Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Savi's New Shoes!...(and Braces)

Taa-Daahh!


Savannah and I took a trip into Fort Worth today to pick up her ankle braces. Again, my kids are fearful to be anywhere but home--so here she is, sitting in the waiting room, with this look on her face like "Mom, you had BETTER NOT leave me here!" (I have about 5 pictures of her in the waiting room with the same look on her face...cracks me up)



I tried to make her laugh and even placed my sunglasses on her face---she didn't move an inch! Didn't even crack one smile!...but Mommy sure was having a good time with it! (snicker, snicker)



I picked out the cute pink color, and heart strap...thought it fit her well!



Sav has to wear shoes with her braces when they are on (which will only be for a couple of hours each day--to help her feel more comfortable and sturdy while walking)...so, on our way home we had to stop at Babies 'R Us and pick up some cute tennis shoes that would be able to accompany her braces.



This should be interesting! I'll keep you updated on her progress!

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48 comments:

Lindsey said...

She is so cute and looks like such a big girl sitting in the waiting room chair.

Anonymous said...

Hi Suz,
Love your blog. You have a great family!
My sister (a triplet, now 26) had to wear foot braces to sleep for a while to turn her legs out. Since you mentioned Savannah's legs naturally turn out, I bet she'd be a wonderful ballerina once her ankles are stronger!

Kacie said...

She looks adorable! I love the new kicks! :)

SarahSLP said...

Hi Suz! (I'm a good friend of the Murray Crew)...but my daughter had the very same style of braces! They were such a success! Good luck! They are adorable (and I love the pink!!!)

Samantha said...

Just precious!

Jennifer Reinsch said...

You should definitely see results form the ankle braces. I am currently a Children's Minister, but before I did that, I worked with special needs kids. Quite a few of the kiddos I worked with needed that type of support, and it was always amazing to see the progress they made. Plus, you picked out a really darling color.

Ivy said...

Love the new shoes! Super cute!

Kalle said...

I love her expression(s) in the waiting room. Such a cutie. Those shoes are adorable.

Cochran Quads said...

Leave it to you to spice up some braces!! You GO MOMMY!! They are so cute!! And the new kicks will complement them well!!! Much Love!

Amanda said...

oh my goodness those have to be the cutest little braces I have ever seen!

Go Savannah!

Ms. M said...

Savannah is so cute! I love the pigtails and that face. But, one question - how do you manage to not scoop her up all day long and just squish her?!

Following Him said...

Adorable! She sure does look mad in the waiting room though :) I have watched many kiddos with these shoes and they might not like them at first, but it DOES GET BETTER! Good luck Savannah!
~Elyse~

Misty said...

Great shoes! I had the same for my girls & just mailed to them off to another quad mama!
I have the same trim on the towels for my girls as you have on the braces! She is so going to be stylin!

Barbara Manatee said...

such cute braces and shoes! With the way she's progressing on her own, they'll be off in no time!

The McNulty Family said...

THE CUTEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN!! Little Prin, you melt my heart!!

I'm glad you got some fun girl time.. even if it was only fun for you, Suz!! LOL.

I love you!
xoxoX
Gen

Kendra said...

I just love following your blog . .and that pattern for the braces makes them look CUTE! My son, now almost 3, had some very similar that he wore for about 6 months to strengthen his ankles and help with arches (and clumsiness!!), and they made an AMAZING difference. Your babies are beautiful - I'm so glad you choose to share bits of their life with "blog world!"

Kendra

Kelly said...

AWWWW. I am glad to know I am not the only camera happy momma in waiting rooms. :o) LOVE the 'do.

Isadora said...

she is adorable!

I must say they are very fashionable!! :)

Kimberly said...

Oh she is just absolutely precious! Such a doll!
Love your fashion savy, Suz! I predict that her brothers will be interested and in on the braces as well.

Jodi said...

Those are PRECIOUS!! My little Brooklyn will someday need braces to help her walk, and I hope they are that cute!! Look out world... Sav is STYLIN'!!! :)

I haven't commented in awhile, but I still keep up with you 6. :) You are a rockstar, and you've inspired me in lots of ways. Our world has been rocked a little with the birth of our new angel, and I have to tell you that just keeping up with the Steeces helps me. It does. So... thanks. :) I know.... "awwwwwwwww"... a little sappy. But, you needed to know! Have a fabulous week!

jag said...

Oh, that face! She's so stinkin' cute! The pig tails... the wide eyes... She is darling!

Stephanie said...

Look at thos shoes..she is going to be so stylin! ;)
Thanks for the update!!

Teale said...

How cute are those little hearts! She'll be stylin, that's for sure!

I'm a long time reader... I have a "my favorite things" swap underway on my blog. Check it out if you get a chance!

http://chadtealeandbaby.blogspot.com/2009/02/something-fun-lets-swap.html

Fiona said...

I am enjoying your blog! She is adorable!

cat said...

Oh cute mommy! I really hope this helps. And those photographs of her in the chair!

BoufMom9 said...

Awwww, you got such cute braces! Our docs don't do anything so cute for our little ones :( Just plain old solid white :(

Love the tennis shoes as well and of course, Miss Sav's faces. haha

Wanted to ask, how much bigger did you have to buy the sneakers? Will and Em are both getting fitted and i am wondering if I will need separate shoes for them...

King Quads said...

Loving the new kicks (and sunglasses). What a little diva, that Sav is going to start some new trends. She is so beautiful Suz!

Love you all.
Jenn King

Anonymous said...

I have read your blog forever but never commented!I was a nurse at Cook Childrens forever, mom of three under three including twins (only) and live in Arlington so I felt we had a lot in common. It has been a joy to read about your sweet babies and read all you little pearls of wisdom.I am now a quad mama blog addict as my husband says and I can not see Jen King's blog anymore!! I tried to type my email in etc and it says you have to be an invited guest. Since you are so computer savvy I thought maybe you could help a girl out. Thanks,Jen Hoelscher
jbh0327@sbcglobal.net
I would have emailed you directly but I could not find an email address on here.

Anonymous said...

I have to get those shoes for my girls!! A-DORABLE!! Almost as cute as that sweet Savannah!Jen H

Anonymous said...

My preemie singleton wore braces like this and within a week of wearing them, he was very confident in walking!

It was AMAZING! I think that you will be pleased!

I am anxious to see how it goes!

Oh... uh.... Savi's face is SO funny! Bless her liver!

Christi in Mississippi

Our Journey said...

ok, so you found shoes at babies r us?? i spent an hour at stride rite and only found one pair that would work.. 5 1/2 XW and he wears size 3 normallly! its sooo hard to get my sons feet into the shoes !! we have the same orthotics, sure steps i think they are called.

LeAnna said...

I have a niece that wears these, and can now get around like its nobodies business. You can't even tell she has them on if she is wearing pants. Savs new shoes are too cute!

Angela said...

Oh I just want to grab her up out of that chair and give her a hug. She is so darn cute!

Carolyn said...

She is so stinking cute and the hearts strap is an adorable touch to the shoes.

Moni Graf said...

We have similar braces for Pius in the mail to us. Our Pedi and PT recommended them. Can't wait to hear another "Review by Suz" on how they're working out! Let us know!

Love ya,
Moni

Shosh said...

My friend's toddler wear's these. They work really well for her!

a cowgirl at heart said...

Precious girl! Love those tenni-runners...too, too cute!

For Tuesday Fund said...

Good luck with the braces. A couple of months with braces on my girls and they were fine. of course, they will always look flat footed. From all the blood work and IV's in the NICU, the scar tissue makes it look like there is an issue.

Charity Donovan said...

Awwww Suz...they are so cute!!! I love the picture of Sav in the waiting room...boy have I seen this look from my crew lately. I don't know if it's stranger anxiety or RSV Lockdown or what, but like you said they just want to be at home & they are not liking visitors these days either! So funny!

Leslie said...

Those pictures are awesome! My twins are the same way I guess b/c we are home so much. I hope the braces strengthen her ankles super quick. Your baby girl is so cute!!

Leslie said...

Those pictures are awesome! My twins are the same way I guess b/c we are home so much. I hope the braces strengthen her ankles super quick. Your baby girl is so cute!!

Jon and Jennifer said...

Suz, I jsut came across your blog today...7AM and spent the first 4 hours of work (yes I'm at work reading your blog) reading your blog. It is like a book that you can't put down!! You have an AMAZING family. I'm 25 and have almost 7 month identical twin boys. I am amazed at the patience you have for your kids and being a stay-at-home-mom. I don't know how you do it. I was home with my boys for 16 weeks until I went back to work part-time (now I work full-time) and I thought I wanted to stay home until I got back into the working world. When I'm home with my boys I still struggle to find the patience to handle them sometimes...makes me feel like a bad mom some days when I get frustrated with them. Any advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated!!


On a lighter note...I have what I call my "twin skin" from my tummy stretching so much, any adivce on how to get that flat tummy again would also help!! You look amazing from having 4!!!

Jennifer - Mom to Jackson and Joel
mom.2.twins@hotmail.com

Michelle said...

ADORABLE!

Jenna said...

Hi there. I recently found your blog, and it's too much fun! Your kiddos are adorable. One of my little boys wears braces similar to these. They have really helped a lot. He has mild Ataxic CP which contributes to low muscle tone. The braces give him the support he needs to run around and be a bit more stable on his feet. It has been a definite confidence booster for us. Hopefully it works out for you too. Good luck!

Joy said...

She is DARLING!!!

Anonymous said...

I love love love those shoes. I have bought them from babies r us 2 years in a row and will surely be getting out to get them this year for my girl!!! Do they still have them in denim also?? So so cute!!


Beth

Stephanie said...

Those shoes are precious. And the braces are kinda cute too! LOVE the jeans, Children's Place jeans are my favorite, they are the only ones that fit my girls right.

Tera said...

Adorable...the girl, the braces, and the shoes! :) My oldest had to wear a knee brace for the 1st 2mo of her life...way ugly and plain. Glad Sav gets to stay stylish!!

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