Thursday, January 28, 2010

Introducing Olivia


Hello my foodie friends. My daughter Olivia surprised us all with an early arrival a couple of weeks ago. We are truly blessed to have her. As she was born over a month early I've been spending much time travelling back and forth from home to the NICU. She has no health issues, but as most preemies do, just needs time to develop her strength to eat without the assistance of a feeding tube.
Thank you all for your wonderful recipe suggestions of food to make and freeze. I actually didn't get to make any of it yet as I was going to grocery shop right after my doctor's appointment. My doctor then sent me for blood work and then decided to keep me overnight and then decided that it would be in our best interests healthwise for our baby to be born that next day. Fortunately, I have a wonderful mother who flew out to lend a hand and a wonderful husband who shopped and planned our meals. I will make use of those recipes sometime in the near future.

12 comments:

Barbara Bakes said...

She's gorgeous! Congratulations! I'm so glad that she is healthy and doing well. I'll look forward to future updates!

Trish said...

Congrats! My 19 year old was a preemie too....but in those days they just let us stay in the hospital with our babies...times have changed. I agree with Barbara...we will need updates when you can find the time. You shall be busy for the next while for sure!

Coleen's Recipes said...

Congratulations!! This is just wonderful, I'm so glad that everything is ok. Olivia is beautiful and I hope you will let us all be virtual Godparents!!!

Coleen's Recipes said...

Oh yes...we need details!! How much did she weigh? How long is she? Whats her middle name?

Kristen @ Change of Pace said...

Hey Kristen! She's adorable!

My daughter was born weighing 1lb 14oz. She was 2 months early! She was in the NICU for 67 days so I know how you are feeling! She is now 18 months old and doing amazing. Amazingly, she never had ANY health problems! She's now a happy little girl that is right on track for development.

If you need ANYTHING please email me at kristeng30@yahoo.com.

You can see my little ones pictures here at the bottom:

http://changeofpaceforme.blogspot.com/2009/12/meet-characters.html

teresa said...

aw, congratulations! she's beautiful, as are you. blessings to you and your family!

Katy ~ said...

Oh my friend, my heart and eyes just filled with such happiness for your beautiful Olivia. She is gorgeous, and so are you!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Beautiful baby. You both look healthy and happy.
Congratulations!

Ingrid said...

Congrats! So happy to hear that you are doing well and that baby Oliva is getting bigger and stronger. Kristen, it goes by in a flash. Even more so for preemies I think. As everyone before me has said...Keep us posted!
~ingrid

Coleen's Recipes said...

How is that sweet little baby doing? Us Grandma's want pictures!!

Monica H said...

oh wow! I'm glad she doesn't have any health problems. Keep growing baby!

And congratulations!

kanishk said...

I agree with Barbara...we will need updates when you can find the time. You shall be busy for the next while for sure!
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