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June 14th, 2014, 02:28 PM
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I forgot to give you ladies the most recent updates. Toren got his helmet and seems not to bother him much, if at all. I do think it interferes with his sleep because he was only waking 1-2 times at night to eat. Now it's every 3 hours like clock work. He's still as adorable as ever, but I don't like the helmet at all.. I can't kiss on him and smell his lovely baby smell anymore because the stupid helmet blocks it all. I don't want to forget to mention it's hot, poor guy! He fogs it up all the time and his hair (the little bit he has) get wet from sweat.He has to wear this darn thing until he is about 18 months old. That seems like an eternity! I must say. I feel a bit cheated. 2 babies and I'm not able to love on them like a mother should be able to.

Here's my silly astronaut. It amazes me how well he has done through this whole experience.
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June 14th, 2014, 05:57 PM
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Aw, what a cutie! I'm sorry you feel cheated But no one can love Toren like you can, and the care you are getting for him is exactly what he needs, even if it's a different kind of love than you thought you'd give a baby.
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June 14th, 2014, 07:04 PM
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Thank you. That's really sweet of you to say.
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June 14th, 2014, 08:07 PM
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Hugs Amy. I'm sorry you're dealing with all that. Luckily Toren won't remember his helmet except from pictures. And I must say he's adorable helmet and all - love the space suit!
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June 15th, 2014, 04:57 AM
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Where did you find the space suit! This pic has to be the cutest all time pic I have ever seen. I'm sorry he has to have the helmet so long ame. You're the best mommy. I'm so happy he's got you! And... I'm sorry to say, I'm glad he's waking up every three hours. It means he wants his mama
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June 15th, 2014, 05:47 AM
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I love the way Mel put it, and totally agree. I'm sorry you are stuck with that helmet between the two of you for awhile. It's a clear one though, so your love will shine right through.
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June 15th, 2014, 05:48 AM
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Aw, what a sweetie he is! I'm sorry you are going through this Ame, but I'm SO glad he is doing well! What a relief for you! 18 mos does seem like an eternity. I don't want to wish time away and say I hope it goes by fast. I know you will cherish every moment, helmet and all.

He looks like Elroy from the Jetsons.
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June 15th, 2014, 07:04 AM
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I'm so touched! You ladies are the-BEST! xoxo!
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June 15th, 2014, 05:33 PM
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Amy I haven't been in here in a while so I didn't even know he had surgery! He is adorable seriously! I'm sorry that you feel cheated but these lovely ladies have said it right no one can love him like you can and your love for him is special! And when he's older he'll see how wonderful you are his little space suit is too cute!!
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June 16th, 2014, 09:55 AM
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I have to start by saying how adorably cute he is in his outfit.

I think all of the ladies have said it beautifully, only a mother can love a baby the way a mother should, there is no difference between the helmet and not having the helmet. You will still love him the same, you will just have to kiss all over his face instead

Can you take the helmet off at times during the day? Bath time?
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June 16th, 2014, 10:02 AM
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He is so cute. I'm sure it bothers you more than him. And just give him lots of kisses other places like the other ladies said.
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June 16th, 2014, 10:40 AM
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He's supposed to wear the helmet 23 hours a day. I was told not to keep the helmet off for more than about 10 minutes at a time... So I basically only take it off for his bath and also when we play around with baby food, because I don't want him to get it all nasty. He really is such a little trooper! DH made a comment about how he is already used to looking at Toren with his helmet on all the time and it seems weird when he's not wearing it..... umm, okay whatever,.. men...
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June 16th, 2014, 01:08 PM
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DH made a comment about how he is already used to looking at Toren with his helmet on all the time and it seems weird when he's not wearing it..... umm, okay whatever,.. men...
Oh brother...
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