Monday, March 22, 2010

stats and surgery

Liv had her 6 month visit to the Doc on Friday. She had two shots and I wish that we had filmed it because her pouty lip it is the saddest and cutest thing ever.

She is a pretty and petite little bee
10th percentile for weight/height
-13.14 lbs
-24 in.
75th percentile for her head

She is developing right on track! When the doc was doing an overall check up with his instruments (eyes, ears, breathing, heart rate) she was just staring right up at him with her big blue eyes. He thought she was really cute. I know because he said so {and I'm just sure he doesn't say that to all the babies ;)}

I remember being nervous that I wouldn't love my baby as much as everyone says that you do. Now I understand that you just do.
I LOVE this girl so so so much.
Every day I can't even believe it, but I love her even more.
I know that is painfully cliche, but it is also {in a way} painfully true.

I don't ever want her to hurt.

As most people know, and others may have noticed, she has a small spot on the back of her head where there is no hair. We found out it is called aplasia cutis congenita, and literally means that her skin didn't completely form in that one place. It is very rare, but hers (there are 9 different types) is not associated with any other complications, except that she will most likely have to have the scar surgically removed when she's a little older (about 4- just before Kindergarten).

I know this is something so silly to worry about compared to other complications that could have occurred, and I don't want to sound ungrateful for her health. I am SO grateful that she is healthy and strong, but like I said, "I don't ever want her to hurt". And also I'm a mom. Isn't this what moms do? The dermatologist won't even see her until she's 4. So I guess I'll just have to stop worrying until then.


mandy harline said...

Oh, baby! She is so adorable! So glad she's happy and healthy. She must have a great mama and daddy taking care of her :)

Anonymous said...

Another sweet post from a brand new mom experiencing so much new baby joy for the first time! You'll be amazed that you can feel this much love again and again with each new baby! We don't ever want Livy to hurt either! What a beauty and a sweety and so petite! I know when she is 4 the doctor will take good care to make sure she doesn't hurt and is perfectly taken care of!
We love you all!

Amanda said...

She is so sweet and I am excited that I get to meet her finally. And I totally understand about not wanting her to hurt.

Scottie and Angie said...

See this post sums up exactly what I was trying to say last night on the phone about your tenderness for her! I just love it and I love you! Have fun with the girls this weekend. Give them all hugs from me and tell them I miss them all!

Ben and Megan said...

Thanks for coming over today! It was so so good to finally see you again and meet Baby O! She is a precious little pearl and I'm sorry you had to put her in danger of the wild boys, lol.

Carrie said...

i don't know if you know this, but colsie had surgery when he was about 1 1/2. it makes you so sad because you don't want them to hurt, but in a wierd way that i can't explain, i kind of enjoyed it. that sounds strange i know. let me explain- it gives you the chance, as the mom, to be there for them and comfort them and love them so so so so much. i felt so much love for him before during and after and was so happy i got to be there to snuggle him and take care of him. and i felt so proud of him, too. i think it's something women crave, to give out that kind of love, so in the end, it wasn't as bad as you might think.

taryn said...

Thanks for your thoughts Carrie (and everyone). I hadn't thought of it at all like that but now I can look forward to being able to take care of her and show her how much I love her, rather than fear it. I'm so glad to have advice from people who have gone through these things before me!