It is day 5 of your heart surgery journey, and while that might not mean much to you, it means a great deal to your mommy and daddy. You see, last time you had heart surgery, day 5 was not a very good day. Day 5 was terrifying, heartbreaking, and lifechanging. Day five left an impression in your mama's heart that may never fade, and day 5 has impacted every single day since. I've had this completely illogical idea in my head, that if we could make it through day 5 this time around, that we'd be in the clear, that everything would be fine. Of course that doesn't actually make any sense, since every heart surgery is its own unique beast to tackle, but I've had a lot of anticipation and anxiety leading up to this day. Thankfully, everything indicates that this day 5 will be completely and utterly calm. You've been doing so much better during this recovery period than you did last time. These last few days haven't been without their wrinkles, but overall, you are moving in a positive direction. You are bigger, stronger, and handling this phase like the fighter we've always known you to be. We love you, feisty girl, our baby bird. Forgive your mama if she seems a little extra weepy today, she just really really loves you and really wants you to be ok. Let's show this day 5 who's boss!
Love you forever,