by Tobi

26 Weeks

January 19, 2014 in Our Little Cub by Tobi


This week…

Cub is the size of a… head of lettuce!  She’s longer than a foot and weighs almost two pounds.  From here on out her main job is to gain baby weight.  My weekly updates may be less than accurate since babies will vary in length and weight until they are born.  We do know she can hear us and that she spends most of the day either sleeping or kicking and punching around for entertainment.

My bump is… large and in charge.  I definitely have to move differently now, a fact I’m reminded of every morning when I awkwardly roll out of bed.  Picking things off the floor and tying my shoes have become my least favorite activities and I’m interested to see how much bigger I’ll get from here.

Our favorite thing has been…  preparing for Cub’s arrival!  We’re finally at the place to make birth plans, work on her nursery and talk about showers.  Her room is all painted and cleaned and ready to collect all the sweet little things we need to bring her home.  I’m excited to share some of our progress soon.  We’re back to our normal schedule of being busy nearly every week night, so it’s fun to do little projects when we can and day dream about when we’ll get to meet her.  We’re finishing up the second trimester and we know the next three months will fly by!


Just the beginning of Cub’s grey, white and gold Kate Spade inspired nursery!


Little miss is already building her miniature sized wardrobe!

I have been feeling… just like a six month pregnant woman should… large, awkward and excited.  I won’t lie and say it’s always comfortable, but I’m doing alright so far and consider myself pretty lucky.

I have been craving… Mexican food (no surprise there) and Haagen-Dazs vanilla milk chocolate almond bars (thank goodness for the snack size)!

We are looking forward to… Cub’s next doctor’s appointment, reaching the third trimester and gearing up for some great showers with family and friends!


by Tobi

24 Weeks

January 5, 2014 in Our Little Cub by Tobi

DSC_0267This week…

Cub is the size of a… cantaloupe!  She’s almost a foot long and weighs about a pound and a third.  She’s constantly kicking and dancing around in there, which we love.  She had a check up this week and everything looked perfect.  We feel really blessed that she is doing so well.

My bump is… pretty round, but I think I’m finally starting to get used it.  I’m feeling more and more comfortable as I slow down and take things day by day instead of expecting to be able to do everything I used to just as quickly.

Our favorite thing has been…  a fabulous Christmas with each of our families.  We enjoyed the time to relax and catch up.  Cub really is so loved and spoiled already.  Our favorite gifts for her were some pretty clothes, adorable tiny Toms and her very first nativity.  She also received a beautiful crocheted dress that my grandmother wore when she was a baby.  It is completely precious to us.

Since we’ve been back home from our travels, we’ve also been enjoying getting the house and nursery ready for Cub.  Her little closet is already amazing, we’ve picked the paint and built her dresser.  I also had to have the carpets cleaned and every storage space in the house organized.  I think this is considered nesting.

We started our Bradley Method birth class today and we’re already pumped to take on this challenge as a team.  I am blown away by how supportive and excited Jake is to be my birth coach.  He has big plans!

I have been feeling… fantastic.  Physically I have no serious complaints and emotionally it’s been nice to have some time off of work with family and friends.  I’m feeling healthy, happy and strong and I’ve really been enjoying this time with our little family.

I have been craving… Greek food today.  We satisfied the craving with a quick trip to Opa! for some tasty gyros.  Other than that I’ve been enjoying bananas, breakfast foods and anything with garlic.  No real “do or die” cravings still.

We are looking forward to… continuing to prepare for our little girl.  Jake will paint her room in the next couple of weeks and plans for baby showers are underway.  Returning to work, crossfitting, nesting and homework for our birth classes will keep us busy in the New Year!