Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Waiting...Just Waiting

We find ourselves waiting for our princess to come out of surgery. She was taken back at 11:15 looking mighty cute. Look at her perfect little chest, other than being so puffy it's perfect, like her. I'm trying, while I wait, to imagine angels by her side, stroking her hair and whispering into her ears; holding her tiny hand and adoring her. Do you think my Auntie is with her or maybe a future sibling? I'm also imagining a strong, broad, manly angel guiding the doctors hand and sharpening his mind.

She has had a pretty good last 2 days, she's been a little more stable and she's even begun opening her eyes. I was lucky enough to have 3 hours last night with open eyes and alertness and then again this morning. It was nice to sing and read to her and hold her hand. I wonder if she knows who I am or what she means to me. It will be a very long day, waiting, wondering, praying, and hoping.

21 comments:

Jamie Y said...

I've been thinking about your little Jersey all day. Gosh, your entry got me all teary and I'm not the crying type. I'm anxious to hear how it all went and I have no doubt that there will be angels watching over her!

Crystal said...

No doubt she knows exactly who you are and why you're there. Oh we love her already!

Shabwan said...

The post should have said...get a kleenex before reading any further! I also imagine angels hovering over you and Chris to holding you up and strengthening you. Think of all we've learned from Jersey. She's taught us about the importance of prayer, the love and service of others and brought out the best in everyone. WOW! A master teacher before she's even a week old. Just think of all the other things we'll learn from her. Tatum and Tucker will have to be on their toes to keep up! We love her and you and Chris.

Vonda said...

She is in surgery right now, and my mind keeps drifting to you and your family. I loved being able to see that sweet angel the other night. I loved watching Tatum play with her feet, grandpa touching her belly, little man not knowing what the fuss was about, your calmness and trust and the sweet blessing your husband help give. Prayers are being heard.

Nichols Family said...

I kept checking your blog just in case you posted today. Glad to see an update. It's 2:00 and she may be out of surgery now and just want you to know we are thinking of you. Praying.

Nichols Family said...

ps...I have no idea how long this type of surgery takes but I hope it doesn't take all day???

Amanda-The Family News! said...

My prayers are with you all. I will check back later....

Brittanie said...

Good grief. It seems I can't come to your blog without bawling. I'll be waiting anxiously to see how everything went. I know she's being watched over and I'd bet anything that my mom is in the thick of it making sure she's comfortable and happy.

The Larson's said...

I have been thinking about you and Ms. Jersey all day. No doubt angels are watching over her. She knows who you are and loves you so much. She is so lucky to have such a wonderful mom. We love you and can't wait to hear how the surgery went.

MommyRohner said...

I love her too! I haven't even met her yet, but I'm in love. This picture is beautiful and it's the first time I can see that she looks just like an Anderson.
She'll be strong. Her chest will hold the scars of her triumph. She may not always love them, but they'll help her learn that she was born a fighter.
We continue to pray for you all.

jill said...

She looks like tater to me in that picture! Keep us posted! Loves

Morris Mama said...

Oh my word she is a mini Tucker! In a very girly way of course. She's perfect. Been thinking about you guys all day....

K2cole said...

We are praying for you and know how it feels to feel the angels - they are THERE!!

Love,
The Cole's (GV2)

Michelle Bradley said...

She is a precious and beautiful baby! I love all of the dark hair! We are praying for your guys!

Shanen said...

I'm still waiting, as I know you are too. I can't wait for my phone to ring. Surgery is taking long, much longer than yo uthought, but it takes time to mend and fix such a precious heart. She has lots of angels looking over her, and that pretty little chest will have a scar that will be the "key to her heart." We love you guys, hang in there.

Tara Bowman said...

She is so precious Heidi! We are thinking of you and praying for you. I can't imagine going through what you guys have had to go through. But you two are strong and can do anything. We are here for you if you need anything.

Tara and Travis

The Kemptons said...

Heidi you are such a great example to me. I love you and your cute family. Jersey is a doll and she is in my prayers. Heidi know that you have strength that so many do not have. Thanks for being you. And I know she knows you because there is no stronger love and bond than the bond between mother and child. She loves her sweet mommy.

ammon & Kim Riggs said...

You've got val & I crying. What a sweetie she is. We will keep her & your little family in our thoughts and prayers. How grateful we are to know that the Savior is the greatest healer of all.

s.lloyd said...

this is the first time I've been able to see pictures of her, what a cute little girl. Please keep jill and me in the loop, we are kepping you all in our prayers.

Kim said...

WE see a tiny angel enduring what she must with heavenly strength. Heavenly Father sees a tiny angel with a grown spirit and because He loves you so much, has entrusted her to your capable hands knowing that you will learn from each other things you couldn't learn any other way.

I need to go to bed and hate not knowing if she is out of surgery. You all continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Love you

Magi said...

My sister (Alys) told me what you guys are going through, no doubt little Jersey is very very loved, thinking of you and your family.