Speed posting to get to the good stuff!
Jane, loaded up on the baby warmer and ready to roll.
And here she is!
Holy cats, those cheeks! Could you just die? Who knew so much chunky goodness was lurking under all the tape and plastic?
Jane's surgery went swimmingly. No issues at all -- her oxygen was fine, her heart was great, her trachea was unremarkable. They return babies directly to the ICN instead of going to an intermediate recovery room, and as soon as she got back she started to wake up. Surprised everyone, frankly. They got her sedated right up, and they'll keep her that way for a while. It'll be a week before she's allowed to move around much so that the stoma (oh, lord, a whole new vocabulary) can heal.
Enough! Look at our girl! She's so darn cute that when the tape was taken off her eyes after the surgery was completed (Awesome Nurse Angela went down to OR and got to watch the whole thing, and yes I was jealous -- don't you know me by now?) even the anesthesiologist went "Aw!"
I can't wait to see her realize that her mouth is free! That no one is going to push her hands away from her face! That a whole new world is about to open up for her.