Friday, April 25, 2008

Before and After...so far

God knew from the very beginning what Tessa would look like from birth all the way to age 1.
Three surgeries later, our little girl has an upper lip. It's amazing the drastic change that took place! We are very pleased with Dr. Wells' work. :) Tessa got her tape off today and the new lip was revealed! It's been so much fun showing off her new smile. :)

Here she is BEFORE:



And AFTER:

Here are some close-ups...

...and a SUPER close-up!

"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made." Ps. 139:14

12 comments:

Sarah said...

wow. she looks great. i love that black and white one. love love it.

laurabeth said...

Amazing!

Kent, Tammy, and Hannah Eilers said...

WOW!!! I am shocked! Your doctor did a GREAT job!

ShaunTia said...

They did a beautiful job!

Tessa: High five for being such a super star girl!

Nadelhoffer said...

Amazing, Allison. Just awesome! Really, though, it's all about those eyes! They're like big Michigan blueberries.

Brooke Blevins said...

Hey Mark and Allison- Don't know if you remember me, but Ben and I travelled to Israel with you guys a few summers ago. I check your blog religiously and I just wanted to let you know that I think about and pray for you guys often. Tessa is such a beautiful baby. She has such beautiful eyes among another of fantastic features. The doctors have done a tremendous job. May you continue to take faith, knowing the He has her in His hands.

Allensville said...

Very cool! We love you so much. Happy Healing to you, Tessa!!!

august said...

she looks beautiful

theolsons said...

it is amazing to see the change in her lip since birth. good job to the doctor and nurses...that they can do that is incredible! and of course tessa remains just as Beautiful as ever!!

Olga said...

I think it's high time we celebrated....with Golden Spoon!

What an amzing and miraculous transformation! God is good....
Blessings,
Olga

John, Shannon, Broderick, Camden, and Adalynn said...

She looks beautiful. But, as I did, I am sure you are missing her "wide smile".

I wish you continued luck with the recovery. Our little one has surgery #3 in a couple of weeks-please keep us in your prayers.

alison said...

Wow!! She looks amazing!!