This will probably bore most of you but there has been a terrific development in medicine that directly affects Cannon and Baby Girl and any other children we may have.
I have scoliosis (click link to read what I wrote about it when I was 14). Adolescent, idiopathic, genetic, scoliosis. My Dad has it, my Grandma has it and chances are good that Cannon will have it. My brother doesn't have it because in our family it's passed mother-son and father-daughter (and because he couldn't handle it :)).
Normally, scoliosis isn't a big deal for kids. Usually it's minor curvature that has no affect in life. In our case it's anything but. When I was 14 I had an anterior/posterior spinal fusion to correct it. I have three rods and five screws in my back and I'm missing a rib and six disks (this is the reason I didn't have an epidural when Cannon was born).
This is actually my back.