Today was a monumental day for us. Ryan and I went to the NICU this morning to visit little Scarlet and it was our lucky day! First, they let me change her diaper (something Ryan got to do last night without me). I was nervous, but so excited at the same time! She is so tiny and precious! Also, they let us hold her for the first time. There is nothing quite like holding your child for the first time, especially when you have waited so long for that moment. I couldn't have been happier. She is such a calm and relaxed baby. She didn't make a peep almost the entire time we were there. She only cried for just a second when we unwrapped her to get a mold made of her foot. Tonight when I went to see her, I took Dari with me. I was so happy to have shared my precious daughter with such a great friend. They had to put Scarlet on the bililight this afternoon so Dari unfortunately did not get to see just how cute her little face is.
On another note, I hopefully will be leaving the hospital tomorrow. It has been a nice stay here with the room service and all, but I think I'm ready for my own bed, not to mention I have a funeral that still needs the final touches put in place. We are so grateful for all of you out there who have been praying for us and holding us up through this tough time. Thank you so much!