Saturday, December 27, 2008

Miya at 19 months

Here's our little baby Miya, looking (and acting) more and more toddler-like every day!

She did a great job posing for the photographer, though it took a little while to convince her to lay on her tummy.

We didn't get a family picture taken...I'm a little ashamed to admit that it mostly has to do with the fact that I feel huge. Okay, so I look huge, too, and I'm holding out for a family shot when these extra pounds take the form of a baby outside of my body. :) So stay tuned.

Christmas morning

Here are a few fun pictures of the Christmas morning present extravaganza. It sure is fun to see children get excited over new things. I love that Miya is such a happy little girl in general, but it was double the fun hearing her giggle and enjoy all the attention.

Almost all the presents under the tree were for Miya, and after a while, she got burnt out. So we finished opening the last few later in the evening. Evidently opening all those presents is a lot of work!

We were glad to have grandma and grandpa Nishida visiting with us as well. Miya is going to miss her favorite playmates when they leave!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Well, this is my first post on our family blog in quite some time. I completed my finals a couple of days ago and have been enjoying my time with Michelle and Miya. Watching movies, shopping, and eating yummy food...I sure love holiday break! Here is a picture that was taken at our church Christmas party.

Sunday, December 14, 2008


I thought I would let Jacob post this, but with finals looming, it looks like it may not happen any time soon. So to make the announcement, he has accepted a summer internship with Shell Oil in Houston, TX. He had some really great offers, and it was a tough decision. But we both feel good about this choice and look forward to a summer of fun in the hot and humid Houston sun!

Okay...maybe I'm not really looking forward to the "hot" and "humid" parts, but I'm warming to the idea.

Negligence... and Baby Updates

Talk about failure to blog on a consistent basis! It's been nearly a month, and I apologize for our negligence...time flies.

As for updates on the baby...I've had more Dr.'s appointments these past two weeks than I have had in the past 6 months. 6 all together, with 4 ultrasounds. Yes, you heard me right. Our little 3-pound 9-ouncer seems to be doing fine, but we're all keping a close eye on her. I went in for an appointment the Monday before Thanksgiving, and after an hour and a half of being hooked up to the machine for a non-stress test, the baby's heartbeat wasn't accelerating with each movement like they expected it to. This led to the first ultrasound, which lead to a second follow-up ultrasound 2 days later. Then we got to have a pediatric cardiologist do another one to look at the baby's heart, followed by another ultrasound to do all the measurements again. Those last two were on Friday, at which point they declared everything to be just fine, (good muscle tone, movement, heart rate, practice breaths, etc.) with the baby's size consistent with my due date.

So...I still get to have weekly non-stress tests, but probably not more than one or two more ultrasounds. It's actually quite a treat to be able to see our little girl so frequently, and to be able to really watch her grow and develop. Most women only get to have one, and I've had 7! I am grateful for a careful and thorough OB, and for insurance. :)

She often has her hands up by her face, but here are a couple of the most recent pictures. I've seen her blink her eyes, open her mosuth and swallow, empty her bladder, and turn over. Pretty cool.

Oh...and evidently she has "lots" of hair (according to the tech). I'm not sure what "lots" means, but maybe she'll be lucky enough to not be hairless for the first year of life like Miya was. Maybe...