Hi everyone. Its good to be home, but I can't wait till my grandson gets home too. If all goes well, he will be home this weekend, if not, I'll be making another trip to Birmingham. I'm having big time withdrawals not being able to see and hold him. He is in a private room as of today, out of CICU, so his mommy and daddy can be with him all the time now. Love that. The surgery went well. They did not have to do the procedure that they were suppose to do on this, his second open heart surgery. When he was first born, the doctors said his 4th ventricle would probably not ever be used. Hence, the 3 surgeries to bypass everything for his blood to flow. But......the 4th ventricle has grown some and now they feel like it can be used. The next 3 to 6 months will let us know more, but we have witnessed a miracle. What they are telling us now, he could have a normal 2 ventricle heart, which is like you and me. Nathan is a miracle in my eyes in many ways. I appreciate all the prayers that everyone has prayed for Nathan. I thought you might would like to know what the Lord has done for our family.
I just had to share these pictures of his first day at the hospital....
This one is actually at the hotel the first morning before the heart cath. He loves to sleep like this.
He couldn't have anything to eat after 2 am, so we tried to keep him asleep so he wouldn't get hungry.
These next 2 pictures I just love. They gave him something to relax him and so he wouldn't care if he was hungry. The nurse said it usually knocks babies out and kids just get silly. Our baby got silly.....
His first bottle after surgery.
NOW, ON TO THRIFTY FINDS........................... I haven't been able to post because of being in Birmingham so some of these are from a couple of weeks ago too.
The centerpiece at the table is a good will find. I got them in separate pieces and put them together. The mirror was a gold frame and I used my trusty spray paint to give it a much needed face lift. The glass cloche me and my honey made. It was a type of sconce, large one at that, and my husband found the wooden thing, which turned out to be a rod holder, spray painted it out the same color as the frame, and now I have another cloche...love it.
Here's a close up..the mirror was $3.00, and the sconce was .99, wooden topper .49.
The garland with the cream balls, I got at good will still wrapped in the package, brand new. I got 2 of those. $2.00.
I also got this garland brand new in the package.
The green almost feels like ceramic, so neat.
This pumpkin for .50 from Pampered Chef, still in the box.
And lastly, this bowl also for .50. For some reason, I found a lot to decorate for fall. I love the fall season.
I'm joining this next to last party for thrifty finds at Rhoda's Southern Hospitality. Thanks Rhoda for hosting these great parties. Be sure and check out all the thrifty finds. You wouldn't believe what some people can find.
I'm also joining Rhondi at Rose Colored Glasses for the first day of fall party. Check it out.
Have a great day! Debbie