I got to the hospital today to see Olivia and she was sucking away on her huge paci. The nurse said that she had been really alert all morning and was trying to suck her fingers and thumbs. The nurse finally propped the paci in her mouth and Olivia was going to town. She was so content and looking all around. Happy as could be! If I had to guess, I'd say that she's going to be a paci/thumb lover and keep a tight grasp on a lovey of some sort. I can't wait to see what her preferences are as she continues to grow!
At 2:00 am this morning, our sweet Mary Grace was welcomed to Heaven. We found out this afternoon that she had a large brain hemorrhage. Reid and I spent three precious hours holding our daughter tonight. The nurses wrapped a pink bow around her little head and we swaddled her in a soft pink elephant blanket. During those hours, we told Mary Grace how proud we were of her fight, how she fulfilled our dreams of one day having a daughter to call "Gracie," and we even took a little nap, snuggled together as a family. If we told her we loved her once, we told her a thousand times. We prayed over her and gave her back to the Lord. We miss her more than words can say. I feel like we were punched in the stomach today and left with the wind knocked out of our lungs. Its so hard to understand "why?" in all of this. Tonight when we left the hospital, Reid turned on this song by David Crowder Band and we listened to it on repeat the whole way home. Its the exact state of our