Tiny yet HUGE Update

I have been neglecting this space. But here's a picture of Vera (11 weeks!) and Simon (2.625 years). Vera is such a sweet mellow baby it's awesome! She's smiley and just started to giggle too!

We are moving to Minneapolis in a week and a half! I'm stunned and it feels surreal. Erik got a job offer and we're doing it. We found a renter for our townhouse and found a suitable new home without even seeing it ourselves. It sure is handy having family around to scope out places for us to live! So yeah, it's been a crazy couple of months here.
A Trip to the Moon

28 Weeks!

I had my 28 week appointment with the midwife today. I did the glucose test and she's also going to check my blood for vitamin D. I've gained 25lbs so far. The baby is head down with a heart rate of 120-130. It's the same heart rate that Simon had so does that mean it's a boy? Or is that just folklore? Sounds like a question for Mythbusters! Now I start going to see the midwives every 2 weeks - which is kind of exciting since my last visit was 6 weeks ago. I still find myself thinking, "Wow! I'm going to have a baby, in less than 3 months!" I think I will fret more about what we need after my trip to Kauai next week!

Just for fun, here's a picture of Simon taking a "nap" with his friends.

A Trip to the Moon


Simon is into ABC books lately and today he really wanted to read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom! I really like that book. I even bought a felt board set to go with the book, but it only has the letters and a coconut tree (no skinned knee D!). I haven't figured out how to tell the story with the felt board though. I can get all the letters up the tree and then the tree falls down and it's chaos! It's hard to keep the rhythm going when you're looking for all the letters and they are all jumbled. Here's a video after reading the book today and singing ABC's.

I'm leaving for CA tomorrow to celebrate my Mom's 60th birthday! It will be the longest time (5 days) I've been away from Simon since he was born. I'm a little nervous. I'm also hoping to get some good quality sleep.