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Baby #4

April 1, 2010

My tears flowed freely as I stood in front of the monitor at The Wife’s Level II ultrasound yesterday.  Ten fingers and ten toes, spine perfect, fully formed lips and facial features, and– thanks to the unusual abilities of our beloved sonographer– a four-chambered heart with aortic arch evident.  And when I stepped back away from the details, I saw a gorgeous baby who looks just like her big brother and sisters.  My beloved.

That’s right…  it’s a girl.  It should be a fun ride with a house full of girls, and I couldn’t be happier or more relieved. 

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16 Responses to “Baby #4”

  1. Mrs. says:

    a healthy baby! I love this news.

  2. s_gamma says:

    aww, how sweet!! Glad to hear everything looks good. She will be another beauty!

  3. Mike Croghan says:

    This moved me to tears too, Mike. So happy for you guys!

  4. flippin says:

    Wow, good news Mike.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Praises to God! This is truly another miraculous event! xoxoxoxoxox Nana of now FIVE!

  6. Danielle says:

    Hoorah!! Better build another bathroom while you're at it!! :)

  7. Paige says:

    Congratulations! I can relate to feeling outnumbered :)

  8. kate says:

    Oh Mike, I'm so pleased that you and Stacy decided to find out! Congratulations on your houseful of pink. We can't wait to meet the little sweetheart.

  9. Anonymous says:


    Abby Andrusko

  10. Greta says:

    My tears are flowing freely too! Hooray for another Stavlund sweetheart. Can't wait to meet her.

  11. Lori says:

    Fantastic news! Thanks for sharing the joy.

  12. randy buist says:

    So excited for you! I recall the two of you announcing your pregnancy with the twins, and we were filled with joy… Christ is Risen Indeed!

  13. Heather S. says:

    Wow. Happy tears from me, too.

  14. Moff says:

    I just saw this… I can't wait to meet her, too, and am so very grateful that she appears to be developing normally. Prayers for her, her Mommy and Daddy, and *all* the little Stavlunds.

  15. Lisa says:

    Girls are wonderful! Congratulations!

  16. Kim B. says:

    Congratulations Mike and Stacy! Wonderful news. Keep us posted on the baby's development and how Stacy is feeling.

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