Well around 9:30 this morning Trip called me and said the doctors had given the okay on eating and that Shelby was definitely ready to nurse. I got to the hospital at 10 a.m. and Trip had helped the very sweet nurse, Heather, give her a bath. She was decked out in a cute onesie and they had even put a little pink bow on her head in front of the surgical bandage. Shelby was awake and alert, looking around and being exceptionally adorable, then she had a really good feeding. I feel really good about everything today. She doesn't seem to be in much pain anymore and I think we're really going to see Shelby's personality come out, now that there isn't any pressure on her brain. She does have a big ridge on her head from where the fluid has dissipated, but the doctors say that within a couple months, the bones will have fused together and her head will not be misshapen any more. I am relaxed for today for the first time in a week! I feel like we have made it past a major milestone and taken care of Shelby's short-term needs now that the surgery is over and she is feeling better. We'll worry about and deal with any long-term effects of this later....I pray that they are minor.