This month has been full of fun so far, and we are loving it! Here are some photos to prove it!
Kalea learning to actually stay on Steve's feet and dance :)
Kalea posing with her gourmet pizza, I forgot to drizzle olive oil over top so the cheese wouldn't brown so much, oh well. Oh and I guess she's learned how to suck her belly in for pictures, I have NO CLUE where she learned that...Back story about my quest to learn how to crochet***
Our Relief Society is helping to crochet premie beanies for a women's hospital in Manilla. It's one of the few "free" hospitals for these women to deliver their babies in, but according to some of the missionaries who are serving there right now, the condition of the hospital is none too appealing. In fact if I lived there, I probably would rather have my baby at home. We complain about so much over here ie. having to share a room post delivery. Um, over there they get to share a delivery room with a bunch of other laboring women-with no dividers or anything, and then afterwards they share a bed with their own baby, another woman and the other woman's baby. The hospital handles around 108 births a week. If you need medication of any kind your family is supposed to bring it to the hospital and unless you have a c-section, there isn't any other alternative for "pain management"... Cannot even comprehend what that would be like in these kinds of conditions. Anyways, their babies are mostly premie size because of the lack of available pre-natal care in the communities that this hospital serves, and although it's a "tropical" climate, the babies still need hats to help them regulate their temp, etc... and very few go home with even a light blanket to swaddle in. So we're making a bunch of hats and receiving blankets to ship out at the end of March. If anyone wants to lend a hand, let me know, it's definitely worth the effort to learn a new skill!