We arrived at the surgery center around 7AM yesterday morning. St. Louis was hit by some sleet and ice during the night, but we drove very carefully and arrived in one piece. Since her surgery wasn't scheduled to begin until 9, we had some time to hang out and spend time together. Sophie did very well considering she was a hungry girl and could not have any milk. :(
Sophie's surgery took around 7 hours total, so we did not get to see her again until a little after 4PM. To me, this seemed like eternity, but we both had our parents there to chat and try to keep our minds off of what was actually going on. We were given periodic updates and Dr. C came out to speak with us halfway through and reassured us that everything was going well.
"That Daddy, always making me laugh!"
All in all, everything went great! Both of her devices were tested in the operating room and are functioning properly. I'm so happy to have this hurdle behind us. Yesterday was a very long, stressful day, but it could not have gone better. Now, the countdown will begin to activation day - 3 WEEKS!!!