9 Mar 2016, 11:27pm
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It’s Been Nearly 2 Years…

So here are some photos of the “Baby” Girl, also known as Harlow Call Neely.

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And here are a few of Ender for good measure…

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I’m reviving the blog for two reasons: 1) I’m hoping to go through Facebook and cross post all the kid posts I’ve made backdated, so later our kids can look back at them, and 2) since I’m starting to make art again which I’m eventually hoping to sell, I’ll post it here then link on Facebook since their user agreement makes me wary of posting anything there directly.

So…watch this space I suppose?

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    This little girl was less cooperitive than Ender, who slept through the whole ultrasound. She did give a lovely profile at the very beginning which is one of the only ultrasound images I can actually easily recognize. CALL2That and the creepy skull shot:

    CALL4Will my daughter haunt your nightmares?

    CALL7I’m counting 6 toes personally, but the doctor and ultrasound tech didn’t say anything so I’m just gunna go ahead and assume I’m wrong there.

    The heart was super cool, but they didn’t save any photos for us- I’m not sure it would have been quite as awesome in a still image anyway. It was like a pulsing clover plant. I also love the look of the spine in ultrasound, but that also is not something they include on the CD. But hey, they gave us a CD this time! The digital images are actually much easier to see than the thermal paper images, much less the thermal images scanned into a digital file.

    So if you hadn’t heard the news yet, I’m pregnant. 😉 Due in early August. Matt and I are both super excited. Ender told me he’s excited to have a little sister and then told me he wanted to hit her, so, you know, we’ll see.

    He watched the first minute or so of the ultrasound, then lost interest. Can’t really blame him since it’s kind of hard to see the baby most of the time. The baby did not sit still for the entire thing which was freaking awesome… she was kicking and squirming all over the place, sucked her fingers, wriggled around. She had her hands in fists and the ultrasound tech kept shaking my belly trying to get her to unclench. At one point the baby popped a single digit up and I told her, “I think she just gave you the finger.” She said, “Yes, but I need all five.”

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    Five Years

    anni_09Matt when I met you, I think I found the only other member of my species on this planet.

    anni_01I am constantly amazed that you can see the things I see, yet you also manage to give me new views of the world.

    anni_10Loving you, and knowing your love, has reminded me what it means to be alive.

    anni_05Sometimes when I’m awake late at night, I’m so overwhelmed that I have to kiss your skin while you sleep.

    anni_02I will give you all my strange thoughts, and listen to the ideas you share.

    anni_04I promise never to hijack your spaceship or trap you in a web of electro-magnetic beams, and my kisses will never be poison.

    anni_11When you are sad or angry, I will do whatever I can to help you.

    anni_12When we encounter trials, I will stand next to you and face them with you.

    anni_13And when you are happy, I will be excited and glad for you.

    anni_06I will never make you guess when something is wrong, nor will I make you wait to hear: I love you, I love you, I love you.

    anni_03My Marriage Vows – October 18th, 2008

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