The kids and I drove up to Santa Monica today to see her plastic surgeon. He was SO happy with the results he was clapping and just chuckling and staring at her. He kept showing me her picture from before and saying that he has only one more little fine tuning to do to her nose at the next surgery and it'll be "perfect." I don't see such a huge difference but I can tell it's better. I think the eye still throws me a bit since it's off balance. He said that in two years (when she's three) he'll make her left eye level with her right, create an artificial tear duct for her eye and also do that last touch on her nose.I would like to see him take some of the extra fat that she has on her foot and leg during that surgery too but we'll see.
Dr. Jones "cast guy" was able to get us in to redo her casts in L.A. while we were up there. He did a great job with two soft casts that really seem like they'll stay on. She didn't crawl on them tonight but we'll see how tomorrow goes. I can't see her sitting still for long.
Funny story...on the way there Noah started screaming, "Sissy hand black! Sissy hand black! Noooooo Sissy! Don't touch!" He was making his funny gagging sound he makes when something is really gross (like fruits and veggies, haha). I turned around and saw her stitched bloody hand reaching for Noah from her car seat. It was like seeing this Frankenstein hand reaching up for him. She managed to get the bandage we used off. I pulled off in Carson City somewhere to rewrap it only to find that I couldn't get back on the fwy from that exit. I sat in tons of 18 wheeler traffic to get back on going south just to exit and go back north. After that we sat in SO much traffic on the way there due to an oil spill, truck fire on the 405. We were 45 minutes late with no time for lunch. We were sitting for so long on the fwy that I finally got out of my seat to try to feed Jordan. We rushed to Westwood for the casting and thankfully made it only to spend more than 3 hours trying to get home. We got home around 7:00 tonight and Shan had a giant spread of food here from more of our loving church family. WHAT a blessing!
I am off to bed and will hopefully see many of you tomorrow at our church's Fall Fest. Go to CompassChurch.Org to get details or go to Aliso Viejo Town Center to have a free night of food, fun, and tons of activities for the little ones. What a great option for your families instead of the usual Halloween stuff. We'll be there with our little giraffe and kangaroo. So excited!