Wednesday, May 22, 2013

32 Weeks

Baby is just over 32 weeks.  I can't believe how close we are getting to knowing if baby is a he or a she!
(not a great picture...Brent is out of town and I had to self time it :))

He or she is between 3 1/2-4 pounds and between 17-18 inches.  Baby is compared to the size of a honeydew this week.  He or she is definitely active throughout the day and I am feeling lots of hard nudges.

Baby's immune system is also developed now, which is a big milestone! Everything looked good during my 32 week appt.  Baby was very active and kept kicking my midwife's hand while she was measuring my stomach.  It gave her and I a good laugh.

Here is a 30 week picture from the front.  Still hanging pretty high and in my ribs

Have a good week!

Monday, May 20, 2013

iPhone Recap

Here is what we have been up to lately via iphone pics 

Beautiful Sunday afternoon along the canals in Amsterdam 

The big tree across from our house starting to show some color 

After a movie the canals all lit up 

 Waiting in line at the Rijksmuseum.  After being closed for 10 years of renovations, it is finally open again!

Rembrandt painting in the Rijksmuseum-it was huge!

Rijksmuseum and Museumplein

I have been on a baking kick lately.  Most of what I bake get sent to work with Brent or sent off to friends!

Brent's brother was in town this past weekend.  We found a great restaurant in Amsterdam for the guys to have ribs-you can see them cooking behind us

I'll have a baby post up sometime this week!


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

30 Weeks

Baby is a little over 30 weeks now and I can't believe we have a little more than 9 weeks until we meet our little one!!

He/She is about the size of a head of lettuce and is around 18 in and over 3 pounds.  Baby is busy moving around in there especially shortly after I eat and right when I go to bed!  At night we have been able to just watch my belly move and every time it amazes both of us! 

Brent and I have been busy getting the house prepped and I feel like every open space has a sign that there is a little one coming soon
This little corner is right next to our dining room table, we are finding room wherever we can!

Slowly starting to fill the bookshelves and get baby's room put together

I was out running errands this week and diapers were on sale and couldn't help but buy a few packs.  So strange that buying diapers made it seem so real even though we have bought plenty of other things!

Here is my 28 week picture just for comparison...much bigger in 2 weeks!

Have a good week!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


Tuesday April 30th was the last Queensday in the Netherlands for a long time.  Queen Beatrix abdicated her throne so her son King Willem could be crowned.  Every year this is a huge celebration but this year the celebration was even bigger.  Royalty from all over the world were in Amsterdam for the coronation, parade and celebratory dinner.  From here on out there will be King's day, celebrated on April 27th, King Willem's birthday.  We celebrated both Queen's night and Queen's day in Utrecht this year, as we figured Amsterdam would be a bit too crazy for this pregnant lady :)

Streets are taken over by people and everyone wears their orange

Business' use this day as a chance to put every orange item they sell in the windows 
 This is the window of a tiny grocer near our house
Their other window- All Bran and OJ 

Not the greatest picture but at least we got one!