As I look at my perfect baby I have been blessed with, I am overwhelmed with gratitude that it is me with the defects and not her. I was worried for nine strait months that she was going to be affected by my surgeries I had when I was unknowingly pregnant. I love my family and pray that my face will recover. On Monday, exactly one week after childbirth, I went to the ER because I couldn’t feel half of my face. I have Bells Palsy where half of my face is now paralyzed. This is common after childbirth, It’s 90% recoverable, it’s just a waiting game of when it will hopefully go away.