Our Five Ring Circus: Tongue Tied

Monday, August 15, 2011

Tongue Tied

It has been 12 days since my little princess was born, and she's doing great! She had her second appointment with her pediatrician this morning. She gained 7 oz since her appointment last week, and her jaundice looked much better!

I don't think I mentioned it, but Lily was born tongue tied. Because of this, we were referred to an ENT to get her tongue snipped. I still have to make the appointment, but it's better that we get it done sooner rather than later. It's a quick procedure, but I cringe at the thought of putting my baby through it!

It's a bit difficult to see unless she's crying, but the bottom of her tongue is attached to the bottom of her mouth. She's nursing great, but it may cause problems in the future if we left it be. We'll be making that appointment soon!


As for me, I'm doing well. I often forget that I just gave birth! It doesn't hit me until the end of the night when I sit down, and it almost feels like I have the flu. My labor and delivery with Lily was really fast (story to come), but out of all three of my kids, this is the best I've felt afterward! I just have to keep reminding myself to try to take it easy, because I am still healing!

I honestly can't believe that Lily was born almost two weeks ago. Time really does fly!


  1. I can only imagine how much you do not want to see your little one go through this but you have the right outlook on it! I hope that it isn't hard for either of you!

  2. She is so beautiful!! So happy for you guys! One question though...where do you get all of this energy?!? You are amazing!!!

  3. Yay for feeling good> i remember thinking the same thing after having Asher.
    Lily is beautiful, and I hope the procedure goes FAST for her!

  4. She's super duper cute, and I think that procedure is just a quick minor thing, right?

  5. What a blessing it is to feel so GREAT after just having a baby! Do make sure you put your feet up every now and then though! I'll be praying that Lily's procedure is QUICK and recovery is painless!!!!

  6. Hope it goes well! Thinking of you guys.

  7. I felt great after this delivery too and I am still reminding myself that I'm on the "NO" list for 6 weeks so you better take it easy!! Time sure does fly by!2 weeks already and she's incredibly beautiful! Hope the tongue procedure goes quickly and easily :)

  8. just wanted to let you know, i was tongue tied also, i did not get snipped until i was nearly 3 and i do remember it hurting, my vote is for sooner. my dad never had his snipped, but he wanted to he was just too chicken to go through with it.

    you are a great mommy, she will be fine what ever you decide.

  9. Almost 2 weeks already! Whoa! Time really flies so fast! She's just perfect! I have read though, that it recedes eventually til 6yrs of age. I am just sharing, whatever it is you think that is good for Lily, go for it :) For sure she'll recover sooner than we expect.


    PS. slow down a bit okay? :)

  10. It's reassuring to hear about life continuing on as usual! I pretty much put our family on lock down after John was born, but am not really up for that again! I'm so glad that you guys are doing well :)

  11. So glad to hear how well you are feeling! I'm sorry you have to get her tongue snipped :( At least you've been doing well with nursing so far - what a blessing! Congrats again. She's just beautiful!

  12. I'll bet you'll be relieve to have the procedure done with. That's great you're recovering so quickly! I know I've said this before, but she's just beautiful.


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