Thursday, March 01, 2012

Juliet in December 2011

It has been too long since we posted anything to the blog, so I decided I needed to do it. I can't get too wordy typing one handed, so I'll just keep it brief. Juliet Dorothy Massaglia was born on December 13, 2011. She was 7lbs 5oz., and 19" long. We had a traumatic birth where I had a placental abruption and Juliet inhaled and swallowed blood filled amniotic fluid. She was in the NICU until January 1st, 2012, where she was on antibiotics, and healed slowly. Blood apparently takes a long time for the body to break down, and the lungs are not a good place for blood to be.

These 3 photos were taken on 12-13-11





12-14-11 This day was the first for us to hold her. We could only hold her 2 times a day for about 30 minutes each time. Some nurses were more strict enforcing the time limit than others.



12-15-11 I love how she was holding my hand here.



These were taken on 12-20-11 Miriam and David's family were in town, so here we are celebrating Grandma Massaglia's birthday at the Bombay House in Provo.




12-23-11


These were taken Christmas day. We were very disappointed Juliet was still at the hospital at this point, but she was pretty weak and needed the extra time to get stronger and be able to eat on her own, not with a feeding tube.





These last 3 were taken on the 27th, 29th with Grandma Massaglia, and on December 31 almost ready to come home. We didn't know they would let her go the next day, but we knew it was coming up soon. I was so happy to not have to be at the hospital any more!





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