Sunday, June 14, 2009

Day Before Surgery

Tomorrow is Gavin's surgery day and I am just a bundle of nerves!  I can't believe the day is here already.  It is going to be so hard for me, but I have confidence in Dr. Martin and the team at Loma Linda, so I know everything will be okay.  Although, waiting for my baby boy to come out of surgery will be the longest few hours of my life.

I'm going to feel terrible not feeding him tomorrow morning when he wakes up and wants to eat.  We are going to wake him up around 2:00 or 3:00 in the morning to feed him so he doesn't have to go so long without eating.  But it's still going to be hard in the morning.

I am so thankful that we got Gavin's 3-month pictures taken today.  The staff at JCPenney's was very kind and accommodating.  We had to leave the appointment after taking just a few pictures because Gavin was very unhappy and cried most of the time, but they allowed us to come back about an hour later and try again.  He still wasn't really thrilled about it and only allowed another couple shots before he lost it again.  Overall, we only managed to get 12 pictures and he was crying in a few.  But he looked absolutely adorable, of course, so I had to buy the CD.  That way, I can print the pictures myself and do all my own editing.  I get to pick up the CD in ten days, so I will post a few of my favorites then.

Please keep us in your thoughts tomorrow!


  1. I had to check one last time before going to bed. Was hoping you would post about some of your thoughts. Glad to hear the pics turned out adorable. Can't wait to see them. Hang in there over the next 48 hours and know that I am lifting Gavin and the entire family up in prayer as you walk down this path in his life. Know that this is just a season and that each moment is a little bit closer to recovery. Always available if you need ANYTHING! Try to get as much sleep as possible (easier said then done). Sweet dreams Gavin!!!

  2. thinking of you and wondering how Gavin did today....hope all went well.

    Once it is all over you can breathe a huge sigh of relief.

  3. Hi Kelly,

    I found you and Gavin through fellow blogging cleft-friends and just wanted to say hi! My daughter Abigael (Abby) was born March 12, 2007 with a unilateral cleft lip. As you already know, all of these ladies are so wonderful and supportive, and we're so so glad you're here! I just wanted to let you know Abby was able to breastfeed, and took the same bottle you referenced in a previous post. She happily took the First Years Breastflow Bottle when it was offered AFTER her lip repair, and continued to breastfeed and bottle feed until about 20 months. So if you have any questions about that, please ask!

    I hope everything went smoothly for Gavin with his lip repair, and can't wait to see pictures!

  4. checking in again. hope the repair went well and Gavin is recovering nicely.