Friday, October 29, 2010

Baby School

It's almost been a week now but we attended our Pre-Natal classes last Saturday. Held at Peace Arch Hospital along with 5 or 6 other first-time parents. We did everything from changing a diaper and dressing a doll to watching a Norwegian Breast Feeding video. No kidding, it actually showed a woman ski down a her alpine cottage...and breastfeed a baby on the front porch.

We also got to see the maternity ward and delivery room. The ward is almost done renovations and after December 15th we can use the all new rooms for delivery and recovery. We also got to witness our instructor give the baby a bath. My Mom later informed me that when I was a baby, I was the baby that the nurses used to demonstrate a bath. And I peed on the nurse. Ha.

We both felt it was definitely worth it and made us feel a bit more relaxed about the whole thing.

Sam is still doing well although the baby is now big enough to completely compress her bladder within seconds of using the facilities and so she is a constant visitor to the bathroom every where we go.

We've got Halloween this weekend and we're dressing up Saturday night for a party so we'll try and get some pictures up for that.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Maternity Photos

Recently, Auntie Daryl generously offered to take some maternity photos for us. However, if we were going to take advantage of her offer, we had to do so ASAP before the weather got too bad. So, yesterday, after a manicure and hair appointment for the mommy (of course!), we headed down to the states and had some fun at Hovander Park with Auntie Daryl and her camera. Check out a few of the awesome photos below:

Here is a link to the Facebook album where the rest of the photos are posted. Thank you again to Auntie Daryl and Daryl Ann Photography for creating these gorgeous photos that we will treasure forever!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

31 Weeks

We've passed the 31 week mark now. Her due date is just less than 2 months away. We couldn't be more excited and anxious and neither could our families.

The shopping continues on and on. Everything we see we need to have. Nana Nutley purchased the sleeper in the picture and we picked up the shoes and towels. Yes another set of shoes! She's never going to have a naked pair of feet.

We also picked up a nice collection of books that are going to decorate her little suite in our south wing.

Auntie Daryl has sent out invitations to the first Baby Shower of little Miss Nutley. For those readers not on facebook, it's going to be held November 6 at 1p
m at Auntie Daryl's house in Ferndale. All are welcome to attend so contact us for details.

Sam's feeling great, other than a cold that she went through last week. She's getting kicked constantly but she loves every minute of it. All is well with Mommy and Baby. KOW.

Here's a picture of Mommy at 31 weeks. (Almost 8 months)

Friday, October 8, 2010

Our "Great" Deal

Sorry about the lack of updates. Work has been crazy lately and so has our social life. We had a lot of different things to do last weekend and barely had a moment to relax.

Our little girl has been very active through everything and moving around a lot. There's moments where we can clearly feel her turning and tell which body part we feel. She also moves a certain way, lands on Sams bladder and then Sam immediately has to pee. That one's always funny.

We found a bassinet a few weeks ago through craiglist and went downtown to pick it up. It was a very good deal and almost in brand new condition. We paid the nice woman and brought it outside to load it in the car. Obviously we didn't think ahead and realize that the back seat of a Mazda isn't huge. No matter which way we turned it this thing wasn't going to fit. We needed an allen key to take it apart so I scoured the car for tools or anything the right size to turn that socket. Of course, no luck.

Our next option was to carry this thing up the street to a mechanic shop. Looking like we stole the thing, my wife and I walked through downtown Vancouver carrying the bassinet. We spoke with the mechanic who looked through all of his tools and guess what? NO ALLEN KEY! OK now I have to go back to the car and drive around looking for a hardware store so we can purchase something to take this apart so it can fit in the car. Off I go finding a store only a few blocks up.

Looking around inside I cant find anything. The store owner says, "Oh we don't have that. You'll have to go up to Dunbar Lumber." OK then, off I go again while my wife sits outside of a mechanic shop next to a bassinet looking like a crazy lady talking to her imaginary baby. I finally make it to Dunbar Lumber and find what I need. (In a tool store though I realize, "Well I may as well buy this good set that includes 45 different sizes and add this to my tool collection." Guess that's another thing I inherited from my Dad.)

Anyway, back in the car, back to the
mechanic, back to my crazy-talking-to-imaginary-baby wife. (She didn't really do that, it's just funny to imagine.) I take the thing apart and in the trunk it goes. Our great deal bassinet was still a great deal despite the hassle and the extra tools but hey, it gave me something to write about and some new tools!