So maybe she isn't a drama queen after all! Ever since we got home she has been ALL SMILES! We just keep cracking up because EVERY TIME she looks at us she just gets this HUGE SMILE. Maybe she was being a drama queen before because she didn't feel well before....her little personality is really emerging just in the past couple of days! She slept through the ENTIRE night last night from 9pm until 6:30am and even if it was a fluke I'm okay with that because it was nice to get a little rest (even though during "my shift" I checked on her about a trillion times because her breathing is now so quiet and normal!). She sleeps in a normal position now after this surgery and rarely arches her head back anymore...maybe (in addition to the airway surrgery) 2 days on the vent and laying flat on her back retrained her brain? Her coloring is absolutely gorgeous....
I think she looks like she has a suntan in this picture!
I can't get over how quickly she is healing! Her only restrictions are no tummy time and we can't pick her up under her armpits. Her scar looks absolutely FABULOUS! I can't believe how great of a job the surgeon did minimizing the incision. It looks like someone took a pen and drew a line down her chest, not like someone cut her open! She is back to the weight she was prior to surgery (she lost a little in the hospital) so we're looking forward to fattening her up from here! As long as all continues to go well and we have no concerns, Mila will go back for her follow up appointment in two weeks. Shawn and I just keep saying "Did she really just have open heart surgery?" The memories are fresh in my mind, but at the same time her beautiful smile eases those painful pictures still left in my head.
We are so blessed...what an awesome Christmas this year!