Sunday, August 27, 2006

My Saviour My God

My Saviour Loves, My Saviour Lives, My Saviour's Always there for me
My God He was, My God He is, My God He's Always Gonna Be.............

There is no doubt in my mind that My God is GREATER today than He was yesterday and continues to become greater and greater as each day passes.

Thank you all for praying for us this week and especially for me. I am SO thankful for the life I've been given and the BEAUTIFUL baby girl that the Lord has delivered to me. I am overwhelmed by the love that has been outpoured to us from all over the country, and as I hear from even other countries.

We came home today and are doing well. Cora Sophia is a beautiful, sweet baby and I couldn't have imagined her being this incredible. Daddy Geron is exhausted as am I, but we are very very happy and have much to praise our Jesus for today.

Thank you all again for your love and prayers.

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Saturday, August 26, 2006

New Baby

Everybody is doing great !! We will probably go home Sunday


Everybody Is Doing Super!!! We will probably get to go home Sunday.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

She's Finally Here

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for all the details.

God Is Good

It's been a really long day, I want to write about this while it is still fresh in my mind. It's been a whirlwind day. Our baby girl Cora Sophia came today just after 1:00. Lydia was doing very well but suddenly took a turn for the worse. During Cora's birth there were a few complications. Lydia had some pretty bad bleeding after delivering, and it wouldn't stop. A 1 hour c-section turned into a 3 and a half hour emotional rollercoaster.

Apparently there was a major problem that no one knew about with Lydia. Thankfully we had a c-section, and the docs were able to diagnose it and begin treatment immediately. If Lydia had delivered naturally, The bleeding would have happened, but we would not have been able to catch it as soon as we did. They had to remove the right ovary and Fallopian tube, but the bleeding was finally stopped after several tense hours. She lost a lot of blood and had to take two units afterwards.

Lydia is doing pretty well tonight, She knows that God's hand has been on her today, and we have felt the prayers of our Christian family on our behalf. The medical staff is keeping a close watch on her tonight and we will know a lot more tomorrow.

Cora is BEAUTIFUL. The perfect combination of our features. She fed really good twice this evening, and is "Latching-On" like a champ. She's 7lbs 3oz, 20 in, pink, loud, and gorgeous!!!

Continue to pray for Lydia as she recuperates from her ordeal. I really felt a special peace that only Christ can give through all of this today. I felt like I had ran a marathon and won the gold medal only to be run over by a dump-truck as soon as I crossed the finish line. God is faithful and true when we are at our highest highs and at our lowest lows. I feel like I have been both places today.

now for the good stuff!!!

Cora Sophia Brown

Cora Sophia Brown
Originally uploaded by gdaphunkiest.

7lbs 3oz and dark hair

Happy Birthday Little CSB

So there's her initials.  Today is her birthday. YEA!!!!  I am feeling pretty good right now, a little nervous, but not nearly like yesterday.  THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR PRAYERS!!!  God is good and He is watching over us.  We are soooo excited we don't know what to do with ourselves.  We're leaving for the hospital soon.  Geron has had the video camera out this morning--UGH!  I know he's big on documenting things, but I just can't get into the video thing.  A regular camera I can somewhat handle but I don't know what to do when someone turns the other in my direction.  He can shine it on little one ALL he wants.  And I'll record the two of them all he wants, but as for me, just do a quick clicker. 
I've got a song for myself today to get me through.  I don't know if any of you have heard of Aaron Schultz (sp?), but he sings "My Saviour, My God".  I don't know the verses, but I love the chorus.  ITs very simple, but it has been my theme this summer. 

    "My Saviour Loves, My Saviour Lives, My Saviour's always there for me"
    "My God He Was, My God He Is, My God He's Always gonna be!" 
I love you all, too and will try to call or post as soon as we can!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

Not me! I know a wolf can't actually blow my housedown. There is another big bad wolf, though, who is called the devil and is trying to scare me senseless. This morning, I woke up feeling okay. I hugged Geron before he left for work--no kisses because he has a cold--and started my day. As I was in the middle of my morning routine, I started thinking about tomorrow and my impending surgery and started to feel very frightened. I cried and cried like a baby. I sat in the nursery, in my great great Granny's rocking chair, and hugged a teddy bear and cried and shivered and cried. I felt paralyzed with fear. I wanted to stay in that chair forever and do nothing. I began to pray and call on the Lord. And gradually, Jesus started filling me with verses and songs of comfort. I thought of our baby and how she will need us to comfort her when she is scared and crying, to hold her and let her know that she is going to be okay because we will take care of her. As I thought of those moments, the Lord said "Lydia, this is exactly what I am doing for you. Right now. I'm in control. I know you are afraid, but you are my daughter and I'm going to take care of you. Even as much as you love the little girl I've given you, I love you and her MORE. WAY MORE. Don't be afraid for I am with you. I am your God and I will comfort you." Eventually, I was able to get out of the chair and continue through the day. Yet, God was still doing things to show me that He is in control and that His plan is to give me hope and a future.

This afternoon we went to the hospital for my pre-testing. The ladies who helped us were WONDERFUL. God knew I needed peace and He used the right people to help me receive it. We saw the hospital's labor and delivery unit and the Mother and Baby unit. I was impressed and felt good knowing a little something about where I would be staying and how my baby would be taken care of. THe nurse also talked with me about the procedures for the surgery tomorrow and helped to give me a better understanding of what was going to happen. When we left the hospital, I was definitely feeling less aprehensive.

Later, I talked to my mom and she sounded really excited about her coming grandbaby. I'm really glad she and Daddy will be able to come down and visit with me before surgery and meet their beautiful baby granddaughter so soon.

After talking with mom, we finally got back home and I checked my email to find a note and prayer from my good friend, Holly. It seems that the Lord was telling Holly to encourage me about the same time that I was feeling so scared earlier today. Things she told me in the email were the exact things I felt Jesus was saying to me as I was sitting in the rocker. GOD IS IN CONTROL---that has been my stronghold today. He is in control and HE has a plan to give not only me, but to give our baby a hope and a future.

Tonight, Geron and I are going to hang out and go to a late night movie. Tomorrow, we're going to go to the hospital and have our lives changed forever.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Congratulations, Ann!!

I think Ann, my sister, is going to win the poll on the baby's birthdate and time, unless others have posted and I just haven't seen them yet.    We are scheduled for a c-section on Wednesday, August 23rd at noon.  We wanted to go to the hospital that is right beside my doctor's office, but they are allready booked up for Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.  So, we'll be across town from there in a hospital that is supposed to be just as nice, and some say nicer. 
Our ultrasound showed us a BIG baby.  Well, a little bigger than average anyway.  She is probably going to weigh around 8 1/2 pounds.  Our technician projected her to be 8 lbs 10 oz, but she said that she might be guessing just a little big.  Little Miss passed her "physical" with an A+.  I'm so proud! Her first A!!!  Her lungs and heart both looked good and fingers and toes appeared to be there, as well.  She is definitely still sideways.  The fact that she won't probably turn and that the doctor predicted her to be a week ahead of what we had orginally thought would be her due date are the main reasons we're having her Wednesday. 
We did the nesting thing this weekend--cleaned like crazy, did laundry, bought last minute needs, packed hospital bags, etc.  We are ready for her.  Our house is ready for her.  Our van is ready for her.  Church and school are ready for her.  And definitely our families and friends are ready for her!!  What we, or should I say "I" am not ready for is SURGERY.  I've heard lots of good things about "c" s, but the fact is Surgery is still surgery.  Please pray for me this week.  I know my Jesus is Good and faithful, but I am still scared.  My mom and Dad and Geron's mom and dad are going to be at the hospital that day, so I hope to see them and visit with them before I go in.  I think that will help a lot and Geron will go in the OR with me.  As long as he doesn't tell me what's going on behind the sheet, we'll be fine. 
Tomorrow night, I think we're going to go to a late night showing of a movie because I doubt either of us will be able to sleep.  Its our last date as non-parental units.  I don't know if either of us really realizes what is about to hit us, but we are definitely looking forward to it! 

Saturday, August 19, 2006

The Last Hurrah

Tonight Lydia and i are enjoying the last few moments of sanity before our little girl gets here. We chose to come to the Dead Lobster. We asked for a table that could accomodate both of our bellies and they put the two of up in a great big corner booth.

When Babies are Sleeping...

I'm under the mindset that babies need  to learn to sleep through anything.  If I'm watching the t.v. in the living room, she should be able to sleep through it.  If she's taking a nap in her room and I run the vacuum in the living room, she should be able to sleep through it.  I don't believe that everyone should be as quiet as a mouse while the baby is sleeping.  I'm not saying yell all you want, but I am saying do your regular routine.  A very good friend pointed out to me early on that this baby is going to be PART of our family, NOT the center of our family.  What are your opinions and experiences with getting your little ones to nap regularly and with or without noise?

Friday, August 18, 2006

a baby poll

Geron and I are anxiously awaiting the arrival of baby girl.  Her official due date is not until August 31st, but people at work keep saying she will come before then.  SO, I've decided to take a poll.  Please post when you think this little bitty girl is going to make her grand entrance into the world. (Day and time)  Whoever guesses correctly will get to perform a free diaper change!! HA!  And if you tie,  you can also perform a 3 a.m. feeding! YEA!!! 
I think I've actually stolen this idea from my friend, Tonya's blog.  My apologies for a lack of originality. 

Thursday, August 17, 2006

the last few things

So, our lives are about to radically change. we have our list of things to do before our little bundle of joy gets here. today i went ahead and installed the child seat in the van. It went OK, but it was so hot out in the van this afternoon that my underwear started melting. After the car seat was fixed i came in and made 3 meat lasagna. mmmmm.

after we had dinner and watched Big Brother:All Stars, our favorite summer show, we started reorganizing the kitchen cabinets. We had to find room to put the bottle sterilizer, bottle warmer, baby bottles, breast pump, pump accessories and so forth. We had to do some shuffling to get all the important stuff in the cabinets. By the way, Lydia is going to shoot me for this, but i had to at least try to figure out how that breast pump thing works. here are some pics of my amazing educational journey.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Pregnant Olympics

I probably could qualify for the high jump today. Tonight at church, I was talking with some ladies in the kitchen. As we were chit-chatting I notice a movement across the floor out of the corner of my eye. I asked "Did a ball just roll in here or was that something else?" The lady standing in front of the sink quickly jumped up ON the sink and said "That was a rat! It ran under the refridgerator." ..................I DON'T LIKE RATS..........I DON'T LIKE TO TALK ABOUT THEM........... I was standing next to a TALL island in the kitchen and JUMPED on top of it PRETTY FAST!!! I remained sitting there for several minutes, even though our Bible study was about to start in the next room. When I finally worked up the nerve to get down---knowing I was going to have to pass the refridgerator to get into the other room and knowing the rat was still under it---I COULDN'T get down. I looked around and spotted a step stool. An older lady got it for me and it was just the right height to kick my feet off the island onto. I got down and practically RAN out of the kitchen.

NOW ladies, I DO know that I"m nine months pregnant. I DO know that I shouldn't be climbing on things. I DO know that I shouldn't be running. AND I DO know that I certainly shouldn't be afraid of a rat. BUT I DID do those things and I AM afraid of rats and mice. They absolutely disgust me and I don't want to be anywhere close to them. If it makes any of you feel better, Baby Girl is just fine--moving around tons sense then, and I am fine, too. Although, tomorrow I might find that I pulled something, but I don't think so.

P.S. this is a side note having nothing to do with the afore mentioned incident. I was working with one of my new kindergarteners today and he is African American. I told him "My name is Mrs. Brown." He laughed and said "THAT'S FUNNY! You look like a white woman to me!"

an upbeat attitude?

I received a compliment this morning that I don't know that I deserve, but sure made me feel good to get.  A friend posted on my blog that I had kept an upbeat attitude throughout my pregnancy.  I have TRIED.    Yet, I haven't experienced a lot of the woes that most pregnant women experience, either.  Morning sickness never stepped foot in our house, nor did midnight cravings.  Even the frequent trips to the bathroom haven't really occurred--I guess because I'm used to having to go all the time anyway!!  Now, I"m sure Geron could point out times that I have not been upbeat---like my psycho chic visits or my poor nights of sleep---but I HAVE tried to stay positive. 
I think something that hit me this morning was what a blessing I have truly received.  I don't know if I'll ever realize what God is doing in our lives by trusting this baby to us.  I have some friends who want DESPERATELY to have babies and haven't been able to thus far.  AND PLEASE DON'T HEAR ME SAY THAT GOD DOESN'T WANT THEM TO HAVE CHILDREN.   I have no idea what His plan is for them, but I know they would all make INCREDIBLE parents!  Its very humbling to realize how easy this has been for us when they are having such a difficult time.  I want to be careful to be thankful for this little girl every day and for the priviledge to have carried her.  Yes, there have been a few moments where I want to say "GET HER OUT!"  and there, I'm sure, will be moments when I want to say "PUT HER BACK IN!"  but I never want to take her for granted nor be less than the best Mom I can be to her.  

Monday, August 14, 2006

still waiting

We had another doctor's appointment today.  Went on the monitor again and baby still proved herself to be a champ.  In fact, Geron and I got a real kick(excuse the pun) out of watching my tummy "jump".  Baby girl was quite active, needless to say.  We asked Doc if we would be having her next week before he left town.  He said we'd do another ultrasound NEXT Monday and if she's still breech, then yes, we'll be having a baby next Wednesday. (August 23rd).  If she's not breech, then he said we should try to hold out.  I haven't dilated any yet and haven't had any contractions, so she doesn't seem to be in a hurry.  At this point, I'm hoping she's still breech and that we will have her next week.  That way I definitely get MY doctor and we KNOW when she's coming.  And while I don't intend to sound selfish here, I've allready scheduled my leave--so I really need her to come on time so we can afford her!! (I don't know if we'll ever actually be able to AFFORD her!)   I'll keep you updated.
Today was quite rough.  Students started back to school-YEA!!! I've missed my kids.  That part was good.  The hard part was that I've started having pains in my lower pelvic area--I'm assuming thats part of my body getting ready.  Well, it took me about a minute to walk halfway down the hall at school--a walk that could normally be made in about 10 seconds.  I think I'm hitting the "Get her out" phase finally.   Just another reason to hope she's breech so we can meet her early.  I'm guessing her to weigh about 7 pounds now, maybe 7 1/2.  YET ANOTHER reason to go c-section.  If we make it full-term I might have to have one anyway because she will be huge!
So, there's the latest.  Please pray with us for a healthy baby and safe delivery. 
P.S. thanks for all the clothing advice.  I put the bubble away--we'll save it for her first trip to church.  I've packed a soft romper and a beautiful pink gown my friend Wanda gave us in Richmond.  Both are big enough for larger babies, so hopefully that will cover it. 

My New Purchase

So I fianlly Got a new dvd burner today, like $43 bucks from bestbuy. My old burner that came with my dell machine bit the dust a few weeks ago, I have been without for a while, and I saw this bargain and jumped on it. It has lightscribe, which lets you burn images right on the disc surface. I'll keep you updated on the results.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

new project

I've been fooling around with a new blog powered by VOX. I finally got the invite I had been waiting for to join up. It's a very handy blog interface. and some are even calling it a myspace killer. Check out my new project. I'll probably try this out for a bit to see how I like it. No permanent changes yet, but who knows.

check it out

by the way I can invite 2 other people to get a VOX blog. If you want one you should give me some reasons.

My New Book

Last week, after our appointment with the OB, Lydia wanted to run into the motherhood store to see if they had any specials. She is getting sick of wearing the same 5 outfits over and over. While she was in the
changing room I picked up a little book called "Father To Daughter". I started reading it, and figured if Lydia could buy a few dresses, I could at least get a $7 book. Each page has a couple of sentences about raising a little girl. I love this book and have read from it almost daily ever since I got it.

Here are a few of my favorites

"She may look adorable, but be forewarned - her diaper is going to be just as challenging as any boy's."

"Let her sleep on your ches when she's a baby. This is when the world begins to make sense."

"Be prepared to watch Walt Disney movies with her some 200 times. Each."

Stay tuned there will be more to come.

Friday, August 11, 2006

What not to wear

I thought that title would get my sister's attention, at least, since she likes that show! I'm actually in a dilemma about what TO wear---and not for me, but for baby.  I've thought that I was ready for the hospital.  I packed mini-me's bag and have started my own.  (some things just can't go in til last minute.)  Now I'm starting to second guess myself.  So, ladies, I need your advice. 
I've packed undershirts for while she's still in the hospital, cute little white, pink, and purple ones.  I've also packed to pairs of " booties".   The check list said to pack only one blanket.  Is this for the trip home or for while she is in the hospital.  I'm under the assumption that the hospital would provide receiving blankets during her stay and then we would just need one for the ride home.  The list also said to pack an outfit for the trip home.  This is where my dilemma arises.  I packed her pink bubble--I think its Mom's, Patsy's, and my favorite of all her outfits here.  But I'm beginning to think maybe she should be wearing something long-sleeved like a gown or sleeper.   I think Geron actually came home in a Christmas stocking---since that's the day they were released from the hospital.  I'm just trying to think of what will be comfortable for HER in the carseat.  She'll have about a 15 to 20 minute long ride home and I want her to be comfortable.  Any suggestions?  What did you all bring your babies home in?  I want to be able to use the same outfit for her pictures, too.

Wednesday, August 9, 2006

things that make you go boom

Today I had a little bit of an accident.  I was sitting in a chair and tried to scoot forward.  Well, I scooted forward, but the chair scooted backward and tipped me out on the floor on my behind.  It didn't hurt, but everyone around me panicked.  I got helped up and finished what I was doing.  Baby seemed to be sleeping and that was making me a little nervous, so I drank a diet coke to get her awake and moving to make sure she was okay.  Now I am sure she is fine because that got her going and I've felt her move throughout the day since then.  As for me, I am starting to feel a little sore down below but I still think everything is okay.  If things should happen to feel worse tomorrow, I'll call my doctor.   Pray that I can be more physically graceful until baby is born. 

wayback wednesday

The main reason I attempt to maintain a blog and a myspace page is to keep people up to date on what's going on in my life, and to make it easy for old friends that I've lost track of to find me. Last month two old friends, both found me through myspace. LB was a childhood friend from church and DL was a girl that I was friend with in middle school.

My oldest friend Travis, that I have been looking for, has finally found me. I've googled for him about a million times with no luck. When i was 4 or 5 my family moved to 704 Royal Street. It was a good neighborhood with lots of kids and dogs and stuff. Travis lived next door and was six months younger than me and we quickly became inseperable. We went to school together for the first couple of years until my folks took me out to go to private school. He was my best friend.

I was raised in a very sheltered home. We never had a tv growing up, but got one much later when i was in middle school. A lot of my earliest memories were at Travis's house. We would watch He-Man and GI-Joe after school every day. We also watched a show called Tranzor-Z. It was kinda like a poor man's Voltron. In the summer we always set up the slip'n'slide in the backyard. I learned the secret to a great time on the slip'n'slide is plenty of ivory dish soap. We played jarts and rode bikes a lot. I was intoduced to Mtv and vividly remember seeing my first Madonna video. Travis had a computer. It was a Commodore-64 and we would play games for hours. beach-head was one of the games we played alot, but my favorite was always Gunsmoke.

A funny thing I remember when we got a little older was Travis and his older brother Brian trying to teach me how to dance . I think we were listening to Kyper. I wasn't a very good student at dancing. One memory really sticks out. We went through a phase where we wanted to make our own cinnamon toothpicks. One day we decided to see what would happen if we put pure cinnamon oil on the family dog's tongue. Now I can't remember that dog's name, but i remember what happened next. Have you ever seen a little lhasa-apsa run in circles trying to wipe it's mouth out on the carpet? It's not something you soon forget.

39 i s the new 40

The doctor tells us we will probably be having baby girl a week earlier than we were planning.  Not that we're farther along, but because he's going to be out of town, well, COUNTRY, on her due date.  So, it looks like we'll be meeting our daughter on August 23rd or 24th.  What we don't know yet is whether she'll be making her grand entrance by c-section or natural delivery.  At this time, I'm guessing c-sec since she hasn't turned herself around yet, as far as we can tell.  Next Monday is our next doctor's appointment and we will be finding things out and finalizing the delivery date then.  And, I'm hoping for a c-section now, since I hear inducing can be WAY more painful than regular labor. 
In the meantime, I don't think I've become one of those pregnant women who says "I can't wait til this is over.  GET her out allready!" because they're soooo miserable.  I do get VERY hot, but its the summer and who else isn't burning up, really?  And I'm not getting a full night's sleep now, but I'm getting more than I will once she arrives--in fact, I think last night was the best night of sleep I've had for about 2 months. YEA!!!!  ANd I take naps after work, so, I'm doing okay.  I never had morning sickness and I didn't have the strange cravings.  I could pretty much do whatever I wanted to until my fluid got low.  Now, I stay off my feet as much as I am able to do, and that's actually kind of nice, too.  Besides all this, I also have a WONDERFUL husband who has been doing SOOOO much to help through this whole pregnancy.  Give him a standing-O, people!!!  Unfortunately, many people go through this alone or with someone who just doesn't know what to do and doesn't even try to help.  I AM BLESSED!!! 
So, it sounds like I'm giving my acceptance speech at the Academy Awards, I guess.  Well, of course I want to thank GOD!!  SERIOUSLY!!  He has brought us through this in His great and mighty way.  All our fears, He has calmed.  All our infirmities, He has healed.  All our anxieties, He has stilled.  He has been faithful in every way, giving us a healthy baby girl to love and care for.  What an honor that we have been chosen to be her parents.  AND He has given us fabulous friends and family to help us care for and nurture her, and who support and encourage us so often.  Thanks, people!! 

I will do my best to blog again before she comes and hopefully more after she comes.  Forgive me if I seem like I'm slacking, but we're having a baby!

Wednesday, August 2, 2006

great video

this reminds me of those old 50's and 60's musical movies where they involve everyday items in their elaborate choreographed dance routines.

these guys have way too much time

Sesame Street Pinball Song

If you are or have ever been a fan of Sesame Street, then you probably know that I'm talking about the tune sung while the pinball is being shot around the game board. "1-2-3-4-5...6-7-8-9-10...11-12!" (If you don't get it, go watch an episode of Sesame Street and you'll figure it out.)
My level went up to a 12!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've been singing that song in my head since the ultrasound yesterday.

We had EVERYTHING done yesterday: ultrasound (baby is still breech and loving it) , another stress test to monitor baby's heartbeat (still a champ!), AND I even got checked to see if I had dilated any. yippee.<--I meant that sarcastically. Talk about making a first impression with someone. My doctor is on vacation this week, so I had to see someone else and I was NOT expecting "the works", BUT, at least I can say I am thankful for the good report yesterday. God is definitely working and taking care of baby and me.

P.S. Another thing we found out from the ultrasound is that she has a lot of hair allready. How crazy is that?! Of course, even though he wears his short, Geron and I both have tons of hair, so we shouldn't be surprised. I can't wait to see what this little girl is going to look like--hair color, eye color, skin tone, goatee, JUST KIDDING! I know she'll be beautiful, but will she be beautiful like me or like Geron?

Tuesday, August 1, 2006


Our baby is a champ!!! Doctor's words. We went in Friday for what we thought was going to be another ultrasound. Apparently we didn't listen as well as we had thought on Monday. Friday, I spent 15 minutes, at least, attatched to a monitor to see how baby was doing. BECAUSE of the low fluid levels on Monday, they did this just to make sure that SHE was okay. When 15 minutes of sitting in the best recliner I've ever sat in was up, Dr.K checked out the readout and said " She's doing good. Actually, she's a champ!" Very relieving to here.

As for fluid, today we go back for an ultrasound--yes, its definitely an ultrasound day today. So, I'll probably be drinking a little bit of caffeine on the ride over to wake her up and get her moving around. Fluid will be checked and baby's position will be checked. After this past week, I'm guessing that my fluid has probably gone up because I did really well with my water and keeping my feet propped up. (I'd lost a pound or two at the appointment on Friday--and I'm sure that was from my ankles!!) I even think our big six pounder has started to turn, possibly because I felt a kick in the middle of my tummy last night as opposed to the left side where she has LOVED practicing her soccer moves. So, today will bring good news, I hope.

Thank you all for your prayers this week. I have felt so good about what is going on, even if we have to go early. THe Lord has given me that peace that passes understanding and I know that things will be allright because He is in control of the situation. You would probably not believe it, but I've heard so much about c-sections this past week, that I'd almost RATHER have her that way. Well, good reports and the fact that I saw an episode of A BABY STORY where the little girl came out with a cone head!!! AND we remember seeing our little friend, Jake, after we was born by c-section---he was absolutely BEAUTIFUL--probably the most beautiful newborn WE'VE ever seen. Whatever the scenario, we know we're getting a wonderful little girl who will definitely be beautiful in our eyes!