When Arizona won a prestigious grant to help treat children in Malawi, a disgruntled Callie agreed to move there with her, as it was a three-year position. However, her lack of enthusiasm caused Arizona to end their relationship in the airport and leave without her. ("That's Me Trying")
Callie initially rebuffed her and later revealed that she was pregnant with Mark's baby. ("Start Me Up") Arizona agreed to raise the child with her, but disliked that Mark would be a permanent part of their lives. ("Don't Deceive Me (Please Don't Go)")
When Callie was twenty-three and a half weeks pregnant, she planned a getaway-weekend to thank Arizona for her support.
En route, Arizona proposed to her, but before Callie could respond, they crashed into a truck. ("This is How We Do It")
Birth and Infant StrugglesEdit
Sofia was delivered by C-section during Callie's second surgery following the crash. Addison Forbes Montgomery, Callie's very good friend, returned from Los Angeles to deliver the baby after Lucy Fields admitted that the care Callie needed was beyond her abilities.
Sofia was delivered 16 weeks early without a heartbeat, weighing just 1 pound and 1 ounce. Arizona was able to resuscitate her and she was placed in an incubator as her lungs and other internal organs hadn't fully matured. She was then taken to the NICU and was on a ventilator, as she was unable to breathe on her own. ("Song Beneath the Song")
At one week old, Sofia was able to move her hand around and opened her eyes for the first time. She had a brain bleed, but it was minor.
At 5 weeks old, Sofia was in heart failure and required surgery to close her PDA, which Dr. Stark performed. He allowed Arizona to be in the OR as she is not biologically related to Sofia and it was not a legal issue for the hospital. During the surgery, Sofia started to bleed out which caused a devastated Arizona to run out of the OR. However, Dr. Stark was able to find the bleeder and repair it and Sofia was stable.Twelve weeks after the accident, Callie was discharged from the hospital, but reluctant to leave unless Sofia could leave with her. Stark eased Callie's tension by saying Sofia could be discharged if she passed the infant carrier test. She passed, but Callie was scared to take her home because of the dangers of cars. Miranda Bailey calmed her down and Callie, Mark, Arizona, and Sofia left the hospital. ("It's a Long Way Back")
While playing at a friend's house, Sofia tripped and her head hit a rock, cutting her. Her friend's mom, Tori, brought her to the ER, where Penny stitched up her head. After she was discharged, she and Callie agreed that only ice cream could make her head better and they invited Penny to come along. ("When It Hurts So Bad")
When Callie wanted to move to New York with Penny and wanted to take Sofia with her, Arizona sued for custody. During the hearing, Sofia stayed with Amelia and Maggie at Meredith's House. When the trial concluded with Arizona being awarded full custody, they went home together at the end of the day. ("Mama Tried")
Despite this ruling, Arizona agreed to new terms after Sofia kept asking her why Callie was so sad. She gave Callie plane tickets to New York for Callie and Sofia and said she wanted Sofia for the summer and every other school year, plus Christmas, but they could work it out. ("Family Affair")
She also has a friend named Kayla. ("I Am Not Waiting Anymore")
Notes and TriviaEdit
- She appeared in Unaccompanied Minor, but the scene was deleted from the final cut. It is available on the DVD.
- She calls Arizona, "Mommy." ("Mama Tried")
- She likes wearing dresses, but not tights. ("Bad Blood")
- She likes horses.
- Sofia told Callie she wanted to be a princess for Halloween, and told Arizona she wanted to be an astronaut, so they compromised and she dressed as a space princess. ("Thriller")
- She is in a dance class. ("Trigger Happy")
- Her bedtime is 8:30. ("Mama Tried")
- Her favorite animal is unicorns. ("Mama Tried")
- Her favorite sea creature is mermaids. ("Mama Tried")
- She was six and in first grade at the time of the custody hearing. ("Mama Tried")
- Her favorite color is blue. ("Mama Tried")
- Her favorite toy is Astronaut Barbie. ("Mama Tried")
- Her favorite cereal is Whole Grain O's. ("Mama Tried")
- Her favorite thing to do in the morning is pick out her outfit. ("Mama Tried")
- She and Zola attend the same school. ("Mama Tried")
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