Thursday, April 30, 2009


So I thought I was 16 weeks, but I'm really more like 17 - which means the baby is the size of a turnip (I thought turnips were smaller than avocados?)

Anyway, we had our first "centering group" meeting last night. It's kind of a cool idea, where all the couples due in a certain month meet together with the midwives and we do all the usual checkup stuff (weight, blood pressure, baby's heartbeat) then we talk as a group about issues, questions, etc. I think we'll end up making some friends there. It was fun, and the husbands provided some good comic relief.

Eliz gets in tonight. Will take lots of pics over the weekend and post Sun/Mon. Tomorrow we're floating the Skykomish with John and the pups, and Saturday is pedicure day!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The little avocado

I love how all the estimates compare baby size to fruits -- apple seed, kumquat...Now at 16 weeks it's the size of an avocado. We have our next midwife appointment tomorrow afternoon. Hopefully John will get to hear the heartbeat, since he wasn't at the first appt where I got to hear it.

Also happening now (Baby) -
* starting to grow toenails
* patterning of the scalp has begun
* starting to move? I'm waiting to feel it! Maybe next week...

Me -
* Feeling GREAT - the tiredness and queasiness of the first trimester are gone! I have tons of energy, I'm going for runs and doing fun prenatal workouts. And, I no longer need to sleep 12-13 hours a night, which frees up quite a bit of time for other things.
* Excited about the bargains I've found on maternity clothes (Gap jeans for $6!) and the free clothes from friends.
* Enjoying "looking" pregnant - random people and neighbors have been commenting
* Stressing out about whether we can sell our house, childcare come January, and the cost of everything. But, trying to keep it all in perspective. All in all, life is good.

...and, Elizabeth arrives on Thurs night for her b-day weekend in Seattle!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Sunday, April 26, 2009

More photos - puppy and the belly

Skeena's about 9 weeks, I'm about 15 weeks...

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Growing family

It has been ages since the last post, and lots has happened! With a baby on the way (due Oct 5) and a new puppy, our family is growing! Here are some pics of the new pup. Pics of me (belly) coming soon, as soon as we can get them downloaded...