I guess it's about time I add another post to the website! We've had a very busy month around here. On July 31st, Natalie's newest cousin, Meredith, was born in Fargo. Last weekend, we got to see her for the first time. Meredith's parents (Carolyn & Charlie) are doing a great job and are very proud parents. Meredith has a little squeak of a cry, and Natalie thinks it's hilarious!
We have some exciting news to announce. In December, Perry and I will be going to Chicago--not just for any ol' vacation. I will undergo surgery called a transabdominal cerclage. Basically, the doctor will be placing a band at the top of my cervix that stays in for life, and assures that all pregnancies will be full-term. I'll have to undergo a C-section for each birth, but it's well worth it if I can always make it to at least 37 weeks. It's really a miracle treatment, and I'll be seeing the man who's really considered the top doctor in the world performing this procedure. The surgery is on December 15th, and it'll take a good week or two to recover from it, but it's well worth it! Plus, we'll have a couple of days before the surgery to enjoy the city during Christmas time. Needless to say, I'm very excited (and so is Perry). We really had planned on not having any more children, so this is amazing.
Also, for those of you who don't know...I'll be quitting my job at KX on October 30th. Not that I'm counting or anything, but that's only 71 days away! I'm so excited to be done with work so I can focus on Natalie and her needs...and be able to make Perry dinner every once in a while!
We are tentatively planning on having Natalie's 2nd birthday party on November 1st. We'll tell you more about that later.