Shell's Journey

For anyone who has ever struggled to have a baby, knows that this is an emotional rollercoaster! Thanks for sharing the ride with us!

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Sweet 16!

Alexis turns 16 today!! Cannot believe it!!! She thinks we "blew-off" her birthday, well at least that we aren't making a big enough deal of it. Well, she is in for a surprise afterschool. A limo is picking her and a few friends up from school and driving them around town (alexis gets to choose). It was difficult but it seems that she really has no clue!! I am about to leave to go get a few pictures of the event...I will update later.

Sweet Surprise!! She was blown away!! thought she was going to cry!!!!

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Tuesday, January 30, 2007


Teagan slept in her bassinett from 9:30pm-3:30am last night!!!! I got 6hrs of sleep (in a row!!) We have to celebrate these little victories......they are few and far between!! For the 3 nights prior to this one, she was up every 2hrs,plus up from 1-4am each night!!!

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Monday, January 15, 2007


Hello!! Sorry that I have neglected the blog lately!! I am still adjusting to having a baby and a toddler...seems my time is used up!! Things are going pretty well, Mason seems to love his little sister.....although it is evident that he is feeling a little neglected by mom.

Here are some of the girls stats:

wt= 8lbs 8oz
Length= 19.5 inches

length= 22 inches

Some concerns:
Teagan was born with a strawberry birthmark on her lower back.....because of the placement the doctor ordered an u/s. We had the u/s on 1/11 and received the results today at Teagan's 2 wk doc appt. The u/s showed that the birth mark was a surface mark only, not affecting the spinal chord.....(whew, relief!) but it also showed that she has a lipoma (fatty tissue)below her spinal chord and the radiologist suggested an MRI.....the doctor couldnt really tell us what it means or what they would be looking for, she stated that she would call the radiologist and try to get a better understanding for the recommendation. She also suggested that we would need to see a neurosurgeon and have a consult about it, before doing an MRI (baby would have to be sedated for an mri, so we are trying to avoid it if it is not necessary).Doctor said she would call us in the next few days with more info.

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Sunday, January 07, 2007


Sorry for the delay....been exhausted!! She is beautiful!!

Here is a little video:

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