6 Months of Grace Elaine

I can't believe Grace is already 6 months old! (well, more than 6 months but better late than never!) 

It's been a whirlwind. When I took Grace to her 4 month well visit, her doctor noticed a hip click, and immediately referred us to a specialist in St. Louis. We found out the next day that she had hip dysplasia. (Which is a fancy way of saying that one of her hips was dislocated).

I was so upset...but I quickly turned thankful when our specialist told us what a good find it was. "Most pediatricians wouldn't have caught this" - he said. 

I was in shock watching her be fitted for a frog leg brace that she would wear 23 hours a day for the next 6 weeks...but on the way home I realized what a miracle it was that she was diagnosed.

her pavlik harness

Her 4 month was in May - right in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. I almost didn't take her...but something inside me said go. So, I went. Had I not gone, it would be a more serious problem. It was a God thing.

She "graduated" to her Rhino brace when she was 5 1/2 months old after multiple appointments and ultrasounds and is doing really well! She gets to be brace free for 4 hours a day...and she's learned to roll over in the brace.

The brace was the biggest challenge of the past few months. It definitely hurt me more than it hurt her though!

She's not speaking (at least in English) yet, but she loves to squeal and look at things. She loves being outside, bath time, and looking at the trees. She especially loves our dog Sawyer and her dad. She also loves playing with her stacking cups and she's very inquisitive.

Thank you so much for shopping at ellyandgrace! We appreciate you so much, and I'll always tell Grace as she gets older how many people have prayed for her.

Grace's first official ellyandgrace team photo

PS- Did you miss our other posts? I'll link them below!
My Miracle (Our Pregnancy Announcement)
Meet the Newest Member (Birth Announcement)


  • Cynthia Woods

    I just placed my first order with you. A sweet t-shirt for my granddaughter, Grace Elaine!!! Glad your precious Grace is doing well and soon will be brace free. 🌿🌸🌿

  • Amy Bickley

    So wonderful to hear the success this little one is making….she is precious. Will continue prayers for her strength (and yours).

  • Teresa Newman

    Praying for Grace! I wore braces when I was very young. I don’t remember them and neither will Grace except for pics she sees. I enjoyed hearing about this little love! Blessings to you!

  • Lisa Turner

    Just remember . God is there in the good and the bad days. I have a 29 year old daughter that had to wear them till she was 2.

  • Lilia Castillo

    Grace Elaine is a precious gift from above, Brenna. ❤️ She’s beautiful❣️ God bless you and your family and team. 😀

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