April-Jun 2008 - Allyssa's Birth
Allyssa was due on May 11th 2008, but
surprised us coming five weeks early, and
just a few weeks after Mom's Day of
Celebration. Now that we know her
better, we can see she has inherited
Jason's impatience and this urgency to
come out is not a surprise. She was born 6
lbs 1 oz and 19 inches long. Michelle
recovered very quickly and was happy to
have avoided a Cesarean this time!
Despite the usual "preemie" hurdles, we
left the hospital in just a few days. Early
on Allyssa did not seem to eat enough, but
once she started we now know she really
loves to eat! Luckily Lola (Michelle's
Mom, Ruth) arrived in just a few days and
helped immensely in adapting to having
twice as many kids.
In a rough year, Allyssa has been a
blessing and a joy for the family. Thanks
Allyssa for coming to make our life so
complicated, interesting, happy, and fun!