Friday, December 19, 2008

Camparison pics and surgery update

Samantha had surgery this morning to have ear tubes put in. We left the house at 5am, drove very slowly, sometimes only 20 mph, through very dense fog and arrived at the Pediatric Surgery Center at 5:25am. Samantha left me to go to the OR at 6:39am, and at 6:47, her doctor came out and said that they were finished and that we would be back together in about 10 minutes.

I never realized until today that I would actually be able to distinguish my baby's cry from that of many other wailing babies, but as soon as I heard her, I knew it was my child. The surgery went well and there were no problems. Samantha does apparantly have her mama's issues with coming out of anesthesia, though, because she cried inconsolably until we left the sugery center at 7:35a. Then she continued to whimper until we pulled onto our street, which was when she finally fell asleep. We were in our driveway at 7:45am. WOW! That was a quick morning. Everything seems to be going well. Now we are looking forward to no more ear infections and we are hoping for an increased appetite.

Since I am home with Samantha today following her surgery for ear tubes, and since she is taking a 2+ hour nap right now, I have been working on organizing our pictures a little bit more. I came across this one of me with my mom and my grandparents, and suddenly realized that Samantha does actually have some resemblence to me! I don't know exactly how old I was in this picture, but given my size, and the fact that my brother, who is 14 months younger than me, is not in the picture, I would venture to guess that I was about the same age that Samantha is now. So then I went looking for a picture of her that looks similar, but the one here was the closest I could find. What do you think? Do you see any resemblence?

I may have to keep looking for a picture that looks more similar. And I will post one of Brent's baby pics for comparison, too.


NatCh said...

Definitely some resemblance there, your face is a touch longer than hers, but otherwise ....

I'm glad the surgery went well. :)