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!