Author Archive for Mrs. Jump Rope


Deformational plagiocephaly and torticollis: getting measured for a starband helmet

As difficult as it is to say, I would be lying if I didn’t say that cost was a factor in our decision-making process. Children’s Hospital told us on several occasions that the helmet would cost $3500 and we could potentially need two. They also explained that there would be weekly visits for the duration […]


Deformational plagiocephaly and torticollis: navigating Early Intervention

The nurse practitioner referred us to Early Intervention in hopes that physical therapy would correct Charlotte’s torticollis and in turn, correct the plagiocephaly. Her recommendation was weekly physical therapy sessions and she wanted to see 6-8 PT sessions under Charlie’s belt before we regrouped to explore helmet therapy. It sounded simple enough, and we were […]


Deformational plagiocephaly and torticollis: seeing the craniofacial center

We waited six weeks between making an appointment with the craniofacial center and actually being seen.  That time both stood still and flew by, which was kind of nerve wracking. I was anxious to find out our next steps and to help our daughter; at the same time I felt like we were wasting time […]


Deformational plagiocephaly and torticollis: noticing something isn’t right

Charlotte’s newborn hat wouldn’t stay on. They never really do, do they? We were pretty relaxed about it and didn’t make a big deal about it, and I soaked in every tiny detail of her after she was born: her tiny, wrinkly ears, her barely-there eyebrows, and her bright blue eyes. I noticed that her […]

11 things no one tells you about having a scheduled c-section

I spent the majority of my first pregnancy wondering what labor and delivery would feel like. I went back and forth about pain relief options and how I wanted to labor and where. We took a childbirth class that focused almost exclusively on vaginal deliveries, and somewhere around 33 weeks I decided that I needed […]

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Charlotte’s Newborn Photos

When Charlotte was 9 days old, we drove to our friend and photographer’s house to have her newborn photos taken. Leeann has never let us down, and it’s always a pleasure getting to work with her! We usually have our photos taken on location, like at a park or in a studio, but since this […]


Charlotte Mae’s Birth Story

I had a scheduled section with our oldest daughter because she was breech. It was a wonderful birth experience and I went into my pregnancy with Charlotte knowing that I wanted a repeat c-section. My OB and I discussed birth options at my 8 week appointment and while I was a VBAC candidate, I much preferred […]

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