Monday, December 29, 2008

3D Ultrasound

So, we did this really cool thing! We had a 3D ultrasound done at 30 weeks 4 days and could see little Lealou's face. And what's this? A smile on my little girl? This image is created with soundwaves, so it's slightly distorted, but a pretty good representation of what she looks like.

Friday, November 14, 2008

6.5 Months Down...

So here we are at 26 weeks...6.5 months along, and only 3.5 to go. Wow, it's going by so fast! Not much left of the second trimester, which has been uneventful and pleasant. I have felt great. No severe mood swings, no physical discomfort aside from my growing belly being in the way. It's not too bad. People keep telling me I look small for how far along I am. You be the judge. I think I have put on a LOT of weight, but the distribution has been more on my backside than the front. GRRRR. So, what's going on INSIDE? Well, Leah pretty much sleeps all morning, then gives me a few kicks around lunchtime, sleeps all afternoon, then launches into a dance party when I get into bed. She loves to kick at where I put pressure on my belly. So, when my arm resting on it, she aims for that arm. I suspect she has her dad's restless leg syndrome, too, as she's pretty wiggly when she is probably sleeping. This is one active little baby!

According to the Internets:
Your baby measures about 9.2 inches from crown to rump and weighs almost 2 pounds now. Its hearing is fully developed. As the fetus reacts to sounds, its pulse increases. Your baby will even move in rhythm to music. Lungs are still growing but are not yet mature. Patterns of your baby's brain waves appear like a full-term newborn. It also has patterns of sleeping and waking.

Monday, November 10, 2008

My sister is brilliant!

Y'all have to see this vid she made for her 'Christmas Greeting'. There is sound, too.

Friday, November 7, 2008

This is the first time Ben Affleck has made me laugh.

As a religous watcher of 'Countdown with Keith Olbermann' the spoof Ben Affleck did of him on SNL last weekend had me ROTFLAMO old school style. The best part is the 'special comment' at the end rant about his cat Mrs. Precious Perfect being the reason he was not allowed into an apartment. He had Olbermann spot on. There is even a Mitt Romney reference.

Mrs. Precious Perfect Rant:

The whole video:

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Ava was a beautiful Princess Leia, seen here mugging Bear.

Dale & Rachel, hardcore rockers. Marc in his new favourite hat.

Lisa with Andrew Bultman, dressed as Bobo Fett (right?)

Darth Mull (Jason)

Jessica was Queen Amidala, though she took her hat off by now.

Stephanie, stunning as always, herself. Erik was there, too, though in the most bizarre costume I didn't get a chance to catch on film.

Gladiator Babe

Sweet little Olivia.

Joey and his friend.

Travis had the best costume EVER.

Ali & Manny, dressed from 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'. Yeah, took me a few guesses, too.

Marc & Monique, oven and bun maker. So cheesy.

Tigh & Eric, with another friend. Tigh's costume takes some explaining if you don't watch Battlestar Galactica. Well, actually, even if you do.

Election Day!

You KNEW a theme T-shirt was coming...

Friday, October 24, 2008

Washington D.C. or Meetin' Mayumi

I recently returned from a trip to Washington D.C., where the primary purpose was to meet my new niece, Mayumi. And see some historical stuff. Here is the darling girl:

Here she is with her Grandma Glo:

Here we are at Thai Crossing. Look at all the space!

Oh yeah, the US Capitol was there.

I also saw the Canadian Embassy.

And here's new mom Hilary, sportin' Mayumi all around the district.
A fun trip, for sure. Though I saw a bunch of other things like Monticello and Mt. Vernon, the National Gallery of Art, the Newseum and the Mall. Nothing is as cute as these pictures of Mayumi.