The DOC Band | Week One

It’s official, we now have the DOC Band!

As you noticed in my last post, I was devastated about Riley Blake having to get the DOC Band. This time around, I am beyond thankful. After our first appointment I shed tears over having to cut her hair, was scared of how it would make her feel, and just frustrated that she even had to get the band period. As motherhood teaches you a lot, here is what I have learned through this trial:

  1. Be thankful.

    There are a couple of reasons for me to be thankful. I am thankful that she does not have to wear this band for a lifetime. It will be on for 6-8 weeks. I am thankful that insurance covered all the cost. Most of all, I am thankful that we are getting her head taken care of.

  2. Who cares what other people think?!

    This is something that has been never-ending. It was a harder concept for me the first month of motherhood. It has gotten better, but it does still exist. Especially since my job is on social media; I see all of these other mothers whose lives are displayed perfectly and I jump to “what am I doing wrong?” Here’s the thing- No mother has it all together. None of us have the answers. We are all doing what we can. There is no reason for me to base my life off of someone else’s. Of course, social media can make it look easy but we never really know the behind the scenes. We each have our own struggles, but it is how we deal with them. And at the end of the day, I live my life for God, my daughter, and myself. God is the only one I should expect judgement from. Who cares what everyone else thinks?

Today I am feeling 100x better than how I felt originally. My daughter still looks so stinking cute! The chubby cheeks get me every time. I wanted to make the most out of this so I decided to decorate the band. The very first day she got it she didn’t have to wear it so I spent that night decorating. I am debating on if I want to do the whole thing, but here is what it looks like so far…



How it works:

  • She wears it 23 hours a day.
  • The hour she is not wearing it, I bathe her and wash out the band.
  • Appointments are weekly to check progress.
  • Easy, peasy!


Thus far it has been great. Excited to watch the progress.

Until, next week!

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