Monday, April 25, 2011


Our grandniece, Isabella Rose, was born on August 5, 2010 after just 26 weeks gestation, weighing only 1 pound, 6 ounces / .62 kilograms and a wee 12 inches long. Since then she has been loved fiercely and wonderfully by her parents. Al and Carrie have cared for her with tenderness, skill and grace. Nurses and doctors at the NICU brought every possible resource, coupled with decades of collective experience, to bear so that each medical challenge was overcome. Izzy went home from the hospital the day before Thanksgiving. Until just recently she was allowed to venture out only for visits to the pediatrician and other medical specialists. But as cold and flu season waned and her amazing growth and progress continued, Isabella was given the green light to go out in public.

First it was a stroller ride and walk in her parents’ arms down to the water’s edge on a warm and sunny day. Then an excursion to a store or two and a couple of visits to family homes. Yesterday, Easter Sunday, was her coming out party. A lucky thirteen of her “village” gathered at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick, Rhode Island for an Easter brunch and celebration of Isabella Rose. The star of the day now weighs 13 pounds / 5.9 kilograms and is 25 inches long! She was good as gold and wide eyed as she took in all the sights and sounds around her - including a rather large Easter Bunny!


ilva said...

She's beautiful, it is truly amazing they can save such small babies!

Ms Brown Mouse said...

She's grown so much! What time & love will do eh?

Sue said...

I find it so hard to believe that she has grown so much!! It's quite incredible how she has managed to grow from a really helpless baby whom we all prayed for, into a big, healthy one. She is really blessed to have such a wonderful family, including her greats. May she continue to progress perfectly.

Love Sue x

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Pink Granite said...

Hi All -
Isabella is healthy, beautiful, curious, comfortable in the world and endlessly entertaining!

At first she was up on the table in her car seat and she made a fabulous centerpiece!

Soon after, as is her wont, she was in the arms of one family member or another, walking all over the dining room and buffet area!

Thank you for all of your good wishes!

And I echo Izzy's GG (Grandma Gail) with a very big WhooooHoooo!!!

Roo said...

She's a cutie, although the big rabbit would freak me out.. don't ask! ;o)