Our son Maxton was diagnosed with left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) at his 19 week ultrasound. Maxton was born on 3/3/09 at Vanderbilt University. He fought hard for 18 days but earned his wings on 3/21/09. Maxton was an inspiration to many during his brief time on earth and has forever changed our lives. If your child is diagnosed with CDH, please feel free to contact us. Maxton may no longer live here on earth, but he will live forever in our hearts...

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Happy birthday baby boy!!!

A year ago tonight, my Maxton was born. This time a year ago, I was in the hospital anxiously awaiting my fighters arrival and watching The Biggest Loser. :-) I was terrified that I would be in the position I am in today. When he was born, he did not cry. He was such a shade of purple, that I was scared. But, after some work and ventiallation he pinked up and looked pissed that he was no longer safe inside mommy... and frankly, I was upset too! He was beautiful. I only saw him for a few minutes from across the room while the team of doctors worked on him (he seriously had like 10 people all to himself!)... but he was beautiful. He was then taken to be stabilized... I was taken to my room and waited for them to call. They were supposed to call in about and hour and a half to let us know his status. He was born at 11:30... we didn't hear from anyone until about 4am. I would have been worried, but I had fallen asleep. They called and told he was doing great! I was skeptical, but excited... and my mom took me to officially meet my little man. He was sooo big. Much bigger than I expected... He looked so much like me. I loved him sooooo much and was so worried that he wouldn't be here today.

Happy birthday little man!!! Mommy will never forget the day you were born- one of the days that changed her life forever.