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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

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

24 weeks…  does not 6 months make.

24 weeks… does not 6 months make.

Time is a funny thing.  It is only now, in my third decade that I have learned (from a company-wide “cultural diversity” memo, no less) that the placement of Easter is determined by the occurrence of the Sunday following the first full moon of spring. And with the full moon, the bunnies, and the celebration … Continue reading

21 weeks…  And so much is still possible!

21 weeks… And so much is still possible!

21 weeks feels quite official.  We are past the halfway point and things are going remarkably well-  I even had a small child come up to me when I was at lululemon on Saturday (i’m officially at a “ta-ta tamer” point in life) and tell me that I have a “big, round belly” “no no!!“,  her … Continue reading