Today Ollie's Nutritionist nurse came. 

She comes to monitor Ollie's weight gain, length, general health, and her nutrition.  I love her.  So does Maggie.  She's wonderful, absolutely wonderful!

Today Ollie weighed in at 10 pounds 5 ounces & 22 inches.  I was slightly disappointed.  We had a surgery goal of 11 pounds and Ollie has only gained 4 ounces in 3 weeks.  However, this proves that it's surgery time because her heart is causing her to slow down in the weight department.

She thought Ollie was doing beautifully & it made me happy!  I highly value her opinion!

I feel really confidant today.  Things are good.  We are all packed, we are ready to go.  First thing in the morning we take off for St. Louis.

Ollie is starting the day with an EKG, chest x-ray, blood work and possibly an echo cardiogram (she had one in May).  Then in the afternoon we get to meet with the anesthesiologists, nurse practitioners, same day surgery, and hopefully, fingers crossed, Dr. Huddleston her surgeon.  They have several teams on her case & we get to meet them all! 

Yes our day is packed, yes this girl has packed a super sized Snickers for Jade & I to share if need be!

Tomorrow afternoon we will get her surgery time.  I will update the blog tomorrow as I learn more.

Thank you for your prayers & support.  Yesterday was rough, but today is a new day & I feel good.  I am calm, I am strong, and I know that HE has her in his hands!  I thank HIM for her because every ounce of her is beautiful & brings me joy!

God bless!!

PS - I know you are praying for us all, but say an extra couple for Aubrie Grace.  She's been having a tough time with Jade & I leaving and especially Grandma Janie.  She's sad.  I think a DQ treat has perked her up, but she may have a rough morning tomorrow!