(Mom's turn to write) I really don't like to write too much, heaven knows my sisters-in-law have been trying to convince me, but there is a first time for everything. I'm really doing it for my girl, and writing during this time, opens up the flood gates. Anyway, we were able to grab a few hours of sleep before going to see our little girl at 6 this morning. She had a stable night and she looks even more beautiful with her new hairdo: her nurse Torrey washed her hair and did french braids after they took off her EEG (electroencephalogram) and her hair was covered in glue. I know Vittoria would love her hair. She would say that she looks like Barbie in one of her princess movies, and I swear I will learn how so that she can look like a princess all the time ( and my sisters-in-law can take a break). I went back with James' mom and as soon as I started talking to her, her eyes opened and closed a couple of times, like she recognized my voice. She has never done that for me. Her dad and nurses have been able to get her to communicate, but this time it was just me!! Of course, all the practice I have been doing to not cry or fall apart went right out of the window. I don't know if I can explain exactly what happened to my heart, but it was like it was jolted by a positive shock.
My mom and dad just got here with our little Jacomo so I am going to go be a mommy to my little boy for a while. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers and please keep it up. Our little princess still needs it!