Welcome Melissa Pearl Liberto

Friday, June 22, 2007

Melissa Pearl Liberto was born on June 17, 2007 @ 11:19 am. She weighed 6lb 4oz and was 18 inches long.

On Saturday, June 16, 2007 we arrived at the hospital at 5:30pm. I had been very tired that day, but nothing different from before. Around 5:00pm my water broke. My blood pressure was very high so they gave some magnesium to help lower my blood pressure. I was in labor for 15 hours when the doctor told us that I had preeclampsia and also that Melissa was still to high and hasn't dropped. We had to make a decision to have a C-Section. It was the best for both Melissa and I. With preeclampsia, I have to take blood pressure medicine until it goes away. So I have to make sure I don't stress and get lots of sleep! Yeah right with a newborn that's not going to happen. I'm so blessed that my mom is here to help us out. I was in the hospital from Saturday to Thursday. We got to go home on Thursday, June 21, 2007. I was so happy to say good by to the hospital!
Paul got the best fathers day gift his beautiful baby girl! Here are the pictures everyone has been waiting for! Keep checking the blog, I'm not as fast to post since I'm doing this in between nap time.

Paul getting ready for the OR

Melissa entering the world!

Here I am! Get me some clothes!
Ok a blanket will work!
First family photo!
Happy Father's Day Daddy!

What happen to my blanket?

I love my Daddy!

I love my Grandma! This is my mommies mother.

I love my mom!

Another family photo!

Daddy learning how to change my diaper!

Man it's hard being a newborn!

Getting ready for my ride home from the hospital!

Mom and Dad love my feet!

Welcome home photo!


Matt said...

Was that Paul or the biggest Smurf in the World?? Awesome guys, Melissa looks great and I know you guys are so happy to have her here.
Rest up now...b/c the fun is only begun....

The Bakers said...

I love the pictures...too cute! I know you are glad to be home. What a blessing she is! Thanks for posting the pics...I liked seeing them even though I did get to see her in person and she is adorable.

Brian & Amy England said...

Congratulations!! Miss Melissa is just beautiful!! We are excited for you guys!!
Amy & Brian

Aunt Cymp said...

welcome to the second shift.
great pictures of all of you.
Melissa is beautiful.

Love you

Michael Smith said...

Paul and Traci -
Congratulations to the addition to your family. Melissa is a blessing from your loving Heavenly Father.

Take care.

Michael Smith