron Lee, Uncle Brad Allen,  Uncle Aaron Moore, Uncle Dan Lee, Great Grandpa Richard Harward, Bishop Brian Richter and Home Teachers Scott Peart and Mike Nish. 
The word that stuck out to me was curiosity, it was mentioned multiple times.  She wore the same dress all the girls in my family have worn starting with me.  And including Taylor and Reese

4 Generations

My dad just got called to be a Bishop of a new singles ward and got set apart that morning so it was a rush for them to get there in time, but they snuck in during the opening song and made it! 

driving home from church with our silly nieces

We had a bbq with family afterwards and then had a dessert party that evening with friends and neighbors to celebrate our Bree girl!
We love our beautiful Bree girl!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Hiking Stewart Falls with Dad

Reese has been a little clingy lately and didn't want to go so just Taylor and Chad went on a hike together and I got to hang out with Reese and Bree.  The hikers came back happy and I found these pictures on the computer so I had to share them! 

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Heber Fair Day Parade

We went to watch the Heber parade with Cindy and our friend Vanessa and her girls Sadie and Maddie.  Besides it being really hot and the road freshly paved with tar that got all over our things, it was a great time!  And now the girls want to play parade everyday!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Allen sisters!

I've been wanting to take some photos of my girls altogether since Bree was born and I finally got around to it.  I sure love these girls!