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Paci-Bib Pattern

May 16, 2011

I obviously haven’t blogged since Easton was born, but I have something fun to share with you. You may have seen the paci-bibs that I’ve been making in my recent post for Scottsdale Moms Blog. Well, I would love to share my pattern with you…

HERE IT IS!

Paci Bib Pattern

Paci Bib Instructions

And for an update, this is my little man, Easton!

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39 Weeks…and a Birthday TOMORROW!!!!

December 2, 2010

Welp…

Tomorrow’s the day!!

Please pray for us tomorrow…C-Section at 10:30 am…

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Here’s a couple last pics:

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And one LAST shot…

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Keep an eye on Facebook for the first pictures of our little guy!

-Brittany

The Countdown…38 Weeks 6 Days

November 30, 2010

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The picture above is from Thanksgiving Day. So yes, I’m even bigger now…hard to believe, I know.

The day before this picture was taken our kiddo’s ultrasound stats were checking in at:

98th Percentile for Growth

Estimated 8.8 lbs

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So here’s the plan, as I understand it…

Due to his size we will likely be celebrating a birthday on or before December 3rd! If I’ve progressed SIGNIFICANTLY in the last week, then we’re probably looking at induction. It’s more likely, however, that our little boy will be looking for another escape hatch known as a C-Section. We’ll find out at the appointment tomorrow…

We can’t wait to see his chubby face…just can’t wait!

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Today I’m still getting things ready…

I’m making a potential photo prop called a Munchkin Hat…

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And later, a pedicure…because I absolutely cannot reach my feet!

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Any time now…

-Brittany

 

 

37 Weeks!

November 20, 2010

I’m 37+ weeks now, and here’s what “the bells” has done over the last little stretch…

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Yeah, I’m getting huge…I even wear one of those back braces at home (Thanks Jim!). It makes me look like I could work at Home Depot!  :)

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My last doctor’s appointment was this last Thursday, and here’s the stats on my progress:

75% Effaced

Baby’s Position: Completely Dropped, “0

0cm Dilated

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My OB’s pretty worried about the baby’s gargantuan size. When I tell people that they always say, “Oh don’t listen to that. My doctor told me that my son was going to be over 12 lbs and he was only 4lbs!” (Ok…that’s a HUGE exaggeration, but you get the point.) Anyway, I’m just going on what they’re telling me…

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In my most recent ultrasounds the baby has measured between the 93rd and 97th percentiles, and the last weight estimate was 7lbs 1oz at 35 weeks. Since then my belly has measured over 40 weeks the entire time, and I’m STILL measuring over 40 weeks even though he’s completely dropped. Apparently, you’re “supposed” to measure no bigger than 35 weeks once the baby’s dropped…

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I have another ultrasound this next Wed., and I can’t wait to see how big he’s gotten!

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Sounds like at least by 39 weeks (Dec. 1st) I’ll either be induced or taken in for a C-Section due to his size. They’re worried that his shoulders may get to big in proportion to my pelvis, which is very risky…

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Anyway, in the meantime I’m getting things ready, looking forward to seeing my brother, and psyched for Thanksgiving! Anyone have a stellar Cranberry Sauce Recipe?!…I want to try to do it from scratch…

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-Brittany

Suffering from TBTB…

November 11, 2010

Lately I’ve been suffering from a common condition called TBTB…”too busy to blog”…seriously, it’s been a little nuts around here for Brandon and I.

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Here’s how “the bells” is growing…

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(The answer is “yes”. Yes, I am huge…)

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Other recent highlights include:

My birthday, which included a ridiculously creative “post baby clothes shopping trip” from my brother. Thanks, G!…only you…

So cool, huh?

Plenty of nursery/ baby projects…

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An AMAZING baby shower!! Thanks ladies! (Pictures on their way)

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And, a maternity photo shoot. (I’ll post these soon too!)

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27 DAYS ‘TIL MY DUE DATE!!!

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-Brittany

Baby Update: 30 Weeks!

October 1, 2010

First, a quick update on Baby Shaw…

Everything’s going smoothly, and I’m feeling great. I went for my 30 week appointment yesterday, and the baby’s actually measuring at 32 weeks…BIG boy! My OB thinks that he’s probably just a really long baby. So…the good news is that we’re going to get another ultrasound in the next couple weeks! We’re really excited about that. I can’t wait to see his little face again…

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Here’s a quick pic from the 29 week mark:

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And last night at about 30 weeks (pardon the strange face I’m making…it was the best shot we got):

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And…Harley getting in on the action:

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We’ve also had a couple other exciting events in the last several weeks:

1. My Dad’s 50th Birthday Party! We had a great time making pizzas in the pizza oven he made. It’s a pretty awesome feat of engineering, and the pizzas are DELICIOUS!

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2. A Quick Trip to Seattle (for one more pre-baby medical conference) It was absolutely gorgeous!

We like to take pictures of each other at restaurants…

Old School Frozen Custard- Yeah, it was REALLY that good!

WOAH! Weird…

The must-see market…

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More nursery and house updates soon…

-Brittany

My Little Alien

September 17, 2010

Check out my belly moving! Brandon and I only caught the last part of his acrobatics on video, but you’ll get the idea…

I can’t believe you can already see so much activity and I still have technically 12 weeks to go..

-Brittany