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Thursday, July 1, 2010

June 30, 2010

Mia Angelina arrived two days ago - 4 days past her due date, at about 1:21 pm. She weighed in at 7 lbs. 10 oz. and was 19 and 1/4 inches long. As anticipated, she was born with a complete bilateral cleft lip and palate, but couldn't be more precious! Her much anticipated debut finally arrived and mommy and daddy are so thrilled to have her be part of our little family!

Brand new baby Mia. Mom and dad barely got to see her before she was rushed off to be checked out thoroughly to make sure everything was okay. It kind of freaked Zeus and I out, and we would have LOVED to see her longer, but we definitely wanted to make sure she was okay first!
The handsome papa, getting ready to meet his baby girl for the first time.
Brave mama, prepped and ready for c-section. Zeus and I went in on Monday, June 29th to be induced and things were moving along, but then didn't progress with dilation as fast as they'd like, especially after my water broke, so we ended up going c-section. I ended up having to have 2 epidurals prior to that because something happened and the first one stopped working or wore off. They were worried that Mia might be too big to deliver or that my internal bone structure might be too small to deliver her that way, so we ended up having a c-section. Bummer to experience both labor AND a c-section, but she is SO worth it. For the c-section, I didn't even have my arms strapped down, which I thought was something they always did - guess not! Was SO glad to have Zeus there with me!

Sharing a special moment with our new baby. Mama and papa love each other, sweet girl, and we sure do love you too!!! You are SO very precious to us already!

A quick smile for the camera during snuggle time.
Tired, and soon to be feeling very sore mama along with very proud, very brave and supportive papa.

Bright-eyed Mia. Such a skinny little girl, all long and slender. She's got the cutest head of hair, and the softest, smoothest skin mommy has ever felt. Papa is sure you have dark blue eyes, but we'll see if they stay or change to brown like mom and dad's. :)

Mia's hands look so tiny in papa's big strong fingers!

Mommy cried when she FINALLY got to hold and snuggle Mia the next day! It was so hard to wait for recovery to visit you in the NICU. What a silky, soft, beautiful little girl she is, and so very precious!

Mommy trying to figure out the tricky bottle for Mia. I think Mia's going to have an easier time at it and is a faster learner than mommy is. Maybe daddy will pick it up a little easier than mommy since he got to watch people feeding her that first night while mom was recovering. Whenever I couldn't find Zeus, I knew he'd be in the nursery with our daughter, talking to her, taking pictures of her and/or holding her. Such a good daddy he is already and you are the joy in his heart Mia!

Wires hooked up to Mia for her PCG (pneumocardiogram) today until 4pm tomorrow in the NICU. They are trying to figure out for sure why her oxygen levels sometimes fall too low. They are thinking that when she's really deep asleep, her tongue relaxes and falls back, cutting off her airways. Because of this, she may have to be put down on her tummy instead of her back is all that we know right now. She's got little sockies on her hands because she keeps scratching her little face and we haven't had time to trim her fingernails yet.

Proud papa and his baby girl. I hadn't realized it until he mentioned it tonight, but he was always WITH Mia while I was recovering and then took pictures of US when I could finally see and hold her, but there was no one to take pictures of HIM and Mia so I snapped a quick one before we had to leave the NICU. Can you just tell she's already got him wrapped around her little finger? :)

How could you not love this precious little face? Mia, it killed mommy and daddy to walk away from you in the NICU while you got your PCG test done tonight and without holding you or kissing you. We will miss you like crazy and even though we can't hold or snuggle you for 24 hours while the test is going on, never doubt that we are peeking in on you constantly and loving you like crazy while we wait through some of the longest hours of our lives until we can snuggle you again. We love you baby girl!


  1. Congratulations to your sweet little family Darcie! She's so cute!!! I love her little face! Hopefully her test come back good, and she gets to go home with you guys soon!!! She knows you guys love her and are around her!! Daddy sure does look smitten by his little princess!! So cute! (o: Congratulations again!! Keep the pictures coming! I can never get enough of cute baby pictures! Give her a kiss from us!

  2. She's beautiful. My last one was in NICU for a week. It just rips your heart out. Even when you know they are there for their own good.

    The great thing about c-section babies? Their heads are perfectly round and beautiful! Love them. She's a doll.

    Hope everything goes well and she gets to come out of there soon!

    Keep the pictures coming!!!

  3. Little Mia is so precious! I am so happy everything went well for both of you! You are both going to be wonderful parents!! The beginning of a new little life is so miraculous! Cuddle and love her all you can--they grow up way too fast!

  4. Congrats on Baby Mia. I know this little girl will be showered with love. She is lucky to have you as her Mom. Enjoy her.

  5. New blog to read! Yay! Congrats. I am so excited for you guys. She's beautiful.

  6. Awww the pictures look great and I'm so glad you were finally able to see her! I need to email you the pics I took (even some with Zeus :) I can't wait to see her again and to see you both with her. I especially love the family pics! So precious!! I love her beautiful open eyes too!

  7. She is beautiful! I can empathize with you about the NICU. It stinks having to leave your sweet baby there. It's nice that Zeus can be there with you. Hope all goes well with her testing and that she can go home with you. Rest up while you can and hang in there, you will recover eventually. :)

  8. Oh MAN . . . it is SO obvious how smitten you both are with your beautiful little daughter . . . What a lucky baby to be born into a home with SO much love to share with her . . .

    The oxygen thing is scary . . . Does the cleft palate make that tongue blockage thing more likely? They keep switching which way to lay babies . . . for a few years it is 'ALWAYS lay the baby face down' . . . then it switches to 'NEVER lay the baby face down' . . . then it switches back . . . lol . . .

    She is absolutely beautiful . . . I would LOVE to be there and hold her, but I guess if she is in the NICU I wouldn't be able to hold her anyways . . . SIGH . . .

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I am SO thrilled for little Mia's safe arrival . . . There is nothing more miraculous than a new baby . . .

    ((((((((((((((HUGE HUGS))))))))))))))))

  9. Darcie and Zeus,

    Mia is beautiful. Congratulations to both of you. I'm so happy for you and for her. :)

  10. YEAH - Mia arrived! She is a precious and beautiful girl. Thank you for posting pictures on your blog. Enjoy every moment - time does go by quickly.
    Love you all!

  11. She is perfect! So, so beautiful. Thanks for sharing such an amazing moment in life. Just so you know, Zoe would NOT sleep on her back. She slept from the time she was a tiny baby on her tummy. We also did a family bed--much easier on this mommy. Remember that your family is your's and you do what is best for you! Felicidades!

  12. Keep thinking about you guys. I'm praying for Mia and hope she comes out of the hospital safe and that the two of you will be strengthened to endure through the nights without sleep and all the trials before you. Love you guys! Hang in there! Mia is blessed with two parents who love her so. : )


  13. She is such a beautiful girl....i have no doubt this little Mia will always have her daddy wrapped!!! Such a sweet thing to see how much Zeus loves his little girl and you blogging to your friends and family about her and how precious she is to you guys. I'd love to come down sometime to see you when things settle down. Maybe help you if he has to work for a few days or so. I'm glad you are back in TX!!! May God bless you all and a fabulous recovery for little Miss Mia. Hugs to you all..Heather