Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Viva Espana!

Ginny had a big day today - not the biggest day she's ever had - but a big day. Yesterday she had a bedside swallow test. She didn't do very well, so we tried again this morning. She did great, sucking down 13 ml of milk in no time. She'll be the chugging champ of her sorority. Or NOT. She'll have one last study tomorrow with radiology before they let her loose on Mom's breasts.

Dr. Malhotra removed her chest tubes and pacing wires just a little while ago. We took the saturation monitor off her forehead and she doesn't need the nasal cannula anymore, so she has a few less lines. Soon we'll have the wireless version of Ginny Lee. We'll call her Ginny 2.0. We also gave her a bath and washed her hair. All this while she watched the Spain vs. Germany World Cup Semifinal.

Some of you know that Rachel is a big soccer fan. Me - not so much. Rachel insists that Ginny will be a soccer player. I think if God wanted us to play soccer, he wouldn't have given us arms. Sorry DW.

Tomorrow we're going to bring the grandparents in to see her for the first time since her surgery. We are still going to hold off on any other visitors for a while. I know everyone is anxious to meet her, but I hope you understand. Thanks to everyone for your prayers and support.


  1. OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!!!!!! Look at that little munchkin face!!!! She is too cute! We can't wait to see her with her Portugal jersey on! :)

    We cant wait to hold you and smooch you up!!! Keep up the great work!!!
    Auntie Cole, Auntie Jen, and RitaMarie

  2. your post just beat the phone call/text messages i sent to both your parents ;)

  3. I do declare, it looks as though Miss Ginny 2.0 has inherited her mother's beautiful reddish locks!!!!! Ah yah, another Genevieve keeping the red going!!!! Feisty girls we are, egh Rach? It's so wonderful to see her beautiful little face! Can't wait to meet her!

  4. She is gorgeous! Well ya know you will have to come out to Denver sometime. We have a great soccer team and they play all summer and the tickets are dirt cheap. Last time we went they played venzuela maybe. I can't recall. Still have to get there this summer and play my vuvuzela! You have a precious beautiful little girl there. 2.0 is wonderful!

  5. Look at her! She is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I'm so happy to see that she is doing so well :-)

  6. Well, look at that head of hair atop the most adorable face! God Bless her. (and He sure blessed you both)

  7. From Kathy

    Gosh, looking at the picture reminds of of that Higher Being whoever/whatever it is for each and every one of us. I believe that we have all witnessed not only the miracle of modern medicine but more importantly the miracle of faith, hope, belief.

    Continued prayers for all, but most especially Miss Ginny ... let's keep that recovery moving forward.

    She is so bright eyed and interested and it's amazing that through all of that drug induced sleep and all of those medically necessary awful procedures ... she is just the sweetest, cutest little one month old. Amazing. Truly amazing.

    Makes me weep with joy!!!!!

    Love to all.

  8. Wow Ginny you are so cute. :) More prayers to you and your parents.

  9. Keep the good work Ginny, You are Beatiful, AKA muy Bonita, LOL

    Norma, Jesus, Danny & Sofia

  10. oh my gosh she is the sweetest/ cutest baby ever!!!! What an angel. And yes she will probably be a soccer player Jason you can't deny that!! Ginny you're amazing I can't wait to meet you! Love you guys