Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Ultrasound Drama of '08 has Ended!!

Yes, the ultrasound drama continued on here in the US. Yesterday we were supposed to have that free practice ultrasound. Well, the lady called in the morning and said that her machine wasn't up and running yet. She felt really bad about it, so she scheduled us for another ultrasound at a different facility today. She even paid for it. That was so sweet of her!!

So, as of today, we finally got our ultrasound. And it was still free!! :) It was at a really nice little office downtown in Colorado Springs. Within about 5 seconds, we knew what we were having.....a little BOY!!!! He definitely wasn't shy this time around. It was also a surprise that we got some 3D and 4D time as well. We even got a CD with all the pics and a DVD with the 4D video on it. He is definitely a handsome little boy. It was so special to be able to see his little face and watch him open and close his eyes and move is mouth around. What a little miracle!

After all the drama, we were able to see our new little addition and handsome little man. We can't wait until everyone gets to meet Dawson Daniel Cassula by the beginning of March!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Yes, I'm Still Alive

It's been a long time since I posted and there are several reasons for that. First, we've been busy traveling thousands of miles. We are currently in Colorado Springs and are having a great time meeting with friends and catching up on their lives. Our week here is super jam-packed with appointments, but it's so worth it getting to see as many people as possible. Second, slow internet. While in ND, my parents have "so-called" high-speed internet, but really it's not. I've gotten spoiled and anything that isn't light-speed fast drives me crazy. But we've had a great time while in ND and on the farm. Camden LOVES being outside as much as possible chasing the dogs and cats, playing with toys from my nieces and nephews, and riding on tractors and 4-wheelers. Third, I've just been taking a bit of a blogging break, which has been nice.

Also an update on the ultrasound drama. We had our ultrasound right before we left for the states and the baby is perfectly healthy.....but bashful. Yes, that's right, the little stinker wouldn't move and show us if he's a boy or she's a girl. So we were still on a hunt for another ultrasound. A friend was working at a pregnancy center and could get us in for free. Yay! But no, our friend actually quit the week before and couldn't get us in. (I wasn't surprised at all because that's just the way this ultrasound drama has gone.) But I then googled "ultrasound in Colorado Springs" and I got a few sites of places with elective ultrasounds. I called the first one to see if I could get in the week we'd be in CS. But she didn't open for business until the week after. I plead my case with her and she said she could help me, if I could help her. She said she could "practice" on me for free, but no pictures or dvd's or printouts. YAY!!!! What an amazing blessing! So on Friday we get to try to see baby again, but this time with a 3D and 4D ultrasound........FREE! So after Friday I hope and pray that we'll be done with our ultrasound drama!

So hopefully my next post will be about our baby girl, or baby boy. I also want to post pictures of our trip so far. See ya next time!