About a week ago I got some very exciting news!! I FINALLY know EXACTLY how much Ella weighed and how long she was when she was born!!! For some strange reason Texas doesn't put that information on the birth certificate, then when I called the hospital to ask they told me it was private information and they couldn't tell me! I was shocked, and nearly in tears after pleading with them and explaining that the reason I hadn't got the information right when she was born like every other mother was because she had been whisked into surgery right away. I knew they had weighed her because they had to know her weight to give her the right amount of sedation medication. I said "but I'm her mom, I have her social, my social,... please I just want to know her weight and height!" "I'm sorry mam, that is private information... etc." ARG!!! "So you're telling me that this information that isn't even private that every mother is told right away you can't tell me?!" "Yes mam, that's what I'm saying" "I really don't understand, isn't there anyway I can get the information??" After a long debate... " Well you can request a form, fill it out, mail it to medical records, and there is a fee." " I have to fill out a form, mail it in, and pay to find out her weight and length?" "Yes mam" "Are you serious?!" "Well your pediatrician may have that information on file." "So I DO have another option?" "You can ask." Well I did try, I called the front desk of the pediatrician and as I suspected they didn't have that information on file, and they could only request it from medical records if I came in person and showed them my ID. So the next time Ella had an appointment I asked the doctor and she told me she would get it!!! About a week later as I was walking through a store, my phone rang, it was the nurse calling to give me the information I had requested! I grabbed a pen and then, I heard for the first time, what I had been waiting to hear. " 7lbs 4oz. 19 3/4 inches long" I felt like I had just been given a moment that I had missed! I was beaming with pride and nearly burst into tears right there! After such effort and 8 1/2 months I thought I may never know, but God is so good! I couldn't believe it! So although this information may seem small, I feel like it is such a great gift to know! Never take the little things for granted!
Also, I have a picture of Ella's first tooth! It's tiny but it's SO cute!