GUEST POST — Norah’s Polydactyly Story

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So happy to have Mama Stephanie sharing her daughter, Norah’s story today! My daughter, Norah, was born in the summer of 2014. She had a head full of dark hair and was absolutely beautiful! Within a few minutes of being delivered, the doctor announced that she had a double thumb on her left hand. To […]

Part Three — Reid’s Polydactyly Reconstruction

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We had our post-op appointment last week and I went solo with all 3 kids. You can imagine the comical event that that was. I promised 100 things for listening ears and quiet voices. I packed books and snacks. I tried to time naps perfectly. And, I fueled our trip with a salted caramel frappe from one […]

Part Two — Reid’s Polydactyly Reconstruction

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We drove to Seattle on Thursday morning, September 1st; Reid’s 8 month birthday. I had dreaded surgery day for weeks, but felt a big wave peace on our drive north. A lot of people were praying for us and we felt it.  We checked into the Bellevue Surgery Center and Reid smiled sweetly for his […]

Guest Post — Bailey’s Polydactyly Story, Part Two

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Today’s we’re at Seattle Children’s for Reid’s surgery. I’ll be sharing what and when I can over on Instagram. While I’m out, Kristyn has returned with the rest of Bailey’s thumb polydactyly story. If you missed the part one, here it is! We celebrated Bailey’s first Easter just two days after she came home from the hospital […]

Guest Post — Bailey’s Polydactyly Story, Part One

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After sharing about Max’s double thumb I was blessed to virtually meet a few moms who have also had children born with polydactyly. I connected with even more after Reid was born with thumb polydactyly on the opposite hand as his brother. This is why I love the internet, it brings people together! Kristyn is one of […]

When They’re Not Perfect

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Perfect probably isn’t the right word. But, when your baby is born a parent’s hope is ultimate health. That complete health often equals “perfection”. So, when something is “wrong” a piece of your heart breaks. Your child isn’t whole, something is amiss, you have decisions to make, and a future to consider. You are filled […]

Max’s Surgery Anniversary

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Two months before Max’s surgery our dear photographer took lifestyle portraits of Max. To this day, they’re still some of my favorites. Probably always will be because I am a sappy, lovey mama who thinks her children are adorably perfect and sweet. Every inch of them! I had always been protective of Max’s extra thumb, […]

An Update On Max’s Thumb

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Max has checked off three more doctor’s appointments, all of which resulted in good news! Yippee!   First up was his final appointment at Mary Bridge. We met with his surgeon who checked out his incision. She gave him a thumbs up on its’ healing and unless we have any further concerns we don’t have […]

Part Three | Max’s Polydactyly Reconstruction

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Here’s Part One and Part Two.   A week ago Max became cast free – yippee!    Truly, we were in a good groove with cast life. Max adjusted quickly and figured out crawling and walking just fine with his new accessory. He didn’t seem to itch or get too hot and since it was […]