About a week ago I noticed that the right side of the back of LO's head is kind of flat. It's not so flat that it's noticeable just by looking (though that could be because she has a lot of hair), but it caught my attention when I was feeling her head one day. When her hair is wet and you look down at the top of her head, it's pretty pronounced though. Her head is definitely misshapen. Now, of course, I'm freaking out about it to the point of obsession. LO is six weeks but the earliest I could schedule her 2 month appointment with the pedi was the 28th.
I've gone over and over in my head about how this could have happened. We hold her a lot, so it's not like she's neglected and laying down all day, though she does spend the average amount of time in her swing or on her activity mat, etc. She only sleeps on her back, as recommended. I noticed when she's laying down she does favor resting her head on the right side, but how could normal activity and sleeping cause this? I'm wondering if maybe she was born with it and I just didn't notice? I've tried making sure her head is resting on the left when I put her down to bed or naps from now on, in an attempt to even it out, I guess. Googling certainly didn't help because it basically told me that there's nothing that can be done. Anyway, I'm just upset and anxious about it, and miserable thinking I have to worry about this until the 28th when we can see the doctor. My mind goes to all kinds of weird places, like the shape of her head will effect the growth of her brain and then she'll have all kinds of problems, etc. Ugh.