What an exciting night for Spencer! He has been begging to go back to ballet for months. I told him once soccer was over he could go back. To say he was pumped is an understatement...he was SO happy!
Then on the way out he lost his first tooth! We have no idea what happened to it or where it went...but it’s gone! 😬 #spencerman#dance#ballet#firstlosttooth#seriouslywherediditgo
This guy got his glasses today and he is pretty excited about them as you can see. 🤓
A little over a year ago we found out the muscles in Spencer's eyes are weak causing them to wander out instead of staying center. He has been following up with his pediatric ophthalmologist every six months. There is a 50/50 chance he will need surgery. He currently corrects the wandering eyes on his own (it causes him to see double and he calls it wonky eye) but each visit it gets a little worse and takes him longer to correct it.
He actually has perfect vision. The goal of the glasses is to try to strengthen the muscles. He will also be doing patch therapy a few hours each day to work on muscle strength as well. He LOVES his glasses and couldn't wait to go show his best buddy across the street. #spencerman#longpost#alwayssomethingwithhim#glasses#cutie#rayban
September is Craniosynostosis Awareness Month.
Most people know Spencer's story...but for those who do not....his metopic suture in his skull prematurely closed not leaving ample room for his brain to grow and develop normally. Some children are born with cranio others it effects later in infancy. With surgery the team of surgeons were able to make his skull larger making room for his brain.
My biggest message for cranio awareness is to NEVER skip a well check up with your child's pediatrician. I had NO idea anything was wrong with his precious noggin until his pediatrician pointed it out to me at his 6 month check up. Routine well check ups were the key to his diagnosis!
This journey was a roller coaster, but we love this precious boy! He has taught us so many things! 💜💜💜 #craniosynostosis#craniosynostosisawareness#metopic#craniocutie#spencerman
Spencer's first homework. He was so excited about this representation of his self. He kept telling me he's not "glue certified" so he needed to use more paint. 😜 I love the brown bead in his smile. #spencerman#kindergarten#kindylife
This kids are doing fun things while we are away. Sami got 3rd place at her Cross Country meet! 🥉 Spencer man had his first soccer game of the season and he scored a goal! ⚽️ Wahoo! #proudmomma#spencerman
Happy Birthday to my Spencer, who defies stereotypes of the middle child, defies my patience, defies the laws of physics, but reminds me daily of what unconditional love looks like. #Spencerman#BirthdayBoy#Isurvivedanotheryear