S: Isabelle LeeAnn McIntyre - Our Little Miracle - The First Year Volume One
BC: Created and Edited By Janice Davison Hucks | Pictures from August 4, 2010 to January 8, 2011 | Volume One | Photography By: Janice Davison Hucks Diana Hucks McIntyre
FC: Isabelle LeeAnn McIntyre August 5, 2010 | 2 lbs 2.4oz | Our Little Miracle | The First Year August 4, 2010 to January 8, 2011 | Volume One
1: The Beginning... | February 18, 2010 | April 1, 2010 | June 22, 2010 | "It's a Girl" | It's a Girl | We were overwhelmed with joy when we found out in late January 2010 that we were expecting a baby. All was well until I began having problems with my blood pressure and swelling. By Mid-July I became more and more fearful that I would not be able to carry our baby “Full Term”. This is our story in pictures of the birth of our "Miracle Child", Isabelle and the weeks that preceded her birth while in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit /NICU at Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, SC. We are forever grateful for the excellent care Isabelle received and for the love and support from our family and friends. Jason and Diana McIntyre
2: August 4, 2010 | While at Oconee Medical Center, Dr. Bass was closely monitoring Diana and the baby from her home. When changes needed to be made, Dr. Bass was on the phone with the nurses before they had a chance to call her.! | August 4, 2010 Diana was admitted to Oconee Medical Center in Seneca, SC with symptoms of Preeclampsia...Initial test results prompted Dr. Bass, her OBGYN to begin administering steroid injections to improve Isabelle's chances of survival in the event an emergency delivery by C-Section was necessary. Isabelle was not due until October 21st and we were facing a real possibility of Isabelle being born 12 weeks early or 28 out of 40 weeks gestation. After determining Diana had a severe case of Preeclampsia, a decision was made by Dr. Bass to transfer her to Greenville Memorial Hospital where they have the capability of caring for premature or critically ill infants in the Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). At 5:00pm August 5th, Diana with Jason by her side was transported by ambulance to Greenville Memorial Hospital where later that evening Isabelle LeeAnn McIntyre was born.
3: Isabelle LeeAnn McIntyre Born: August 5, 2010 9:16pm Weight: 2 pounds 2.4 ounces Length: 14 inches
4: Pictures taken shortly after Isabelle's birth.
6: It is early morning, August 6, 2010 - Diana is out of recovery and doing well. We are all thankful that Isabelle is doing so well considering she was born 12 weeks early.
7: Day 1 in the NICU August 6, 2010 | Wonderful News - Isabelle was on the Ventilator for only 16 hours. She progressed to a CPAP Machine very quickly. We are thankful Dr. Bass saw the importance in starting the steroid injections and understood the dangers associated with underdeveloped lungs in preterm babies. Along with the CPAP mask, Isabelle is sporting a cool set of sunglasses - The sunglasses (mask) are used to protect Isabelle's eyes while she is undergoing light therapy for jaundice.
8: Day 2 in the NICU August 7, 2010 | Day 3 in the NICU August 8, 2010
9: Mommy and Daddy get to hold Isabelle for the first time. A cherished moment that will never be forgotten... | Day 5 in the NICU August 10, 2010
10: Ronald McDonald House Charities | Diana was released from the Hospital on Monday, August 9, 2010. Our home in Clemson, SC is 45 minutes to an hour drive from the hospital. It was frightening knowing it could take us close to an hour to get back to the hospital if there was an emergency situation with Isabelle. Thankfully, we found the Ronald McDonald House, which is across the street from the Hospital and they provided us much more than a place to stay. They gave us the ability to focus on Isabelle. The Ronald McDonald House helps families cope with the stress and expense of daily living while trying to be close and emotionally strong for their hospitalized child. More than just a room and a hot meal, the Ronald McDonald House of Greenville is a home away from home for families faced with a child's medical crisis. It can be a quiet place to be alone, or a place of companionship and sharing and emotional support. We stayed at the RMH until September 18, 2010. Isabelle was getting stronger every day and was now considered stable so we decided it was time to go home. A special thanks to the Ronald McDonald House in Greenville for helping us through such a difficult time in our life.
11: Pictures of the Ronald McDonald House in Greenville, SC
12: Isabelle's first attempt at sucking a pacifier. It was almost as big as her tiny little head! | August 12, 2010 To hold Isabelle as close as possible, Diana uses the "Kangaroo" hold method. | Day 7 in the NICU | Isabelle let everyone know that she is going to be comfortable by propping her legs up and slinging them over her bedding.
14: Day 10 in the NICU August 15, 2010 | Day 11 in the NICU August 16, 2010
15: Day 15 in the NICU August 20, 2010
16: Day 17 in the NICU August 22, 2010
18: Mother and Daughter The bond will never be broken
19: August 28, 2010 WHAT A WONDERFUL DAY After 23 Days, Isabelle is transferred out of the NICU #1 over to NICU #2 where the babies are more stable.
20: Day 24 in the NICU August 29, 2010
22: Day 28 in the NICU September 2, 2010
24: Day 30 in the NICU September 4, 2010
25: Day 31 in the NICU September 5, 2010
26: Daddy's Little Girl You're the end of the rainbow, my pot of gold, You're daddy's little girl to have and hold. A precious gem is what you are, A ray of hope, a shining star. You're as bright as the sunshine Morning's first light You warm my day, you brighten my night You're sugar you're spice, you're everything nice, And you're daddy's little girl. | Day 32 in the NICU September 6, 2010
28: 38 Days in the NICU September 12, 2010 | Grandma JanJan holds Isabelle for the first time. !
30: 43 Days in the NICU September 17, 2010 | Daddy reads to Isabelle every day !
31: Isabelle weighed 3 lbs .7 oz on September 17, 2010
32: 44 Days in the NICU September 18, 2010
34: 45 Days in the NICU September 19, 2010 | Great Aunt Kathy holds Isabelle for the first time.
36: 49 Days in the NICU September 23, 2010 | Granddaddy Larry holds Isabelle for the first time. | Grandma JanJan got me my new sucking thing !!
37: 58 Days in the NICU October 2, 2010 | RAISING THE ROOF Isabelle is coming out of her "Bubble" and can now wear REAL CLOTHES. | Last picture taken of Isabelle right before coming out of he Isolette for the last time. | Temperature inside Isolette. | New Bed for Isabelle. | Daddy dresses Isabelle in REAL CLOTHES.
38: October 2, 2010 | Grandma Donnie holds Isabelle for the first time.
39: BATH TIME
40: October 2, 2010 | Isabelle passed the Car Seat Test | Pictures taken by Hospital Staff in the NICU
41: Day 59 in the NICU October 3, 2010 | We ate lunch in the Hospital cafeteria one last time after learning Isabelle would not be released until the next day. | Mommy tells Isabelle just 1 more day and you get to come home. | Grandma JanJan can't wait for Isabelle to go home. | Jessie holds Isabelle for the first time.
42: Hospital Portraits October 4, 2010 | Greenville Memorial Hospital
43: On October 4, 2010, 60 Days from the day she was born, Isabelle LeeAnn McIntyre was released from the NICU at Greenville Memorial Hospital. It was a day of jubilation as we walked out of the hospital at 3:05pm with our beautiful daughter Isabelle snug in her car seat.
44: Arriving at Hospital to take Isabelle home ! | Great Aunt Kathy gets Isabelle some Balloons. | Grandma JanJan and Granddaddy Larry got Isabelle her "Leaving Hospital - Going Home" dress! | Tammy, Isabelle's Primary Nurse holds her one last time before she is released.
45: ISABELLE HAS LEFT THE BUILDING !
46: Isabelle arrives Home!
47: Daddy watches over Isabelle as she sleeps in her Bassinet that was given to her by her Great Grandmother Cary - Her Great Grandmother also made the bedding for the Bassinet as well.
48: Isabelle's Nursery
50: Views from the Nursery
51: Isabelle's Namesake - Great Great Grandmother Isabelle | The Inspiration for the above painting, is the Singing Angel sitting on the moon. The painting and actual Angel are on display in Isabelle's nursery and were given to her as a gift from her Grandparents, Drew and Donna McIntyre. | Full Name: Isabelle O'Donnell McIntyre Date of Birth: 08/30/1907 Date of Death: 03/16/2000 | Isabelle O'Donnell McIntyre was the oldest of 10 siblings. Her father, Vince O'Donnell was a professional golfer. She was born in Philadelphia and lived there her whole life. She was a gifted artist, painting primarily portraits and was commissioned to paint a portrait of Cardinal Dockerty of the Philadelphia Archdiocese of the Catholic Church.
52: On Isabelle's first night home her Great Aunt Kathy came over for some "Isabelle 101 Training". | October 4 & 5, 2010 | Great Grandma and PaPa Hucks see Isabelle for the first time. Their gift was the wonderful Glider seen in the pictures.
54: October 6, 2010 | Isabelle had an Eye Appointment so she got to ride in her car seat again.
55: October 7, 2010 | It's TUMMY TIME
56: October 7, 2010
58: October 8, 2010
60: October17th, 22nd & 23rd 2010
62: October 24, 2010 | Great Grandma Kay visits Isabelle for the first time and gives Isabelle a special gift - The Magic Hanky.
64: October 30th & 31st 2010
65: November 6, 2010
66: November 28, 2010 | Great Granddaddy Bill and Step Great Grandmother Jody see Isabelle for the first time.
68: Isabelle and Jessie are ready to go have pictures made with Santa!
70: Pictures with Santa-2010
73: McIntyre Family Christmas Picture 2010 Jason, Diana, Jessie and Isabelle with Jezebel - The Dog & Midnight - The Cat
74: December 3, 2010 Isabelle smiled at her mother!! | December 4, 2010 | As of December 17, 2010 - Isabelle weighed 9 lbs 10.4 oz. She has come a long way since her birth weight of 2 lbs 2.4 oz.
75: December 5, 2010
76: Baking Christmas Cookies at the McIntyre's December 18, 2010
78: Christmas Eve 2010
88: January 1, 2011
89: January 2, 2011
90: J a n u a r y 8 2 0 1 1