Friday, June 27, 2008

We Have A Date!!!!!!!


I am happy to say that I was told today by UNC that Julia will have her surgery on the 18th of August.  I cried when I found out.  Partly because I was excited for her to have this done and then on the other hand...... my daughter is going to have SURGERY!  I know that they will take good care of her, but I am mom and I worry.  I will keep everyone updated on how this will all work later.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Still waiting........


I must say that I am getting a little impatient waiting for a surgery date for Julia.  I realize that her cleft lip is not that bad and it is not really interfering with her feedings, well except for the reflux and gas. We have her 2 month check up on the 23rd, so we will see how big she is getting. We have so much going on from Connor's graduation from 5th grade to Zachary's end of the year party and how can I forget Julia's baptism this weekend!  For those of you that are not from around here, the boys are in a year round school.  It is the greatest!!  Anyway, I will post the date for her surgery as soon as I hear something.  Keep your fingers crossed that we hear something this week.  

Thursday, June 5, 2008


Still waiting to hear from UNC on Julia's surgery date. We tried to keep busy today taking pictures. We have to do something since she does not sleep during the day!! Until next time-

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Julia Grace Usher



As most of you know Julia was born with a Cleft lip.  We were all surprised at her birth, including my doctor, Dr. Brannon.  Like Dr. B said when she was born... "She is perfect".  And yes she is.. just the way she is!  She is scheduled to have surgery this summer and hopefully they will be able to take care of it in one surgery.  She has had some struggles with eating and it has been a challenge, but she is so worth it!!
I heard from UNC today and hopefully we will hear when her surgery will be by the end of the week.  They said it could be as early as next month.  How exciting is that!!  I am really getting used to her "gummy" smile!  Connor even said the other night that he can't see her any other way.  I met a wonderful person today at my 6 week follow up with Dr. Brannon, who has a child that was born with a cleft lip/cleft palate.  It made me feel like I was not alone.  I am very lucky to have the support of our family and friends.  I will keep everyone updated on a surgery date when I find out more.