Beautiful Baby

Today, we were treated to an extended look at our gorgeous little girl!  My aunt Patty works for GE and was able to borrow a portable ultrasound machine equipped with 4D … she very graciously gave up her Sunday afternoon and came to our house to give us a private viewing of Toot.  It was awesome.  We now have so many great pictures of her and can’t believe how big she is getting!  Her little heart was ticking away at 136 beats per minute and we were able to record the sound of it – that makes me happy because it’s one of my favorite sounds and now we’ll always have it to remember.  The 4D images are amazing.  You can see every detail and I must say, we made a good looking baby 🙂  Toot has her dad’s perfect nose (lucky girl) and her mom’s chubby cheeks.  Her little arms look so muscular, which made us laugh!  As usual, she was dancing all over the place.  It was pretty cool because it was the first time that I was able to see what she’s actually doing when I feel her move!  Here she is about to scoot away from the camera:

It’s been about six weeks since we’ve seen Toot on ultrasound and I didn’t realize how much I missed her!! In a way, it reenergizes me and helps give me a little extra lift for the coming weeks.  Toot looks perfect to us and it’s hard to believe that we’ll meet her in 10 short weeks.  We want all the time in the world with our little girl, but hope and pray for even just a few minutes with her … she’s a fighter (she even had a great boxing pose!) and I am so proud of her for making it as far as she has.  Despite the uncertainty of all this, she’s shown us that hope truly does spring eternal.  We love our little girl so much and are beyond grateful to Patty for giving us the gift of spending as much time as we wanted just staring at her … we are so lucky to be surrounded by such great family and friends … thank you!!

A long overdue update!

It has such been a long time since we’ve blogged, I figured I’d just post a little update!

Miss Toot has been a busy girl!  In the past month, she’s been to NYC, the Cape, Boston (several times) and today, the beach!  Things started off in NYC with a visit to Aunt Kristen over President’s Day Weekend.  It was a much needed weekend away and we had a great time!  Here we are with Lady Liberty wishing everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day:

The weekend flew by (they always do!), but we had a great time and it was really nice to escape for a little bit! The following weekend we headed to the Cape to check out the new Marr house.  It is coming along great and we’re very excited for summer to arrive!

Today though, was all about Bailey.  Since it was so beautiful out this weekend, we decided to spend as much time as possible outside.  Yesterday we went for a nice, long walk on a golf course, but today when we went, there were golfers there (go figure) so we had to come up with plan B.  We decided to head to the beach and it was a very good decision!  I was incredibly anxious that B would not play nicely with all the people and other dogs, but I was mistaken.  She was so good.  We got several comments about how good looking she is, and despite the fact that Pat and I have nothing to do with her looks, we’re ridiculously proud anyway!  We let her off the leash so she could chase her prized tennis ball and she had us laughing out loud because the waves petrified her.  She loved running on the sand, but anytime that mean water chased her, she hightailed it in the other direction.  It made us (and everyone else) smile and laugh.  Here she is waiting for the next toss of the ball from Pat – note the length of her tongue!

It was a very successful trip, and we’re looking forward to taking her again soon!  Hopefully the weather will cooperate – I can’t believe it’s March already!  When we found out in December that Toot was sick, I didn’t think we’d ever make it to this point.  I couldn’t even begin to fathom the journey that awaited us.  But we’re plugging along, making the most of every day that we can.  Every minute we get with Toot is truly a gift and we cherish the time we have with her … she is a special little girl that we love more than words can accurately describe.  Thank you again for all your thoughts and prayers, they are truly appreciated!