Archive for August, 2009

Ultrasound

Thursday, August 27th, 2009


Well, we had our 20 week ultrasound today. I was really, really relieved to see that everything is going well and baby is healthy. Praise God for all your prayers. I was really becoming a basket case of worry over the last while and struggling with just giving up my concerns to God. I dunno, but I was just anxious all the time that something was wrong. OH man, is this what parenthood is going to be like?! AHHH. We did find out too that baby is growing too well in fact, bigger than average…I’m going to be huge before I know it! Baby weighs 12 ounces and just think how much bigger he/she will have to get over the next months. Yikes! We did find out what sex the baby is too, but for now it will be our little secret. We’ll tell a bit later maybe once we get used to the idea ourselves! Here’s a picture of our little cutie with his/her little turned up nose. CUTE! And I guess I haven’t felt kicks as much because the placenta is at the front of the uterus cushioning baby from the outside world. That explains it! Either that or baby is nice and calm like his/her father (sure hope so!)

hiking with baby

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009




Went with a crazy fun bunch of people to hike the stawamus chief in squamish today. PHEW. Up up and up. Did I mention that it’s UP? I wondered, as I got to the trailhead and looked UP the big boulder we had to start the hike with, “hmmmm should I be doing this while almost 5 months pregnant?” So I huffed and puffed, stopped a lot, and did ‘pulse checks’ with the gang and made it up to the beautiful top. However, down was the true feat…aching knees, shaking legs….but what a gorgeous, good day.

p.s. new pregnant photos from day at approx 19 weeks.

Purple spotted bump

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

So 18 weeks and counting. Had a wonderful visit with family in Ontario, however, most family kept saying “you’re so small!” I have to say, anxiety has been abounding. This part of pregnancy is a bit nerve wrecking. At least in first trimester the nausea was a “good sign” that things were okay. Now, having not felt the baby move yet and because I’m not showing much and have cramps now and again…I’ve been a bit of a worry wart. I was so relieved to hear the baby’s heartbeat at my midwife appointment today that I actually started crying. Sigh. I guess motherhood is going to be emotional isn’t it?

On a lighter note… the baby is the size of a…

Mango!! 6.0 in, 8.5
OR
For the y chromosome… a softball

I realize I haven’t posted new pictures of my belly bump. However, it’s more like a blueberry bump. (covered in bright purple bruises). I should keep track of changes in my body with pictures, but it’s surprising how that takes a back burner with moving, traveling etc etc.

coming soon however…

Just blabbing

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Good thing no one reads this because I’m so awful at keeping up with it! 17 weeks and counting…I feel like my pants are having issues…can’t ride em low, can’t raise em high. Pregnancy pants here I come! I haven’t felt little one move yet, but I can’t wait. Makes me nervous! I’d rather baby do hoola hoops in the belly than lie still. No other pregnancy news. I have a rather polka-dot belly right now due to the shots. I figure the next pregnancy picture I should paint on some other coloured dots and show my belly like that. Then no-one will know which are the real bruises…