Thursday, September 25, 2008

Is she cute or what?



Julia had her one month follow up appointment with her surgeon today and I think it went pretty good.  We are to start massaging the lip 5 times a day to help with the scar.  And as you can imagine, she is not to fond of it.  Dr. van Aalst looked in her mouth again today and I could actually see the cleft in her palate.  The palate is open with a thin layer that is covering the opening in her palate.  So, we are a go for Feb 18 for her palate surgery.  It was an up down day with emotions.  I was excited to hear that her lip looks exactly what the doctor expected, but then went down hill talking about another surgery in Feb and possibly another one when she is 4 ( a lip revision) and then her bone graft when she is 6 or so.  4 surgeries before she is 7 years old! That is just a little hard to swallow today.  But then you look at her and just smile:)  She is gift to us from God and I thank Him everyday for all of my blessings... Lee, Connor, Zachary, and Julia. Until next time...  

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Everyday is something new....




In the past week Miss Julia has decided to laugh out loud and roll over.  It is so exhausting learning all of these new things.  She is changing so much everyday and I still look at her in amazement that she is mine.  She smiles all of the time, but she smiles the most at her big brothers!!  I am including two pics from before and after her surgery so everyone can really see the difference since her surgery.  Take care and until next time...

Saturday, September 6, 2008

New and exciting things!!!


Julia had her 4 month check up Friday and little Miss is 16lbs and 24.5 inches long.  I guess "little" is not the word to use.  The doctor said we could start some solids, so we tried green beans, which she loved.  Next we tried applesauce which was a NO WAY!!  Maybe she will be my good eater-
Until next time.....