Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Eli's blog

I finally got around to making a blog for Eli. It tells his story from the beginning. If anyone is interested you can check it out here. (warning, it's long) I also posted a link to it on the right hand column under Friends and Family blogs.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Fabulous find Friday

So, we picked up this little beauty (the guitar, of course) at a yard sale today for $0.50. Eva is loving it.

And just because I can't handle how cute she is, here are a few more recent pictures.

Friday, April 9, 2010


I finally got around to making a curtain for Eva's room. I didn't have enough of the bird fabric so I had to piece it together with another fabric but I think it turned out pretty cute.

Making pancakes

Eva insisted on helping make the pancakes the other morning. She had so much fun. It was a little messy but worth it.

And here are the pancakes that she made by herself.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Quad screen results

So, at my ultrasound last week my high risk doc encouraged me to get the quad screen blood test. Since it was just a blood test for me and didn't pose any risk to baby I went ahead with it (I usually opt out of any extra testing during pregnancy and definitely wouldn't do an amniocentesis or CVS test which pose risk to baby but are the only way to test for sure for Trisomy 13). If you don't know, the quad screen tests for things like Trisomy 21 (Down's Syndrome), Trisomy 18 and 13 (Eli had Trisomy 13), and Neural Tube Defects such as Spina Bifida and Anencephaly. Anyway, the good news is that my numbers all came back great. 1 in 25,000 chance of Down's Syndrome, 1 in 6,000 chance of Neural Tube Defects, and no high risk for Trisomy 18. Yay!