It is impossible that a year has passed. I still can so vividly remember walking to the local Krankenhaus (hospital) in Frankfurt for my +2 day observation. A routine check of contractions and fluid levels every two days post 40 weeks. The midwives in the kresssaal (yes, three S's I can't make my keyboard do the funny looking B, the "eszett" in the German alphabet) were amazing. The process was long and slow in the beginning but in the end she came hard and fast. My fluids were low and they decided to induce me so it just took awhile to get things going. "Goose" Phoebe Jane's nickname comes from the little honking noises she made in her first few months of life when she got excited, she sounded like a goose. Not even a month old and she flew across the ocean to her new world for her, the good ole' USA. After a summer in VA waiting on her parents to decide what retiring from the USMC would be like she was able to settle here in SC.. in her new home. Crazy to think that this little girl will most likely live in this one house until college. Reese, her big sister has lived in 7 houses and 3 temporary apartments in her 11 years of life. She is one sweet little girl. She loves her sisters. She can say Mama, Dada, Nan (Khan, our puppy), baby, not nice, goat, cracker, snack, chicken, puppy... now granted the words come out more like GOA for goat and nack for snack but I think even a stranger would get what she was saying. She can sign please, all done, book, bath, thank you, more, wash. She waves bye bye and blows kisses. She is a little bitty thing, the smallest of the 4 girls by 50 percentiles. We love you Jane so very much. Happy Birthday Blog post.