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Saturday, September 15, 2007

Sugar Frosted Goodness

We spent this morning making some frosted sugar cookies in honor of Lillian/Dad Brill's Birthday & love of Michigan/Fall. Here is a small sampling...with a random easter egg and pig thrown in for good fun.

You Shipp's should get a good look at this frosting job, realizing you will not see this when you come :-), if you're lucky your's will be frosted with one solid color.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Coming this February....

Lillian Ashleigh

Left side profile, she's scratching her head wondering why this person keeps banging on her home.

The result of all the banging...a perfect shot.
Another left side profile, hand in motion back down to the side from the head.

A straight on head/face shot, although I think only the trained eye can tell.

Lilly weighs 6 ounces and is 6 1/2 inches long. The dr. said she is basically a half full can of pop, size wise and weight wise. The hematoma is slightly smaller than last time even and the blood work came back negative for downs syndrome. Excellent news all around.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

It's a Girl!!!!!!!!!!

...and she currently weighs a whopping 6 ounces.

The ultrasound yesterday confirmed it. We are going to have a little girl in February. We have decided on a name and will soon post that.

The ultrasound tech said everything was looking good and I will follow up with the dr. tomorrow. She gave us a couple pictures too, and those will be posted in a day or so when I get the energy :-) If you're going to die if you have to wait, send me an email and I can email the file to you.

We are excited to start buying little girl stuff, but dismayed to find that most infant stuff is only made in pastel colors, how dull. The search is on for bright clothes, blankets and room stuff.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Blah, blah, blah

Time is passing very slowly right now. I'm still not able to do much, pretty worn out most of the time, so we're mostly staying close to home. We've pretty much cleaned or re-organized everything in the house in the last couple weeks.

We did go out on Monday to an outlet mall about an hour away. We were mostly looking for clothes for me but didn't have much luck. But it was fun to spend a day together away from the house.

We're excited to have mom & dad and gma & gpa (his) coming in just over a week, that should be really fun as well as help time pass a little faster. Then, just a week after that mom & dad and Kyle and Kristen are coming out. Then we'll be in the second week of October and our first anniversary. As slowly as time seems to be going sometimes, it seems to have gone pretty fast for this first year.

Thankfully the first three months were the most eventful in a bad way and things have calmed down since then. Right now we're starting to look for a new vehicle, prepare for baby (of course) and decide what we want to do about housing. Lots of changes coming up but for now its just same ole, same ole.

R is working nights but so far has not gotten home later than 10 so I at least get to see him to say goodnight. That has been really nice, but we've been warned not to get used to that. He's still waiting to hear if he gets the leave he requested for when family will be here. Hopefully he will, they have some fun ideas planned for us to do together. I am still working 3 days a week, and for right now I am still on temp status even though I've put in my 3 months hours wise. But things are pretty hectic there right now so the boss just wants to keep me on as temp now til he has time to think about the best way to go forward. The problem is that no one at the company is part time except for me, so he's having a hard time hiring me normally, but is trying to work something else out. Who knows, but for now, everything is still the same, and I'm still getting paid so we're all good.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Labor Day

I felt the baby for the first time this morning, twice. R tried to feel, but you can't feel it from the outside yet. Hopefully soon.