S: Baby's First Month
1: She will fill our lives with sunshine... and our hearts with love.
2: Tuesday, August 23rd before leaving for the hospital at 9:30pm
3: Antepartum Unit: IV was placed, blood work taken, and monitoring began. I was already 3.5 cm when I arrived at the hospital! The MD said no need to place the cervidil to increase my cervix! Just waiting it out - it was a long night of waiting!
4: On Wednesday, August 24th at 7am they brought me to the delivery room and started Pitocin. I was already 4.5 cm.
5: At 9:30am I got an epidural. At 11am they broke my water. | And then it was a whole lot of waiting! Ella did not want to come out!!!
6: Finally! I was 10 cm. The plan was to start pushing at 3:30am because the baby was still high (stage -3). But when 3:30am came around I was in a lot of pain. The MD had to come give me more medication, so the new plan was to start pushing at 4:30am.
7: Before I could push, I had to brush my teeth! | To get the baby further down, Ashley, RN placed me really high in the bed...it worked!
8: A new baby is like the beginning of all things - wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.
10: A baby is born with a need to be loved... and never outgrows it. | Ella Grace Piro | 08/25/2011 at 7:21am
12: Ella was a patient of the NICU where she received excellent care by the nurses and doctors. We visited often to feed her, change her diaper, take her temperature, and of course her picture!
13: E G P
14: 4 ounces - not enough!
15: "I see who I want to be, in my daughter's eyes."
17: Ella is going home!!!
19: Ella's first sponge bath. | 08/31/2011: at MD appointment Ella weighed 7 lbs 9 oz
20: The first man a little girl falls in love with is her dad.
21: "Courage, determination, pride...that's what little girls are made of."
23: The belly button fell off! Matt thought it was poop! | Ella's first bath! She loves it!
24: Ella Bella | Ella Bella
28: I never knew what the future held until I held my daughter! | 09/07/2011 Ella weighed 7 lbs 13 oz and was 21 inches
29: Ella's First Football Sunday | Go Giants!
30: Ella's first trip to Vermont! | Sept 16-19
31: E | G | P