S: Mikaela Grace Poe
FC: Mikaela | Grace | Our Baby Girl | December 21, 2007 | Poe
1: ON THE WAY | 3 months | 6 months | 9 months | How We Found Out | It took me several weeks to come to the realization that I could be pregnant. Cassidy was only 8 months old. I was still nursing her, and my body had not even returned to it's normal routine. Needless to say, we were delightfully surprised to find out we were having you. | Sharing the News | We purchased a shirt that said -I'm the big sister - for Cassidy to wear. We actually didn't tell anyone. We let them notice her shirt and waited for their reactions. It was so funny, the grandmas noticed right away, and we had to eventually show her shirt to the boys and grandpas. They are not as observant, I guess. Everyone was excited to find out that you were on the way. | We decided to find out whether or not you would be a boy or a girl - mainly because you were due right before Christmas, and I was hoping to get some pink or blue Christmas gifts for you. Also, once we found out you were a girl, we painted the big bedroom pink - knowing that you and Cassidy would eventually share the big bedroom
2: The Day You Arrived | It's Time | The First Time We Saw You | We named you - Mikaela Grace Poe. Your name was chosen because - we thought Mikaela just fit you. We actually came to the hospital with two names for you, Mikaela Grace and Kaelyn Noel.le. We mainly chose Mikaela because we didn't want people to always call you Caitlen (which is very close to Kaelyn and it is a very popular name right now). Date - Friday, December 21, 2007 Time - 1:20 pm Weight - 8 pounds 10 ounces Length -20 and 3/4 inches Eye Color - Blue Hair Color - Brown | We decided to schedule an induction for your due date, December 21st - to ensure that we would have you before Christmas. I was already dilated when I went in. I checked into the hospital around 7am, go the pitocin started at 8ish, the epidural around 11, and you arrived around 1. Labor was not so bad, except the epidural wore off towards the end. I was in some pain, so I called the nurse in. She checked me and said she thought it was time to push. She asked that I give a little push to see if I was ready, and mid-push, she yelled STOP! She got the doctor and one contraction and a few pushes later, you were out! | The first time we saw you, we thought you were beautiful! You definitely did not look like your sister. We think you look more like your Daddy did when he was born.
3: Welcome Baby Girl!
4: Dr. Josephs was the doctor that delivered you. | Dr. Josephs was the doctor that delivered you.
11: Our little angel is growing up so fast... wish you could stay little forever
15: Our little sweetie pie
19: Baby Girl