S: Fiona's Birth
1: October 28th I took a pregnancy test after being 4 days late. I was pretty sure it would be positive as I had been feeling nauseous since the Friday before. It was!
2: On December 27th we got the results of our testing back and found out we had a healthy baby girl! Here are big sis Lily and Daddy having their surprise cakes to reveal the gender of the baby.
3: Week 4 Positive test & first dr. visit | Week 5 Perinatal visit | Week 6 | Week 7 first ultrasound, told Lily and Schultz family | Week 8 Told Caric family, first sickness | Week 9 lost 4 lbs | Week 10 lost 1 lb | Week 11 CVS & ultrasound | Week 12 Ultrasound, CVS results its a girl! lost 2 lbs. | Week 13 | Week 14 Told work, last sickness, felt movement! gained 1 lb | Week 15 lost 2 lbs.
4: Week 16 | Week 17 | Week 20 Ultrasound Lily felt movement | Week 21 | Week 24 | Week 25 | Week 26 gained 5 lbs. | Week 27 | Week 18 Gained 5 lbs. | Week 19 Daddy felt movement | Week 22 Gained 3 lbs. Back to original weight! | Week 23 We can see the movement!
5: week 28 Felt the flip to head down | Week 29 | Week 30 | Week 31 Hiccups began | Week 32 gained 2 lbs. | Week 33 Started NST and had an ultrasound | Week 34 Flipped back to breech position | Week 35 Flipped back to head down | Week 36 gained 3 lbs. | Week 37 | Week 38 | Week 39
7: On February 15th we had our 20 week ultrasound. The baby cooperated nicely and we got lots of nice pictures. From the top left is a profile shot, then girly parts. Next is another profile and then one of the face and finally one each of foot and then hand.
8: Here are some of the cute giraffe things that I bought throughout the pregnancy. The pink one was the first thing I bought for the new baby!
9: Grammy and Lily threw a little sprinkle for the baby. We went to BJ's brewpub for lunch and some presents. The favors were pink daisy cookies in honor of the baby's nickname.
10: Lily and the other girls helped to open the presents. We got a pair of cashmere socks and a cute soft pink giraffe from one of Grammy's friends. Everyone else, including Lily, gave us really cute clothes. Lily did lots of shopping with Grammy and got many fun outfits.
11: Grammy and Aunt Natalie also got us the car seat. Mommy got lots of cuddle time with Lily and Colton.
12: Here Lily and Daddy are working to put the new crib together. Lily helped a lot with making sure all the pieces were screwed in tightly. Once it was all put together, Lily put all her stuff from her bed inside and had some time hanging out in the crib herself. Lily also helped put together the stroller and car seat as well as the swing.
13: Wednesday morning we got up very early. After a quick picture with Lily we headed to the hospital. Dr. Levinsky came in and broke my water at 8:45. Lily and Grammy visited and brought Daddy breakfast and coffee from Pizziaolo. Then they were off to swim lessons. At 11:29, just as Lily was getting in the water for her lesson, Fiona Rebecca was born. She came so fast, Dr. Levinsky didn't make it back in time to deliver her. The dr. who did had Daddy catch. He also got to cut the cord. Then everyone left and we had almost two hours of alone time with our new baby!
14: After our bonding time, Daddy got to help with cleaning her up and getting her ready to meet her big sister. She got a bath and a shampoo and then dressed and swaddled to meet Lily when she arrived.
16: Fiona Rebecca June 27th, 11:29 am 6 lbs 12.5 oz 19.75 in
19: Later in the day Dr. Landman came to check up on Fiona. She made sure she looked healthy and she and Lily changed Fiona's first dirty diaper.
20: Our friends the Rapozas visited us that evening with beer for Daddy after his month of abstinence and ice cream for Lily and Mommy.
22: In the morning, Lily and Grammy brought breakfast and we waited for Dr. Levinsky and Dr. Meezan to check on us and say we could go home.
23: When we got the ok to leave, we dressed Fiona in the outfit that Lily had chosen for her to wear home. It took both Mommy and Daddy to put it on since it was a one piece outfit with a skirt.
24: Then we got to leave the hospital and head home to settle into a new routine with Fiona and Lily.