Thursday, November 22, 2007

Our "Petite"

I don't know how much I have blogged about my experience with my health care this pregnancy. Basically I am thankful for free insurance, so I will not bash the system. However, I have been disappointed on more than one occasion with various proceedings and lack of attention. The most difficult for me was having my ultrasound on Tuesday this week. Clearly the technician was not experienced with the equipment and did a terrible job. I did not get any clear view of the baby and nothing was explained to us other than the baby looked fine. I know that should be enough. But I felt like my only opportunity to 'see' the baby before he/she was born was wasted. So I was bummed.

Tuesday is our busy day and after kids club and dinner, before we went on to youth group, I got a call from MaryLou. She had set up an appointment for us Wednesday night at a 3D ultrasound place. I was so overwhelmed by her sensitivity to my desire that I could barely speak.

Last night we went to the place. All seven of us. Jeff's parents and our kids. We saw the baby move and hide his/her face and stick his foot in his mouth and we even saw a smile. Gas or not I was thrilled. :) It was delightful to see this little baby... so here are a couple photos.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Our Travels

We are back in San Jose after our travels to New York, Pennsylvania and Michigan. It was a great whirlwind trip to see family and friends. Our kids did really well on the airplane and in all the different sleeping situations. Once we got back here though they were very jet lagged and waking up at 5am. After four early mornings they are finally starting to sleep in.

Harley had an asthma attack while we were in Michigan and we ended up in the ER at 3am. She did recovered very well after receiving some breathing treatments but we are now aware that this is something we need to be prepared for at all times. It is quite scary to see your little girl unable to breath properly. Here she is giving Uncle Nathan a treatment.

All three of our kids really enjoyed their cousin Abby and all their Aunts, Uncles and Grandparents. It was so good to spend time with family.