Author Archives: hsg2011

About hsg2011

I am a daughter, sister, wife and mother with a passion for writing and a desire to comfort and help other hip families by sharing our story, tips and insight.

Healthy Hips, Happy Hearts

June 2015 – This year, as we celebrate “Healthy Hips Awareness Month”, I reflect on how far we’ve come since the day our sweet boy was born. For those of you just starting your hip journey, as unimaginable as it … Continue reading

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Recovery = The 4 Letter Word

During Mason’s time in his cast, we celebrated his first birthday and his ability to overcome adversity each day. Around week four, he mastered an army crawl to maneuver his way to a favorite toy. After learning the words “momma” and “dada”, “hot dog” came … Continue reading

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Spica Cast Must-Haves

Let me open with this: it’s really not as bad as you’re thinking. With any change to your child’s schedule/routine comes a few nights of lost sleep coupled with tears from both you and your baby. However, I am a … Continue reading

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D-Day

As I compose the chapter that captures the hardest part of our hip journey, I suppose it’s not coincidental the amount of time it’s taken me to gather these words falls during the same month that brought us temporary “normalcy” in … Continue reading

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In the Meantime

March 2014 began what we expected to be the life most new parents in our stage were experiencing. Laughter with out fear of the next ultrasound/x-ray, trips to the grocery store with out bystanders staring at your baby’s harness/cast and … Continue reading

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Curve Ball

We had two months of normalcy: normal baths, normal play and normal diaper changes. I was actually excited about diaper changes: no straps to go under, loop through or avoid. We finally felt we had the experience we were supposed … Continue reading

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Pavlik Harness – Tips & Tricks

As a mother with a “Type A” personality, six weeks in the Pavlik Harness meant I had to find a way to (A) keep it clean and (B) keep Mason comfortable. I spent hours researching blogs and hipdysplasia.org to develop a system … Continue reading

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