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Week 37- Snow is Falling, and Rest is Calling

Week 37- Snow is Falling, and Rest is Calling

Week 37 was probably one of the slowest weeks I’ve had in a long time. I spent most of that week cleaning, cooking, making stuffies and just taking little breaks to rest. If it wasn’t for my cold, many times I would forget I was pregnant, until I try rolling over in bed. :) I have found that the weight seems to have lifted, so to speak, as I think I must be getting used to carrying around this big belly now. My back has been pretty good lately, and my swelling isn’t too crazy either, so I’m having a great ol’ time! People ask all the time if I just “can’t wait” for the baby to come, and honestly, I’m still very happy being pregnant, so there truly is no rush. Of course I’m excited to actually have the baby here with us, but until it’s ready, I’ll continue to enjoy being pregnant.

One of the exciting things that has happened for us during week 37 was the purchase of blinds for our front bay window! We have lived in our house for 5 years without any window treatments, probably putting on free shows for our neighbours (and we wonder why they always seem to be moving in and out). We went with a faux wood slat style blind, and I must say, they really look great! Chris also put them in all by himself! He has become quite the handyman lately! He put up a light fixture, fixed our toilet, installed a new thermostat and now has shown talent in window dressing. ;) Thanks for being such a big help honey! <3

We have started our Christmas shopping too, which is actually going pretty well, though I have no idea what to buy Chris for Christmas. The hardest thing is not to buy everything we see for the baby! I know that it won’t even realize that it’s getting presents, and well, it already has a nursery brimming with new things thanks to friends and family, so there isn’t much point, but I have gotten a few things- like this matching bib, change pad and burp cloths from ‘baby momo’ on Etsy. I just could not resist the bee pattern!

I am also planning on making Muppet’s first stocking for Christmas, if I have time…so Muppet, stay in a little longer! :)

An important trip we try to make each week is visiting the dog park, so Sawyer can have some fun meeting new friends and being free to poop to his heart’s content. :) We can’t wait to bring little Muppet to see all the different kinds of doggies, and see his/her reaction to puppy kisses. Our last visit was great, though very chilly. I’m glad we went when we did though, because the snow started coming down hard and still hasn’t stopped!

Here is a little video of us at the dog park, filmed by Chris. Enjoy!

I am so excited about the snow we are getting! It feels so magical to be sitting indoors by our window, drinking hot chocolate and enjoying the lights on tree. I cannot wait to share all of this with Muppet! <3

At 37 weeks, Muppet is considered full term! That means, in most cases, Muppet could be born safely at any time! Eek! Muppet is about the size of a small watermelon, which is something I’ve been waiting for, as people always say when you are pregnant, “You look like you have a watermelon under your shirt!” :) Now I can say, “I do!”. Muppet has me craving a lot of chocolate milk and hot chocolate lately, and I hope it stops soon, because chocolate seems to be a major trigger for heartburn for me. But, I just can’t stop. Mmmm….chocolate….

My book of the week is ‘Alligator Pie’, written by Canadian author and poet Dennis Lee. This has to be one of my favourites as a child. I remember spending countless hours engrossed in the illustrations, devouring the rhymes and repeating the poem Alligator Pie in a sing-song voice around the house. Dennis Lee also wrote ‘Jelly Belly’ which I also loved, and wrote the lyrics for the Fraggle Rock theme song! I had no idea! This collection of poems is fun for all ages, as the rhymes are quirky and often downright crazy! I remember how each time I picked that book up, I would discover something new to catch my attention.

“Alligator Pie”

Alligator pie, alligator pie,
If I don’t get some I think I’m gonna die.


Give away the green grass, give away the sky,


But don’t give away my alligator pie.


Alligator stew, alligator stew,
If I don’t get some I don’t know what I’ll do.


Give away my furry hat, give away my shoe,


But don’t give away my alligator stew.


Alligator soup, alligator soup,
If I don’t get some I think I’m gonna droop.


Give away my hockey stick, give away my hoop,


But don’t give away my alligator soup.



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  1. Nancy says:

    Love your black and white pics. Chris you look so handsome with the sun shining down on you. Your bee collection is so very cute and bright. Love it. I remember you getting upset with your sister when she had your copy of Alligator Pie autographed by Dennis Lee addressed to her. It sure is a great fun read. Love you and see you soon Muppet. Meme loves you so much already xxxooo

  2. ariane says:


    Happy full-term! I am so excited for you! (I think I've said that before)

  3. Annie says:

    The stuff from Etsy is super cute! … oh Etsy, so good… and yet so dangerous.

    Congrats on being full term!

  4. mandiemoon says:

    Thanks Momma! Chris is quite the handsome devil! ;) I am pretty sure I will be stealing back the autographed copy of Alligator Pie for Muppet… Muppet loves you too! XO

    Ariane, Fraggle Rock Rocks! ;) I wanted to be Red so much! I thought she was so pretty… Also, it made me want to eat radishes.

    Annie, I know! Etsy is soooo addicting! I want to buy everything! I found these cute little knitted hats for babies that are all different animals, and gah! I must resist!

    Thanks everyone for the congrats on the full term status! It feels great!

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