Typically these words are used in wedding vows as most of you know, but they definitely represent a huge part of Brian and my emotions as of late. First, we are so thrilled to have Olivia here with us after her first major surgery and as of today, we're absolutely ecstatic that we were able to HOLD her!!!
Of course, in typical Olivia fashion she spent the entire time I held her crying or staring me down with dirty looks. Then this afternoon when "Daddy" got to hold her, she slept the entire time and was absolutely at peace for him. Obviously Mommy is a second class citizen to Miss Olivia.
Tonight, they were lowering her oxygen levels hopefully low enough that she will be able to start getting some food again really shortly. At this point it's almost been 48 hours since the last time she had anything in her tummy. I feel for her since I went almost 72 hours waiting to eat or drink during the entire induction and recovery process. Her vocal cords have already gotten stronger since yesterday and she lets her displeasure be known to anyone who's within earshot. I say I can't wait to hear her cry fully but I might regret that statement later as she's already pretty loud today.
Here's to hoping for a food filled day for Miss Olivia!