"Who doesn´t understand a look, neither will understand a long explanation".
Mario Quintana, brazilian writer
There weren't any difficulties during the pregnancy, not even excess amniotic fluid. On the contrary, I had never felt so happy, pretty, and free like during the days of my pregnancy. We had a beautiful baby shower prepared by dear friends; we prepared for our daughter's arrival with all the best we could buy, and on January 13, 2010, our beloved daughter was born by C-section (which was also fine and without complications), with 38 weeks of pregnancy, weighing 1,785kg and measuring 38cm, and was taken to the NICU. Going against all death sentences, what we saw was a child full of life, calm and pretty, and we were amazed by God and thankful to Him for the privilege of meeting our daughter, of carrying her in our arms, and of spending unforgettable moments with her.
To everyone's surprise, her story didn't end there! In spite of her growth restrictions, her birth went well, she stayed two days in the incubator and, on her third day of life, she was already in her hospital bed, breathing by herself, starting to be bottle-fed. Nevertheless, she faced many challenges, infections, difficulties to gain weight, and because of all that, she couldn't leave the hospital. During which difficulty, however, she surprised everybody with her will to live and incredible capacity to recover. After four months at the hospital there was the possibility of a surgery to reconstruct her cranium. She was healthy and strong enough, but infections still were a big problem for her. It was a very difficult decision because we never wanted allow her to suffer. But we decided for the surgery in order to offer her more quality of life, and the surgery succesfully took place on May 19, 2010. One month after that, Vitoria was finally released from the hospital and went home, healthy, breathing by herself, without the need of a feeding-tube, and full of life!
Each and every day lived by her side has been unique and wonderful. Vitoria is an adorable, sensitive, delicate, and calm child, with a strong personality. Her life has been, to us, a reminder that God exists, and He is powerful and very good. Her life is proof of how much He loves each one of us.
On January, 13th, 2011, Vitoria turned 1 year old, and she is very healthy.