Yesterday Ondine was fitted with her NAM molding. She’s such a chill baby even the doctor commented on it. “I think he might be the easiest baby we’ve ever fitted.” And she must have been. The molding was like a binkie, she loved it. It was the tape on her cheeks she didn’t like. But she fell right asleep afterwards and we made our way to the nursing floor.
So now this device. They call it an appliance. Since I can’t blend a smoothie or toast bread in it, device seems more appropriate. It’s not dissimilar to a retainer for post-braces in orthodontics. Only it has this button that sticks out her mouth that you use to hook tiny little rubber bands to and attach to her face with tape. It’s frankly awful. But again, I have a super baby. She doesn’t seem to mind. Praying for a quick molding so that we get her through this before she realizes what’s going on.