Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Ella's First Tub Bath



Ella's umbilical cord finally fell off so she had her first tub bath today. She really liked it. I love to see her little legs floating.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

We had lots of visitors today!!



Ella's Pawpaw and Mimi and Pop and CiCi all came to see her today!

Ella's 2nd Dr. visit.



I love this picture. Ella was posing. Too bad I got the camera strap in the pic. Well, the Dr. said that she had gained 10oz. in 10 days and was back up to 7lbs 4oz. We have a healthy little girl!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Going Outside.



Today we tried out the hotsling. Ella seemed to love it.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

1st Lunch Date!




We got all dressed up and met Daddy for lunch!!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Grandmother comes for the week!



Ella is wearing an outfit that was mine, 29 years ago. I think it makes her look like a boy. My mother loves it.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Sweet Baby Girl!!

Last Day for phototherapy!!


Today was Ella's last day in the "billi-bed" and she had gained back up to 7 lbs. She is still so tiny. She can only wear preemie clothes right now.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Our poor baby has jaundice!!



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.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Ella seems to like bath time!

Ella and Daddy


Ella's first trip to the Dr.



Ella had a billirubin level of 7.8 when we left the hospital. When we visited the Dr. our main concerns were if she was gaining weight and if those levels had gone down.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Ella and Nonnie



Ella was 5 days old and we realized that there were a lot of things that she needed that we didn't have. So Nonnie came over to keep her while we ran out.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Ella and Mckenzie





We were worried that Mckenzie would not handle having a new little person in the house very well, but she quards over her like she is her own pup.

Ella's First Bath!!

Friday, April 11, 2008

We have arrived!!

Going home!!

 
 


Here we are leaving the Hospital!! We are so excited!!
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Ella's going home outfit.

 

This is Ella's going home outfit. It was also the outfit that my mother brought me home in 29 years ago.
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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Ella's 2nd Day



Ella's Second Day in the hospital she had a lot of visitors!!

Introducing Ella Grace Slye!!



http://www.growingfamily.com/webnursery/babypage.asp?UrlID=2571157631

Here is the link to the virtual nursery at the hospital. There are 4 pics, just click next!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Ella's Birth!!



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!!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Baby Quilt



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.