Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Purna Passing the Time, ONE YEAR

Today one year ago my baby girl (not so baby any more) had her operation to correct her craniosynostosis. I remember siting in her pre-opp appointment and our Doctor telling us that next door there was a couple who was there for their one year post-opp appointment and they would be will to talk to us and answer any question we had. So of course Im going to get a moms take on it. I went in and before she could even answer me she started to cry. I'm thinking " this might not of been a good idea" She pulled herself together and began telling me her experience. It was so very helpful coming from a mommy who had been threw what Joe and I and Purna were about to go threw in two very short day. I remember walking out of that room thinking I would give ANYTHING to be her right now, and have it one year behind me. Well Purna Peeps... I am Happy to say today that is ME!!!!! I know now why she cried that day before she could answer me...not just because she remembers the day and how hard it was on her baby but how happy she was to have a healthy child and no longer had to have this surgery running her brain with worry and fear. I thank god every day for Purna's health and amazing recover.

Purna is doing so amazing and nothing about that day has slowed her down. She has her One year appointment on August 16. I'm sure she will pass with amazing colors. You can not really even see her scare anymore and her plates that were very pronounced are absorbing well. You can hardly see them anymore. She still has soft spots were they separated the bones apart but there are half the size they were. I would imagine in one more year you will not even be able to feel them any longer. All healing seems to be right on par.

Purna is talking now and has a lot to say. She has a Spanish nanny (Mari) she spends a lot of time with in the week. She loves her Mari very much. Mari does not speak much English so it's all Spanish for Purna when she is here. She understands everything she says and now mixes her English with Spanish and then a some baby talk. Luckily my Spanish is improving but very soon she will be out talking me. We are very excited how well she has picked it up and learning every day .We have been so incredible blessed to have Mari love our Purna as her own.

Purns currently still only has eyes for her binkies. We will be working on and intervention plan after she turns 2 (in two months). I'm pretty sure this is a mom problem not wanting to let go of her little baby girl, but lets not go face booking that to the world...We try to restrict them to the crib but they seem to always find there way out. I am looking for a support group to get her threw this.

I am happy to report that Purna's hair no longer looks like a mullet. It took some time for the shaved part to catch up with the rest, despite daddy thinking cutting it would help. Now that it is getting longer and its hotter out we have sprouted CURLS!!!!!!! Now graded I have to work pretty dam hard at getting them there sometime but they are there and nobody can take that from me!! We also had a HUGE breakthrough in the hair department, she now just as of about a week ago lets me put it in pig tails or a pony. And let me tell you, before if I even came at her with a pony she was swinging followed by tears and yelling NO! Im pretty sure was trying to tell me something. Apparently she is sensitive to what happens to her head now. She is also extremely extremely spacialy aware of were her head is. If she is going to walk under something she starts ducking about five feet before she gets there. Humm Go figure..

Here is Purna on her horse out back. Im pretty sure this is as close as her daddy will let her get to having a horse. She call it Vaca, which is cow in Spanish...were working on that one..

So my Purna peeps as you can see Little Purna Pie is going strong and doing just fine. Like I said before its a good day to be able to wright this blog today. I could not be more happy and feel more blessed to have my little girl and all the wonderful people in her life. Im thankful fore every day I'm with her.

The Mommy


  1. YAY! She is an amazing little girl for sure. We are so proud of how well she has done this past year...and how well mommy and daddy have done considering that their baby went through such an ordeal. We love you guys and can't wait to watch our little Purna-Pie grow up and discover all of the new and exciting things of this world. Thanks for the update. I love to see that sweet little face!!
    Love, Courtney

  2. Yay! One year! If I hadn't followed the blog I'd not be able to tell by looking that Purna had such a major operationt. I'm so happy that's all behind you all. Love you very much!

  3. Purna told me in Spanish that she liked her Mullet and she wants it back. Also, she has a binkie stash under the Futon.