Waiting for Little Girl

40 weeks!

My due date was Friday, May 24th, but we are still waiting for Little Girl to make her appearance. My mom contacts me daily wondering if anything is happening yet. ūüôā We’ve had a quiet Memorial Day weekend waiting at home, unlike our past Memorial Day weekends in Norway, Cinque Terre, and Berlin.

We did have a nice evening out in downtown Kansas City on Thursday. We ate dinner at The Flying Saucer, a restaurant Brandon had been wanting to try because they have more than 50 different beers on tap and even more bottled. Of course, with all of those choices, he ordered Paulaner Hefeweizen from Munich! After dinner, we¬†attended the Kansas City Symphony’s Contributors’ Concert. The concert was by invitation only to volunteers and donors at any level. The program was enjoyable and consisted of the following:

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Overture to May Night
PROKOFIEV Concerto No. 1 in D Major for Violin and Orchestra, 1st Movement (Performed by the 14-year old Young Artist Competition winner,  Emily Shehi)
BEETHOVEN Overture to Egmont
BERNSTEIN Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
SAINT-SA√čNS¬†“Bacchanale” from¬†Samson and Delilah

So, while we currently don’t have much to share, I’ll hopefully have adorable baby pictures to post soon!


It’s a…



I am 20 weeks pregnant as of yesterday, but we had our ultrasound back on December 20th. This allowed us to tell our families in person over the holidays. We gave both sets of grandparents the photo above in a pink frame to make the announcement. Let the pink onslaught begin!

Of course, the most important part of the ultrasound was learning that our little girl is healthy and growing at this point. While a little smaller than average, she waved at us with five little fingers on one hand and her internal organs all looked good. We can’t wait to meet her at the end of May! Now to just find a name on which we can both agree…

Hi! Hand, Arm, Hand, Arm