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10 March 2009
Emmeliese made her big appearance at 12:25AM on the 10th via c-section. She weighed 7 lbs, 7 ounces.
They're recovering well. April will update you all with more info later, but here are some pictures!
09 March 2009
April's grandmother passed away this evening. She was at home with April's grandfather and her hospice nurse. We understand that she passed away quickly and peacefully.
April is in the first stage of the induction tonight. She and our family are obviously sad about Grammy, but we have all been able to be with her a lot lately. We're glad she is no longer in pain. We don't know what the next few days hold, but we hope to keep you updated.
Thank you for your prayers.
05 March 2009
I think we are ready. Ish. As ready as one can be when a baby is arriving, I guess. In this house, we decided to adapt the master bedroom to another little person rather than worry about fixing up a nursery like we have had for the other two. Our kids sleep near us for the first two years, anyway. We figured we might as well embrace it. :) Plus, it took a lot less work.
The co-sleeper and boppy are ready for their inhabitant. Dennis and I had to switch sides of the bed to set things up this way. We flip alternate sides about twice a year. It always throws me off. I'm such a creature of habit.
The kids have been playing with dolls, practicing holding and feeding and burping, etc. They are ready for a real baby.
04 March 2009
I appreciated the refreshing change from photographing my own children who generally stand about a foot from each other and look at each other and the camera suspiciously. Sort of like Daniel is doing here.
Cleya, on the other hand, really likes to experiment with different poses. She smiles and hams it up. In fact, it was hard to get her to act naturally.
03 March 2009
The amnio went well this morning. I found out she'd turned before they did anything and I think the euphoria alone would have sustained me. She's no longer breech! So if the lungs are ready we will induce sometime this week -- more info on when later in the day, I think.