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Eye Color

-My children have such beautiful eye colors and I believe that statement isn't biased at all! 
-Nathaniel has gorgeous hazel eyes and I am so in love with the green specks. 
-Amelia's amber eyes are like honey and gives me that warm, golden glow feeling. 
-I can't wait to see and photograph Eleanor's eye color once she is able to cooperate. Right now, they look like they are also going to be amber colored like her Ate.
-For those interested in genetics, Dean has blue eyes and I have the typical brown Asian eyes.
-Photos taken in May 2017.
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Thanksgiving Loves

Nathaniel, 7
Amelia, 3
Eleanor, 1

Ears Pierced

May 30, 2017

I never imagined we would be stationed in one place long enough to bring two girls to get their ears pierced at the same place. Unlike her Ate Amelia, Eleanor had her ears pierced a lot later. She had hers done at 11 months old because... third kid. 😆 I promise I wasn't putting it off this time. Life with three children is just a lot different compared to two.

Eleanor cried a little longer compared to Amelia. But by longer, I mean she cried for maybe a minute. She was happy once Daddy was holding her and away from the mean lady. As expected, Eleanor also has pearl earrings to match Mommy and Ate.

First Birthday: Farmers' Market Party

Eleanor Jade: Birth Story

In a true St. Louis baby fashion, Eleanor was not going to enter this world without first making a statement. Because just like the two older ones before her, Eleanor arrived on her terms coupled with a few twists in her birth story.
From our very first OB visit, I made my desire known to do Trial of Labor after Cesarean (TOLAC) and hopefully have a successful Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC) delivery. My case was a bit tricky considering I already had two prior c-sections and was also diagnosed with gestational diabetes (GDM) and chronic hypertension (HTN). However, Dr. Jenkins and Dr. Sexton, the two OBs we saw regularly at the Naval Hospital in Camp Lejeune, were very supportive as long as:
1. My GDM and HTN stay relatively managed and under control. 2. Eleanor continues to grow and is not in any type of distress. 3. I go into labor on my own.

Number 1 was "easy." I was taking medication for my GDM to control my fasting numbers but it was otherwise well managed with di…