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Mirrored Looks

Posted by mymaysa on January 20, 2010

It’s been almost 8 months since Maysa graduated from her 2nd DOC band.  She’s basically been out of it for as long as she has been in it.  She also turned two recently and I keep thinking that things are getting better and better post band…  I don’t take as many pictures as I used to of her head (top view, profile, front…) but I was comparing the two pictures from her 1st and 2nd birthdays, the other day .  She has changed a lot, I think, but while I know she has, it is not until I mirrored the two pictures that it became very obvious to the naked eye. 

So, here are the two pictures I kept staring at.  In the one on the left, she is one and under treatment with the 1st DOC band.  On the left, she is two and done with treatment.  Do you notice the differences?  If you are somewhat like me, you probably do, but if you can’t quite put your finger on it, take a look at the set below this one:

Do you now see what I see?  Look at her ears in the mirror picture when she was one and the right side of her face.  It’s almost like somebody had come and grabbed that part of her face and pulled at it.  That right ear in the mirror picture is higher, her cheek is higher, the bulge over that right ear is also more pronounced.  I never thought back then that she had much facial asymmetry but boy was I wrong…  In the recent picture, her ears are aligned, her head doesn’t seem so wide, and except for one eye looking a tidbit smaller than the other, I would say that her asymmetry is close to zero, at this point.  I also have to say that her face has gotten longer and this has helped with the overall aspect of her head not looking so brachycephalic (wide).

I’ll have to try my best to take more comparable pictures of her head from different angles, but by posting this entry, I just wanted to kind of give an update as to what things look like now in retrospect to a year ago, back when I thought things would never really look normal again.  I do think and know that the DOC band helped fix several things a great deal.  She’s also been improving on her own since…

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You are now two! Happy birthday Maysa!

Posted by mymaysa on January 15, 2010

 

My youngest princess just turned two today. While she had a blast at her Gymboree party with a bunch of friends and while she got to blow her two candles and eat cupcakes and pizza with them, today, in the intimacy of our home, we had a fun time playing some fancy dress up before blowing out our official 2 year old candles, again…

We pulled out our favorite princess attire. Cinderella was a hit once again and it’s a good thing we have two of almost everything in this house.  You are beautiful, you are bright, and you are sweet for sure.  Mom and Dad can’t kiss and squeeze you enough and you don’t mind it a bit because as soon as we stop, you say “again”.  We love you so much!

Just about three weeks ago, you started speaking in full sentences and it has been a delight listening to you.  Some of the funny things you’ve been saying…

Teeping Booty = Sleeping Beauty (cracks your sister up)
Macaloli = Guacamole
I lob you Daddy = I love you Daddy
Dooty potty = Dirty Potty
Rite poopy = Rice Crispies (cracks your sister up too)
More nope peeze = More milk please (go figure!)
No like it wahger = I don’t want water
Go Pis = Gold Fish

The list is long but I just thought I ‘d write what’s coming to my mind at the moment.  You also know all of your alphabet, upper and lower case.  You know your numbers up to 10.  You dance all the time and know all of your sister’s ballet moves.  You love books and Elmo…

Here are a few of my favorite pictures taken of you and your sister in your Cinderella dresses around your birthday cake.

Girl Talk

 

A Little Dance

 

A Smile

Singing Happy Birthday

Blowing out Candles with a Little Help from Big Sister

Gorgeous, I know...

If you care to look at a few more pictures, click on the scrapbook slideshow below:

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Happy Birthday Snow White…

Posted by mymaysa on January 17, 2009

My little MaySnow White turned one this week. We got to celebrate this weekend. She is just so precious. Many thanks to Mariann of http://www.lulubirdboutique.org/ for making this Snow White inspired tutu dress just for her and to the Pastry Shop of Alexandria for their excellent tasty cake!

Wishing you many more little angel…

Happy 1st Birthday!

Happy 1st Birthday!

Yummy cake!

Yummy cake!

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