Friday, February 3, 2012

Does she look like a little pirate?

Today, sweet Clara has a major black eye! We saw Dr. Beauchamp yesterday for her post-op appointment and he said she looked good. The swelling and bruising is normal and he had told me to expect a black eye. We will see him again in three weeks for our final check-up.
Still sweet, happy and beautiful....even with a black eye!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Clara's surgery.

My sweet Clara was born with a dermoid cyst by her left eye. I noticed it for the first time when she was about three months old. I immediately made an appointment with a pediatric ophthalmologist, Dr. George Beauchamp. Dr. Beauchamp is one of the very best doctors I've met. He is very professional, knowledgeable and has great bedside manner. I would highly recommend him!!!!

Clara had surgery yesterday to have the cyst removed. It would have continued growing and growing so sooner or later it had to come out. The surgery took place at Texas Pediatric Surgery Center in North Richland Hills.

The surgery took a little bit longer than expected because the cyst was pretty deep but Clara did well. She was a grumpy when she woke up but then went back to sleep. We took it easy all day. She ate, played and slept a lot. I gave her Motrin and Tylenol to keep the pain under control and today she seems to be pain free!

I am so relieved that it went so well. We are very thankful for the wonderful care of Dr. Beauchamp and his team.
Clara at home after the surgery. I held her all day long and loved the sweet cuddles with my little girl!  

Clara received a "Brave Bear" from Dr. Beauchamp.

Today (one day after surgery), she is very swollen and bruised but she is happy and seems pain free!!!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Sunday, March 20, 2011

First Day of Spring at the Dallas Arboretum!

It was a great family outing. We had a fun picnic on the lawn and walked around the beautiful park. It's getting harder and harder to take pictures of Luke because he won't stop running one second. He had so much fun!

I really wanted a picture of Luke with the pretty tulips and Cody thought he had the perfect solution. See below.

I'm surprised this picture isn't blurry! He was running fast!

Luke loves to talk with his hands!

30 weeks along already! :-)

He was so tired when we left. Luckily, I remembered to bring his sweet lovey!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Friday, February 4, 2011

Ice/Snow Storm 2011!

Schools were closed for four days! (2/1-2/4) Cody worked from home and we enjoyed our time together!