Sunday, July 29, 2012

No More Stitches!


Can you believe that it’s already been nearly 2 weeks since baby G’s surgery?  The days are flying by and she is doing better and better.  This past Wednesday she had her suture removal procedure and it went great.  Much like her operation, we had to go to the hospital early in the AM, register and report to the surgical unit.  This visit felt much different and wasn’t accompanied by nearly as much stress, which was awesome.  Grace was in a great mood since everything took place early in the day.  She is definitely a morning person so the timing was perfect.  We didn’t have our family join us for this procedure because it literally took 30 minutes start to finish.  The thing that took the other 2 hours was the pre-op stuff, getting her medicated and recovery, which they wouldn’t have been able to join us for.  We made sure to sit right near the doors to the surgical area this time so that Dr. C would be sure to find us once everything was finished and luckily he did.  Once the stitches were removed, we went right in to see baby girl and believe it or not she was sleeping comfortably!  Again, this was a much less traumatic experience compared to the last time.

Here are a few pictures of Grace as we waited for the procedure to begin.  The same nurse that work with us for her cleft lip surgery was with us again and was so excited to see baby girl.  So excited in fact that she ran up and laid a BIG kiss right on Gracie’s face when we walked in.  I must admit, I didn’t expect the nurse to run up and lay a smooch on my kiddo but it was sweet that she was so happy to see her. :)


We were in post-op with Grace for about 20 minutes when she woke up smiling.  Once she was up, our nurse spread the word and within a few minutes 6 more nurses came in to see who this little girl was that they had heard so much about.  Me and Georgia couldn’t believe what a celebrity Gracie had become, it was so funny.

Check out this upper lip!  Can you even believe how great it looks?  Her scar will fade over time and these beautiful lips are what she’ll be left with!


Here are a few more pictures of Grace taken over the past 2 weeks. 
She sure has had a lot of visitors.


In other news, baby girl has started napping in her crib.  She seems to love it so far!

10 comments:

  1. REMARKABLE ! Her lip looks fabulous. Couldn't look any better.
    What a doll face. I would have laid a kiss on that kido's face had I been her nurse too :)

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    1. Haha! I think I was just caught off guard because since birth we’ve had to be so careful with who was kissing and touching her to ensure she didn’t get sick before surgery. Now I’m going to have to get used to letting my guard down. It really was sweet that the nurse cared so much for her.

      I hope you all had a great time on the cruise. I can’t wait to see pictures!

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  2. she's just as beautiful as ever! lovin' the post-suture removal smiles. =)

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    1. Thanks so much L! We’re loving her new little smile. It’s funny, we have to put ointment on her lip for the next couple of months and when she gets excited and smiles she rubs the ointment ALL OVER her face. She looks like a greasy baby pretty much all the time now, lol!

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  3. Found your blog through Living Hypothetically. Beautiful baby! Beautiful name. Beautiful family.

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    1. Hi Kari, I’m glad you found us and thanks so much for the comment! I look forward to following your blog. :)

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  4. Wow she's got so big! What an absolute cutie she is - we love checking in and seeing all the pics! It's great to see the amazing results of the operation! Modern medicine/procedures are wonderful!
    All the best
    Sarah & Laura xo

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  5. Thanks so much! We are just amazed at the work our PS did. It looks like she bumped her lip on the coffee table, it's nuts. I'm loving all the Olympic pics! Keep'em coming :)

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  6. She looks fantastic!!! And as always, so happy.
    I'm so glad you're a much better blogger than I am. I love all the pictures and updates. :)

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    1. Thank you, Stacy! You may not post every week but when you do you always crack me up! ;)

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Thanks so much for keeping up with our little family! We love reading your comments and will get back to you as soon as we can.

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