We have met some AMAZING people in the last few months, including several families going through the same sort of journey. Here are some of Calvin’s fetal surgery friends: Wendhy and Liam- at first Calvin and Liam were NOT fans of each other…But it wasn’t long before they were chillin’ on the couch together.And then […]
Our little warrior’s battle wounds: Here you can see the scar on his back from the fetal surgery, his neck from the decompression, and the shunt which is behind his right ear. He is SOOO tough. Someday the girls are going to think his scars are hot.
Calvin’s body didn’t develop the same as everyone else’s. Around the 4th day after conception, when his spine and brain were developing, they didn’t close up quite like they should have. He had a hole in his back (myelomeningocele or MMC) down around his 2nd lumbar spine. Because of the hole, cerebral spinal fluid poured […]
I love reading birth stories. Whenever my friends have babies I look forward to hearing all about it. Some people think it’s weird – too many details, too personal, TMI, etc. etc. But to me, the more details the better! And without fail, I cry during every single story. I feel like I’ve been able […]
The sign on our door for the last few days. Packing our “NICU bag” – I didn’t have a “hospital bag” packed and ready like most pregnant ladies. But we did get to put together a NICU bag today, with all his little preemie clothes. Tonight is the last night of this part of our […]