Monday, October 17, 2011

Lolly-Pops and Sunshine

As promised here are the lighter, emotional and heart warming moments of pregnancy. I am into my 21st week and I feel great considering the often rubbed and glowing belly I am rapidly growing. I hope you enjoy my journey as I reflex back on my 20 wks of spirited moments.

At 7 weeks I announced my pregnancy to my closest girlfriends, we talked about upcoming appointments and the knowledge that I had gained in such a short time. This is when I told them I found out I have to get a special shot at 28 wks because my blood type was A "Minus" thats right, it's not a typo, I said MINUS instead of negative. And if that wasn't bad enough I broke out in a full on UGLY cry, for a good 3 min, in the middle of a restaurant! TRUE STORY!

8 weeks in we had our dating ultrasound, this is where the proof was on the screen. We could see the sack and very small tadpole like seed starting to grow. I wish I had taken a picture of Tony's face to capture his huge smile and soft eyes as he stared at the screen, it warmed my heart and brought tears to my eyes. And then of course in true Anthony Robert fashion he asked me if I liked the probe that was currently up my woman hole. Can you say mortifyingly embarrassing!

Week 11 I announced my pregnancy at work, and what an emotional mess I was. I felt so bad telling my work about my pregnancy mostly because I felt like I threw a wrench in their plans. Here they are hoping to have a full-time employee and I have now told them I come with a limited time offer. I cried so hard and continued to cry for the next 15 min that my boss had to give me his box of Klenox. He kept telling me this was a great thing and was happy for me, I couldn't look at him for the rest of the day without crying.

At 13 weeks we had our genetic testing which included another ultrasound. What a difference in growth 5 wks is. Tony and I could have watched our baby move all day on that screen. It's really something so hard to describe until you are looking at your own baby moving on the screen.

Weeks 15/16 Tony and I finally heard Baby Nguyen's heartbeat for the first time! I remember our mid-wife asking if we wanted to hear the baby's heartbeat. I glanced at Tony and the shear look of excitement at the opportunity to hear the baby was priceless on his face. My husband most def. wears his heart on his sleeve. (and not in the creepy bachelorette way)

My stomach started to feel harder during this time and I also started to feel movement, mostly described as bubbles or butterflies in your stomach. At first I thought it was just movement in my intestines (gas perhaps) but I was assured that it was the baby moving. I can recall every morning for about a week on my drive into work the baby moving and I practically daydreamed the entire way in. It was the perfect way to start my mornings. From this point on people are starting to see that I am clearly pregnant and it brings on their sweet warm smiles and generous offers of help. I don't think I have lifted anything heavier then a pumpkin during my entire pregnancy.

At 19 weeks in I started to feel the baby kick and jab at me! So far I have noticed it occurring around the 2pm hour. When it first started to happen I was so busy at work I barely noticed it, and then it hit me. That's the baby moving, I can actually feel the movement, it was so strong. (not strong enough to feel on the outside) I remember sitting there and all of a sudden I was in my own world with my hand on my stomach and it was just me and my baby. I got teary eyed and emotional of course, but I'm starting to get use to the welling eyes at work.

We also had our last ultrasound, and as most things it only gets better with time. The baby was bigger and there was so much more definition. The head is a perfect circle, the spine like poetry. The baby even stretched it's hand out that we could count all 5 fingers. Completely mesmerizing! As we packed up and were half way out the door the technician realized she never asked if we wanted to know the baby's sex (thank goodness) It is meant to be that we wait until birth.

20 full weeks complete and we have officially hit the half way point of our pregnancy. I can only imagine the moments to come, and I welcome them with open arms.

All my love
Christy Lynn

Saturday, October 8, 2011


I love fall for many reasons, I love when the trees change colour, and the cool comfortable fresh air. But most of all it feels like it is the starting cycle of plenty family gatherings to come. In my opinion we don't have enough family gatherings, and although they tend to be chaotic there is something so comforting about it at the same time. It really brings out the funny moments.
We have some fun things as a family to look forward to this coming year, another edition to the family and a wedding thus coming August (which I am so honoured to take the photographs for)

So cheers to my family and our many moments to come this year.

Lots of Love
Christy Lynn

I love this cycle of photos, and to describe the setting Becca is teaching us "The Pose". Oh yes, there is a pose! In my day the pose consisted of your hand on your hip to allow your arm to look slimmer, but my baby sister's day has since perfected it. Apparently there is now a tilt of the leg that make your bum look "tight" and a chest thrust to give you an hour glass appearance. True story. See for yourself. xoxo I love my sisters!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Moma's Birthday Extravaganza

First I'd like to wish my moma a very Happy 51st Birthday! And like tradition my sisters and I organize a mommy-daughter weekend, full of sightseeing, food, drinking and most of all bonding. The only thing missing was our Becca poo poo who couldn't make it this year leaving us a man down. :(

This weekend was a little different for me then normal, usually I am the one to be teased or laughed at. Lets be honest it's because I am usually the most intoxicated. But this year that award goes to non other then our mom! Oh yes! She was full of not so smart choices. Your thinking "ya right", oh but wait for it... tell me how smart is it to throw a full BBQ lighter into a fire? Let's just say there was an explosion in the fire pit. Mind you that was at the end of the evening after she kicked the fire over not once but twice, and we had to rebuild the damn thing. So now that there is no more fire we were off to the washroom and isn't moma mesmerized buy the sparking lights she see's along our way. Sparking lights? It's after 11 and all the campers have gone to bed, what is she starring at? Mom, are you talking about the flashlight reflecting off the rims of the truck? Oh it sure was! lmfao. It was all in good fun and it was so nice to be the teaser then the teased.

During the day we enjoyed AppleFest, all you can eat Chinese Buffet, Walmart, and GT boutique (start the car, start the car). Aunty Jane did you end up finding an end table ;) hahaha

Thank you to all of you for a wonderful weekend, more memories and so much laughter! Have an amazing birthday moma, we love you so much. xoxo

Christy Lynn