Thursday, April 24, 2008

Welcome Alexandra Lynn

Today we welcomed our newest daughter, Alexandra Lynn Z, into our home. After several false starts, and a few scary moments along the way – Alexandra proved she is a fighter and arrived into our arms on Thursday, April 24th (2-24-2008 at 2 pm for you numerical buffs). Both Alexandra and mom are doing well and resting at home. Alexandra weighed in at a lean & mean 7 lbs 3 ozand 21.25 inches tall (takes after her mom, obviously)

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

A conversation with Sophia

Sophia: Mommy, my hair, my ponytail, its broken.

Moya: Yes, it looks a little crazy right now.

Sophia: But it is still beautiful.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Due Date... +1 day

Well, things are starting to get interesting.

We went for our normal 40 weeks +1 day appt tonight, and it turns out the baby's heart rate is a little on the low side, and combined with a decreased level of amniotic fluid, the doctor sent us in to the hospital just to make sure. Once at the hospital they monitored the baby for another 30 min, then took measurements of the fluid levels, and decided that they will most likely induce me tomorrow or Wednesday morning (depending on how the tests go tomorrow when we go back in).

Plus I think it was really busy in there tonight - people were running all over the place! Tomorrow may be better for all of us. (Maybe even a private room as light at the end of the tunnel)

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Due Date...

Well, unless something drastic changes over the next 12 hours, I'm going to guess that my due date will come & go without a new little girl showing her face. Troy is betting on Wednesday, 3 days late. Sophia was 4 days over her due date (and only 7lbs) so that would be fine too.

So we'll just keep on waiting.

Luckily we have distractions now. My parents arrived last night for a visit, and to meet their newest grandchild. Sophia is in heaven, has barely stopped moving since they arrived (I think she was jumping in her sleep), and will love the extra attention with the new little sister as well.

Its a beautiful day in Munich, so we are going to go enjoy the sunshine at a beer garden for lunch (alkohol-frei for me) and then laze away the day. Sundays in Munich are highly regulated for enforced relaxation (there are laws against making too much noise which includes bans on washing cars, mowing the lawn, and even taking out the garbage - all neighbor enforced of course). So we'll eat at a beer garden, go for a walk & take a break at another beer garden. Not a bad way to spend a sunny day.