I'm a big research fanatic. I spend lots of time researching and reading things that interest me. So since Max has been diagnosed, I've been puring over the internet, trying ot find out everything I can about his condition and about the upcoming surgery. A few days ago, I stumbled onto craniokids.org and have joined the support board there. The women there are remarkable, and its been amazing to read the stories of other moms and babies who have had this condition and see thier progress through surgery, treatment and beyond. So here's a shoutout to my new friends reading this blog from Craniokids! I'm glad that you're here, and glad for your support. I'll be keeping this blog updated as Max progresses through surgery next month, so feel free to check back often. And please comment so I know you're here!
Abby is eleven and in fifth grade. She practices like crazy, love performing, and "really, really, really" wants to be in the symphony someday. She loves ice skating, riding horses, and has more energy than both of her parents put together.
Ashlynn is nine years old and in fourth grade. Ever since her arrival in the front seat of our minivan on the side of the freeway, Ashlynn has always done things her own way. She keeps everyone in the family laughing, and is always there for a hug, a smile, or a cuddle. She loves gymanstics, playing the piano, and frequently is found bouncing off of one piece of furniture or another.
The Big Brother
Max is a four year old ball of energy and fun. Obessed with the iPhone, Toy Story, and Phinneas and Ferb, he regularly has us laughing hysterically at his antics. Max was born with metopic craniosynostosis and has had two major skull reconstructions, and has come through with flying colors.
If there's trouble to be found, two year old Ian will be in the center of it. Ian is charming, articulate, funny, and incredibly determined to make the world exactly the way he wants it. He loves his brother, climbing on the counters and waking up at obscenely early hours.