Monday, April 03, 2006


Max and I have been working VERY diligently on his head control and neck strength. This has not been one of his favorite activites (by far) but soooo necessary. Children with CHARGE can have significantly low muscle tone, especially in their upper body...therefore neck, head and torso strength are quite weak and require a lot of work.

Fortunately, these past few weeks he finally decided tummy time wasn't complete torture and would accept short periods of time. And he has attempted to lift his head briefly (for just about two seconds) and only a few times and then he would be upset and exhausted. THEN this weekend he decided "heck with it"...let's do this already! When placed in just the right position and with LOTS of encouragement, he lifts his head much higher and for a much longer period of time!!!! And then if that isn't great enough, he uses that as a launch to roll over!!!

YES, you read correctly. HE ROLLED OVER!!! Yay Maxwell!!! Lifting your head and rolling over...TWO BIG MILESTONES ALL IN ONE DAY! WOW!!! :) He has made such tremendous progress this past week...and I am absolutely thrilled! :) Can you tell???


Cienna said...

Max is adorable!

ang said...


Suzanne Holman said...

Absolutely amazing!
It looks so wonderful to see him in his new pose!!!
And how gorgeous he is tube free!!!
Max, you are continuing to prove just how mighty you are!

Drew said...

Way to go Mr. Maxwell!! That is amazing. Max, you look so good in those pictures. I'm so proud of you.


Mike said...

Wow, these new pictures are incredible! What an amazing boy. And he's cute as can be. We read this almost every day, and I want you to know that you're in our thoughts and prayers.

Way to go Max!
Mike, Kathy, and Tom Wood

Sara B said...

I'm thinking there's going to be a whole scrapbook just on him rolling I right? I love you guys and I love how many pictures you take!!!!!! =)

Adrienne " A little dramatic at times" said...

That is FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!

Steph said...


What major, major, exciting it!

(And while I wish we had seen this while in B-ham, at least we got a sneak preview!)

I'm sooooo proud of you, sweet boy! And of your Mommy, who's such a wonderful cheerleader and physical therapist!

Love you both,

Meredith said...

How wonderful!! I am so proud of sweet Maxi-Max and thrilled for you, Amy! You've done such tremendous work with him. He is super cute, tube or no tube.

All our love --
Meredith and the 2 Ds

Alissa said...

YAY Mr Max! You and your mommmy are AMAZING!!! I'm so loving your new pose and the tube free face is even more gorgeous! :)

rebecca said...

Way to go Max!!! What great pictures. He amazes me everytime I read the blog. I miss him like crazy, hope I can see him very soon. Keep up the great work you two. I feel there are many, many wonderful things in the future. Can't wait to pinch those tube free checks.

MarkCoyle said...

Great News Amy thanks so much!! Keep up the great work. You are doing wonders for your son!

Renee said...

Amy, I just caught up on the last two blogs and WOW what great milestones for Max!!!! I can't wait to go and share the great news with Sean and Rowan. You are such an amazing Mom...with your coaching Max will be walking by Christmas this year!!
Lots of Love,Renee