Our Big News

Monday, March 11, 2013

 {14 1/2 weeks and finally showing... with the help of a big breakfast*} 

 God is good.

We are beside ourselves with joy. So thankful. Sometimes nervous. So excited. There's a little person growing inside of me!!

This huge and precious gift has felt so surreal to us, even though I've been sick just about every single day since we found out {curled up on the couch and bathroom floor have been my usual hangout spots the past two months}. And when we got to see our little son or daughter for the first time, we were even more blown away. There was our little baby dancing around the ultrasound screen, moving all over the place, wiggling fingers and toes, waving at us!, and then he or she stretched out their legs, with arms behind the head, just like Cam, like they have his easy going personality... they're already a little person!, developed, with a unique design all their own. We've never seen anything in this world so absolutely amazing. I left with mascara all over my face. Seeing how utterly excited Cam is ranks as one of my top favorite things in life so far. I cannot wait to see him as a daddy. 

Thank you for letting us share this news with you of the most miraculous gift from God.
He is so, so good to let us do this.


*within ten minutes after this was taken I was back in sweats.. Just keepin it real (:

108 comments:

  1. Oh Amanda!

    Sending many, many congratulations your way!

    You are one beautiful mamma! Hopefully the sickness will pass soon but wishing you a very happy & healthy pregnancy!

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  2. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This just MADE my day. I am so so inredibly happy for you both. Y'all are going to be the BEST parents!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XOXOXOXOXO

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  3. oh YAY so many congratulations and so much love to you both!

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  4. AHHH CONGRATS AMANDA! You are glowing! So sorry to hear about the terrible morning sickness :( but this is such a true blessing indeed.

    Wishing all the best for you and Cam on this new chapter xoxoxo

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  5. Ahhhhhhh Oh my gosh!!! I'm so so so excited for you guys! What a wonderful adventure you're about to begin!

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  6. Awww! I'm so happy for you! You look beautiful despite the fact that you don't feel well! :)

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  7. I have been following your blog for a while now it's one of the happiest blogs to read and this news just makes it happier. Such a beautiful photo. Congratulations!

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  8. Congratulations!! You look beautiful. Xx

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  9. congratulations! What fabulous news! Looking forward to watching you grow and enjoy this special time.

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  10. The dellar family sends all our love and joy to you and Cam for this wonderful news! We are sooo excited for you. Thanking God for his goodness and blessings. Xo love julia

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  11. The dellar family sends all our love and joy to you and Cam for this wonderful news! We are sooo excited for you. Thanking God for his goodness and blessings. Xo love julia

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  12. Congrats to you and Cam!! That is such a blessing! You are going to make fantastic parents. Hope your sickness passes sooner rather than later though, dear! :)

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  13. I don't comment very often here, but this! How exciting!!! enjoy every moment of this absolutely magical and romantic time!
    pssst... me too!!! 15 weeks!!! :):):) but I have not told facebook or my blog yet.

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  14. Yayayayaya! Congratulations to you and Cam - for some strange reason I had a feeling this was coming soon... so much so that I almost emailed you about it yesterday :) Irony?... I think not. So so completely and utterly happy for you two - can't wait to follow along on this new adventure!

    xxx
    Jenna

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  15. Congratulations, Amanda! I've been reading your blog for some time now, and for some odd reason, I totally had a feeling you were expecting! God bless you and your sweet family! :)

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  16. omgggggggg YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY! i am so so sos so sos sos so sos happy for you and cam :)
    you guys are going to be the best parents in the whole entire world :)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  17. amanda!!! i am SO SO happy for your! you will be a sensational mama and pregnancy is one of the coolest things i've ever experienced so far (even with all of the barf sessions!). i can't wait to follow your journey and it looks like our little ones will be about a month apart!!! xox

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  18. Congratulations!!!! Such an exciting time!! That is seriously the most beautiful photo!!

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  19. Amanda!!!! Congratulations! You look wonderful! Hope the sickness eases up soon...

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  20. So so so excited for you and Cam, knowing that I will meet you all for real hugs some day soon, in the meantime I am sending virtual hugs xxx

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  21. congrats! your little one is gonna be so adorable just like mommy and daddy ;)

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  22. Congratulations! You look fabulous :)

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  23. Congratulations!!! What fabulous news to read on this tired Monday morning. Can't wait for the updates! How exciting!

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  24. Such wonderful news!!!

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  25. So many congratulations!!

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  26. congratulations!!!! oh gosh, having a baby in the military in Japan must be an adventure. :) hope you start feeling better soon!

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  27. I read your blog every day and I am so happy for you Amanda!!! You are going to be such a wonderful mother. I can't wait to be a mom one day too!!!

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  28. Congratulations! Hope you're reeling better very soon! So happy for you- your life just got more awesome :)

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  29. CONGRATULATIONS Mama! I am so happy for you two, such wonderful news! I can't wait to talk 'baby' things with you now :) I hope get to feeling better soon. I know exactly how you feel, I had MS for probably close to 18 weeks, so I fee ya girl.

    eeek I am just so excited now!!

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  30. That is, without a doubt, the most beautiful photo I've ever seen! You look fabulous and CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Can't wait to follow along in your journey :)

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  31. Congratulations to you and Cam! I'm so excited for you!

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  32. congrats!!!!!!!!!!! so so so excited for you :) email me your address girl, have stuff to send you :)

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  33. Aww! Congratulations!

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  34. Congratulations! This is a lovely announcement...I must say!

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  35. Aww! You look gorgeous!!! Congrats! <3

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  36. You look beautiful! Congratulations! You guys will be great parents! Can't wait to read more updates on your little baby!

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  37. So many congrats to you & Cam! I have a feeling you two are going to be fantastic parents!! :)

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  38. Congratulations! You look gorgeous -- I'm a newlywed and have been reading your blog for awhile now -- love your photography, recipes, and beautiful outlook on your life and marriage --and am so excited to follow this new chapter in your life!

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  39. oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my goshhhhh YAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!! i am so happy for you two and you are going to be such wonderful beautiful parents!!!! being a mom is the happiest and most amazing joy and purpose i have ever known :) you are glowing and gorgeous and at least you're nauseated by the ocean! [hopedully that part will leave you alone soon!] congratulations, friend!!!! xoxoxo

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  40. I am so so so happy for you both! Not many kids get to say they were born overseas and get dual citizenship!
    You look amazing! Had you both been trying for a whole or no? God bless you and your little one to be!

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  41. That last part was suppose to say while not whole that's what I get for trying to blog via my cell hahah

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  42. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

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  43. Ah!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so over the moon excited for y'all! Such a cute lil Oregon mommy you are and what wonderful parents you and Cam will be!!! Lots of love from Hawaii!

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  44. Congratulations! So incredibly happy for you!

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  45. Yay! Congratulations to you and yours! And it's a happy Monday!!!

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  46. congrats!!!! this is so exciting!

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  47. you're lucky this picture can't be zoomed. #youknowwhatimtalkingabout

    love you. love cam. love that baby.

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  48. How absolutely wonderful!!!! You and Cam will be such joy-filled, fantastic parents =) Sending lots of love and congratulations your way!!!!

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  49. Sooo exciting and a huge congrats to you both! You look fantastic and what an amazing blessing! Hope you feel better soon!

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  50. Awww CONGRATS, sweet lady!!!

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  51. Congratulations! So exciting. I can't wait to read all about the journey.

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  52. Ah I have the biggest smile on my face!! Y'all are going to be such awesome parents. So so excited. Praying you won't be sick much longer!

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  53. Congratulations, Amanda! What exciting news. Hope your sickness eases up and can't wait to read more about your pregnancy!

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  54. Congratulations!!! I hope the sickness abides. You've got to soldier through for the fun to (hopefully) begin! :)

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  55. Woohoooo how exciting for the two of you. Congrats!

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  56. Sending you soooooo much love from DC! This baby is going to have a fabulous life, with two parents who adore him/her very much!

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  57. Oh my goodness, CONGRATS!! I'm so excited for you and can't wait to follow along on your pregnancy journey. God bless you and Cam and a happy, healthy baby!

    -kelly
    Honor Courage Commitment

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  58. Congratulations! You look stunning! Gorgeous photo!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful news with us!

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  60. You look SO radiant in that photo, I can't handle it :) Congratulations to you and Cam - what exciting news!!

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  61. Congratulations!!! What wonderful news! Thank you for sharing it with all of us!

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  62. I love that you kept it real. haha I'm sure I'd be quick into my sweats too!!

    Congratulations!!! That is so beyond exciting!! Wishing and praying for an exciting pregnancy with decreased sick days. :)
    Emily at Amazing Grapes

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  63. Oh my gosh!! Congratulations!! This is absolutely wonderful! And you look beautiful :) So happy for you two!

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  64. YES! What an incredible blessing! I can't wait to see that little belly grow and grow... you are going to make one beautiful and amazing mommy.

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  65. I just got goosebumps!! I couldn't be happier for you beautiful friend! You are going to be an incredible mother. Maybe our tots can meet one day;)

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  66. Congratulations! You two will make great parents and you are already a beautiful mom! God bless!

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  67. Congratulations Amanda! Your blog has been a huge blessing to me to read, and I'm so happy for you and your husband.

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  68. Congratulations!! You look adorable!!

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  69. Let me add to all of the congrats!!! God is soooo good! And you will definitely be one of the most beautiful pregnant ladies the world (and Japan) has ever seen. We are 13.5 weeks along, too!

    Praise Jesus.

    LOve, Anna

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  70. Congrats!!! Such exciting news and I'm so happy for you! Can't wait for more baby developments ;)

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  71. So so so beyond excited for you guys!!! Congratulations!!! Love you!

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  72. Congratulations! That is SUCH wonderful news!

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  73. i am just going to say it here now because i finally can..SO FREAKING EXCITED FOR YOU GUYS!!!

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  74. Congratulations Amanda and Cam!!! Your baby is going to be so beautiful and precious!!!

    Lots of love,
    Christine

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  75. Congratulations! How exciting!!!
    (I remember seeing a picture of Cam holding a baby and he looked like a natural!)

    So happy for you both!

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  76. Congrats! What a wonderful time. I am pregnant with our third and still find it all so amazing. Hope you feel better soon.

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  77. Sending you a big hug and congratulations. So sorry to hear you've been feeling sick, but hopefully now that you're in the 2nd trimester you'll begin to feel better. Excited we can share this pregnancy journey together! Yay for babies!

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  78. Congratulations!!! Hope you get over the "morning" sickness soon!

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  79. eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!

    i've been a little suspicious of your not so usual amount of blogging lately!

    so happy for you guys!!! xoxoox lot's of love!

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  80. Congratulations! You're looking so beautiful! Will you have the baby in Japan?? So many questions x

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  81. Congratulations, such exciting news! I'm 16 weeks tomorrow, it is an exciting time!!!

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  82. Many congratulations to you & your growing family! :) Will you still be in Oki when you deliver?

    If so, you'll get to deliver at the new Naval Hospital (unless you give birth out in town). I am 13wk3days and I'll likely be having Baby #2 at the new Naval Hospital...I'm excited to see how it differs from birthing in the old hospital.

    Again, congratulations!

    Have you tried ginger of any sort (ginger snaps, ginger candies, ginger tea, ginger ale)? That can really help! Now that you're out of the 1st trimester, hopefully your nausea will go away.

    Raechel

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  83. Congratulations! That's so amazing :) You two will be awesome parents.

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  84. congrats!!! hope you don't miss wine too much :-)

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  85. Congratulations :)!!!

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  86. I know I already expressed my excitement on your instagram post, but my gosh...it's so darn wonderful, I had to tell you again! I'm so happy for you two adorable love birds! This little bebe is going to have the greatest parents EVER! I hope the sickness starts easing up for you soon! Hugs, sweet preggo friend!! xoxo

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  87. I am so so excited for you Amanda! God is good - can't wait to see more photos ;)

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  88. AHHHH!!! CONGRATULATIONS GORGEOUS!! I'm sooo happy for you two, you are absolutely glowing! :)

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  89. Congratulations!! That is such a happy and joyous post. I read your blog weekly and always love to hear all the new and exciting things you and Cam are experiencing and can't wait to read more about the newest addition to your family. Hope you start feeling better soon!

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  90. What happy, happy news!! BIG congratulations to both of you!! :)

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  91. Congrats again! Such wonderful news! And you look absolutely stunning!!
    Kristina x

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  92. Congratulations you two! Happy news :-)

    Some Snapshots Blog
    Jess

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  93. Oh my! Congratulations! That is so exciting!

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  94. AAAAAAH!!!!! YAY!!! CONGRATULATIONS!! Your little baby is going to be so blessed to have wonderful parents in the 2 of you!
    I hope you have a healthy, happy pregnancy!
    Much love, Bailey from Vanilla Blonde

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  95. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! I am so thrilled for you both to begin your family!

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  96. awwww!! Congratulations!!! You two will be absolutely amazing parents!

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  97. Congratulations to you and Cam!! That baby is going to be well-fed! :)

    What amazing news. Hope you start feeling better soon. xx

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  99. Aaah! Many congratulations!!!
    In Him,
    MaryRachel

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  100. Hi! I just found your blog, and I`m so happy that the first thing I read on your blog is this great news! Congratulations!

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  101. Hi! I just found your blog, and I`m so happy that the first thing I read on your blog is this great news! Congratulations!

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  102. Just found your beautiful blog via Story of My Life and wanted to say a big congratulations! I love your photos and recipes, and hope you start feeling well soon.
    - Robyn

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  103. Girl, I know I already said it to you, but I am just So utterly excited for this next journey and your little sweet pea:) God is good, amen. LOVE YOU mands!

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  104. I'm so so so excited (: eeeeeeeee!!! baby marshall!!!

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  105. Yaaaay! I was wondering if/when this would happen! Love it, still jealous you get to live on Oki (: loving your pictures always ((:

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  106. Oh, I"m so late to commenting on your blog (I think I left a comment on your instagram? My world has been a haze this past week since our little one arrived), but I'm just thrilled for you guys! You're in for such a wonderful journey! I hope you're feeling better from the first trimester and that the rest of your pregnancy will be wonderful. I absolutely loved being pregnant!! Congratulations again :)

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