Here are some pictures of Micaelyn before the surgery. You can see how her mouth was always open. You couldn't even see her teeth because her tongue protruded beyond them.
Here is another one with her tongue stuck out. It looks like she was sticking it out purposely for the picture, but it's just because she just happened to look towards me right as I was taking the picture. We were at one of Joshua's basketball games, and because she thought I was still taking pictures of him I was able to get one of her without her pulling her tongue back in to pose for me.
This next picture has always been one of my favorite pictures because I just happened to catch her with her mouth completely closed (she had probably been swallowing). We always thought she was beautiful, but whenever she had her mouth closed it was amazing to see just how beautiful she truly was without her tongue hanging out. Getting an occasional glimpse of her with her mouth closed gave us a preview of what she might look like after surgery.
|This is at the hospital 4 days after surgery, our first time to ever see her actually keeping her mouth closed.|
|This is when we were getting ready to go home from the hospital. We were still in awe at how different she looked once she was able to keep her mouth closed.|