This past week Rhianwen had her surgery to remove the lump from her head. Everyone in the hospital was wonderful! Monday we had our pre-op where we not only got her checked out physically but we also got to play with a child specialist (not sure of her official title) who gave us a little package to take home for Rhianwen to prepare for the surgery on Tuesday. It included stuff like a mask and hat and syringe. Rhi also got to practice using the mask and "smelling" the chapstick that they smear on it to make it smell good. I have to say, she HATED the checkup but liked to play with everything. Daddy and Mommy both wore their hats and masks all over the house that night. I figure if the neighbors didn't wonder about us before, now they sure will! They must think we are crazy.
Our dress up game.
Rhianwen's dress up game (she loves aprons!).
Tuesday was the surgery. Grandmama and Grandaddy came up to wait with us but couldn't go back with us for the prep. Rhianwen really enjoyed her time with them. Although we were expecting sedation, it wasn't necessary. She didn't enjoy the prep, but did fairly well once the OR nurse left. Every time someone had to do something to her, Rhianwen would cry and then when they were done, she would say tearfully, "Bye bye! Bye bye!" She doesn't know the words, "Go away!" yet :) Wally got to take Rhianwen back to the OR and help her smell the chapstick. She did great at that point. No fussing or anything. She woke up too quickly for us to be already back there, so she was waiting anxiously for us. She HATED the little pulse doodad on her toe and kept trying to pull it off and kick it off. But we were able to distract with her new Babies book and her old Nursery book. The surgeon said is was a pilomatricoma but would send it off to pathology for confirmation. We'll find out in a week, but he was certain that it was indeed a calcification, benign but could have grown bigger over time. So we're glad it is over!!! Rhianwen didn't seem to be in ANY pain whatsoever and her incision seems to be healing well.
Unfortunately for her, it was not the end of her doctor visits this week. She also had a well-visit on Friday where she got 3 shots and was not pleased by any of the doctor's attention. She was deemed extremely healthy, in the 98th percentile for height and the 95th for weight. However, she has a big knot on her arm from one of the shots and it seems to be a bit red, so I will probably call the Dr. tomorrow to make sure that is ok.
Enjoying her Babies book tonight.
We are so thankful for all of your prayers this week! I know God heard! I am looking foward to next week, which will hopefully be back to normal! Which reminds me, I also had a doc appointment this week and got to hear baby T's heartbeat. My "real" ultrasound is scheduled for Feb. 5th. So hopefully we will get to know the gender and get some more pics too!
Part 2-Holiday Doings
While at the D's Rhianwen really enjoyed rocking in the rocking chair with Grandma Nanny Kim. She loved to hang upside down and be rocked. I can't believe she could fall asleep in that position, but she did!
She also got to try her first marshmallows cooked over the little fire pit thing that my dad has. She enjoyed it very much.
Wally and I used the grandparents as free babysitters (thank youuuu!!!) and went to the Sidewheeler for lunch and Brookgreen Gardens. Of course, we couldn't completely forget about our little oo, especially not after seeing this statue that looks so much like her, our little water baby.
On Christmas Eve morning, the entire fam went out to The Trestle for breakfast where we got a great pic of us! It's a once in a blue moon kind of thing to have everyone smiling, eyes open, and looking at the cam!
Lastly, and very importantly, we got to see one of my best friends, and finally got to meet her baby girl!!! Rhianwen was ready for a nap so wasn't very happy when the pic was taken, therefore the need for a cookie in the mouth! However, baby girl is just as happy as can be!