Oh my goodness x2!
Oh my goodness number one:
On Saturday morning Mia woke up early to eat as usual. After feeding her, she was awake for the morning so I took her in her room to play so papa could sleep. I put her down in her crib on her tummy so that I could go through her clothes and box up ones she's grown out of so far. (<-- Sadness!) I expected her to fuss because she's not a big fan of tummy time, but she didn't. I looked back over and she was on her back. At first I was perplexed, thinking, "Uhm, I didn't put you down clear over on the edge of the crib..." Then I realized that my little turkey was now on her back and had rolled over!
Thinking it may have just been a fluke, I put her back on her tummy and wah-lah! she rolled over again! I knew Zeus would be SO sad to have missed it, so I went and woke him up. When I told him she'd rolled over in his crib and asked him if he wanted to come see it, he first asked me how many times she'd done it. I guess if she'd only done it once, he would have chalked it up to a fluke and would have stayed in bed. Upon hearing that she'd done it twice in a row, he groggily got up and we headed down the hall with the video camera for the big show. *grin*
Oh my goodness number two:
Zeus had taught our precious, delicate, feminine little baby girl to GROWL!!! We were at the doctor today and had our first meeting with our plastic surgeon today. While we were there the PA came in and checked Mia's vitals and then asked about some developmental benchmarks and if she was meeting them yet. Mia was asleep during this. One of the things was does she coo. I told the PA that not only did she coo, but that her father had recently taught her to growl. lol The PA looked a little taken-aback. Then, later on, there was a whole team of people in the room and they were commenting on how cute and sweet and mild Mia was. She'd woken up by this time and was smiling and cooing at everybody. All of a sudden she let out one of her new growls. The PA said, "What was THAT?!?!" I reminded her about her new found growling skills and everyone chuckled. Silly little Mia!
While we were at the doctor's office they showed us pictures they had taken of Mia when she was a week old so that we could see the difference the appliance had made thus far. I made Zeus hold Mia by the computer screen so I could take a pic. He didn't think it would work. He was WRONG! :) hehehe
Quite the difference, eh? :) It's already brought that front little lip area back quite a bit.
We talked with the doctor who is over her NAM device and the plastic surgeon today. It was the first time we had met with the plastic surgeon besides running into him in the hospital. They want to see that front premaxilla come back a little farther, especially on her right side, but they are really pleased with the progress. The plastic surgeon said it was great that she had so much lip area on the protruding part because it would make the surgery easier to do and that the recovery from this surgery really isn't that bad. Yay! They think she will be ready for surgery in a month to a month and a half. That will put her surgery date (if all goes as planned) at the end of November. Oh my! I'm not sure I'm ready to hand her over yet!!!