Calleigh is the most amazing baby to ever grace our planet! The surgery wound up taking about 5 hours total. First she had the bronchoscopy and when the ENT was done the plastic surgeon took over. She really never cried. Today she really isn't too swollen and you can really see the difference. She has a different smile now and it has been sort of freakin me out. Her cleft was so tiny that when she smiled it disappeared and almost looked like a litte dimple. Plus it was so wide. Her smile is just as beautiful but different now. It is a weird feeling to alter your child's appearance. I know it had to be done and wouldn't change it for the world.
This is her in the recovery room. They wound up doing a little work in her nose so there is some yellow packing in it. The stiches look nasty and she is swollen but pretty good considering how long the surgery took.
We go back in to the hospital on Wednesday for suture removal. SHe has to be sedated again but it's the only option.
As for triplet news. Let's see.. I'll leave you with a few of my favorite quotes from the last few days.
I was brushing Colin's teeth before bed on his birthday. He says "wait, wait, Mommy, I have to tell you something". I was thinking it was a stall tactic. He says "mommy, you are my best friend and I had the best day for my birthday" Insert cruomg mommy. He says "mommy, those are happy tears, right?" Love that kid.
Last night I was reading our Bedtime Blessings for boys book and it was teaching about unselfishness and sharing. I ask the boys "can you think of a time when someone was unselfish and shared with you?" Cormac says immediately "My girl, Kennedy, shared her sand box with me" His girl?? Really where on earth would he hear that phrase? Not in our house but obviously it is incidental language! I nearly peed my pants.
Ciaran, well what is there to say about Ciaran. He is a trip and a half. He learned to wink. Yep, not blink, he has mastered winking. And he knows how to use it! I can see the ladies falling to pieces at him. Those slate blue eyes, dark hair and long eye lashes add to that the dimples and a wink. The girls don't stand a chance!
We had our first marshmallow roasting in the yard this weekend. Lots of new language. It was the perfect night to light a fire in the chiminea (how's that for a new word!). To say they had a blast is an understatement.
What a difference a year makes. Last year I would have been freaking out with a fire in our yard. This year they get it. They are old enough to understand to stay away from fire. They understand it hurts. They cooperated and had fun. I was able to sit and hold Calleigh while they just did their thing with Dad's help. I think they each ate about 10 marshmallows a piece!
Today we learned some interesting words:
Can you guess what was happening at our house? We had four trees taken down. The boys have been fascinated by it since this morning. It has taken all day. The big tree in the back was a monster. Our yard which is already pretty big looks ginormous (another new word LOL).