miles to go…

snippets from the zellner family

recent photos May 30, 2008

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The girls earned a patch for completing their first year of dance.

Grammy and Livy before her graduation.

Popo and Cord eating at McAllister’s.

Emma and a friend at the end of the school year party.


doctor visit

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Today was my last doctor’s visit until we go to Labor and Delivery at 5 am on Monday morning.  Things looked good- still head down and 4 cm.  YEA! We went out to eat last night thanks to Matt and Rebecca Harness who stayed with the kids.  Hilariously, I put on my facebook status that we were able to go out to eat- thanks to the “harnesses”.  One of my best friends emailed me and asked if we had the kids tied up or if harness was someone’s last name.  so funny.  I know it was a late night for them and they had to go to work today.  Many thanks to them for their time.  We ate at Surin and it was delicious.  That is one place I don’t see us going to again anytime soon- it was awfully quiet in there!


She Flipped! May 28, 2008

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We just got back from Labor and Delivery and they discovered that she flipped on her own- no version, no pain, no needles, no pushing- I could not be more thankful!  As of right now, we are scheduled to go back on Monday, June 2nd and be induced.  I am going to be walking and walking, hoping that she drops and doesn’t do any more flipping.  Thank you for all your prayers.  We have been completely covered by all those that you have lifted for us and I am so thankful to be able to give God the glory for what He does for us.  A big thank you to the Kennedys too who have all my children right now and who let us celebrate the good news with a lunch date- They are too precious to me for words.


the weekend May 27, 2008

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I have been trying to post about kindergarten graduation and the dance recital- I have written whole posts and then they won’t upload! argh-So here I go again.  Here is a picture of Olivia at her graduation- I was so thankful to hear all that she has learned and all the scripture that she has hidden in her heart.  I can’t believe tha she will be going all day in a couple of months. 

This is a picture from the recital.  Olivia danced to “The Good Ship Lollipop”.  Emma danced to a Don Ho song.  My own computer is not working, so I don’t have a picture of Emma in her hula costume- I wish I did.  She was too cute!  The dance recital ended with a finale to the song “Shout to the Lord”.  All the dancers were in white- it was really beautiful.  My girls have been imitating it today.  How thankful I am that they enjoyed their year of dance and had such a good time at their recital too- No tears, no whining, just excitement and happy faces! My aunt and two cousins came all the way from Birmingham to see the show.  I was so grateful for them being there and the girls were so happy to have an audience.  Thanks for coming Mary, Meredith and Heather!


All in a day… May 22, 2008

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When there are small ones around, there are so many things that happen all day long.  I am reminded that they are in my home most of the day, and there will be a time in the future when they will spend so much of their time somewhere else and I will miss all these little things.  Cord is taking all kinds of steps now.  I hesitate to say he is walking because he still resorts to crawling most of the time, but he has walked down the hall and from our couch to the kitchen.  Such a big boy.  Olivia pulled her third tooth tonight.  She feels better being the one to pull it out herself.  She still has another loose top tooth, and if it comes out the entire front of her mouth will be empty!  I worked on Lucy’s room today and all she needs now is a chest of drawers to put her clothes in and some diapers- I realized there are no newborn diapers in our house! Time to get that fixed.  Tomorrow is full of fun things too- kindergarten graduation, Jumpzone (inflatables) end of the year party, and grandparents visiting.  So glad that I get to see it all 🙂


Keep Praying May 21, 2008

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After speaking with my friend and trying to gather as much information as I could, I decided to postpone the version until next Tuesday.  I was concerned about the baby coming this week and only being 37 weeks.  Even though there is more room to flip her right now, I am praying that an extra week will help her develop and be strong so that if she does have to come next Tuesday, she will be fully developed.  It gives me 7 more days to stand on my head three times a day, so maybe she will flip on her own.  I cannot tell you how much I appreciate all the thoughts, calls, prayers, etc that we have received during this time.  It is so encouraging to me to know that this decision is covered in prayer and that I have a Sovereign God who is in control of all things- even decisions that I make.  so Keep Praying 🙂


Working on a decline… May 19, 2008

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A good friend from church, Ellise, who is a professor of nursing at UAH and a midwife has been working with me this weekend to help get this baby turned around.  She has been a wealth of information and a calming spirit.  Her suggestion was to lie with my feet above my head for 10 minutes three times a day.  She had to do this with one of her pregnancies and she used an ironing board to lie on! I could not see that happening.  Another family from our church heard our discussion and they brought over their workout bench that can be put in a decline position.  Very stable and very comfortable.  So far I can’t tell anything, but Ellise is coming over tonight and helping me see if any progress has been made.  Yea for having friends who are so helpful and knowledgeable.  And to all of those who have offered in so many ways to help us this week- from being a substitute dance recital mom to picking up our kids to being the 3 am phone call recipient if we need someone in the middle of the night.  Thank you!!- And keep praying that this works!