Ella is one week old and we found out her billirubin levels had shot up to 16!! So the Dr. sent out a special phototherapy bed for her to lay in. She is only allowed out to eat and be changed. Poor baby...its a good thing she seems to like it.
Jason and I arrived at Brookwood at 5:00pm Tuesday afternoon to begin my induction. At 2:30 in the morning my water broke. When the Dr. came in at 6:30, I was 4 cm dialated. They started the pitocin at 7:00am. I managed the contractions until 9:30 when I asked for an epidural. After that it was smooth sailing!! Our WHOLE FAMILY was with us until 2:00pm, when the nurse said we would begin to push. After everyone left and Jason ate a sandwich, I pushed through 3 contractions and Dr. Barron ran through the door just in time to catch Ella Grace at 2:52. I could not have asked for a better labor experience. Ella is absolutely the most beautiful thing I've ever laid my eyes on!!! I can't believe that she came from us!!
I started cross-stitching this baby quilt the first time Jason and I got pregnant in 2006. I was afraid to do much moving around so I had to find something to fill my time. After our third miscarriage we started going to the ART fertility clinic at Brookwood hospital. They were wonderful!! Since then we conceived Ella and I finished the quilt just in time. I found a lady in Trussville that put it together for me and she did a beautiful job!! God's timing is amazing! I've worked so hard on this quilt and on trying to stay pregnant for two years! Now It feels really good to see the finish line in both endeavors.
Our smart, sweet, compassionate and funny "big girl".
Lucy - 5 months
Our pint-sized princess! A little miracle! She is always happy. She has been diagnosed with Osteogenisis Imperfecta type V, also known as Brittle Bone Disease. She is just beginning her journey and she is already redefining expectations!