Sunday, November 20, 2016

Pregnancy: Bump Silhouette

For a more "professional" maternity photo, I've been wanting to try taking a few silhouette shots in front of our picture window. Here's our first attempt, and I'm pretty happy with them! Once my bump is a few weeks bigger, I'll try again (but actually do something with my hair and maybe wear something a bit prettier!).
I love being pregnant and I especially love my belly - but I am so ready to meet our little man!!!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Pregnancy: Week 31

Today was a cloudy, rainy day, so the lighting in our home was not ideal, but I made Pat take a few photos of me anyway. We missed week 30, so I needed to make sure I got something! I'll try to make time tomorrow for some better ones, assuming the weather cooperates.

Here I am at week 28:

And here I am today, at week 31:
It's really hard to tell if I'm bigger or if it's just the angle at which Pat is taking the photo and the position of our little man. It does seem as though the bottom of my bump is bigger/lower. As I mentioned in my previous post though, my belly changes shape a lot now depending on what he's up to. I should be taking my waist measurements for a more accurate assessment!

I've been sick these last couple of days - I started having cold symptoms Tuesday night, which developed into a sinus infection (but only on the right side) by Thursday. I'm finally feeling better now: still going through lots of tissues, but the pressure behind my forehead/eye/jaw is gone. The worst part is not being able to take any medication to help decongest, though I have been using a nasal rinse (which is... interesting) and am going through LOTS of Halls.

Luckily, baby is oblivious. His movements are getting more consistent and stronger. He gets hiccups a few times a week. And not only do I get quick kicks and jabs, but he'll sometimes move so that I feel a lot more pressure - like his head/bum/back is pressing into me instead of a smaller limb. These "bigger" movements are often followed by a similarly strong push on the opposite side of my belly. It's hard to describe... but this is definitely my favourite part of being pregnant! So cool! 

Friday, November 4, 2016

2016 Goals: October

October was a great month - great weather, gorgeous fall foliage, amazing baby shower, fun Thanksgiving and a good start on the nursery!

16 GOALS FOR 2016:
  1. Read 30 books. 35/30 (YES!) 
  2. Try 16 new Ottolenghi recipes. 6/16
  3. Try 16 new (loose-leaf) teas. 16/16 
  4. Put up shelves and organize craft room. Make it inspiring.
  5. Finish Amber art book - this year I WILL! (Only a few pages left!)
  6. Work in sketchbook daily. (Not daily, but at least weekly.)
  7. Blog weekly. (Going to try harder with this one this month.)
  8. Finish 2 cross-stitch samplers. (Didn't finish the November square, but it's about halfway there - I will finish it this month and get started on December.)
  9. Travel somewhere new. (Eastern Canada)
  10. Sign up for and pass my SOCRA certification.
  11. Make an inventory of all my books. (This has been on my to-do list for so long.. I really want to get it done this year!)
  12. Wake up earlier and practice yoga every morning evening. (So tired. All the time. Looks like this one might be on hold until next year...)
  13. Make a weekly meal plan and prep veggies on the weekend. (Keeping up with this one pretty consistently.)
  14. Get rid of junk we never use (i.e. downsize our "things") and organize storage and spare spaces. (Wardrobe done. Storage space next!)
  15. Work on making the backyard nicer (plant flowers, landscape, garden). (Just need to clean things up for winter now - more landscaping to be done next year.)
  16. Set reminders in my phone to make me check in on my goals at least monthly (and blog about it). (9/12 monthly reviews - missed June.)
This month I will continue to work on #8 and #14 and put a dent into #2 and #5.

What goals have you crossed off your list lately?