Saturday, June 13, 2009

She's doing great!

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.


  1. That's great news honey :)
    Love you, DD

  2. i just can't wait to meet her! i'm about to jump out of my skin...this picture is sooooo adorable.

  3. We are so thankful you are past the surgery and she is feeling better! Here's hoping (and praying) you can all come home soon.

    Leslie, Barry and Nella

  4. She is absolutely beautiful!!! I can't wait to see her!!


  5. Wonderful news! We are very relieved for you! Still thinking about you all! Love, Brooke and Casey.