This is our baby Kyrie:


If you zoom in on this picture, you can see the bumps from where her tongue and lip used to be sewn together for most of this first year.


She will have more surgeries for that later because it will be one of many problems for her speech, but it’s at the very bottom of the list of surgeries after airways and aspiration and airway airway airway.

They also told us by X-ray and scans that Kyrie would not have teeth because she had so almost no jaw when she was born, and missing so many other bones that they couldn’t even find tooth buds.  Jaw distraction and those metal bars being shoved through her face and jaw can also break or destroy tooth buds.  It just looked like there was nothing.

But now we can see this!  Teeth, for realz, about ready to pop through at any moment! Two teeth in front on the top!


You think that’s exciting in baby world?  Check this out! One for realz legit tooth already popped on the bottom!  Just last night! We can feel it, and you can just barely see it!


This girl is full of miracle pants, that’s all I have to say.

Also, this explains a lot about her recent problems besides pneumonia, and shows how fragile she is, that she desats and almost codes just trying to pop out a few teeth.

We still don’t know if she will have all her teeth, though we know she won’t have room for them all, but today we celebrate! 

Soggy crackers for everyone!

About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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