Alan & Anita visit Molly, Randy, Simon, and Gena on 2008.01.13

We got to visit Molly, Randy, Simon, and Gena on 2008.01.13 – for an early Gena birthday and to show off Anita in the final stages of pregnancy (due anytime now…)

Apparently, Gena is into Disney Princess stuff… Anita was able to come to the rescue and provide the appropriate frilly dress and paraphernalia. A fun visit – to be sure…

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Note the really neat images of Simon watching his train & Gena running across the room in light-up shoes (slow shutter speed == action shot == cool)

Emilyn Parker, born

Anita and Alan and Cathy (Alan’s mom) visit Chris and Jenny Parker in the hospital ~2 days after the birth of Emmalynn Parker.

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This was a “scary” birth story.  After 7-8 hours of early/active labor, everything normal and in the Hospital… the baby monitor showed significantly decreasing heartrate.  Chris hit the “call nurse” button about the same time as 4 nurses ran into the room and moved Jenny around.  The changed position got the heartrate up some, but not enough… so an emergency cessarian was preformed.  Apparently all went well – 10 fingers, 10 toes, healthy mom. 

It severed as a good reminder of why we want to be at the hospital for Anita and me.  We’ve been exposed to a lot of “hospital bad” stories from Bradley classes… nice to see why western medicine is useful.