We've had another good day here at St Francis NICU! We had a lot of wonderful visitors again today - thank you Joyce, Taylor, Melinda, Mrs. Kisor, Jordan, Mary Avery, John Michael, Joy, Katie, Meredith, Russell and Mike and Sharon for visiting us today. It brought us so much joy to visit with each of you!
Here's the little princess - she had a good day. They brought her back up to almost 60% oxygen but they have been adjusting a lot of other things today and tweaking down things so it's just fine that they brought her back. We met with the doctor today (we can't say enough wonderful things about Dr. Gomez) and he was very optimistic. He thinks by next week she could be off the ventilator and start waking up. We are looking at probably being here about two more weeks. We are fine with slow but steady progress and just so blessed that our baby is doing so well. God has been so good to us I can't ever thank Him enough.
We have recieved so many wonderful gifts and I know it could be FOREVER before I get thank you notes out and I also may never track you all down so I wanted to put a few on here to show you how grateful I am. My sweet friend Jenna in GA made mom and I these awesome blankets - if you can't tell - my theme verese is on there - Ephesians 3:20. These blankets are so wonderful Jenna - I love them (and you!)
I got this wonderful basket full of baby goodies from Linda at No Monkey business. Thank you so much!
We also have a special friend, Michael and Shanna Blount. Michael has visited us several times already in the hospital and he is just a light to us. He works for Blue Bell Ice cream ( the best in the land) and I just found out he brought us some to the RM House along with a precious "Blue Bell Baby" t-shirt and bear!!!! I can guarantee that if Harper is like her parents - she will LOVE ice cream.
Tonight we celebrated my parents 38th wedding anniversary and I'm pretty sure there is no place they would rather be than with their new granddaughter. We all just love her so much and we can't begin to explain the tears of joy we shed every day at God's goodness to us. And so much of that is because of all of you who read this and share your lives, your prayers, your generosity, and your love with us. We can never, ever repay you but we can just keep trying to "pass it on". I hope we will all try to pass it on and do things for others. It's amazing how much you can change a life with just a small gesture!
I love each of you so much!!!