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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Friday, October 8, 2010


It's been forever since I have updated here. I just wanted to let everyone know that Gatlin Grant Standifer was born 4 weeks ago on 9/10/10 at 7:49am. He weighed 9lbs. 4 oz. and was 23 in. long. He was born 18 days early... the same number of days his brother lived. I found that interesting.

Since Gatlin has arrived, life has been good, but he does make me miss Maxton more. I can't believe my Max would be 19 months old now! I wonder how he would be with his brother. We have already been telling Gatlin about his angel brother. I am sure he will grow up knowing about Maxton and loving him just as we do. I posted Gatlin's birth story and some pictures on our family blog. Please feel free to visit it!