Little Bella has captured the hearts of our family and everyone that meets her. We want to share her story with all.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Good Day

This morning Michele, Octavia, and I spent a lovely two hours down at Laguna Beach.  I posted more about that on the family blog.

When I got to the hospital, I was greeted by this cute face:

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Look carefully.

No NG tube!!

Just a beautiful face!

Did you notice, Becca, she is a coat rack just like you.  :)


She weighed 7 lb 13.4 oz this morning! Wahoo!  She is eating.  So, the prayers are working.  Thank you for praying.Arabella Jan 2 038

Bella had a renal ultrasound done.   Like most babies, as soon as we convinced her that we weren’t killing her, she was fine.  We should hear something back from radiology fairly soon.  She had enlarged kidneys in utero, so this is the follow up.

Dr. Vogel talked to me this morning – she is looking good. WAHOO!  She is going to receive her immunizations today and tomorrow.   They will watch her over the weekend, and then (dare I say it) we are outta here!  I am so grateful to the staff of this hospital.  Bella is doing so well.  I am grateful that our Father watches over all of His children.

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Awake and tubeless

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I thought it would be fun to show you what she looks like when she eats – all swaddled up and then a big burp cloth tucked around her.


Shasta said...

I can see she has inherited the infamous "Shelly swaddle" :)

Caleb T Ricks said...

Happy Day we can comment finally! She is so cute and I am so glad that she is eating and will going home soon!