Mug Shots for Max

>> Thursday, February 4, 2010

We knew that Max would probably give us a run for our money as a teen, being that Mom and Dad got into every kind of trouble there is (MOSTLY on Dad's side, ehem...) in the past, but now we have official mug shots...at six months old!!
Yeah yeah, just kidding! I went to the Cranial Technologies office today, to have a consultation about Max's plagiocephaly, also known as lumpy head! :) Is he the cutest or what?! Look at those lips. Anyways, the doc said that he's not severe (yet), and a great candidate for the Cranial Restructuring Band. Here's a pic I found on google of what they look like:
See? This little one looks so happy, why not join in? I don't want Max to miss out on any rare life experiences, so this is just one more off our bucket list. Just teasin... Max will get his helmet/hat/band/whatever in about 3 weeks, and he'll wear it for about 4 months. I'm not thrilled, only because I don't want it to be a hindrance to him at all. However, it will only benefit him, and I want my baby to have every last opportunity available to him. So, who cares, bring it on! I think we are going to decorate Max's to look like a football helmet!

On a different note! Since we have been super stretch-happy on Max's neck (after some education from the physical therapist), he has become the rolling over NINJA! I finally have seen him do it many times, but for about a week, every time I would look away and come back Max was on his tummy! So, clearly it is working! I'm really happy about it, because getting to that 6 months mark had me beginning to wonder about his delay in development.
Max is also a crazy laughing machine!! I just LOVE doing anything foolish, over and over, to hear that goofy deep laugh. I still need Jordan to teach me how to shrink video so I can upload it...then ya'll will REALLY see this silly boy.

We are doing great! Not too much else to tell for now, just the helmet fitting, and tons of physical growth, yay! I got to talk to my pal Lauren today, who's baby was in FL with me recovering from CDH as well. Jude is doing fantastic, and so is she! I miss my friend...going through everything with her was something that I can't compare to any other experience I've had with a friend, and we were just strangers! wow. I can't wait for September to roll around for our one year check up with Dr. Kays so that we can see Lauren, Jude, (and Aiden and Dereck!) and all the Shands staff again.

Goooood night!!
Claire

3 comments:

AllieKat February 5, 2010 at 6:17 AM  

Max is such a trouper and he'll take his helmet in stride like everything else! You have the perfect attitude; do what's right for the sweet boy and just enjoy him!

Great pics and thanks for the recent update!

Cindy
(from Brinton)

Jennifer Tenney February 5, 2010 at 7:01 AM  

That is definitely the cutest mug shot I have ever seen!!! I am glad to hear Max is doing so well!
Hugs,
Jennifer
Mom to Dakota
12-25-2008

Anonymous February 5, 2010 at 8:11 AM  

Aww! Thanks for the update! Max looks great...I have to agree he is the cutest! Glad you guys are doing well. Hope to see you when you come to Fl. for your checkup. You'll have to post your appt. day so I can make sure I'm workin'.

Angie - NICU (in case you forgot who I was!)

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