Clearing the Cache

My Girls

My Girls

A few recent photographs of the lovely ladies in my life. The top left portrait of Kadie was from Tracy’s BBQ this past Saturday, Jenni and Violet was from a portrait session, and Jenni and Kadie blowing on a dandelion at my parents’ house for Kevin’s visit.

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Violet’s Birth Story

In this post, I have written, mostly for myself, a detailed account of my second daughter’s birth. Be warned, there’s some nitty gritty stuff (birth is not for the faint hearted!).

Here’s the short version of the birth story.

My labor was 22 hours from the point I was sure I was in labor. I went to a birth center and had my baby naturally in the water on Tuesday, July 14th.

Here is a table with Violet’s birth information and also Kadence’s for comparison.

Violet Kadence
Weight 8 lbs 4 oz 7 lbs 7 oz
Length 21 in 19 in
Head Circumference 13½ in 13¾ in
Labor Duration 22 hours 18 hours
Days Past Due Date 10 days 8 days
Birth Place Alma Midwifery Birth Center St. Vincent Hospital

We are so glad Kadie has a sister, especially since I have all brothers, my mom has all brothers, David has a brother…it’s about time there are some sisters in the family. It’ll be fun to see my girls play together. Kadie already covers her with hugs and kisses.

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So We Love To Watch Dance

Top 8: David’s Favorites

I’m starting to think I’m an old fogie since I’m agreeing more with Nigel the last few episodes. Tonight’s show was a lull for me. The opening number from Travis was ok, but nothing as spectacular as last week’s. However, the show skyrocketed to new heights in the last 30 minutes.

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Top 10: David’s Impressions

This post is a little late since we were celebrating the birth of our daughter last week. However, there were some amazing performances that I keep returning to in my sleep-deprived state.

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Happy 30th Birthday Jenni!

Jenni and Family

Happy 30th Birthday Jenni! You have two beautiful daughters who adore you and a husband who can’t live without you. We hope you have a relaxing day and we’ll try to stay out of trouble.

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Baby Violet

Violet Lim

We’re proud and ecstatic to introduce our new daughter Violet. We’re so happy that Kadie has a beautiful sister to play with. We’ll post the birth story later, we’re a little busy at the moment admiring our new baby.

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Code 5-1-1: We’re Going In!

We’ve got the 5-1-1 code and we’re going in! I guess our kids like to put their momma through labor in the middle of the night and being born on Tuesdays!

I guess that 3 mile hike at Cannon Beach yesterday did the trick! Stay tuned for the official baby Lim #2 announcement on our blog with exclusive photo coverage!

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Due Date Plus Nine

Nine Days Overdue

Yes Kadie, the world has gone upside down.

I didn’t think we’d go longer than the average, especially since that’s how long Kadie took. The weird thing is that there are no signs that labor is coming. So we’ll wait. All the while, I’m enjoying some time off from work and relaxing to a two-week free trial of Netflix’s streaming video service.

Thanks to everyone for their excitement and prayers. We’ll post on our blog when we go to the birth center and an official birth announcement probably a few days after.

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Top 12: David’s Thoughts

Nigel’s statement summed up the season for me, just before announcing who was going home, that they were looking for stars. All the dancers this seasons were technically great dancers, but not many of them were stars.

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Due Date Plus One

Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me! For my soul trusts in You; and in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge, until these calamities have passed by…

My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and give praise…

I will praise You, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing to You among the nations. For Your mercy reaches unto the heavens, and your truth unto the clouds. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; Let Your glory be above all the earth.

Excerpts from Psalm 57

This morning marks the first day past my due date. It’s funny how setting a date brings all kinds of expectations, hopes, and disappointments. In my mind I know that doctors can only predict so much, but that in reality, God has the final say when it comes to our time to be born, much less all the days total we have left to live on earth. And so I’ve decided to take it one day at a time and praise God for all the blessings he’s given me, and rest in the fact that He knows the future, which is good enough for me to know right now.

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