Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Beginnings


This is my sisters nativity.  Isn't it BEAUTIFUL!  I actually have the same one but I have been collecting pieces since the first year we were married and it has grown quite large.  I thought about posting a picture, but it isn't about that.  

When I looked at this nativity, I couldn't help feeling nostalgic about that first Christmas when it was just Daddy and I and our simple little nativity.  It was the beginning of our life together.  We didn't have much but the life we were creating was beautiful.  

I'm so excited for my sister.  This is her first Christmas with Jimmy and she is having her sweet beginnings. I love that in this nativity you can't help but focus on the savior. I'm sure she will be thrilled as she adds to her nativity, as it symbolizes, I'm part, the years she has behind her... 

I LOVE my nativity!  But I also loved it when it was only three pieces... Mary Joseph and our beloved savior!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Missionaries

I have to make sure I record this one... We had the sister missionaries over for dinner a few weeks ago.  One of the sisters is in love with our baby and desperately wants to hold her.  But guess what?  They aren't allowed to hold babies!!! I had no idea!

So we are eating dinner and talking about missionary work and sister sheranian asks A if she wants to be a missionary when she grows up.  A says no.  Very simply without even thinking about it.  The sisters looked like they didn't quite know what to say.  I asked why?

She gives an exasperated sigh, like we are very difficult to deal with ...

"Because I want to hold babies."

We all burst out laughing and Sister Sheranian (the one who wants to hold our baby) says

"Guess I can't blame you for that one."

Love my girl!!!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Christmas list

I'm starting to think about my Christmas shopping so I thought I'd do the annual wish list.  Here ya go!

This year, all Daddy and I want are Home Depot gift cards.  Baby needs a new roof.  ;)

I have also made wish lists for the kids that I'm trying to update as I think of things.  

Given our tight budget I'm trying to use all my creativity and thoughtfulness for my gift... I can't wait for the most wonderful time of the year!!!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Six months

With this baby I thought I was going to do it.  I was going to do a photo shoot with my nice camera every month and document little C's brightness through her first year.  FAIL.

Our life has just been too crazy.  But I have managed to take pictures with my iPhone every month of this sweet little girl.  And since we are at the half way point ill share what I've got so far.

One month
Two months
Three months
Four months
Five month
Six months

C is a little ball of joy.  She is so unbelievably happy and content.  She just wants to smile and giggle any chance you give her.  She is sitting up on her own (that just got perfected this week) and almost rolling.  She's also got two little bumps indicating her bottom teeth are working on coming through.  

We are all so enamored with this little girl.  We say that she has super powers of cuteness.  Whenever she wants to be held, she just looks at you and grins and you can't help it.  She is especially good at breaking them out at bedtime and when daddy first walks in the door after work.  A and K both just love to hold and cart her around. If she can survive her big sister, I do believe she can survive anything.  ;)

It's hard to believe all we went through to get her here.  It seems like a distant nightmare that happened to someone else.  (Until I look down at my deteriorated muscles... Gotta work on that). She was most certainly worth every moment!  We love you baby girl!




The free piano

I have been keeping my eyes open on Craigslist for. Free piano.  Around here they come up about once a week.  I missed quite a few good ones because we weren't unpacked enough to move one in... But then I saw this one...
This isn't a great photo but it wasn't in the best shape.  It still needs to be tuned but it isn't horrible.  I let it sit for a while and had a lot of second thoughts.  Did I REALLY want to paint this monstrosity??? Was it worth it.  Or should we just take it to the dump.  

Eventually I got up the gumption to begin.  It is a bit intimidating but the thing was free an ugly so it couldn't get much worse right?  After I painted I added a wooden appliqué.... Just to maker her a little more purdy... ;)

The hardest part was around the keys because I didn't take it apart but all in all I'm super happy with it!!! I also redid my piano bench because we are changing the color scheme and the old one didn't quite work anymore.  I LOVE the pop of color!

Total cost? 
Piano - free
White paint - free from stash
Yellow paint - $6
Fabric - $2
$8 for a piano!!! I'll take it!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

3rd grade

Today is the first day of third grade for mr. K!  I can't believe this kid is going to be 9!

All summer we have been trying to help him feel confident about going to a new school and making this move.  I have hardly had time to worry about him in my effort to reassure him that all will be well.  Then today we walked into the cafeteria to get in line for the bus and I watched him walking all alone into the crowd...

My heart fell to my feet.  My little boy didn't know a single soul here.  How terrified he must feel.  I was about to go "rescue" him and sit with him till the busses came, when he sat by a kid and started talking.

He inspires me.  I love this kid!  Daddy gave them fathers blessings this morning... And I pray that as I send my little man into this scary, brave new world that he will be bold and strong and ready for all the challenges and excitement that await him!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

It's been a while

Shoot! It's been a little while. But things have been so crazy! We are in our new town. We made it! We have been living in the hotel for four weeks now and have two weeks left. The good news is that we think we found a house. The bad new is that it will probably be 4 weeks before we get to move in. Doh! Ill fill more in later but here's some pictures since we all know that's why people look at blogs. ;)


The kids on the drive... K was just making a face.  They actually did great on the four day drive!
J and k at Yellowstone.

Baby girl is so smiley!!!  And she loves her swing and playmat.

My three kids!  man that is crazy to think about.

I am SOOOO grateful for this stroller!  Its a snap and go.  Super lightweight and easy to get around.  It has been a blessing while living in the hotel.  If I had to cart the carseat around everywhere I would die.  Thanks MOM!!!!

The kids are LOVING having a pool at their disposal.  And this is their little friend who is also a blessing.  :)  they have someone to pal around with.

Little C LOVES to stand up.  She will get a little fussy, and you help her stand and she is all grins.

Of course, Daddy is LOVING all the lakes around here that are full of all his favorite fish.


And here we are!  C has turned three months!  I cant even believe it!  It has gone by so fast!  She is such a doll.  The best baby yet.  Just so happy, content, and joyful.  We love her so much!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The "hope socks"

OK... Im taking you back a bit today.  :)

Im  a visual person.  I like to see it... feel it... touch it.  So when we were trying to get pregnant this time around I decided to needed something to remind me that it was GOING to happen.  So, when we did our first round, two years ago, I bought these little fuzzy socks.  I stuck a magnet on them and put them on my fridge.  I called them my hope socks.  :)  I looked at those little socks every day for almost two years.  

Then when we found out we were having a girl, I bought this little outfit and hung it in my closet. (I was already in a lot of pain on a daily basis at that point.)  To remind me that the pain was all going to be worth it for this sweet little spirit.

As I packed my bags for the hospital, this was the outfit I packed to bring her home in.  And when we finally got to bring C home, 12 days after she was born, I was in tears as I dressed her in this outfit. 


It was ALL worth it!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Newborn pictures

Life has been super crazy... As you can imagine... :). So I haven't been posting as much as I normally would with a sweet and super cute little newborn to blog about. But I'll try to make up for it a little bit since we have a little down time before we move to SD.

Here are the newborn pictures I promised a while ago. They aren't perfect... But all things considered I think I did a pretty good job. And she's such a cute little subject... How could I go wrong?













Friday, April 26, 2013

The House

I finally got the house ready to sell!  YAY!  I feel like I can breathe just a little now.  But now we need it to sell.  And fast.  Otherwise we are going to have to list it with an agent or rent it.  So if you hear of anyone looking to buy in the area let them know about our awesome house!  :)

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Bathtub baptism

I went to check on A in the bath yesterday and there was toilet paper floating all over in the water. I asked her why there was toilet paper in her bath and she looked at me with very disappointed eyes and said...

"I was trying to make my Barbie a baptism dress but it kept falling apart."

How do I get mad at that???

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Newborn Photography

I decided that this time around, I was going to buy a nice camera and take my own pictures.  I have been doing lots of research while on bedrest, and here is the first fruit of my labor!  It was really hard to get this by myself!  It required taking two different pictures and merging them into one.  Its rough.  But I like how it turned out.  :)  I just LOVE her kissable little lips!  More to come later!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Addy and the Police

Let me preface this post by saying that we don't want our children to be afraid of the police. We want them to know that they are the good guys. That being said. When my children don't want to put their seat belts on, I have no problems turning the car towards the police station. I figure if I ever have to make good on my threat, the police won't mind giving a good lecture on the importance of wearing your seatbelt.

So anyway...

Daddy was driving home from Walmart tonight and had a headlight out. He was pulled over and when the officer came to the window... My daughter was quite indignant. With her arms crossed over her chest, and more attitude than you would think would fit in such a small body... This is how things went down

A: you can't arrest us! We are wearing our seatbelts!
Policeman: no, you're right I can't. I only arrest people doing bad things.
A: well I'm not doing anything bad... Right now.
P: that's good. Don't worry. I only arrest the bad guys.
A: well then!! Go find the bad guys!

There was more but this is the gist of it... And needless to say. Daddy did not get a ticket.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Patience

I went to the temple yesterday afternoon.  I didnt have time to do a full session, but I did some initiatories.  And afterward sat in the celestial room. 

C received a blessing last week and in it, it said that I would learn patience.  I have been desperately trying to be patient through this experience.  But I have learned that patience is not just holding your breath and waiting to come out the other side.  Patience is accepting a loss of control and turning that over to our Father.  It is trusting that He has a timeline and we are along for the ride and need to make the most of it.

So I sat in the temple and cried.  I promised to turn it over.  Acknowledged that me, trying to control the situation, did nothing but stress me out.  (and possibly my baby)  I didnt want to be stressed anymore.  I poured out my heart.  Feeling helpless and broken.  I wanted my baby home with me.  But I was finally ready to let it happen on His terms.  I left feeling at peace.  I left with a sure knowledge that it would take as long as it took but that she would come home when it was time.  I spent the afternoon just enjoying her.  I decided that it would probably be a few more days still and so I just needed to settle in.

Oh how ironic life is.  As I ceded control to my Father, he began to give me what I wanted.  Yesterday, she began to eat!

She has been taking full bottles most feedings and they removed the NG tube today!  Provided the little stinker doesn't pull anything tricky tonight, we are out of here in the morning.  I cant wait to bring my little girl home. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Tender mercies in times like these

OK... so my last post was sad.  But the reality is that this sucks.  It seems like every few days I have a breakdown.  It would almost be easier if they had said "you will be here for 3 weeks."  And then I could just settle in and plan.  But every day, they say, "any day now she can go home."  That is soooo much worse!  Every day I hope this will be with day and every day is a little disappointing.  So, the last few days I have been trying to just snuggle by baby and accept each day for what it is.   Do I hate this?  Yes.  Do I cry a little every time I leave her here at night?  Yes.  But there is nothing I can do about it.  So I can get mad and angry... (Which happens sometimes)  Or I can try to enjoy my sweet baby. 

A friend posted some quotes the other day that made me cry and helped me find a little peace.  Reminding me of truths I already knew, but that are easily forgotten in the heat of spiritual battle.

"True faith is not just knowing God can, but knowing why sometimes He doesn’t. True faith is not just believing that things can work out perfectly, but trusting when sometimes they don’t. True faith is not just receiving your answer, but accepting His."

"God requires sacrifice, but for whom? Does He need anything He asks of us? Who needs to be more grateful? Who needs to be turned away from the world and pointed toward heaven? Whose faith and love need to be strengthened and refined? Our sacrifices may be offered to God, but they are not really for Him. He is not trying to see how much He can squeeze out of us, but rather how much He can squeeze into us."

When we were trying to get pregnant with K and A It felt like a purifying fire.  I had to rely on the Lord so much.  My faith was tried, tested and strengthened.  While it was a devastating trial, I learned much.  With this time, I KNEW the Lord would give us a child.  We had been down this road.  I had faith that as we were patient, we would be blessed.  It wasn't as stressful and I had already grown the faith muscles to handle it pretty well.  But I guess I got too comfy.  I should have known better.  Sometimes in order for growth to happen, there has to be a stretching... some pain involved. 

I don't know why He feels like I need to be this strong.  I fear the trials ahead that require the kind of muscles I have had to develop.  But I know that I am loved.  I know that as I have faith and patience, my prayers are answered in the best way possible for me and my family.  I am thankful for the tender mercies that are shown me.  The people that have been sent to be the arms of my Father, to encircle me, protect and love me.  Tender mercies are all around.  Little miracles that we can see if we will just look.  I'm trying hard to look these days and I have not been disappointed.







Thursday, March 14, 2013

NICU nightmares

(This is more of a journaly post. So feel free to skip it if you don't want to hear my hormonal ravings)

It's not what I imagined... Bringing this baby into the world. I'm sitting in the recliner here in the NICU. I was going to pick her up and do some skin to skin. But she looks so peaceful and so far her life hasn't exactly been a walk in the park. So I lay here and think.

You dream of the experience for 9 months. You gather little outfits to pack into the diaper bag. Binkies and blankets. Hats. You know there will be tremendous pain, but in the end there wil be this pink miracle to erase the pain and sacrifice of it all. I pictured it all. Even the ugly little hat they slap on their heads when they are born. I knew that there was a possibility she would come early but I believed that we would hold on long enough to get all this.

Instead she was whisked away. And it felt like a betrayal. My body had betrayed us both. There would be no burrito baby with an ugly hat. No cute outfits. No rooming in and learning the art of breastfeeding together.

Instead we got wires and IVs and feeding tubes. Instead of the rest and post labor pampering, i jumped up and followed my baby to a place where i would be an accessory to my daughter. Everyday I feel hope that tomorrow will bring some great milestone to get us closer to home. But today I just feel sick, exhausted, sad, inadequate and in pain. And it all feels so incredibly overwhelming.

We have sacrificed so much to bring this little girl into the world and I feel like I have been thwarted at every turn. I look at her sweet face and feel such overwhelming love and fierce devotion to her. she is worth everything. and I know she will be fine eventually and be able to come home. But it feels so far away. And I'm just so tired.

Clara arrives

Just wanted to let you know... We have our baby. I went into labor on Tuesday at 1 am. I will update more later. But it occurred to me that some follow me here and not on Facebook.

Our little sweetie is having some trouble and we are currently in the NICU in twin falls. We are hoping to go home Friday but that all depends on her. Here's a picture to tide you over. :)

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Bedrest Chronicles #7... the wrapup!

Well... we did it!  We made it to 36 weeks.  But I doubt we will make it much further.  

The appointment went ok yesterday.  I was almost a 4...  and 80% effaced.  Given that, the position of the baby etc... the Dr. was nervous about sending me home.  But in the end we both feel like the longer she cooks the better.  He wants to see me twice in the next week to keep close tabs on me.  I go in Tuesday and Friday.   Either day could be D-Day... but I could also go into full labor any time.  Sigh... the joys of having a baby.  Everything is so uncertain. 

But luckily one thing is certain.   If i don't go on my own by some miracle before Friday, he will break my water and we are having this baby.  We will be one day shy of 37 weeks but I feel OK with it at this point.  The reality is that 37 weeks is so much better than what we initially thought and I seriously doubt she would make it much past that anyway.  

So bedrest... The verdict?
IT SUCKS!

I am so thrilled to be free!  Not that I have the energy or ability to do much.  But I COULD!
  HOORAY!

We are going on a date tonight with some friends.  Our last hoo-rah before baby comes.  Although I have no problems leaving my babies with babysitters, so hopefully it wont be the last hoo-rah for long.

The next post you see should contain a picture of our beautiful little C.  CRAZY!  I cant wait to meet her!  Bet you cant either.  ;)

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Bedrest Chronicles #6

When I wrote the first of these entries... it seemed like 6 weeks was SOOOOO far away!  And wow... here we are.  In the home stretch.  This is my last week of bedrest.  When its over I will have been sitting on this D@#n couch for 6.5 weeks.  I kind of want to burn it.  But at the same time I am grateful for the cushy seat it has provided me.

This week we have been playing a lot of games.  I spent the first few weeks working on projects but I am tired of that now, and A and K needed some mom time.  So I hit up Amazon last week and bought some games that we could play while I was sitting on the couch.  Best idea ever!  Not only does it give A and I something to do together durring the day, but we can play them as a family later.  WIN!




 We have had some mishaps in As room lately and because James is awesome... Daddy to the rescue.  He cleaned her carpets.  Now the room smells so fresh and is ready for baby.  And the mashed banana is out of the carpet.  ;)
 Yesterday, Dad took the kids and Grandpa fishing.  It was a good day for them.  Everyone caught fish, including A!  But I was SUPER bored!  It was kind of nice for me for the first few hours.  I took an uninterrupted nap, and watched a chick flick without anyone complaining.  But after about noon... I realized how quiet it was and that I had nothing to do.  But I survived.  :)

 So... Dr. appointment on Friday!  They will either keep me and have a baby or send me home for another week.  But I will be taken off the meds that have been keeping me from contracting.  I hesitate to make any predictions because she will probably prove me wrong.  So we will be playing this by ear from now on.  But realistically we could have a baby any time after friday and it would be ok by me.  I am so over this!  And I cant wait to meet my sweet baby! 

Thursday, February 28, 2013

The best maternity pants EVER

Im going to tell you a secret.  I just cant keep it to myself.. at least not with so many of my friends pregnant right now.  I have found THE BEST maternity pants... EVER!  A friend of mine had a pair of these.  She then passed them down to another friend (Who by the way, had twins and they fit right up to the end and even went to the hospital with her).  After seeing both of these women sport these pants so frequently... I just had to get them.  They looked SO comfy!

This is them!  And HERE is the link to where you can obtain them.

I know... they look like high waters here (the model must be REALLY tall because Im 5'9" and mine are great) and its weird that she is wearing those shoes.  But trust me.  They are a light weight knit and although I don't usually love things that go under belly, these work.  I love them because they feel like Yoga Pants, but you can pair them with a nice shirt and they look nice.  (Not that I go anywhere anymore)

You're having a baby?  Go buy these now!  ;)
We have decided that three kids in the back seat of our Buick sounds like a recipe for disaster.  Its been a great car but its time to say goodbye.  If you know anyone who needs a dependable car that gets good gas mileage, pass this along.  :)

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Bedrest Chronicles #5

What do we do all day on bedrest?  That is a good question.  We are getting better at finding ways to fill our time.  Here is a glimpse into our days...

A LOVES writing her name, my name and dads name right now.  She also likes cutting out pieces of paper and gluing them together to make the letters of her name.  I know I am prejudiced, but I think this is SUPER smart and creative!  Love this cutie!
I tried making one of these things... Its a nursing cover poncho.  It was supposed to be super simple.  One line of stitching.  I had the serger brought to my little try table and away I went.  But the fabric I got was too narrow so it was a fail... Ended up buying one on etsy.  At least it gave me something to do one afternoon.  I haven't really done too much sewing because I have to lean forward on the couch and it squishes my belly too much.
Last Friday three of my friends came by for lunch with their cute babies!  This is my friend Jackie with her twin boys!  She is such an awesome mom!  It was fun to sit and chat with my friends for a while.  It was seriously just what I needed.  :P
We also play games.  With A this can prove a challenge.  We play a lot of I SPY... but she kind of stinks at this game.  Its entertaining, but we are getting tired of it.  Because of this, after much thought about what would work while sitting on the couch, I got some new games on amazon today and Daddy picked up a game at target.  They should all be age appropriate for her.  Cant wait to add some variety to our game playing.
I have been doing as much crocheting as my wrists are allowing... I have some issues with carpal tunnel, even when I'm not pregnant, and so the pregnancy just makes it worse.  I'm working on a blanket for little Clara and I made these cute little shoes!  I love them!
I also read a lot.  A watches more TV than is probably good for her... she takes hour long baths with her barbies.  And we play a lot of dollies and barbies.  Which entails me doing it wrong and her correcting me the whole time.  Its entertaining and helps the time pass.  

DR.  UPDATE:
Went in on Tuesday and had my first non stress test.  Baby cooperated and everything looked great there.  My cervix hasnt changed from last appointment.  Thats as good of news as we could have hoped for!  Im measuring right on, which is strange for me.  I always measure big.  

Future forecast (tentative):
The Dr. is just playing things by ear.  We will take it week by week.  He said that since the baby has had the steroid shots, they would take her at that hospital as early as 35 weeks.  While I DO NOT want her that early, its reassuring.  

He also said to make sure I bring my bags every week because if I have progressed to a 4, he is keeping me.  With this in mind... Tuesday I will go in for my appointment as usual.  With the hope that I am not a 4.  Then I will try to schedule my next appointment for next Friday (I would be one day shy of 36 weeks) instead of Tuesday.  Daddy will go with me to the rest of the appointments so that if they keep me he is on deck.  

I have also packed my breast pump with my hospital bag.  Just a little FYI...  while her lung development is less of a concern than before, another major concern with a preemie is eating.  A lot of times they aren't so good at it and require a feeding tube or bottle feeding.  Should this happen I want to be able to pump.  Its so weird to think that we are this close.  EEK!  While I want to be prepared, I would LOVE it if she hung in there till 37 weeks!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Whew

Three and a half weeks down and only three to go!  Its kind of hard to believe actually until I look in the mirror.  I feel and look way too soft.  While I have struggled with weight my whole life, I have always been proud of the fact that I am pretty muscular.  I feel all the dwindling away...  After three weeks of sitting in bed or on the couch I can feel my muscles atrophying... I think that this is going to be the most frustrating part of getting back in shape after this baby.  Good news is that while my muscle is dwindling, I am not gaining much at all.  (Although that could just be an even trade)

C and I have been having some conversations and I have let her know that an early emergence before 36 weeks will not be acceptable.  Appointment Tuesday for a non stress test and check up.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Bedrest chronicles #4

For those of you interested in the play by play of the last two days I thought I would put it here.

Tuesday morning I was having quite a few contractions, but not more than usual.  I doubled up on meds and then went to lay down for a while.  The contractions tapered off but my heart started racing.  I mean... RACING.  I timed it and I was going about 150 bpm.  And I was having trouble breathing.  This was my major concern.  I called the Dr. and got in for later that day.  James asked if I wanted him to come with me but I figured it was no biggie.  Probably just going to change my meds.  (PS... my Dr. is out of town this week so I was a little worried about seeing someone different.)

I got in and the nurse practitioner spoke with me for a few minutes.  She decided to run the fetal fibronectin test again, and check me.  I had changed to almost a 3 and 70% effaced.  AWESOME... :(  So... she called in the other Dr. in the practice and talked it over with him.  He said given the fact that my cervix is changing he is nervous and wanted to send me over to the hospital for observation.  Off I went.

Once admitted, they strapped me all up.  Within a few minutes the results of the fFN test came back... positive.  My contractions picked back up as well and unlike the past, these ones were hurting.   But they were pretty erratic.  (which is normal when I'm on the meds.)  So the plan was to watch my contractions, and give me the first dose of steroids to help little Cs lungs develop.

C does NOT like the monitors... it was kind of funny.  She kept punching it.  Which is noisy.  The nurse commented that at least we know she is healthy and active.  TRUE!

 At around 5 the Dr came in and checked me.  No progress which is actually awesome.  But they hadn't been able to stop the contractions completely.  This was still a concern for him.  But since there was no change he decided to send me home.  I need to have another steroid shot and he wants to do an ultrasound to check the fluid around her.  Also they wanted to check me again.  Joy.  His conclusion was this.  Sometimes the body just wants to have a baby and there is nothing we can do to stop it.  If my water breaks before 36 weeks, go to Twin.  Otherwise they will continue to monitor me and hopefully we can make it to the goal line!

I took this opportunity to chat with the nurse and Dr. about my worst case scenarios.  I like to be prepared as much as possible.  Good news... Since we hit the 32 week mark, they wouldn't have to ship me or baby to SLC or Boise.  Bad news... they would have to ship me to Twin Falls.  Which I would like to avoid because A. I LOVE the Burley hospital, staff and Drs.  B.  I don't love the Twin staff, hospital and Drs.  That's pretty much it.  If we can make it to 36 weeks, (or close) the Burley hospital should be able to take care of her.  The other good news is that at this point she will hopefully be fairly healthy but need some breathing help and growing time in a NICU.  Hopefully that will not happen but its reassuring to know that we will hopefully not be dealing with anything too serious if it does.  But you never know...   So AT LEAST 36 weeks is the goal.

Then we had a followup appointment yesterday.  No change in my cervix, which is good.  Then we got to wait around for a couple of hours until I could get my second and last steroid shot.  MAN!  Those suckers HURT!  And then we had an ultrasound.  Which was the best part of all this.  Its always so fun to get a look and see that they are growing strong and healthy.

The first shot they got was of her head.  You could see all this stuff sticking up off her head.  (I wish we would have gotten a picture of it because you cant tell in the 3D)  The US technicians first words were, "WOW!  Look at all that hair!"  So it looks like we will have another baby with hair.  Towards the end she got the hiccups and we were able to see her little chest hiccuping.  It was pretty funny.  She didn't seem to be enjoying them.  Here are a couple shots of the cutie.  :)