Monday, May 31, 2010


On Saturday we drove down to Seattle for the day. It was raining and overcast in Vancouver...and it was the same in Seattle. Oh well, didn't matter, we weren't going for the sunshine. We arrived just before noon and spent the next half an hour looking for parking. This already felt the same as home.

Our first stop was the Experience Music Project. I hadn't been in about 5 years and Sam had never seen it. Cheap tickets at only $15 made us happy. Since the gift shop was right by the front door we went there first and picked up our babies first soother.

Then we walked around the rest of the museum and looked at a bunch of stuff for me.

Me messing around with
a display.

After that it was time to get on the monorail and head towards the mall. After a stop in the food court we walked down to the famous market.

Had a great time and we'll try to go back more often.

As for the baby, everything is going great, KOW. Tomorrow is going to be 3 months which is a very good milestone to hit. Sam says she can start to feel that there is a baby in there when she lies a certain way. We found a book last night that shows you actual sizes of the babies progress and it was amazing to see how everything is formed already and how big it is. Well tiny really but bigger than you think.

The next doctors appointment is next Thursday and we're supposed to hear the heart beat at that one.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


No our baby isn't an Englishman but it is the size of a lime. That was kind of a big jump there. Seems like it doubled in size. If this continues our baby is going to come out the size of Donkey Kong.

Nothing much new since last update. Same symptoms and cravings.

It was great to see over the weekend at a party that we had, how supportive and happy our family and friends are. There were toasts, questions and concerns all about our little Nutley. We truly are a very lucky couple. KOW.

We're thinking of going down to Seattle for the day on Saturday so we'll try and get some pictures taken of the Mommy.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Sorry, nothing creative for a prune and I'm not going to make a poo joke.

Well we're up to a prune which I always assumed was smaller than an olive. Don't know how that works. Apparently though the teeth are forming and so are a lot of the bones. Coooooool.

My little wifer is handling the pregnancy well and dealing with the symptoms as they come and go. What a trooper.

I wish we had more pictures to put up but there's nothing really to photograph right now. Unless you want pictures of pickles, nausea or maternity clothes I've got nothing for ya. Maybe next week.

Feel free to comment on any of these posts. It might make the blog a bit more exciting in the early months.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Well we've reached the olive. Our little baby is the size of an olive. Whether it's a Kalamata or Manzanilla I don't know. Hopefully it's not holding onto a pimento.

Things seem to be progressing as normal KOW (that's knock on wood. We do that about 467 times a day, pretty much every time we mention the baby). My wife has got her next doctor's appointment today. I'm not going to this one as it's bit more "girly intrusive" and apparently I could get a bit uncomfortable. Fine with me. I'm looking forward to the ultrasound one which should be coming up soon.

Nothing much else new for now. Our little olive is doing well KOW.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day

A present from Nana Nutley and Grandad Paddy. Baby Nutley's first Rock T-shirt.

Of course I had to get my wife flowers and a card for her first Mother's Day.

Thursday, May 6, 2010


Ding! Ding! Here comes the cravings! The cliché pickle craving has hit. We went to the grocery store today and bought 2 jars. Sure they were on sale if you bought 2 but I think we were getting them anyways. We also got a chocolate cream pie. Lucky I like to eat all that stuff too. Don't worry it's not all junk. We had potatoes and asparagus along with dinner. We're both eating lots of fruits and vegetables. We've found the best way to shop for food is one or two days at a time since her tastes change and we don't want to be throwing out food everyday.

The hormone tests came back from the doctor and our little Mortimer is progressing properly. Very good news. We've passed the 2 month mark as well and next week the baby is going to be the size of an olive.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Raspberry Beret

This week our baby is the size of a raspberry. Just makes me think of the Prince song.

Good news! Sam talked to the doctor and all of the blood work came back without any problems. Very good news and it made us both very happy and relieved.

We went down to Granville Island yesterday as you can see from the pic of my wife wearing a trenchcoat and closing her eyes when I took a picture of her. She had a meeting with some clients at a coffee shop. When she ordered a decaf, the first reaction from the bride was "Are you pregnant?". It's getting very hard to keep this under wraps.

After that we went to Metrotown to do some shopping. Sam found a maternity store and bought some new clothes. Since she spent a fortune, they gave us a baby-hoodie. Good deal.

Other than that it's pretty much life as usual. We had some friends over to watch the hockey game on Saturday night (go Canucks!) and Sam found a way to fit in with the rest of the drinking crowd. She bought some 'kids wine' from our trip to the Okanagan. It's like a carbonated juice in a wine bottle made for kids. Worked out pretty well.