Nov 29 2015


48-52  This weekend was spent getting our Christmas tree! There were a few other pictures from this day that were more interesting or framed better…but this is the one that stood out.  This (and other variations of this) is her “smile” face.  She reminds me a bit of Calvin (from Calvin & Hobbes) and the many trials his father had trying to take nice smiling pictures.

On another note, the last week and a half we’ve seen a HUGE turn in her health and she has hardly puked at all.  Honestly, nothing has changed which is good and bad.  Good, because all the foods we thought she might have an issue with (eggs, dairy) are not affecting her at all.  Bad, because we still don’t know what the variable is.  There is a very good possibility that the puking will flare up again, but right now we are relishing the puke free days (and hoping it stays this way for Christmas!)

She also had her yearly cardiology check-up and was such a rock star.  While other kids screamed and the doctors couldn’t complete tests, Lucy laid on the bed and chatted with the technician who was performing her echocardiogram like it was no big deal.  She also told the tech that she wanted a “Blue Puppy Pocket” for Christmas.  Um…what?  Does anyone know what that is?

She’s such a gem, and I love how she charms and surprises (in a good way) all the doctors and specialists who work with her.

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Nov 19 2015


47-52  My sweet girl on cold crisp day, wearing a hat that was mine as a little girl.  She says it’s her party hat.

She’s having such a hard time this week with puking.  We see a new doctor in the beginning of December and are hoping that fresh eyes will bring some answers.  It’s all starting to get a little old at this point…

Also, I couldn’t decide between these two pictures, so here’s another one.  You’re just going to have to deal with twice the Lucy this week.


Nov 18 2015

//16 weeks//

16 weeks. (last Saturday)

Feeling pretty good.

I have an appetite again, which is something I missed.  I am constantly craving a roast beef sub (which I may have had too many times in the last week).  My energy is inching towards normal and things are getting done again.

We’ve been trying to tell Lucy about the baby and explain it to her the best way possible.  My favourite Lucy quote about the baby though was:

Me: Remember that there’s a baby in mommies tummy!

Lucy: A baby? In da tummy?

Me: Yes.

Lucy: You gonna poop it out?

Oh Lucy…

Here’s 16 weeks pregnant with Lucy.  I laughed at how put together I was in that one, compared to this one.  Times change.


Nov 17 2015


*a little late, because…wow…we’ve been busy.*

46-52  Lucy loves to help clean up during renovations.  We are so close to being done downstairs–it’s pretty exciting!  It will be done probably by the end of the month but of course, after Christmas phase two of renovations will start (to get ready for baby #2).


Nov 8 2015


45-52  Every night after dinner, she asks if it’s bedtime yet.  She is, 99% of the time, the easiest baby to put to bed.  (Now waking up early…that’s a whole different story…)