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GreatWolfLodge

Shop ‘n Swap

Mom and I survived Baby Sale #1 … THE SHOP ‘N SWAP! It was last Saturday at the Great Wolf Lodge and we arrived at 7:30 am. You know, to get in line before the doors opened at 8 :) Upon entering we were a bit disappointed; I think we had imagined a smorgasbord of […]

Back Home

Dominic is back home after 6 months of spending 4 days/week in Olympia for work. He might not have a job because of it, but at least he is home where he belongs. Let’s pray he finds something new (and much less evil) before baby arrives. In the meantime, he’ll be packing our home and […]

Baby Beluga

Everyone nicknames their in-utero baby … Big Bird, Bean, Sweetpea, etc. I, however, have landed on Baby Beluga. And yes, I do sing the song by Raffi to my tummy. Baby beluga in the deep blue sea, Swim so wild and you swim so free. Heaven above and the sea below, And a little white […]

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Lucina

Lucina is new to Andaluz. Before she came to this midwife group she had a private practice called “By Her Side Midwifery”. Since she is new, her biography isn’t on the Andaluz webpage so I went snooping and found out how truly awesome she is! Lucina is dedicated to preserving women’s right to choose their […]

A Home for Our Growing Family

The dust has settled. I’m over the tears (I think). I’m ready to move forward … we’re look for a home and this is why: The facts … Last summer we moved from our duplex in east Vancouver to a family friend’s home in west Vancouver. They were moving to Texas and had decided not […]

Ultrasound

Heartbeat!

It’s the big day … our first REAL appointment at Andaluz! I’ll be honest, I have had some major freak out moments leading up to this day. It is hard to believe that a pee stick can define the rest of your life. In and effort to question the validity of the pee stick you […]

Week 10: “Sage Advice”

Woohoo! Tomorrow is the beginning of week 10! Dominic and I have decided to move forward with Andaluz Waterbirth Center. He is coordinating with then to finalize our payment plan and then we’ll be able to schedule our first official appointment. I can hardly wait! When we went in for our meet and greet in […]

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Week 9: “The Enchanted Forest”

Hi Family … I’m back with another report :) I’m having a hard time gauging how sick I actually feel. On one hand you hear about people who non-stop throw up for the first trimester; on the other hand there are those who don’t get sick at all. I’m somewhere in the middle and depending […]

Week 8: “Join Me For the ‘Bumpy’ Ride”

We are coming up on 8 weeks (on Thursday). That’s 2 months … approximately 20% (if we are assuming this baby will bake for 40 weeks). Since I don’t see you all on a daily/weekly basis I figured I should start journaling all that is going on so I’m not pregnant by myself … lol! […]

“It’s For Sure!”

Monday morning I had an appointment with my doctor … you know, to make sure the pregnancy test didn’t lie. It didn’t. She was able to connect with an OB/GYN who works out of the same office so I could chat with someone. I rattled off a handful of questions and took her card. She […]