Saturday, May 24, 2008

Eating improved a little

As you all know, Whitlee has had some difficulty eating solids. It has been an ongoing issue. Even after she had her surgery, she didn't have an interest in food. After visits to the ped and getting some different food ideas, Whitlee is starting to come around. She may still need to meet with the feeding specialist. It depends on how the next month goes.
I'm certain she will eat better when she is ready. She does NOT like baby food. Now, I make all of her food. It works out great with Justin being in the produce business. I just wanted to let all of you know how she is doing. Take-care! -Ashlee:~)

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Cousin over to visit

Baby Jaedyn came to visit Whitlee today. We had so much fun. I haven't laughed this much in a long time. -Ashlee:~)

Whitlee sitting beside Jaedyn. Whitlee holding Jaedyn. Haha!<>Jaedyn resting. Of course, Whitlee is sleeping.
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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Mommy had fun!

I am amazed at how Whitlee has changed. Dr. Kelly did an excellent job.
I wanted to share more pictures. Can you imagine that? Haha!
"This is Whitlee laughing at me. Of Course"!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


Our little butterfly!" I caught a fish, and it was this big".
"Ice anyone"?
Whitlee is doing extremely well! We couldn't ask for a more smooth transition. Wow! I look at our little butterfly and I'm still amazed. I know that there are many more surgeries to go. This was a small step of many. Here are some more pics. -Ashlee

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Surgery complete

The surgery went well. As soon as I saw her she tried to smile. Of course, our little butterfly had to show us that she as OK. :) Words CAN NOT decribe my feeling at that moment. That memory is the most PRICELESS memory that I'll cherish forever. I was in disbelief. Overwhelmed, YES, to say that least. She wasn't in recovery long. Now she is in her own room. OF COURSE, everyone expects pics. I couldn't just leave you guys hangin'. ENJOY! -Ashlee
Feeding. YEAH! Close-up(Sorry, a bit blurry)
This is Whitlee immediately after surgery."What just happned?"

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Whitlee talking?

Whitlee has been doing this, babbling, for about three days now. As her mother, I think it is too funny, imagine that. Haha! I asked her to say Mama..... This is her version?

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Photos taken

Whitlee had her photos taken here at the house by Angela Crutcher. She is a local photographer that has a special interest in children affected by cleft lip/palates or both. She likes to take before and after pics. She hopes to have her new site up and running soon. She has tried to make Jonathan's Gift a non-profit organization. The current address is . She hopes to have available soon. Whitlee's pics will be available for viewing today or tomorrow. I know that they will be beautiful because Angela does such a great job!
Thursday is the big day and I can't wait. I'm going to take plenty of Kleenex. Haha! You all KNOW I'll need it .-Ashlee
“There is nothing that makes its way more directly into the soul than beauty.”-Joseph Addison