Friday, November 27, 2009

less than a week


How far along?: 39 weeks
Total weight gain: 32 lbs
How big is baby?: 20 " and 7 lbs
Maternity clothes?: absolutely
Stretch marks?: a couple old ones re-awakened on my side and a few low on my belly that have appeared over the last few weeks
Sleep?: interrupted lots but good when it happens
Best moment this week? spending time just Nat and I on his days off
Movement?: lots of leg stretches tickling my right side and a bum that pokes around
Food cravings?: smoothies, fruit, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, chocolate
Labor signs?: a few tightenings and cramps but nothing productive yet
Belly button in or out?: In barely
What I miss: Being comfortable for most of the day
What I'm looking forward to: my mom's arrival
Milestone: painted my own toe nails last night!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

38 weeks


How far along?: 38 weeks
Total weight gain: 32 lbs
How big is baby?: 20 " and 6.5 lbs
Maternity clothes?: absolutely
Stretch marks?: a couple old ones re-awakened on my side and a few low on my belly that have appeared over the last week
Sleep?: okay with my beloved body pillow in our comfy bed but getting less and less comfortable
Best moment this week? sushi dinner date with Nat
Movement?: Hiccups and a bum poking out quite often, and little hands tickling my side.
Food cravings?: Fruit, yogurt, and milk. mmm smoothies
Labor signs?: some braxton hicks
Belly button in or out?: In.
What I miss: Being able to sit comfortably for any length of time
What I'm looking forward to: finishing getting the house organized
Milestone: baby getting lower

Sunday, November 15, 2009

37 weeks


How far along?: 37 weeks
Total weight gain: 32 lbs
How big is baby?: 20 " and 6 lbs
Maternity clothes?: absolutely
Stretch marks?: a couple old ones re-awakened on my side and a few low on my belly that have appeared over the last few days
Sleep?: okay with my beloved body pillow in our comfy bed but getting less and less comfortable
Best moment this week? meeting my friend's brand new baby boy
Movement?: Hiccups and a bum poking out quite often, and little hands tickling my side.
Food cravings?: Fruit, yogurt, and milk. mmm smoothies
Labor signs?: some braxton hicks
Belly button in or out?: In.
What I miss: Being able to do the dishes sans discomfort.
What I'm looking forward to: days off to finish getting the house organized
Milestone: Starting the birth announcements.

Friday, October 30, 2009

35 weeks


How far along?: 35weeks
Total weight gain: 32 lbs
How big is baby?: 18 " and 5.5 lbs
Maternity clothes?: Yes for pants and most shirts
Stretch marks?: a couple old ones re-awakened on my side and a few low on my belly
Sleep?: okay with my beloved body pillow in our comfy bed
Best moment this week? travelling on the Skytrain around Vancouver and of course IKEA!!
Movement?: Hiccups and a bum poking out quite often, and little hands tickling my side.
Food cravings?: Fruit, yogurt, and milk.
Labor signs?:Nope.
Belly button in or out?: In.
What I miss: Being able to sit for any amount of time sans discomfort.
What I'm looking forward to: Pumpkin carving today
Milestone: Getting the nursery almost organized.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

34 weeks


How far along?: 34weeks
Total weight gain: 30 lbs
How big is baby?: 17 " and 5 lbs
Maternity clothes?: Yes for pants and most shirts
Stretch marks?: a couple old ones re-awakened on my side
Sleep?: okay with my beloved body pillow in our comfy bed
Best moment this week? Celebrating my birthday with friends
Movement?: Hiccups and a bum poking out quite often
Food cravings?: Fruit, yogurt, milk, and peanut butter cups.
Labor signs?:Nope.
Belly button in or out?: In.
What I miss: Being able to walk for long periods of time sans discomfort.
What I'm looking forward to: Our upcoming getaway to Vancouver.
Milestone: Still able to paint my own toes!!

Monday, October 05, 2009

31 weeks



How far along?: 31 weeks
Total weight gain: 28 lbs
How big is baby?: 16 " and 3.5 lbs
Maternity clothes?: Yes for pants and some shirts
Stretch marks?: a couple old ones re-awakened on my side
Sleep?: Good with my beloved body pillow in our comfy bed
Best moment this week? Awesome women's conference on the weekend
Movement?: Yes lots of kicks and rolls and a butt poking out every now and then
Food cravings?: Fruit, yogurt, juice, and peanut butter cups.
Labor signs?:Nope.
Belly button in or out?: In.
What I miss: Sleeping on my tummy.
What I'm looking forward to: Thanksgiving dinner and enjoying the autumn days.
Milestone: I can no longer see my toes when I look straight down...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Top 10 things I can't wait to do/have on our visit to the maritimes



We're gearing up for our first trip home since we moved out west and I have been making a list of things I've missed from home...cannot wait.

1. Visit family and friends of course

2. See the bay: oh coast how I've missed you

3. Go on a boat: yes at this point even the ferries count.

4. Go to the market: what a beautiful place

5. Smell the bay: it's a coastal thing

6. Pizza Delight: delicious, haven't seen one since January 2008
7. Peanut Butter Fudge Crunch: A delectable peanut butter ice cream with thick rich fudge sauce and graham cracker crunch pieces.
8. Great Canadian Bagels: chocolate chip, maple and cheddar & swiss in particular.
9. Reduced Fat Cheez-its: a cross border trip is in order for these.

10. Go shopping

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

24 weeks


How far along?: 24 weeks
Total weight gain: 9lbs ?
How big is baby?: 11 " head to toe and 1.5 lbs
Maternity clothes?: Yes for most pants and shorts but no for shirts.
Stretch marks?: None yet.
Sleep?: Good with my beloved body pillow
Best moment this week? Nat giving me a back massage, ahhhhh so nice.
Movement?: Yes kicks and rolls depending on the time of day.
Food cravings?:Hungry all the time, fruit, yogurt, toast...
Labor signs?:Nope. Weird stretching by my belly button though.
Belly button in or out?: In.
What I miss: Sleeping on my tummy.
What I'm looking forward to: Starting our registry and flying home a week from Friday!
Milestone: Reaching 24 weeks!

Saturday, August 08, 2009

23 weeks


How far along? 23 weeks
Gender: ??
Current Cravings: Fruit, yogurt and milk
Weight gain: +9lbs?
Best moment this week: The crazy kicking times inside my belly
Belly button in or out: in
Labor signs: nosiree, lower abs are stretching like crazy though
What I miss: sleeping on my stomach and feta cheese
What I'm looking forward to: vacation in less than 2 weeks!

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Blogging for a "Wii" cause



Want to win a Wii? The Weldons are raffling one off to help raise funds for their adoption homestudy. Please click on their name and help them out.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Camping at the Lake

Featuring All American Rejects Gives You Hell..sung as "Help" in this version :)

video

22 week Belly photo



Forgot about my 22 week bump photo.

So far I love being pregnant, maybe it's just the stage I'm at or the experiences I've had this past year but I am so very much enjoying having this little person tapping from the inside and accompanying me wherever I go. Of course I can't wait to meet him or her but for now I just love this!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

22 weeks!

22 Weeks!

How far along? 22 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: +9 ish
Maternity clothes? Pants yes, shirt not so much
Sleep: okay, in our recent heat wave it hasn't been great for anyone sleeping
Best moment this week: SEEING the baby at the ultrasound :)
Movement: yep, yay! Nat can even feel them if he's here at the right time.
Food cravings: Fruit
Gender: A boy or a girl :)
Labor Signs: no, yay!
Belly Button in or out? In
What I miss: Sleeping on my stomach.
What I am looking forward to: travelling home to see everyone
Weekly Wisdom: Rest when you need it, while you still can.
Milestones: Every day closer to viability is a milestone.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

20 weeks, yay halfway!

Pregnancy Stats
How far along?
20w0d
Gender: ??
Current Cravings: Fruit, fruit and more fruit
Weight gain: +8 lbs ?
Best moment this week: Nat feeling a kick last night!
Belly button in or out: in
Labor signs: none, just a lot of stretching happening
What I miss: sleeping on my stomach and feta cheese
What I'm looking forward to: our ultrasound in less than 2 weeks

I have been feeling movement for about 2 weeks now but last night Nat put his hand on my belly when i got into bed and nothing happened for a minute or two then the biggest kick/punch I have felt so far smacked his hand. I jumped and squealed thinking it might have been him poking from the outside, Nat thought it was me flinching but no it was our son or daughter letting daddy know that they are a-okay.

Here's a belly pic Nat took today while he was home for lunch. I'm finally feeling more pregnant than chubby which is such a nice feeling.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Nursery beginnings

Now before you get the idea that Nat and I are very organized and getting the nursery put together very early I want to tell you that I am the type of person who shops for Christmas gifts all year round. I see something someone will like and I buy it. This is how we ended up with our crib set and crib already. Both on sale :)

The crib is set up so that it didn't get scratched leaning against the wall but it's pretty odd to glance in the sewing room on my way down the hall and do a double take seeing the large white ark in the room.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

17 weeks tomorrow!


Baby's skeleton is hardening, changing from rubbery cartilage to bone, and fat is finally accumulating around it. The umbilical cord is getting thicker and stronger, and those little fingers and toes are now topped by one-of-a-kind prints.

Neat-o! Also we got our crib this past week, we just walked in, it was on sale and we both immediately liked it so it's here! We put it together today and are rearranging the nursery to fit everything in. I need to get rid of a lot of junk yikes!


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

1 year move-iversary

I can hardly believe that one year ago today we finished our final day of driving and arrived in our new little city 8 days after leaving all of our friends and family to move to the other side of the country.


We saw so much and though we were sad to be leaving home we were excited to see what God had in store for us.

We've made great friends and have a wonderful church family in our new community and I'm looking forward to many more years here. Well maybe not many because it would be nice to be a few thousand miles closer to home...