October is Spina Bifida Awareness month, and in recognition of that I have decided to feature a different kiddo each day of the month. Since this is the first day I thought I would start with one of the youngest kids I know (of course I don't really know him-we've never met-but I feel like I do). Us SB parents have our own little community online and it does feel like we know each other.
This is Jacob
How cute is this kid?! I mean seriously. So cute! Jacob was born July 1st of this year so he is still just a little guy at only 3 months old. Jacob was part of the MOMS study which means that Jacob actually had surgery on his back in utero and was born 12 weeks later. If you want to learn more about this cutie, you can read more at Jacob's Story as well as visit his blog.
I decided to feature a different kid each day of this month because I think it is important to see what Spina Bifida looks like. I am amazed at how many people have never even heard of it even though it is the most common birth defect. I don't think most people have a clue what Spina Bifida is and they certainly have no idea what a person with SB might look like. Well, as you can see from sweet Jacob, they look like every one else. I thought about using the blog to talk all about Spina Bifida and what it is and go into all the details but I decided to put some faces with the diagnoses instead.
Plus I know that the majority of people that visit this blog are fellow SB mommies (and maybe daddies) and I thought that this would be a good way to connect all of us together.
Hope all of you enjoy meeting a new blessing each day this month!