S: Valentina Sofia Vallejo
BC: Made with love by Mama
FC: VSV | ...Valentina Sofia ...
1: Valentina Sofia Vallejo October 24, 2009 7 lbs, 19 inches
2: 10-16-09 | 7-19-09 | 6-09 | 10-17-09 | 6-09 | 8-9-09 | 9-17-09 | 9-13-09 | My Pregnancy
3: Fun Facts: | I felt great throughout my pregnancy...I even lost 25 pounds!! | We named you Sofia Valentina but changed our minds at the last minute. | I craved healthy foods, especially fruit, and had strong aversions to unhealthy foods. | 10-09 | 07-09 | 06-09 | 09-09 | 7-4-09
4: The Baby Shower Sunday, 9/ 27/ 09 11 a.m.
5: Your baby shower was beautiful! The whole family pitched in to help make it a special day. We had a delicious brunch, fun games and all the guests made a scrapbook page just for you. Everybody was excited for the new addition to our family!
6: I arrived at Baptist Hospital on Friday, October 23rd for a weekly checkup.You were already past your due date & after a visit earlier in the week, doctors & nurses were concerned with your growth rate. When the nurse checked me, I was already 2 cm dilated but she explained to me that the hospital couldn't keep me unless I was 3 cm. After a lot of begging, the nurse decided to help me by 'walking' me to 3cm. Labor was expected to begin on its own after that so I ended up staying overnight...in the same room your sister was born in! By 7 am the morning of the 24th there had been no progress. In the end, Doctors decided to induce labor. I was so excited to finally meet my new baby girl! | The Big Day!
9: Our new baby girl to cuddle and love To spoil a little and think the world of A bundle from heaven to simply adore Who in the world could ask for much more?
10: Valentina Sofia Vallejo | October 24, 2009 6:42 p.m. 7 pounds, 19 inches
12: Hospital Visitors | When the family heard you were on your way, everyone rushed to the hospital. Abuelita Mercedes & Abuelito Azarias, Buella, Tia Donna & Tia Yaya, Brandon, Aiden, Abuelo, Abuela and Tia Tota were all there waiting to meet you. Ashley was thrilled to have a sister! Over the next couple of days, we had many visitors. Tia Mari even changed one of your first diapers!
13: A new grandchild... to hold in your arms for now, to hold in your hearts forever.
14: Your days at the hospital... | Valentina, Your days at the hospital were calm and quiet. We knew right away we wouldn't have a problem with your nutrition.! You loved to drink mama's milk!
17: Ready to take our baby home! | We finally left the hospital on Monday, October 26 after a few last minute tests. You looked adorable in the yellow dress Ashley wore for the same occasion. We couldn't wait for you to meet your big sister!!
18: Meeting sissy!! | I was so excited when I first heard that my mom was going to have a baby. When I met my sister I already felt that she was gonna be the best sister ever. When Valentina finally came home I felt that being a big sister was gonna be fun. -Ashley 6 years old
19: "A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, and a golden thread to the meaning of life." -Isadora James
22: Your First Bath
23: Your First Room
24: Time for a check-up! 12/20/09 Valentina, at your 2 month check-up you received your first vaccines and even got your earrings! You were such a brave baby! You only cried for a minute or two after each one. Ashley felt so bad for you that she cried, too!
25: Your First Thanksgiving
28: E a s t e r
30: Your first | Day! | May 2010
34: Look who's 6 months old!