Friday, March 27, 2009

Pink...my new favorite color

I know that they say a picture is worth a million words, well what do these pictures tell you?
March 25th
March 27th
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.

11 comments:

Hilary said...

OH she looks amazing!! I am so happy for you and her. She is such a miracle. Pink is our favorite color also!! Love ya

aj said...

WOW!! That was a really touching, encouraging post! Thanks for sharing your cute little pink-as-a-piggy baby with all of us :)

Aimee Hardy said...

That is great news! Good girl Gracie!

Terri and Fam said...

She looks great! Its great to hear to her playing and in your arms. Praying she continues to get better quickly so you can get home. Praying for strength for you and your family as well.

Terri and family

Cammie said...

Such great news! I was so happy when you told me last night, it really made my evening. I sooo wish I was in driving distance.
Kiss Gracie for me.
Love you!!

Holly Rader said...

Pink does look so good. She is beautiful, and I am so glad she is doing well.

The Taylors said...

WOW she looks amazing!! I have never seen little Grace so PINK! She looks like a healthy sweet adorable little girly girl. She has the most beautiful eyes, I hope you guys get to go home soon.

The Simmons Family said...

HORRAY for PINK!!! I'm so thrilled for yoU!

On a totally different note.. I noticed her NG tube is at number 40something... Owen's only goes in to 28... kinda crazy :).

Hope to hear she's coming home soon.

Gina and the Gang said...

Way to GO!!! I am so glad to see that you had a great day after all the long, hard ones.

Kimberly said...

That is wonderful! You have every reason to rejoice. Little Gracie is such a special little girl! I am so happy for her giant steps in life with her little baby feet! Happy Birthday Deanna (today)!

Stacy said...

I am so happy that you FINALLY had a day where you could breathe a little deeper. What a beautiful shade of pink Gracie is! I bet it feels so good! Yeah! Keep up the fight Gracie girl! Love, Stacy