As you can see from the photo above, this week, in honour of Father’s Day, we took Baby to his/her first car show! It’s a family tradition to attend the Ferrari Car Cruise in North Vancouver each year and it was fun to imagine that next year we’ll have a little one in a stroller or baby wrap!
PS- Grandpa Yam has already come up with a nickname for our little one…. Baby Enzo. I’m waiting on a little red onesie to appear under the Christmas tree this year or better yet, a red car! wink wink
Baby was on set this week filming day for my show, Vancity Pulse. We were filming for Variety-The Children’s Charity at their 15 annual event, Boat for Hope at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club. Variety BC raises funds and provides support for families who have children with special needs. This is one of my favourite events of the year because the children are just so amazing and it is so wonderful to see them enjoying a day when they can simply be kids. I’ll let you know when the new segment is released and you can see if you can spot my mini baby bump!
Also this week, We finally got to meet with our Midwives! So far, I love them already. Our appointment was so informative and relaxed. The midwife that we were meeting with really took the time to explain everything to us and make sure that we were comfortable. It’s great to know that we will be in control of our prenatal care, labour and delivery. I have a lot of peace of mind knowing that my birth plan will be respected. As parents, I really believe that it is important for us to make informed decisions regarding our baby’s care and to make the best possible decision of our little one.
My favourite part of our appointment was when we got to hear the baby’s heartbeat and movements! It’s always such a surreal experience. Someone is actually living in there! It takes my breath away. I could seriously spend all day listening to his/her heartbeat.
How far along?: 16 Weeks
How big is Baby?: The size of an Avocado. I don’t feel like baby has made any dramatically noticeable growth since last week. Still waiting for that growth spurt! I want to proudly be showing off my baby bump for the world to see! I’m making a human!!
Sleep: Great! I love being home! Sleep is my favourite thing.
Food Cravings: A big bowl of Strawberries and Grapes with Cottage Cheese…every.morning. Its the breakfast that I have eaten every morning for the last four months. And I love it.
Food Aversions: I’m happy to report that my stomach is finally starting to level out and it is far less sensitive than it has been for the last few months. It’s nice to feel kind of normal again 🙂
Symptoms: Just those darn headaches! Some days its totally fine but other days I can barely function. I’m trying to avoid using Tylenol or Coca Cola… if anyone knows some good natural remedies for headaches please leave them in the comments below!
Gender: If you believe in the Chinese Gender Prediction method, we’re having a boy. If you believe in the Heartbeat Theory, we’re having a girl. I guess we’ll find out in a few weeks!
What I’m looking forward to: Still waiting on those first flutters! I did think that I felt something the other day while Chris and I were watching a movie at home but its so hard to tell because I have nothing to compare it to.
What I miss: Sushi. I got a mad craving this week. Why do I always want what I can’t have?
Next appointment: July 8 with the midwives and then July 9 at the ultrasound clinic.