I know that they say a picture is worth a million words, well what do these pictures tell you?
Yes, Gracie is now pink!!! She has never been pink a day of her life, but look at her now, she loved the cath lab and having all the coils placed. I'm loving it too! When I got to the hospital today, Grace had been extubated for 15 minutes and I couldn't believe how good she looked. She was sound asleep, woke up, played and then fell asleep in my arms. The whole time maintaining a beautiful pink tone and being as happy as can be. But when she did get mad she didn't turn her normal purple color, she turned a beautiful shade of RED!! It made me so happy, I could barely resist making her upset just to see her turn red and look more like a "normal baby."
It was the best day ever...a year ago we were mourning the fact that our unborn baby would have a life-threatening heart condition, but today I am rejoicing in her strength, accomplishment, and existence...could I ask for a better birthday gift (on Sunday)?
I'm sure I was annoying the nurses, I couldn't help but urge everyone to come and take a look at my pink little Gracie. Given the opportunity I would have paraded her around the unit stopping to tell everyone who would listen Gracie's journey and how far she has come. I realize we still have many ups and downs, its just the course for these little heart babies, but how wonderful it feels and is to see Gracie look the way she was suppose to look after her Glenn surgery on February 2nd.