Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Little Baby Skeletor

We had the ultrasound done this morning. Everything is great and the baby is very healthy. I was able to see it kicking like crazy like it was trying to swim. It moved around a lot and was hard to catch. Quite an amazing thing to see.

Unfortunately they wouldn't tell us the gender of the baby which came as a shock. Oh well, we'll find out in a few weeks.

Since an ultrasound doesn't show the skin too well, I've nicknamed the baby skeletor.

We were also able to tell that the baby has really big hands and feet just like me.

We're up to a size of a mango this week which, for me, is a huge jump from last week.

This might be the last entry before our Hawaii trip since we leave on Monday. I may have a chance to update while we're there but it might be hard getting around to a computer when there's so much else to do.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Sweet Potato

Our little Nutley is the size of a sweet potato this week. I don't even know what a sweet potato looks like so I can't picture the size and therefore I have no jokes associated with it.

Thanks to Nana Nutley and Grandad Paddy, we now have a baby stroller and car seat. Above is a picture of me assembling it on a sunny afternoon hence why my eyes are closed and I look like an idiot.

We've finally got the ultrasound tomorrow morning. We're going to find out whether its a boy or girl but no one besides the two of us, Auntie Rachel and Auntie Daryl are going to know. If anyone else finds out, I'm going to break their thumbs. Just kidding...hahaha.

No I'm not.

Monday, July 12, 2010

That's a bargain

Well my wife is now definitely a Nutley. She got the deal of a lifetime due to smart shopping and she's very proud of it.

We were looking for a rocking chair for the baby's room and had found a nice one at Sears in Guildford for $300. She wanted a green or white fabric one with darkwood. They didn't happen to have that exact one in the store so we decided that we would order it online that night.

Well we forgot.

The next day we headed down to the States to visit Sam's family. On their way to the mall, Sam and her Mother spotted a rocking chair outside of a thrift store. They swerved the car to the curb and jumped out. It was the exact chair that we had looked at in Sears. It was even still wrapped in the plastic.

As you can see by the price tag, we got a hell of a deal.

Friday, July 9, 2010


Ha! That's the Gaelic way of spelling onion. Don't even ask me how to pronounce it.

Back to the doctor yesterday. Everything checked out fine. We heard the heartbeat again and I managed to record it. If I find a way to post that I will.

The summer has finally hit Vancouver and the last couple of days have been very hot. My wife hasn't complained and she's just dealing with it. All of the windows are open in the house and we're lucky that we have a pool in our building.

We're going to look for a gliding chair this weekend. Once we get that and the crib in the baby's room, it should look pretty complete.

Just over two weeks until Hawaii. We're both definitely looking forward to that. I have trouble trying to relax on vacation and not trying to do everything I can while I'm there. I'll just load myself up with Pina Colada's and Zombies so I'll have no choice.

Monday, July 5, 2010


Baby Belly Picture #1. I guess I should have started this a while ago. As you can see the baby is definitely noticeable and has been for a while.

For those who don't speak French, our baby is an onion this week. 17 weeks to be exact.

Sam is doing very well. We're going to see the doctor this week and hopefully hear the heartbeat again. I'll try to record it this time. Ultrasound in another couple of weeks.

For those who don't know, my sister Rachel has started a baby pool through Facebook. You can check it out there or for the non-Facebookers, you can comment here or contact either of us or our parents to put in your guess of the date and weight. $5 buy-in, winner gets half the pot and bragging rights on being a wizard who can predict things.