Today marked almost 2 weeks since Maddie Rae's lip repair. She has been doing great. The first week was pretty much miserable for all involved, especially her. It seemed like once we hit the one week post-op mile marker, she turned a corner and went back to being her happy little self. We went to the surgeon today so that he could remove her stitches. She started screaming her head off the second she saw him, and I didn't get many words in with him because she didn't stop her screaming until he was out of sight. I told her that one day she would be thankful for him. She just kept crying. He said that everything is healing well, and he will do her palate repair in May. She's asleep now, but I'll try to get a good shot of her without her stitches when she wakes up. After her appointment, we quickly stopped into "Oliver's", a nice supermarket here that carries more American products. Joy of all joys, they had Mini-Wheats. And Twizzlers. And Candycanes. It's the little things that get you excited over here. I grabbed as many boxes and bags as I thought I could schlepp back and headed on my way. I'm including 3 pictures of Maddie Rae's grin...pre-surgery, first day home, and one week post-op.