Kristina Han Walls entered the world on September 15, 2004, at 3:47 AM after 12 hours of labor. She cried a lot and seemed to want to go back inside mommy. We told her this wasn't Groundhog Day so she had to stay outside. Then we weighed her - 8 lbs 3 ounces - and measured her - 19 inches tall…I mean short. Most telling characteristic: she has big feet. This could mean she'll be a soccer player, or she'll paddle thru the water like Olympic swimming champion Phelps, or she has a long road ahead with nicknames like "Bigfoot" or "Duckie." The good news is that her cuteness can overcome the duck feet.

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September 16th update: Kristina slept most of the day, even when breast feeding. She has this habit of taking her mom's breast, suckling once or twice, then falling asleep. She'll wake up ten minutes later and do the same thing. This means Mom and Dad can't get any sleep. Any advice on how to solve this problem would be appreciated. We leave the hospital tomorrow morning so soon we'll be on our own without an owner's manual.


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Ryan Thor Walls entered the world on February 8, 2007 at 5:54pm PST. Mom and Dad went to the Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland, WA around 11:30 am to induce labor. After only 15 minutes

pushing, Ryan was vacuumed out. He weighed 8 lbs, 11 oz and is 21 inches long. Ryan's most telling characteristic: he has tiny feet.



Elizabeth Eleanor Walls joined us on August 22, 2008 at 3:40pm PST. Mom and Dad went to the Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland, WA around 11 am to induce labor. She weighed 9lbs, 5oz and is 21 3/4 inches long. Lizzie's most telling characteristic: her gorgeous black hair.


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