Monday, September 08, 2008

Meet Aiden

A couple of days ago I wrote a post about how a mom, after looking through Rachel's Journey had discovered we had the same plastic surgeon, etc.

Long story short, we met today for lunch and we talked for over two hours about our experiences with having a cleft affected baby, I answered her questions, told her Rachel's story, showed her the inside of Rachel's mouth and how awesome the palate repair was. It was a great time of talking, sharing our baby stories. Aiden will have both his lip and his palate repaired on October 1st. That surgery will be lengthy and the outcome will be phenomenal to have both his lip and palate repaired in one shot. It'll be one less surgery, one less time under the anesthesia, one less time to have to deal with restraints, one less time of handing your baby over and watching the scrub nurse walk away.

Seeing his adorable little face, watching him stick his tongue through his cleft in his lip, seeing him drool and drool and drool, and then watching him eat with the Haberman, brought back soooo many memories of those first months with Rachel. The Lord has been so good to Rachel, and to us, in this journey. It was great to meet Joy and Aiden and his big sister, Alexis (who is exactly one day older than Rachel!!). And we look forward to meeting again soon!


Allison said...

That is so cool! I love it when I hear stories of people making a connection like that!

Kim said...

What a cutie!

How neat for you two to be able to talk. I know how wonderful it is to talk to someone who has walked the same road, and I'm sure it was a blessing to her!

Liz said...

How fun!!!!!