Friday, August 28, 2009

1 Month Post-Op

Has it really been a month? Beaudrick is doing GREAT! He looks and acts incredible. My fussy lil' man has turned into a happy lil' man. Beau wakes up in the morning cooing and playing. Not sure what got into him, but we love it. He loves to talk, smile and laugh. Every time I see his smile, it melts my heart. I still cant believe I have a son. WOW! I'm so in love.
We are still waiting for Beaus muscle to relax

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Long Awaited Update

This Picture was taken 3 weeks to the day after the surgery. Beau is healing quite well. In my last post I had mentioned we would be seeing Dr. Wong for Beaus 9 day post-op. We brought a few concerns up with Dr. Wong and he assured us Beau was healing EXACTLY the way he wanted him too.
One concern of ours was, if you look closely at Beaus upper lip, you will see how the muscle is hard and drawn up, pulling part of the lip with it. I thought maybe a stitch was pulled to tight causing it to look this way. Dr. Wong explained how he performed the surgery and what he was trying to accomplish. Under the nose there is two lines that go down to the lip. Beaudrick was fortunate enough to have enough muscle tissue to make his second line. Since the muscle was disturbed, it tightened up leaving the appearance of a red bump. The lip is also pulled tight due to that same tight muscle. Once the muscle relaxes (in up to 4 months) the lip with drop into a perfect "cupids bow". Dr. Wong told us he would look perfect with just a thin (if even noticeable)scar. Of course we thought he was perfect even before his surgery. Dr. Wong also told us to stop stressing and just wait for the end results. In the meantime, Beaudrick eats far better then ever. He is less gassy and a much happier baby. We're enjoying falling in love all over again.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

9 Days post-op

Here I am just 9 days after my surgery. Looking better and feeling great.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

5 days post-op

Beaudrick is doing very well. He is now off his pain meds and is back to his normal self minus the fussiness. Today he is running a small temp and is a little red at the top of his lip. To all my cleft friends, did your babies do this too? He does have a Dr. Appointment in the morning. I pray all is well. I still miss his cleft, but am starting to love his cute new look. Sorry for the delayed post. I have been quite busy with the Lil Man. I'll let you all know what the Dr. says in the morning. Until then, Please help us pray he is ok.

4 days post-op

Please Excuse the lighting on this picture.

72 hours post-op

48 hours post-op