Sunday, April 8, 2012

From the Beginning

How in the world am I going to sum this up? I've completely fallen off the blog-wagon!!
There is soooo much I want to say, but there's just no way to catch up.
So here's a glimpse of the last 7 weeks.
Sarah Todd - How do you do it?!?!

February 14th
We checked into the hospital that evening to start induction hoping meds would work and I'd deliver early sometime the next day. I was totally opposed to induction until my last week of pregnancy.
I stopped working about a week before I was due. I completely had the intention of working until she arrived!!
Before we left for the hospital.
Usually I'm a little more discrete...but this is what I was dealing with!!
 I couldn't take it anymore.
Happy Valentine's Day

February 15th
My labor & delivery - that's an entire moving on...

Stella Kate makes her arrival at 9:11 p.m.
8lbs. 3oz.  20.5in
(sunny-side up & unable to breath well)
Rushed to the NICU scaring us to death. I don't see her until just after midnight!

Week 1
Stella stays in the NICU on IV/antibiotics/etc. b/c she aspirated and swallowed all she could on the way out. She looked like her and Mike Tyson had it out on her way into the world. Poor baby girl. We are so incredibly thankful for the Presby Dallas NICU & Special Care Unit. Their doctors and nurses are wonderful. There was never a doubt in my mind that she wasn't in good hands. This too could be an entire blog - but I'm too behind to go into detail now.

Mommy held Stella for the first time 2 days after she was born
(a brief moment when there weren't any tubes)

Week 2
Stella moved to the Special Care Unit, a step down from NICU where they prep baby to go home. 
Stella worked on eating while there.
Stripes - Like Jail - They won't let me out!!
Going Home Day
February 26th

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5
Daddy multi-tasking

Week 6
North Texas Foot & Ankle Sip & See
Showing off his baby girl at the office 
1st Trip to the Dallas Arboretum
1st Trip to Fort Worth for NeNe's Birthday (great grandmother)

Week 7
Of course we took Bluebonnet pics...
She hated every minute of it!!
She was okay when daddy was holding her :)

Likes: baths, her swing, being rocked to sleep, 
riding in the car, walking in the neighborhood

Dislikes: putting clothes on, her crib, the pack 'n  play, 
sleeping (seriously I think she thinks she's going to miss something)

All I can say to sum it up: We've been blessed!! 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing! Good to get a little update on what went on with Miss Stella! Congrats, dear.