Chance is the name we gave our beautiful son. We wanted him to know exactly what he meant to us. He is our chance to become better people, our chance to learn and to grow, our chance at learning how to love unconditionally. This blog is dedicated to our first son. Our hope is that he will read it when he is older and realize just how much he has always meant to us.

Friday, August 12, 2011


So Chancers is 3 1/2 months old! Where does the time go? I look at him now and try to picture how he looked the very first time he was shown to me in the operating room. The first time i got to kiss that little cheek. Nothing will ever compare.

He was fitted for his splints and if i do say so myself he makes splints look ADORABLE. These will help stretch his ankles so he is able to point them past neutral. Something called "plantar flexion". His ankles already look better, i wish i had before and after pictures to compare.

I contacted his urologist and based on the cathing log i brought in, we are to continue cathing twice a day until his next Spina Bifida clinic in September.

He is smiling and sometimes even laughing! He loves to talk to himself and he has gotten great at focusing on objects and people. He moves his little legs like CRAZY not to mention his little toes too! We feel so blessed that he seems to have function everywhere. His head control is awesome, very close to perfect - although sometimes he does look like a cute baby bobblehead :) He is so crazy smart, i am truly lucky to be that boy's momma.

Some new things about Chance -

We figured out he is going to be a TV watcher like his parents. He LOVES cartoons - it really helps the cathing experience go smoother!

He is 13.5 pounds of chunky baby! Up to the 45th percentile. I stopped BF-ing so he is full of formula.

He's gotten to the "pick me up or else" stage and very rarely is happy laying down by himself. But we are more then happy to oblige :)

He wakes up 0-1 times a night now, depending on his mood i guess. Helps Mom and Dad get some sleep though!

I still haven't gotten over my obsession with taking pictures of him, probably never will. I swear that kid is going to be a model because people taking his picture is all he's ever known! And because he's so handsome of course.

So here are my/his latest accomplishments.

Love you Chance! <3

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