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39 weeks…  lotsa pics: then and now.

39 weeks… lotsa pics: then and now.

39 weeks…  in some ways, it has gone by in a flash!  in others, it feels like i’ve been pregnant for.ev.er.  Last night, at our July Babies prenatal group class, Ken and I were one of two couples who are still in waiting mode.  Granted, our due date is still 7 days away, but still. … Continue reading

37 weeks…  If our baby were a goose…

37 weeks… If our baby were a goose…

She’d be fully cooked this week.  Somehow, 33 weeks and roughly the same amount of pounds since discovering that this little girl was on the way, we have arrived at full term.  About 1/2 of the babies in our group prenatal class for July have arrived happily and healthily, and i’m looking around the apartment … Continue reading

36 weeks…  my rib cage is not an exit door!

36 weeks… my rib cage is not an exit door!

Well, here we are.  July 3.  Meaning, when people say , “So when are you due?“, the answer is now “later on this month“.  Or when people ask, “So which month are you in?” We say “ninth.“.  Suddenly the conversational tide has experienced a distinct shift, and when people learn that I’m still working (for 3 … Continue reading

34 weeks…  what’s a dad to do?

34 weeks… what’s a dad to do?

Father’s Day was this past Sunday.  My first inclination was to write a post about how my husband must feel, 6 weeks away from becoming a dad for the first time, but then I decided it would be even better to read it straight from him!  So, after a long day of work and a … Continue reading

32 weeks… Shakedown Breakdown.

32 weeks… Shakedown Breakdown.

“Ever wonder what your baby is doing in there these days? She’s busy blinking, looking around, grabbing things, making faces, practicing his breathing, peeing and listening to everything around her—pretty much exactly what she’ll be doing for the first three months of her life, sans the adoring audience and the flashing camera.” -from 3D Pregnancy … Continue reading

31 weeks…  Beach Baby, Breech Baby Give Me Your Hand.

31 weeks… Beach Baby, Breech Baby Give Me Your Hand.

You know how the ol’ saying goes, “be careful what you wish for…  ” Last week, I finished off the post with a semi-mournful reflection upon the idea that I just didn’t feel, well, much of anything; so, apparently my daughter-to-be has inherited her father’s penchant for literal-based humour – she has spent the entire week leaving … Continue reading

30 weeks…  preparing to let go.

30 weeks… preparing to let go.

It’s the final countdown.  When people say “how much further to go?“, we now answer with the more-than-a-little-trepadacious “8-10 weeks“.  We spent the Monday afternoon of our long-weekend actually In More Than One Baby Store, debating the benefits and challenges of the buddha vs. the moby vs. the balboa and very nearly (very nearly!) buying a … Continue reading

29 weeks…  Happy Mother’s Day!

29 weeks… Happy Mother’s Day!

This picture was taken the day before I packed up my car and moved to the other end of the continent – for the second time in my life.  I remember telling my mum to “think of it like 24 weeks“, 2 semesters at grad school in Vancouver, then I’d be back home. 4 years, … Continue reading