Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Then and Now

One month ago today, Isabella Rose left the NICU to go home for the very first time. When she was discharged she weighed 5 lbs, 13 oz / 2.64 kgs. Now she weighs 7 lbs, 3 oz / 3.26 kgs! She is a wonderful child. I’ve written before that when we first met her back in August, at just four hours old, weighing 1 lb, 6 oz / 620 grams, she struck us as sweet and strong. That is still absolutely true. Her mom and dad, Carrie and Al, are great parents - attentive, loving and increasingly relaxed. Even a call to 911 last Friday, while intense and scary, was taken in stride, and they pronounced Isabella “pink and perfect” by the time the Rescue Squad arrived.

We are all so very grateful; so very happy.
Thank you for your support, encouragement and celebration over the last five months!




Ms Brown Mouse said...

Where did you find that teeny tiny wee santa hat? She looks fab, just fab, and quite content with life, despite the bumpy start.

Steve Patterson said...

Its always a hard time for parents waiting for the new child to see their baby in a condition like this at birth. But everybody had been strong and hence the baby is healthy and good as they wanted her to be.

I am a kitchen worktops Kent supplier and just bumped into this blog with the keyword but before leaving would definitely like to say that My blessings will be with her always.

Pink Granite said...

Hi DMM -
She is fab!
I don't know if Carrie found the Santa hat or if it was a gift.
That pic was taken the day of our "photo shoot" for their Christmas card. Unfortunately Izzy had gotten a couple of vaccinations that morning and was quite uncharacteristically unhappy. When all was said and done they used a photo Carrie had snapped the day before when Izzy was her usual angelic and photogenic self!

Hi Steve -
I understand you are marketing your product. But thank you for taking the time to express your good wishes for Isabella.