And so now, for the first time, I give you: Anabelle's first 60 days...
Minutes old. At this point, we still have no idea that there is anything at all wrong with her.
Hours old. The madness begins. Seizures force immediate transfer to AI Dupont. I was discharged 12 hours after giving birth to follow her
One day old: first EEG
First time Daddy gets to hold her
First time we see eyes
Three days old. This was D-Day (that's diagnosis day for those of you without SN kids. A day you will never forget)
In the beginning, Anabelle was snowed with anti-seizure meds. She was only awake about an hour in a 24 hour day. This one was at 3 am...
The first time she wore anything but a hospital gown. 18 days old
Nothing like a super tiny baby to make a postpartum mommy feel huge!
There was a complication with Anabelle's gtube surgery that required a second, open belly surgery. We couldn't hold her for weeks. P.S. if you are interested in what 2 1/2 years of SN parenting does to a person, compare this photo with one of me today...
The chunk begins...
After weeks of oral therapy, finally has SOME suck reflex
The nursing staff says goodbye, exactly 2 months old, finally heading home
One of my favorite pictures of all time. Sissy helps Daddy bust the baby out of the hospital
Tomorrow we begin a new year, and one in which my family is still all together. I know now what these photos will mean to those in our life, how they will be received and treasured. Happy New Year, friends! Looking forward to many more memories in the new one...