One More Month!

I cant believe that this whole project is coming into the home stretch. Our due date is in one month from today! Still no news on the babes flipping into the right position. I have been trying lots of techniques, including Moxibusten which is preformed by an acupuncturist and is basically burning your pinky toe. Cant hurt, might help?! We will know for sure of her preferred position at our dr apt on 7/3…

This weekend is my second baby shower and I am looking forward to hanging with the ladies on the beach in the sun! Gar is going on the 4th annual wakeboarding trip with the guys and our friend Inger and her kids are going to be here. Can you tell we are trying to pack it all in?!

Until next time….


Oh my belly...

Today, we had an ultrasound to see if Molly Moon’s was the culprit in the XL baby bump. People are stopping me on the street and asking if I am due any day (PS don’t do that. It’s not nice). With 6 weeks to go it does not feel like “any day” to me and who are you to guess?! Anyway, as it turns out it is not the ice cream, its that she is breech. Bottom down, head up, feet up. Technically, “frank” breech or a pike position. Maybe she will be a springboard diver? Anyway, we have 2 weeks for her to turn on her own so if everyone can think good upside down thoughts for us, that would be great. If she hasn’t flipped in 2 weeks then we are on to the next step of manually turning her. Hopefully, I will not have to report on that.

This past weekend my mom came up for a quick but fun visit. She was blessed with fantastic Seattle weather and we were lucky enough to go out on an amazing boat ride with some great pals. Also, Garett raced his mtn bike in Canada this weekend. He kicked butt and had a great time with his dad, bro and Jesse. Here are some various pics of the upside down ice cream belly and a good day in June.


231 days pregnant

This is week number 33 and I have some observations and a few things to note:

1. If you buy a car seat, make sure it is going to fit into your car. We had a bit of a roadblock this weekend but are hoping to overcome it with some fancy footwork. It’s not like we have a Mini!
2. If your pregnant belly measures 2 weeks too big, don’t eat so much ice cream (oh, but Molly Moon’s is SOOOO good.
http://www.mollymoonicecream.com/. Cute new, organic, hip spot in Wallingford)
3. If it is June, it shouldn’t rain. And if it does, BBQ with pals to make it all better!
4. Babies require lots of gear.
5. Ryder & Garett are the cutest boys I know! Here they are hanging out this weekend post mtn bike ride (Gar, not Ryder)

Until next time…


Slowly Nesting

It is happening slowly. My guess is that my nesting instinct will kick in right before I am due! Fear not, we have the parts and pieces in place; it is just the details like installing the car seat that are on our long to-do list. The pictures below are of the Pickle’s room. We painted a wall, applied decals and put together a crib (no mattress yet!) and a changing table (no pad yet!). See, it is the details that are a challenge.We are in the beginning of the 32nd week (8 weeks to go) and I am a sleepy, weepy mess. In fact, the other night Garett had ultimate fighting on TV (unclear of the appeal?) but I was trying to be a cool wife even though I hate it. He should get the remote sometimes, right? I watched the last 5 minutes of it and literally burst into tears when the guy got knocked out. Sobbing. And today, I took a 2 hour nap on the couch. I guess it is easier to be horizontal with the tv off these days.