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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.

15 comments:

Dotty said...

sweet maxton, i hope you had a wonderful birthday playing and watching over mommy. i hope you sent her signs that you were near. many hugs to you mom!

Tina said...

Happy, happy birthday little Maxton. xx

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to your sweet boy. I am so sorry he was sick and couldn't stay.
Blessings, Sarita Boyette
sboyette@tx.rr.com

Jaime's World said...

Such a beautiful baby, such beautiful parents! :)

FaithCDH said...

Happy Birthday Max! Such a brave little man!

proudmom said...

Angel Maxton, you are still in my thoughts and prayers every day. Happy Birthday Big Hoss. Your stength and courage are astounding, and I'm glad to have found your story.
Ashley and David, thank you for sharing such a sweet Angel with all of us. I'm sorry he couldn't be in your arms today, but he's in all our hearts.

With Out My Punkin said...

Happy Birthday Maxton ((hugs))

The Ramirez Family said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers. I wish you could have him with you here on earth.

(((HUGS)))

Just Breathe said...

Happy Birthday Maxton

((HUGS))

jkwalton427 said...

We continue to pray for you all and the new life every single day!! Lots of love and prayers! xo
Jenn

Stephanie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAXTON!!!

Betty said...

Happy birthday little one!

Holly said...

Happy Birthday Maxton! You are so special and loved!

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you and wearing turquoise to day to honor all the CDH angels and warriors.
God Bless you and your family Maxton!

Kim Reilly
Iowa

Michelle said...

Hugs!!!

I left a little gift for you on my blog. www.missingjuanito.blogspot.com