The saddest thing

QQ had a rough day yesterday.

We think it was a particularly bad teething day (hence the chewing on the wings of this pink creature you see here, which is her favorite teething toy...it has those crinkly things inside the satin wings, and that apparently feels good on her gums. She also, naturally, drools profusely while teething, so the thing is drenched pretty much 24/7. Doesn't make it any less attractive to her, however.)

She was her usual happy self for the first half of the day, but by afternoon she was fussy, and pressing on her gums with her fingers. By evening, she was flat out miserable.

I was going to take her for a dinner run in her stroller, but then the skies opened up in a drenching autumn rainstorm, and we had to ditch that idea. I already had her wrapped up in her stroller snugglie, and she looked so sad and so pitiful and so tiny that I had to take a picture.
Is this not the saddest thing in the world?

Tomorrow is her one week pre-op visit with the plastic surgeon, and I can't help thinking how sad she is going to look after surgery. I am in serious denial. I've grown so accustomed to her as she is, and I can't even imagine that the time has flown by and we only have a week to go before everything changes. I know it will be for the best in the long run, but that doesn't make it any easier right now.

Just to scrub that image out of your brain, here she is the next day...in a much different mood, dancing in her bouncy chair!

Now, that's the face I like to see! Plus, her hair was all curly from the humidity of the overnight rainstorm, which was pretty adorable.


Diane said...

She's such a happy girl!

Here's something to think about for her surgery... See if you can find a Massage Therapist who will teach you face and neck lymphatic drainage techniques for QQ. Using these techniques after surgery can really help keep the swelling to a minimum which also helps to keep the level of pain down. The therapist should be able to show you how to do this in one 30 minute session, an hour at the most.

May all go well for QQ and you!


Stefanie said...

My GOSH what a beautiful smile she has!! I can imagine feeling those pangs of sadness over the beautiful face you've come to adore!! But there is no doubt, that little one will be stunning after her surgery too :)
We'll be praying for you guys!

Sarah said...

Yep, I was in denial too. It was what it took to get through it all. Don't feel guilty about it. It won't help QQ any more if you worry or read a million articles about the surgery. I wouldn't read anything about it now if I were you. You just do it and help her any way you can. There are lots of people out here supporting you. I could actually feel the support around me on the day. Amazing. Hope you do too! xoxo S.

mommy24treasures said...

she is absolutely adorable, you see such happiness in almost every pic you post of her...
I have no doubt she will be just as beautiful after surgery though I completely understand your heart right now. A mothers love... So beautiful.

Vivian M said...

Is there any way to put her teething toy in the freezer to make it really cold? The cold might help numb the teething pain a bit.
Flynn looks like she loves the bouncy jumper thing!