Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Bigger Is Better

Yesterday, we had to take time out from packing to take Max into Sacramento for a head ultrasound. Max's ninety-eighth percentile head circumference, combined with his prematurity, led his doctor to order the test as a precaution, to make sure that there was no fluid accumulating in the skull. Although no one, including the doctor, expected the ultrasound to be abnormal in any way, it was still a huge relief to me when the doctor called this morning and said that there was nothing in Max's skull that didn't belong there. We are now free to revel in Max's giant head, and to celebrate the giant brain encased within. This photo shows off the hairstyle that Max was able to accomplish yesterday, with the help of the ultrasound gel. He's a punk-rocker in the making, I just know it. I think I'll get him a Ramones T-shirt and a tiny skateboard for his birthday.

4 comments:

Raging Wombat said...

I imagine that part of what led the doctor to order an ultrasound was a bit of envy. Max is clearly a superior specimen of humanity, and the doctor maybe wished to knock him down a peg or two.

Now, with the ultrasound results coming back normal,we are all free to pay homage to his mightiness.

Jabbertrack said...

So perhaps not an alien afterall!

Chelsa said...

You know, you make a good point, Justin. I never really thought about it before, but Max's doctor does have a smallish head. If the doctor was hoping to deflate Max a bit, however, his plans were thwarted ... the ultrasound gel made Max saucier than ever!

Jessi said...

COOL!! If Max chooses to sport a Ramones t-shirt and go for punk-rock, I HEREBY DECLARE HIM MY APPRENTICE!! Mwaaahaahaa!!