Bump Update

How Far Along: 22 weeks! 


Sleep: it’s a good thing I’ve always been a side-sleeper, as this is the comfiest position when pregnant. Only getting up once per night now! 

Movement: sometimes I laugh out loud at the strangeness of feeling this baby move – such a bizarre (and amazing) sensation. Tom is still looking forward to feeling more pronounced movements, as he seems to have bad luck feeling her kicking so far. 

Appreciating: my pregnancy nails! They’re amazing. Also appreciating the availability of so many positive birth stories that make me excited to give birth instead of freaked out. 

Craving: smoothies and long walks. 

Nesting: spending a lot of time crocheting (and a portion of our budget on cozy yarns..)

Worrying: about the baby measuring too big (still). Luckily Tom has learned to measure my fundal height so we can check in on how big/small my uterus is. 

Looking Forward to: actually really enjoying exactly where I’m at. I get so excited every time I think about meeting our baby girl this fall, but I’m keenly aware that Tom and I only have 4 more months to be kid-free, and I’m savouring every day of it! 

Bump Update

How Far Along: 20 weeks! Halfway! 


Sleep: slept well all week in our amazing hotel bed in the Kootenay mountains, but woke at 6am most mornings to the hubby watching EuroCup matches in bed.

Movement: lots of movement on the inside, especially at night, but Tom still can’t feel much happening on the outside yet. 

Appreciating: the halfway point! How can it feel like time is going so slowly and so quickly all at once!?

Craving: not a lot, actually, except for the sunny days when I crave a cold beverage on a hot patio somewhere. 

Nesting: bought and assembled our crib and changing table last week (we know, it’s early), but have been on the road around BC and Alberta for the last 8 days, so no other home improvements have been made.

Worrying: about gestational diabetes, as last week’s ultrasound showed the baby was measuring a little big.  

Looking Forward to: getting home, unpacking, and getting out for my daily long walks! 

Bump Update

How Far Along: 17 weeks! 


Sleep: sleeping well and feeling really great lately (despite the unimpressed face displayed above, when I was 17/40 markers up the moutainside and not happy about the ascent).

Movement: starting to feel her movin’ around in there, but only at night, after I eat, if I keep very still…

Appreciating: that my mom, hubby, and sis in law Hannah all waited for me while I took it slow going up the Grouse Grind this week! I felt very heavy and sluggish, but we made it together! 

Craving: all of the things I can’t have – soft cheese, rare steak, and a cold beer! 

Nesting: no time for the nesting instinct to kick in, we’ve got a reception to pull off and in-laws in town to spend time with! 

Looking Forward To: spending a long weekend in our rental mansion in West Van with Tom’s family – sleeping in, drinking coffee, and swimming in the pool! 

Bump Update

How Far Along: 16 weeks!

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Sleep: still enjoying going to bed early most nights (around 10pm or so). 

Movement: nothing yet, but hopefully soon..

Appreciating: having the energy to be cooking meals in my kitchen again now that the first trimester is behind me! 

Craving: anything juicy! Sour candies, pineapple, watermelon, popsicles…

Nesting: painted our living room and rearranged the furniture – it’ll be such a cozy winter with a newborn! 

Worrying: actually not worrying about much these days, very uncharacteristic for me! 

Looking Forward to: an article I wrote about being pregnant being posted this week on Loose Lips Magazine (update: click here to read it!)

Bump Update

How Far Along: 12 weeks!


Sleep: still interrupted 2-3 times per night (I had a small bladder to begin with..)

Movement: nothing yet, way too early for that!  

Appreciating: dresses and other things without a tight waistband, like my first pair of maternity skinny jeans (above), even if I don’t really need them quite yet. Also appreciating having bigger boobs (I know, this is a blog for family, but let’s call a spade a spade here).

Craving: bread and potatoes (gotta love those First Trimester carbs..)

Nesting Instinct: nothing yet, just trying to get through long work days without falling asleep on my feet. 

Worrying: about ultrasound results and recent tests we’ve had done at Women’s Hospital, hoping for the best results possible. 

Excited About: finding out the sex of the baby early in two weeks!

Looking Forward To: being out of the first trimester and having more energy so I can get outside and be my active self again!