Thursday, November 13, 2008

Welcome to our new blog!

It is so hard to believe that Stella has already been home with us for 6 weeks now. We have been very busy this week with doctor appointments. On Wednesday Stella saw her Cardiologist who is very happy with how things are looking. Today we went to a follow-up neonatal appointment where we met with a Neurologist, Nutritionist, Physical Therapist, and Pediatrician. Her muscle tone is a little weak throughout her entire body. We will start really working mainly on her upper body. Other then that they were all very happy with what they saw. Princess Stella has gained 3 pounds since she has been home and weighs in at 11.5 lbs and is 22 inches long. We have gotten very strict orders from her Pediatrician concerning RSV season. We will not be able to really take her anywhere except doctor appointments until late March. Needless to say, we are going to have a long winter! It took Stella a couple weeks to really get settled in. She had a hard time with the environment change. Now she is as happy as can be and it is wonderful just to be a normal family. We are very happy that Stella is a good sleeper at night. During the day she refuses to take naps in fear of missing something exciting. By the time night rolls around she is exhausted and so are Stefano and I. We are still waiting to get our house sold in Italy. Unfortunately they are having the same economy issues as the US. On December first I will be having a hysterectomy. I cannot wait!!!! My uterus, ovaries, and cervix have made my life hell now for a lot of years! I will not miss them in the slightest. I hope you all like the new blog. Stefano did a great job on it and we can do a lot more stuff with it. I will update again in the next couple days. As of now we are doing pretty well.

8 comments:

Christina said...

I love the blog, great title! Your photos are so cute. It is so great that Stella is putting on weight so well. Keep up the good work Stella!

Hugs & Prayers,
Christina
Momma to Jacob

Earl Maxson said...

Stella looks great. Glad that she has settled in and that everything is going as well as possible.
If you get lost and end up near where I work stop by, you can also call and see if I am there, would love to see her.
We are in lock down for RSV season and I will understand if you do not stop by.
Earl

Anderson said...

I am so glad you guys are doing well. You will love having a hysterectomy, it has been great. Stella is so dang cute. We need to meet her in real life, hopefully soon.

Mike and Rebecca said...

We love the new blog! Its so nice to hear that Stella is doing so well. Our prayers are always with her.

Hugs,
Mike

The G Fam said...

Love the blog and welcome to blogland. We had a carepage all through our son Ryker's life, and switching to blogging after.Good luck with the Hysterectomy! I know it has been hard.

Hilary said...

I am excited to get caught up on the blog. I love bloggin! I am so glad that you all are doing awesome. Best of luck with your surgery, I hope everything goes very smoothly. Much love,Hilary

bmann said...

I'm so happy Stella is doing well. She is looking so good! I love the slide show, it's fun to see how much Stella has grown. The whole RSV lock down can be kinda hard sometimes but before you know it, it's over. I hope everything goes well with your surgery on the 1st. :)
Diane Mann

Liz said...

I am so excited you have a blog on here. It is so good to hear that you are all doing so well. I pray for you all the time and hope for Stellas continued success.. You are fantastic parents already!!