The date is set for Lucy's surgery. It will be Monday August 31st, very early in the morning. I probably don't need to say that Mommy is very nervous about this.
We had a consultation of sorts a couple days ago and it was difficult. Lucy was tired, hungry, in pain because of her teeth, and a little scared because of how insanely loud the doctor's office happened to be. G.I. Joe did most of the talking with our Top Doc while I was trying to console Lucy but I got the nuts and bolts:
The procedure will last less than 30 minutes.
She can't eat anything after midnight (which is why they are going to do it early in the morning).
Recovery time will be quick.
One small cut, a wiggle of the tendon, and that little curly toe will pop right into place.
She can take "a special toy or blanket into surgery" if she needs.
It will be so quick and she'll never remember. I know this is going to be harder on me than it will be on her. She'll forget but I'll have the image of my perfect baby girl being rolled into surgery with her sweet little arms wrapped around her Babydoll. I keep reminding myself that she'll be fine, she's in good hands, and all that. But Mommies can't help but worry some, am I right? One good thing though about us doing this in August instead of September or October is that it will be over and healed before her birthday. Please keep Lucy in your prayers. I think I'm mostly just nervous about them putting her to sleep, more than I am about the actual procedure.
Enough of that talk. Lucy is exactly 10 months old today! As a little birthday present for herself she decided yesterday that it was time to start crawling. We really didn't think she would crawl at all because she is way more interesting in walking. Then yesterday, at Baby Gym Class, she just started crawling out of nowhere! Go figure that one. This girl is always surprising us!
After we get back from our beach trip I'll have lots of pictures to post, including her 10 month shoot. I hope you all have a beautiful weekend and week.