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    Well, I bought a new snowsuit for baby boy! Here it is:


    It's 0-3 months, which will be just perfect. it's nice and soft, and not as bulky and huge as the other one. So there! He won't freeze on his way home from the hospital!

    I went to BRU today and test-drove that double stroller I want. It's ENORMOUS and feels like I'm driving a bus, but the only other option really is getting a sit and stand - and I do NOT think that will be a good idea. Plus, for a sit and stand, you're paying like $200 and you don't even get a proper second seat, you just get a cushion on a flat little place on the back. And I'll NEED to be able to strap both kiddos in, I can't be chasing Ella all over the place. So, I really liked it - it was big, but there's no way around that. It handled really nice, and they even had it in the color I want! It's $299......sigh. Guess that's where all our Christmas money will go to......after we buy a new fridge. But, I'm glad I found the right color in Canada, and overall I was happy with how it looked and felt in the store. So I think that's a go.

    I swear, this baby is HUGE! I feel like he's going to burst out of my belly button any moment.....my belly is so stretched and sore.....and I still have over 3 months left! My back is staring to hurt - not my lower back, but right in the middle, at the same level as my rib pains. Bleh.

    I've been thinking of all the things I still need.....really not much, once I get the stroller, but the fact still remains that I have hardly any boy's clothes. I have bought one five-piece set (sleeper, pants, onesie, bib and hat) and his snowsuit. I think it's time to go through Ella's things and find all the unisex stuff. I know I have lots of sleepers, so he'll be fine for the first while - it'll be wintertime, and sleepers will be nice and cozy. I do want to get a cute church outfit though - even as a newborn, I REFUSE to take my babies to church in pyjamas. Silly me.
    Sandra & Chris ~ June 10, 2005
    Ella Marie ~ July 17, 2007
    Eli Jeremy ~ February 9, 2009
    Emerson Blake ~ November 26, 2011
    Ethan Maverick ~ June 7, 2013




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    So, I went through the unisex baby clothes I have yesterday - and really I think I'll be fine for a while. I've got about 9 sleepers that he can wear, and about as many onesies. Obviously the onesies will be too cold, but they will be good for layering. For the first few weeks anyways we'll mostly be lounging around the house (other than church) and so sleepers will be fine. Then within the first few weeks, my family and DH's family will probably buy him some new clothes like they did for Ella. Heck, Ella got so many new girly clothes while I was still in the hospital! So I'm sure we'll be fine. But I should maybe keep my eye open after Christmas for any super deals I see on newborn boy stuff.

    So, I'm feeling better about clothes, it's not too urgent. And I talked to DH about the stroller and watched as his jaw dropped at the price - he asked me if it had a dvd player included or something.....LOL. But I told him I'm willing to spend my Christmas money towards it (we usually get money from his grandparents, etc) So we'll see. I'll have to watch out for any sales. Fat chance at BRU.

    I'm starting to feel more 'appendages' sticking out now in my belly - rather than just movements in general. Right now for instance I think I have a heel in my belly button. Or maybe an elbow.....
    Sandra & Chris ~ June 10, 2005
    Ella Marie ~ July 17, 2007
    Eli Jeremy ~ February 9, 2009
    Emerson Blake ~ November 26, 2011
    Ethan Maverick ~ June 7, 2013




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    Well, went to the dentist today I hate the dentist! I was supposed to go during the summer but we had no insurance until September. Obviously they couldn't do x-rays so I just had a cleaning and not a full check up. But I do have to go back in December to get one filling redone that fell out last week. I'm a little apprehensive about going to the dentist during pregnancy, but I have a hole in my molar that needs to be filled, so..... Then they can do the check up and x rays at my next appt in 6 months, after baby is born.

    What really sucked about the dentist was lying on my back! Baby did not like it. Probably that combined with how stressed out I was in that chair (my sensitive gums were making me cry) made poor little Mr. quite jumpy. I think we were both glad to get out of there!

    I can't believe I'll be 26 weeks tomorrow! Only 14 to go, and PLUS today is 99 DAYS! I'm in double digits! Tomorrow everybody on the January board will be in double digits! I can't believe how fast it is going.
    Sandra & Chris ~ June 10, 2005
    Ella Marie ~ July 17, 2007
    Eli Jeremy ~ February 9, 2009
    Emerson Blake ~ November 26, 2011
    Ethan Maverick ~ June 7, 2013




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    26 weeks! 14 to go...

    Baby Boy is just CRAZY! He is constantly doing gymnastics in there! Every night it takes me FOREVER to fall asleep because he is so squirmy! This morning I sat on the couch and watched my belly jump and wriggle uncontrollably for a good ten minutes! I think I've got a lively one on my hands!

    I should be taking a new picture today....I've been kind of doing every 2 weeks, but that would mean getting dressed......hmmmm......maybe not. Or maybe later when DH is home.

    Baby was kicking Ella today when she was snuggling during our TV shows this morning. Ella didn't seem to care - just wait until he's out and then I'm sure she'll kick up a fuss!

    So I was working last night (at the gym daycare). I usually work once a week for 4 hours. Anyways I basically told them my schedule for the next while - I'm going to work Thursday evenings for 4 hours for the rest f October (one more week), all through November (minus one where I have a choir dress rehearsal) and the first 2 Thursday's in December. After that I said I want to take a break for the holidays, then I'm going out of town, and then it'll be January and I don't want to leave my house! So I've only got about 6 more times at work. I don't think I'll go back after - I did work when Ella was little and just wore her in my sling when I worked, but with two kids of my own PLUS all the other daycare kids I think I would get stressed out. So I'll just take it easy with my new little babe for a while.
    I'm probably going to get a part time job next fall. DH will be at his new job then, but we're thinking I could work Saturdays and maybe one night a week to help pay off the student loan. I don't think I'll mind - maybe just at Walmart or something - then we can get 10% off and buy our groceries there or something! And Chris can stay home with the kiddies.

    Oh jeepers, Ella is going to be up from her nap soon and I haven't tidied up the living room yet....gotta go!
    Sandra & Chris ~ June 10, 2005
    Ella Marie ~ July 17, 2007
    Eli Jeremy ~ February 9, 2009
    Emerson Blake ~ November 26, 2011
    Ethan Maverick ~ June 7, 2013




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    Phew. I'm kind of glad I get to have another U/S in December - this baby feels SOOOO big! I'm wondering how big he'll be, and it will be nice to have an idea of how he's growing!

    I did my GD test yesterday - yummy orange pop on steroids (that's what I think it tastes like!) and sitting for an hour doing nothing. My Dr. said he'd call if there were any problems, but I don't think there will be. Since DH is diabetic, we check my blood sugar occasionally with his monitor and I'm always perfect. Next appt is on November 18th, and then I'm every 2 weeks!

    I realized I haven't put new belly pics in here for a while, I just put them in my January space and forget to put them here! Hang on.....lemme see......

    21 weeks

    22 weeks

    24 weeks

    26 weeks


    Ta da!
    Sandra & Chris ~ June 10, 2005
    Ella Marie ~ July 17, 2007
    Eli Jeremy ~ February 9, 2009
    Emerson Blake ~ November 26, 2011
    Ethan Maverick ~ June 7, 2013




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    I'm TIRED. DH and I raked the lawn today - we had snow a few weeks ago but it all melted, but the time is approaching where it may snow again and STAY for GOOD, so FINALLY all the leaves fell off our trees out front and it was worthwhile to rake today. I hate it in the spring if it hasn't been raked and you get soggy old leaves. So, hence being tired. I swear, I did 2 small piles and DH did about 4 big ones, but I was POOPED! Then my tummy kind of hurt, so I took it easy for a while and read a book.

    Ella is getting SO heavy to carry up the stairs! I don't know how much longer I'll be able to do it! She can go up and down stairs by herself, but she needs to be supervised, and really she just wants to play on them, so it takes FOREVER to get up or down. I think I may need to focus on teaching her to do stairs better because I don't think come January and 9 months pregnant I'll be able to do it! She's not really that heavy, she was 21 lbs at her 13 month appt, and probably only an extra pound or so now, but I am getting SO tired. I have to sit down on her bed and rest once we get up there!

    I had to buy a new maternity shirt yesterday - I need long sleeved black for my choir concert in a few weeks and all I have is short sleeved. I used to have a little long sleeved black shrug that I could wear on top (and since it was a shrug it didn't matter about the big belly, it only went to just under the bust) but I can't find it. I lent it to my sister back in March and I think she forgot to give it back, but she says she did......teenagers

    So I went to Motherhood Maternity and bought a long sleeved black v-neck tee. I usually shop at Thyme Maternity, and now I realize why I do! I HATE Motherhood, everything there seems so cheap and ill-fitting after shopping at Thyme. But I didn't have the money for Thyme. I also found a shirt at Walmart in the maternity section for $17 dollars, but WOW the fit was HORRID! No wonder I don't shop maternity there either! The sleeves were too short, the belly was too loose, the bust was SO awkward, my boobs looked all lumpy.....LOL. I think I'll stick to Thyme in the future. BUT, I did find two cute dresses at Walmart - they were in the maternity section, but I don't think they really were maternity, they just happen to accommodate my growing belly really nicely! It's nice to have more options for church, I really only have one black maternity dress, and one jean skirt that is sort of too small. Plus, I can wear these after, and they are super cute.

    OK......was this post about my pregnancy? Not really......LOL........sorry. Just blabbing on!
    Sandra & Chris ~ June 10, 2005
    Ella Marie ~ July 17, 2007
    Eli Jeremy ~ February 9, 2009
    Emerson Blake ~ November 26, 2011
    Ethan Maverick ~ June 7, 2013




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    Yay! I'm almost 28 weeks and in my third trimester! (Although I disagree with this website and think third tri starts at 27 weeks, but I'll play by their rules )

    I'm so excited to be in my last tri. I feel ENORMOUS and whale-like, so now at least I feel justified in that respect! Things are going really well. I haven't had any problems with this pregnancy, just like the last. I really seem to get off easy as far as pregnancy goes - let's hope the labor and healing goes a little better than last time though! Actually, the labor wasn't bad last time, I really had no complaints, but I would really like to avoid so many stitches this time! 9 weeks of a sore bottom was not fun.

    Really my only complaint is rib pain. It's still on my right side only, exactly th same as with Ella. Bizarre. Occasionally my back gets sore, but not often.

    We brought the cradle in from the garage. Right now it's just on the landing upstairs, but we'll move it in to our room probably next month. Then I'll wash the bedding and get it all set up. It's the cradle that me and all of my siblings slept in, as well as my mom and all her siblings. Ella didn't care for it much and mostly slept with us in our bed, but I'm hoping little Mr. won't mind it.

    It IS almost time to switch Ella over to hr big girl bed from the crib. I guess at the beginning of December I should start the transition, so she has all of December and January to get used to it. Then I can get the crib bedding all washed and ready for baby boy - although we are hoping to use the cradle for a while.

    This means I ALSO have to get doors installed upstairs. When we renovated before Ella was born, we never put the doors back on the bedrooms afterwards. So upstairs you can just walk right from our room across the landing to Ella's room without worrying about doors to open and shut. However, that means the stairs are fair game as well - it's impossible to put a gate up to block the stairs because of how the walls are, so in order to put Ella in her big girl bed, we'll need doors on the bedrooms so she won't go down the stairs in the middle of the night!

    Lots of things to do now! Time is running out!
    Sandra & Chris ~ June 10, 2005
    Ella Marie ~ July 17, 2007
    Eli Jeremy ~ February 9, 2009
    Emerson Blake ~ November 26, 2011
    Ethan Maverick ~ June 7, 2013




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    Had my Winro/Rhogam shot today - or whatever it's called. Since I'm B- blood type I have to have it. Ouchie! I hate shots in my bum - they say hip, but really, that's my bum lady.

    28 weeks today! Officially in my 3rd Trimester according to Pg.org

    I saw my SIL today (I dropped Ella off at her house for a playdate while I had my shot done at the hospital) and Ella's cousin Jaxson. He's about 7 months old. Anyways, she said she'd go through all her clothes and find me some boy clothes to pass on! I'm not sure when they're going to have more kids, but it'll be nice to have some cute hand me downs from Jaxson, at least for this boy. He's very well dressed

    Here's a 28 weeks shot:


    HOLY COW! Are you sure there's only one baby in there?
    Sandra & Chris ~ June 10, 2005
    Ella Marie ~ July 17, 2007
    Eli Jeremy ~ February 9, 2009
    Emerson Blake ~ November 26, 2011
    Ethan Maverick ~ June 7, 2013




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    I ordered my double stroller!
    I got the Graco Quattro Tour Duo in French Roast. Miraculously, Toys R Us online now has it available (I could only find it in store before) and I had a 10% off coupon if I made a purchase online! Plus, they had free shipping for Graco! So all I paid was for tax - without all my deals, it would have come to about $350 with shipping, tax, and regular price, but I paid $296 in total! So I saved about $50, PLUS I don't have to worry about lugging the thing around myself from store to car to house - it'll be delivered to my door next week! So I'm really excited about that!
    All we really need now is clothes, and I'm not worried about that at all. We'll make do with what we have - maybe I'll throw a "Meet the Baby" party after he is born - since I won't be having a shower this time, and all I really need is clothing - I just have to figure out how to throw a party for myself and not look tacky or greedy!
    So, now we're all set basically - I have all the furniture and 'big' items I need like swing, jumper, bumbo, crib, change table, etc. and now I have the stroller! Ta da!

    I think this baby has too many limbs.......he is constantly poking and prodding with some appendage or other! Everyone keeps joking about how I must have twins in there.......making me even more excited and anxious for the U/S on Dec. 2nd - I need to calm my fears of twins! LOL - but really, with 2 previous U/S, there's no way they could miss a whole other BABY, right?
    Sandra & Chris ~ June 10, 2005
    Ella Marie ~ July 17, 2007
    Eli Jeremy ~ February 9, 2009
    Emerson Blake ~ November 26, 2011
    Ethan Maverick ~ June 7, 2013




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    So I've been having this pain in my hip/back on the left side. It started a few days ago out of nowhere - it feels like my whole 'love handle' area is being ripped apart from the inside out. I tried numerous positions to stretch and contract it, hoping to get some relief. It came and went all that day and the next. Yesterday wasn't too bad, I think it only started acting up once. I did find that standing up helps to make it subside. No idea what it is - a nerve, a muscle.....anyways, hopefully it stays away. I think maybe it's from sitting on my butt for too long! I'm on the computer WAY too much

    Can't believe I'm 29 weeks today! Only 11 weeks left! I remember being this far along with Ella and people at church kept saying "So, almost ready to pop, hey?" and I'd be like "Nope, 10 weeks to go!" Feels about the same this time! DH was talking to someone at church and they thought I was due this month.

    Nope, just large as a house.
    Sandra & Chris ~ June 10, 2005
    Ella Marie ~ July 17, 2007
    Eli Jeremy ~ February 9, 2009
    Emerson Blake ~ November 26, 2011
    Ethan Maverick ~ June 7, 2013




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