Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Finally scanned Bambina's latest photo op :) Sweet little face!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Sweet Potato Baby

Your fetus has become amazingly mobile (at least compared to you), passing the hours yawning, hiccuping, rolling, twisting, kicking, punching, sucking and swallowing. And, baby's finally big enough that you'll be able to feel those movements too!

How far along? 18 weeks
Maternity clothes? Just jeans
Stretch marks? Nope!
Sleep: Still sleeping great
Best moment this week: Chris felt her move!
Movement: getting more active every day
Cravings: Veggie corn dogs with Coney Island mustard and fresh fruit
Gender: little girly girl
Labor Signs: None
Belly Button in or out? In
What I miss: Went up to our fave winery for the big Memorial Day shin-dig and felt pretty left out sans wine glass.......
What I am looking forward to: still waiting for that belly to pop!
Weekly Wisdom: leaned from experience today that hiking thru the woods uphill for an hour isn't as easy as it used to be!
Milestones: I finished my preceptorship this week! Not baby related but she was sure making the fatigue worse!

Friday, May 22, 2009


I am done with everything but my final exams for nursing school!!!!!!!!!! I finished my preceptorship in perinatal yesterday and am now looking forward to a few days off! Thank you to everyone who supported me throughout the last 2 years!!!!!!! My pinning ceremony/graduation is on June 13th! Can't wait!

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Baby's skeleton is hardening, changing from rubbery cartilage to bone, and fat is finally accumulating around it. The umbilical cord is getting thicker and stronger, and those little fingers and toes are now topped by one-of-a-kind prints.

Hey all, things are going great, I have a majorly busy week coming up and I'm exhausted just thinking about it so this is going to be just about it for the posting this week.....unless Chris decides to post something! We did the NAMI walk today and our team, Brent's Buddies raised very close to our goal of $1500 so YAY!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you to everyone who walked and/or contributed!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

NAMI Walk Update

A Big Up to all who have donated so far and joined the team this year, Brent's Buddies has so far raised $1,040!!!! That's 69% of our goal of $1,500!!

Thanks so so much to Trista, Mom Slowik, Kevin Carlson, Tim & Shelli Gravdahl, Elliot Fox, Michael Fousie, Lisa Larson, Lane Hickey, Colleen Pascuzzi, Jan Bergman, Sherry Davidson and Vince Montecalvo.

Your generosity is appreciated so very very mucho!!



Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day! Not only to our wonderful mothers but also to the other wonderful women in our lives! We hope it's a great day for you all!
Watch what you say... tiny bones forming in baby's ears mean the little one can now pick up your voice. Eyebrows, lashes and hair are starting to fill in, and taste buds are forming.

How far along? 16 weeks!!!
Maternity clothes? Just jeans
Stretch marks? Nope!
Sleep: Still sleeping great!
Best moment this week: Felt the baby move!! Also had an appt with the midwife and everything looks great!
Movement: see above :)
Food cravings:nothing particular
Gender: Team Pink!
Labor Signs: None
Belly Button in or out? In
What I miss:sushi
What I am looking forward to: still waiting for that belly to pop!
Weekly Wisdom: I guess now I shouldn't be eating things with soy sauce...but I am not sure why.......anyone know??
Milestones: She can hear! So COOL!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Getting Bigger!

Continuing the march towards normal proportions, baby's legs now outmeasure the arms. And, finally, all four limbs have functional joints. Your fetus is squirming and wiggling like crazy down in the womb, though you probably still can't feel the movements!

A fun little poll. It's supposed to be weekly....we shall see if I stick it out. I already deleted the part about weight gain...tee hee!
How far along? 15 weeks!!!
Maternity clothes? busting out a few things...
Stretch marks? Nope!
Sleep: like a baby. BEST SLEEP EVER! I will enjoy it while it lasts
Best moment this week: Got an A on my midterm! I know not bambina related but it was really great!
Movement: I don't think I feel anything yet....
Food cravings: grilled cheese and a Frosty!
Gender: Girly Girl!
Labor Signs: None
Belly Button in or out? In
What I miss: this week.....pinot noir
What I am looking forward to: tie between first kicks and actually looking pregnant! Still no belly!
Weekly Wisdom: someone told me not to raise my arms above my head or the umbilical cord would wrap around the baby's neck.......okaaaaaaaayyyyyy........
Milestones: I think baby has toenails now...!

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