Apr 30

Roman’s Big Day

Today is the day of Roman’s cleft lip repair surgery. Aubrey Trinnaman came over yesterday and took some pictures of him before his little face gets changed forever. I love Aubrey and for the record I think she is a genius.

We love this little guy so much. See you on the flip side.

And here is one of Moses with his new haircut.

Photos of Roman by Aubrey Trinnaman, Photo of Moses by Paul Ferney (using this camera, and this technique courtesy Jonathan Canlas.)


  • Caitlin says:

    He is absolutely darling. I love those big round eyes.

    Good luck. I'm sure today will be a crazy day for you.

  • heidi adnum says:

    Adore those photos! All the very best xxx

  • Jodie says:

    Gorgeous photos! How do you luck out with two such beautiful kidlets?

    Roman is an angel and best of luck for his surgery.

  • Brigid C says:

    My 'baby's' 1st cleft lip/palate repair was almost 15 years ago. What the doctors can do is amazing and it is humbling to witness the strength and resiliency of a tiny person.I will be thinking of you and your beautiful boy today.

  • Cati Basmati says:

    Sweety :-)
    My father's cleft lip surgery was in 1945 when Vienna was bombed basically every day. And it when really well. So it should work out for you and your little one, too!
    Good luck!

  • MrsKinne says:

    Sending good thoughts to you and your beautiful family. :)

  • Sharnel says:

    my best wishes to all of you on the day of surgery. i hope he heals quickly.

  • Anonymous says:

    two beautiful little men ! good luck and I'm sure all will go very well !
    I often check you blog but seldom leave a note :),
    take care,
    corinne (from Switzerland)

  • Lauren says:

    All best to you and sweet baby Roman! Roman totally looks like you…so beautiful.

  • Natalie Elphinstone says:

    oh the gorgeous little poppet. Doesn't it just break your heart to put them through pain, but you know that ultimately it's for the best. Not that it's any comparison but I had my daughter's tongue tie corrected when she was 5 days old, and even as a doctor myself it's still hard to have a stranger take your child off you and 'operate' on them. But I know that in the future it means less chance of speech impairment and some other benefits. So I understand a tiny little bit what you are going through. My prayers and best wishes are with you at this time.

  • mskaz says:

    Sending prayers to your family today and the photos are darling. Very sweet.

  • Stephanie says:

    Omgosh, he is beautiful! Those eyes and that skin! And Moses is still precious! Praying for a successful, non-eventful surgery for y'all.

  • Robin says:

    Beautiful boys. Will be thinking about you and Roman all day. Love to you.

  • Karen/Chookooloonks says:

    He has your lovely big brown eyes, Jordan. Lovely boy.

    Best of luck through the surgery. Thinking of you all today.


  • Wahzat Gayle says:

    He is so precious. good luck today. Will keep him in my prayers.

  • Kathryn says:

    Two beautiful boys. Sending prayers and good thoughts your way!

  • Monica says:

    You have the most beautiful boys.

  • Casey says:

    these are beautiful photos to capture him before his surgery. wishing you and your family the best.

  • Risa West says:

    love the first image. his eyes are beautiful. good luck today!

  • Design Darling says:

    good luck today, jordan. i'll be thinking of you and your family :)

  • Faith says:

    I visit your blog everyday but never leave comments. I'll be praying for your family today and I know everything will be just fine! He is a beautiful baby with the cleft and I am sure he will be a beautiful baby once it is repaired. Best of luck with the surgery and wishes for calm nerves!

    Faith (in Kentucky)

  • Jenny at LGN says:

    Oh my gosh, I love these photos. Wow!

    I hope today goes as smoothly as possible. Sending good thoughts your way…

  • You Are My Fave says:

    I hope everything goes smoothly. He is so darling. You have a beautiful family.

  • Kate says:

    Keeping you and your little guy in our thoughts and prayers today for a smooth surgery and quick recovery (and as little anxiety as possible).

  • Sarah says:

    He is such a cutie. Best of luck for a speedy recovery!

  • simply seleta says:

    Beautiful pics! It looks like he has your eyes? He's precious. Prayers for a good surgery and recovery. xo

  • Anna M says:

    Best of luck for the surgery.

    Don't shaved heads make boys look so old? I need to shave my 3yo's head, but am seriously putting it off. DARLING

  • ferardandy says:

    good luck guys! we love you roman!

  • Abbie says:

    Happy thoughts being sent your way for surgery day!!

  • rachel says:

    wow, these are beautiful photos! I hope Roman's surgery goes well.

  • Biscuit says:

    Best of luck and a speedy recovery to your wee bebe. For the record, I think he's perfectly gorgeous, both of your wee ones are!

    Strength to Momma and Papa too!

  • amyks says:

    Adorable…good luck with the surgery. Also, that is quite "the haircut" on Moses.

  • Kate says:

    What a beautiful little guy you have, Jordan! Good luck, Roman! (Such a great name, too.)

  • pamwares says:

    He is a doll! Good luck with the surgery! Good luck and we are thinking of you!

  • ninfa says:

    Beautiful pictures and boys! Moses looks so different. Why do haircuts make them look grown up? Prayers for Roman, all will go well. ♥

  • Annie says:

    Good luck baby Roman!

  • Joanna Goddard says:

    he is so beautiful. good luck, roman!!! xoxo

  • Sarah Bradley says:

    They are both so darling! I can see you in Roman! :)

  • Anonymous says:

    Wishing you and Roman the best today! The photos are gorgeous (as is the baby!) and I really commend you for having them taken and posting them. We all need to get more comfortable with the varieties of human diversity—whether they be physical, neurological, or whatever. It's wonderful that Roman's cleft will be repaired, and it's wonderful that you've loved him and welcomed him as he is.

  • Happenstance says:

    Beautiful! Great, great photos. Will say little prayer for the champ:)

  • nicole hill gerulat says:

    Hope everything went well today! He is SUCH a pretty baby. Congratulations.

  • --r says:

    Such gorgeous little boys.
    Hope everything goes perfectly.

  • cake and cider says:

    He's adorable and the photos are awesome- the snake is my favorite! I'll be sending happy healing vibes your way.

  • Emily says:

    He's so cute! Hope everything goes smoothly. :)

  • Mom in Mendon says:

    Fantastic photos. Can't wait to hear a report.

    And Moses looks so big without his curls!

  • Design Mom says:

    Oops. That last comment was me, not Mom.

  • Jaimee says:

    Oh, Jordan, he's just beautiful. Seriously gorgeous kid.

  • alexis maia says:

    He is such a beautiful boy. Dressed in a soft knitted outfit, snuggled with a soft snake. Oh, I love love love! I have to go snuggle with my own little one now…

    Thank you for sharing your story and the precious photos. I am sending positive, healing energy to your baby and the whole family. xoxo

  • Courtney says:

    Roman is such a beautiful boy!These pictures are fantastic! It just so happens that this week we were matched with a sweet little boy with a cleft lip and palate whom we are adopting from China. So I understand a little of what you're going through and I'll keep you in our thoughts as he undergoes his first surgery.

  • Anonymous says:

    Good luck today, Jordan! Thinking of you!

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