Ever since Baby J has been up on her feet, climbing all over the furniture and scaling the walls, we have noticed that both of her little feet turn outwards. At first we weren’t phased, we thought it would just be something that would rectify itself as she grew bigger, stronger and started to walk properly.
However, as the weeks went by Baby J’s feet continued turn outwards, even though she was standing and walking more and more. So after a call from our Health Visitor regarding Little E’s last newborn appointment I mentioned said feet and voiced our concerns about them.
Our Health Visitor was very reassuring and very proactive, she swiftly referred Baby J onto the Physiotherapy Department at our local hospital. Even though we were told not to worry, the parent in me spent the following few weeks going a bit wild. Worrying about all eventualities that may not even happen! What if its serious and Baby J needs intervention to put it right? What it its something that can’t be put right, something that she will have to learn to live with?
So, this week Baby J’s appointment finally came around. We turned up and the waiting room was ideal for children, packed full of toys, so many that Baby J didn’t know where to look first! We were called into the treatment room in no time at all. Baby J was left to play, stand and crawl whilst the Therapist watched how she coped.
Then came the verdict…
Baby J has nothing more than extra flexible ankles that will strengthen in time! Phew, panic over. Don’t you always feel silly for worrying so much when things turn out ok?
We have to make sure Baby J is walking with flat feet as much as we can and we have to buy extra supportive shoes, with high tops and firm soles. This is proving to be a slight issue as her feet are only a size 2.5F. Finding walking shoes in this size is nearly impossible!
So for this weeks Thankful Thursdays…I am so, so thankful that Baby J’s feet will come right in time. I am incredibly thankful that she wont have to go through months of therapy. I am even more thankful that her feet turning out won’t have any lasting effects, as she grows into my beautiful big girl!
What are you thankful for this week?