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)


  • Ramona Owens

    Your daughter is beautiful. So glad she is adjusting well. My granddaughter, Irelynd, was diagnosed with a very similar condition and was also fitted for the brace.
    Ramona Owens

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