Ryder Amelia

the sweetest day

Last night, with much pushing from the nurses, we decided to get a hotel to rest for the night. (Basically, they kicked us out, ha!) I told Andy it was like God put me in a coma for the night because I laid down at 9:30 and did not move until the alarm went off this morning. It was exactly what I needed after a week in the hospital and such a hard day.

We got to the hospital and she looked about 1000 times better. They had bathed her, some of the machines were gone and it was just so wonderful to walk in that way.

We had been there about an hour when they decided to feed her for the first time. It was wonderful! They let us feed her and it was so sweet.

And then came the most wonderful news of all- they were going to let us hold her! We had been told it would be 3 days before we could hold her, so this was very unexpected. So around 1:00 this afternoon they unhooked her from a couple of things and placed her in my lap. It was one of the most wonderful moments of my life. It was as sweet as holding your babies for the first time after birth. She just looked up at me until she fell asleep. It was just amazing.

Andy decided not to hold her and I don’t blame him. I was scared the entire time I’d mess something up. Also, she still has a large chest tube in that is draining blood and fluids off her heart and lungs. Its not a pleasant site. If things continue so well they will remove it tomorrow.

Today has been wonderful. Its still hard to see her all hooked up and she still has some pain issues, but it has been so SO so much better than yesterday.

Can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings! Thank you for continuing to pray for her recovery! God is so good!

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8 thoughts on “the sweetest day

  1. PTL! So happy to hear this good news. I have kept Rory in extended a couple of times….don’t know if you remember me or not but wanted u to know I have been praying for the baby and your precious family. I will continue to pray for her and I hope you get some rest tonight too.

  2. I just came across your blog through prayer requests on Kelly’s Korner…I wish I had sooner! I have just recently been through open heart surgery with my baby girl. I couldn’t find anything saying exactly what Ryder’s diagnosis was but my daughter had Tetrology of Fallot and we did not know about it until she was born. She had open heart surgery when she was 2 weeks old on May 10. Seeing photos of your baby in the hospital brings back so many memories as I have so many of the same photos. You have every right to be worried and do not need to feel that you are being over dramatic about it. I went through the same feelings but when it’s your baby’s heart that’s being operated on it is a HUGE deal! I’m happy that everything went well and I want you to know you are not alone! We also have a 2yr old so we experienced one of us living at the hospital and one of us living at home. You WILL get through it and have an even deeper appreciation for God’s sovereignty.

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