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

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Random Pictures

Here are some random pictures of Miss Bella.

This is what Arabella’s PIC line looks like under the bandage.bel pics 002  It looks like a small white plastic airplane that has been sewn into her skin – three stitches to be exact and obviously the non-dissolving kind.   A tube goes about 11 cm’s from this point to right above her heart.

Every Wednesday the dressing gets changed.  They DON’T want the PIC line to get infected.  I love the PIC line!  bel pics 005Bella has labs every morning and has many IV medications.  Before the PIC line,  they came in every morning and cut her heel and squeezed blood drop by drop out of her.  At this point, you can’t even touch her feet without her getting upset.  Now, they draw it from the PIC line and there is NO pain at all!  With her IV meds, she obviously had to have an IV – but after about 2 days, the IV would go bad and they would have to restick her.  She is a terrible stick.  It took forever and involved lots of crying.  Now – no more of that!  What a blessing!  This is Arabella after her dressing had been changed.  She is now a princess!

More hair shots: before and after

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Then this sweet picture.  She was swaddled up and snuggled close.  Her eyes look so happy.  I love this picture!bel pics 011

Bella at 4:30 AM – no flash because I didn’t want to encourage her being awake anyway.  Sleep is overrated, right?bel pics 013


Anonymous said...

She really knows how to pose for a picture. You are one brave momma to sit there and watch you baby get stuck over and over. AMEN for the PIC line!

Blarney Girl said...

Her hair (before) is the perfect picture to explain how I feel in the mornings!! LOL

One day, hopefully in the distant future, when all is said and done, she, in her perfected body, is going to come up to you, give you the biggest hug and say thank you for loving her soooo much...even when it hurt. :)