May 21

New Face

I realized this morning I hadn’t ever posted pictures of Roman post-surgery. This picture is from 10 days after his operation. The surgery went well and it is kind of amazing how fast he healed. We love his new little face.

Also, in case you missed it, here are some “before pictures” and here is the post when we found out he would be born with a cleft.


  • un hamac says:

    good news. just beautiful!

  • Marlo says:

    What a cutie!!! I'm glad it went well.

  • Faith says:

    He looks so much older! Oh my goodness, how fast they grow. He is beautiful!

  • Sarah says:

    He is so cute! He was precious before, and he's precious now! He looks like such a charmer with that gleam in his eyes! Blessings to you and your family!

  • jeannie says:

    I am so happy for you that everything went smoothly – he's precious!!

  • Meggie B says:

    So cute he brings tears to my eyes. My little guy is just 3.5 months old and I want to blubber every day just looking at him.

  • Jen (Pink) Williams says:

    He's a little angel!

  • meplus3 says:

    one of my boys has a similar scar. he fell down and split his lip from just above the lip to his nose last summer. I'm happy to report that today you can barely see the scar. we're pretty OCD about putting sunblock on it and my MIL had us putting destin ointment on it for a while (but he rebelled and won't allow that anymore because of how it smells)
    he looks great!

  • anne says:

    cutest little face!! roman is going to be quite the heartbreaker.

  • Paisley Petunia says:

    roman is adorable! Our friend abby had the same procedure, which her aunt describes so beautifully. We miss the old smile, but love her new one too –

  • Inha says:

    beautiful-he radiates happiness :)

  • Courtney says:

    He is beautiful. I'm so happy everything has turned out so well and that your happy smiling baby boy has healed so quickly.

  • A Merry Mishap says:

    Oh my goodness!
    Well, he's just adorable and it looks like the surgery went really well.
    Yay, congrats on everything, such a sweet little boy!!
    thank for sharing :)

  • chiara says:

    oh, he's beautiful. what a little cutie!

  • Happenstance says:

    He's such a handsome little guy! They did such a great job! What a blessing:)

  • my name is grace says:

    He's beautiful before and after.
    What talented surgeons he has!

  • Sobrina Tung says:

    I'm so happy he has healed up so well – he is looking beautiful! :D

  • Ashley says:

    Cutie-patootie! So glad the surgery went well.

  • jennifer little says:

    So sweet! He knows he is loved!

  • Joan says:

    what an amazing job the surgeons did! he is a beauty!

  • Sugar says:

    Anyway you slice it- he looks like a slice of heaven. I just want to cuddle with him.

  • THE MARTINO'S says:

    You are amazing.
    The way you embrased this experience, the way you shared it and THE PRE and POST OP pictures.. I love it!!
    What a wonderful family and really cool blog too.
    Maria Martino

  • Kathleen says:

    What a sweetheart! Just beautiful – and the look on his face is so cute, like he has a secret or something.

  • Sara says:

    ditto- will want to see more of those eyes and that smile as time goes by. So glad things have gone well.

  • Holly Knitlightly says:

    He's so cute!

  • mybigbreak says:

    He's beautiful. Wow, you can hardly notice his scar already. You can tell by the time he grows up, it'll be gone.

  • Kristine says:

    He looks like a huge flirt already. Glad things went so well.

  • Mrs. Dude says:

    wow, he's healing really quickly.. wonderful. His face is beautiful!

  • Anonymous says:

    He's amazing. I am sure you are loving him to pieces.

  • littlestreetfighter's Mom says:

    wow, just amazing! hope feeding is easier now.

    peace, jennifer

  • Sara L says:

    Wow. They did an unbelievable job. Really, I can't believe the results with just one surgery! You must be so happy!!!

  • yasmin says:

    so glad the surgery went well. what a trooper! he looks unfazed and very happy. :) he was always adorable. he must get tickled constantly!!

  • Fowler family says:

    Jordan, he looks absolutely amazing! What a cute little smile. So glad to hear the surgery went well. Have fun falling in love all over again with your little man.

  • Anonymous says:


    And Jordan, it is awesome that you posted about this–I imagine it's terrifying to find out that your child needs any kind of surgery, but you really showed that, if you're child is going to be born with a cleft palate, everything will work out just fine. So many children are born with cleft palates (especially outside of the US–check out Operation Smile, a great charity)–it's much more common than people think.

    But little Roman had his surgery and looks adorable, not to mention healthy and happy. These posts are really going to help parents who go through this in the future.

    Well done, Jordan.

  • Encore Bride says:

    He looks amazing and he's adorable too! I'm glad to hear all went well.

  • Amber says:

    Amazing what doctors and God can do.
    He is beautiful now. He was beautiful before.

  • The mad woman behind the blog says:

    He's just gorgeous. You're going to have to keep an eye on that one.

    And I thought he was a pretty cute little guy before!

    Congratulations again on having a healthy adorable little guy!

  • Carolyne says:

    Oh, he is too cute!!! Look at those eyes! They did an awesome job!

  • Carrie says:

    His expression is adorable! He looks great!

  • Devon says:

    He was beautiful before and he is beautiful after. Very happy to hear that the surgery went well. I'm sure it was very stressful for you mom…way to hang in there.

  • Anonymous says:

    He is so beautiful Jordan!

  • the capitol fashionista says:

    so, so cute!

  • Holly says:

    He is darling :) In his little fuzzy shirt he looks like a tiny sweet bear. I want to squeeze him! Nice of course. Congrats on a successful surgery and speedy healing, I'm sure it's a big relief to have that all done and over with!

  • Vanessa says:

    he looks fantastic! and so happy with those smiling eyes! i'm so glad it went so well. thanks for the update :)

  • Andi says:

    I am a little late commenting here, catching up. Amazing, gorgeous little boy….pretty awesome what dr's are capable of.

  • lauren says:

    Beautiful boy and beautiful "real" life story. Thank you for sharing!

  • Anna says:

    Aww! He is just precious Jordan! Congrats on a beautiful and healthy family!

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