Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Pickle

Any day now. We're ready. I know the due date isn't for 2 weeks but we're ready. I mean we want her fully developed and healthy but it's hard to stay patient when we're this close.

We started and almost finished our Christmas shopping on Saturday. Sam and I took the train downtown and spent a few hours walking around the busy streets of Vancouver picking off gifts one by one. We figured it's better to get it done now while we've got the free time.

On Sunday we headed back downtown with some friends to see the Vancouver Christmas Market. It's a German style village set up near Queen Elizabeth Theater with all types of food and beer and Christmas themed entertainment. Sam bought a Christmas Pickle......I have no idea.
NOTE FROM SAM: The German Christmas Pickle is a tradition often practiced on the Western Christmas holiday. In this tradition, a glass pickle ornament is hidden on the Christmas Tree and the first child to find it will receive a gift that will supposedly bring a year of good luck.
Other than our busy weekend, things are going good. We can feel the baby moving almost constantly and all of her checkups are great. Our bags are packed and everything is ready to go. All family members are on full alert and we'll let them know when we hit Code Red.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

37 Weeks!

Well we're officially 3 WEEKS from Little Miss Nutley's due date and we couldn't be more excited!

After this week (next Wednesday) she'll be considered "Full Term" and could come any time. We're heading down to the states for American Thanksgiving on Thursday and are looking forward to spending some time with family while we're there, so lets hope that if she decides to come early, she at least waits until we're back in Canada. :-)

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our friends and Family in the states! Hope to see you all soon.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Baby Shower Photos

Thanks again to Auntie Daryl and everyone who took time out of their busy schedules to attend the baby shower earlier this month! We can't say thank you enough for the way you've already spoiled our little girl and we just know she's going to love all of her gifts as much as we do. As promised, here are some of the long awaited photos from the wonderful party!

Just a quick update for those who are curious...we're now just about 36.5 weeks and baby is doing well! This means that in just over ONE week Little Miss Nutley will be considered "Full Term" and can come any time after that! If she's anything like her mommy she's excited for the Holidays so, here's hoping she chooses to make her entrance sooner rather than later!

Monday, November 15, 2010

One Month To Go

Today is November 15, 1 month until the due date. Whether she arrives directly on time, earlier than expected or fashionably late is yet to be determined.

Sam being pregnant seems like such a normal thing now. Knowing she cant drink wine, eat seafood or anything with a possibility of raw eggs seems like it's just part of our life. I think it's going to be weird getting back to normal afterwards. It will be a lot of fun seeing her having her first glass of wine or pint of Strongbow again. JP already told her he's bringing wine to the hospital.

The baby shower was last weekend and we received a tremendous amount of gifts from our Southern family (and a few Northerners). I'll let my wife post the pictures.

We want to thank everyone that came and a big thank you to Auntie Daryl for putting everything together.

The Canadian shower is going to be in January held by Auntie Rachel.

Monday, November 1, 2010


The "Mummy-to-Be"

"Opie" from Sons of Anarchy

Before we left for the Party

At the Delta Lion Pub

We hope everyone had a wonderful and safe Halloween! Can't believe its already November!! The baby shower that Auntie Daryl is throwing is this weekend and Little Miss Nutley should be here in just over a month!