06. May 2014 · 63 comments · Categories: house, life, pregnancy · Tags:

I know I know, you guys haven’t heard from me in weeks and now you’re expecting a recipe- soon I promise. These last few weeks have been a bit crazy to say the least. 

House News

We moved into our house on April 16th and my parents came up to help. I don’t have many pics but I can share some instagram ones of LC enjoying the new place.


Lc in the sink ~ ElephantEats.com

LC finally finding peace in the sink after a rough first day

My parents stayed most of the weekend and then Nate’s mom came into town for Easter. My parents both managed to get sick on their return home…and since pregnant women have weakened immune systems, guess who they got sick? 

Lunch ~ ElephantEats.com

Enjoying a unpacking break in our new living room

I had a really bad cold that kept me home from work the week after our move. It was bearable but I was just paranoid it was going to turn into something that would require medication, which I really hate to take while preggo. I did take some Robitussin DM and tylenol, both of which the doc said was safe. Thankfully after 4-5 days I was feeling much better. 

LC's window ~ ElephantEats.com

LC’s favorite lookout spot- our new mantle!

Nate’s mom and brother came to visit the next weekend, so we still haven’t had time to unpack our house! I will take pics as soon as it’s slightly cleaned up. Or I suppose I could have some “progress” pics before it’s really decorated. 

LC boxes ~ ElephantEats.com

Exploring new heights…

Our kitchen island still hasn’t arrived (hopefully it will get installed next weekend!!!) but I did manage to FINALLY cook a meal on Wednesday. I used our new oven’s convection mode to roast two trays of veggies at once and it worked great :)

Baby News

In other news, the ultrasound doctor at the hospital told me that I’m measuring a week ahead…so i’ve skipped to 22 weeks now! Aaaaaand…

It's a boy! ~ ElephantEats.com

It’s a boy!!!

I think knowing the gender has totally made this more real. Also, I’ve felt some definite kicking, and even Nate felt it the other day! I’ve been wearing more belly-hugging clothing and still find myself surprised that I’m pregnant when I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror. It’s just very strange. I think my belly just expanded overnight. 

22weeks ~ ElephantEats.com

Sorry about the quality of this photo. I finally remembered to take a pic at dusk so the light stunk. From here on out I’m going to try to take weekly pics tho…and I’ll try to get them in daylight!

I apologize for not being around much but hopefully I’ll get back in the groove soon. Hope you’re all enjoying your spring!


  1. Not to worry, we all understand completely. Your belly is beautiful. Hugs and Smiles

  2. Yay! So happy to see this post! I was seriously just thinking of you yesterday, wondering how you’re doing. You look great! :)

  3. I have been devouring these silly pictures of your adorable cat! Rest up and stay healthy:)

    • :) LC is really quite a photogenic feline…glad you enjoy seeing these pics as much as we enjoy taking them. I hope our kid gets photographed half as much ;)

  4. OH my GOODness a bouncing (kicking) baby BOY!!! CONGRATS!!! ~ ♡ ~ (I just happen to know a little something about boys… heeheeh) — so exciting and your tummy is really coming along ;-) love seeing it, thank you for posting. I’m totally savoring all the shots here – looks like LC has really settled in comfortably and scoped out all of her favourite spots — how cute is that pic of her in the sink? I think I’m in love with that little office nook…. beautiful home Amy… loving all the views :) xx

    • Thanks, Kelly!!! And thanks for giving me the kick in the butt I needed to take a pic and post something. Hopefully a recipe will come soon. I will definitely be coming to you for advice on raising little boys :) Can’t wait to show more house pics…hopefully the contractor will finish up everything this week so I can finally get things put away.

  5. How exciting! A move, the ultrasound, all of it! So happy things are going well (minus the cold) and thanks for the update.

  6. A boy! How exciting :) Enjoy your pregnancy!

  7. First, LC is one of my most favourite things in my facebook feed.

    Second, a boy! What wonderful news! I’m so excited to hear about your new adventures…

    • Hehe, that makes me so happy to hear…LC makes me smile so much, so I’m glad you’ve been enjoying her antics as well. Thank you, Movita!!

  8. I love your pregnancy pictures! I seriously only have maybe 1 picture of myself when pregnant. Congratulations on having a boy! My first was a boy too. Love the picture of your cat in the sink. I can’t believe how big he is!

    • I’m glad I have a blog because otherwise I wouldn’t be as motivated to take these pictures, and I think I’ll be glad I have them later. Thanks so much, Christin! That pic is deceiving…she’s actually a pretty small kitty :)

  9. Cats just suck me into posts. As do dachshunds, Corgis and labs….ughhh. back to work!

  10. You’re adorable! I saw the picture first and was wondering how 6 weeks went by so fast, but I guess it makes sense if you’re measuring ahead that they would just bump up the weeks.
    I’m so happy for you guys.
    I’m sorry you were sick. :( Especially since there are not a lot of meds that are baby approved, but I’m glad you’re doing better and you guys are getting settled in the new house! I can’t wait to see how it call comes together!

    • Aw, thanks Alyssa :) Well I’m a week ahead plus I think I probably posted that other pic a week late…but time has been flying!

  11. I love the picture of your cat looking out the window – the lighting is great! I hope you are feeling better soon. Congrats on finding out you have a boy – they are lots of fun!

    • I love that pic too :) She spends about 90% of her day peering out that window…into the neighbors window. Can’t wait to meet our boy!

  12. I just found you on instagram! Congratulations on moving into your new home. It looks gorgeous and yes, the unpacking does time some time. Apart from getting sick, I’m glad the pregnancy is going well and how exciting to know that you’re having a boy – my first born is a boy too. I never found out what I was having though; I left that as a surprise xx

    • Aw, yay! I found your instagram now too and am following you :) I would have liked to have my first one be a surprise but my husband wanted to know ;) Although now I’m kind of happy because it’s a bit easier to prepare for the first. I think the second we’ll keep as a surprise!

  13. Oh boy, you’ve got your hands full. New home and baby. I hope we’re done moving, we’ve moved a lot (more than 6 times?), and I hope our last move is to cali or hawaii. Waiting on job offers….

    • you can say that again! Although luckily baby wont’ be arriving for a while so I can try to at least unpack and settle in. I hope this is our last move for quite a while. Hehe, I hope you get that hawaii job offer ;)

  14. I love that growing baby belly!! So exciting.

    • Thanks, Joanne! It’s so weird having this baby belly…i think I’ll get used to it right around the time baby comes out.

  15. Oh how exciting! Lovely new house and you know what colour to buy everything now!

    • Thanks, Caroline!! Hehe, I’m trying to stay gender neutral when buying things in the hopes that next time we might have a girl ;)

  16. A boy!!! How wonderful!!! And you look amazing! So does your house!

  17. Boys are great fun but they do put worms in their pockets, just a warning. It must be fun fitting out your new place and you do look terrific.

  18. Gosh how exciting – good luck with your adventures,
    and take care!
    Emma :-)

  19. Hi Amy! A boy!! Yay – congratulations to you guys! I’m glad to see you’ve started settling into your house. It is such a big job – I can’t imagine doing it while pregnant. And speaking of which, those pics of your progression are so great. You look terrific and the belly does tend to pop out after a while. : ) Enjoy the rest of your pregnancy…despite everything going on and how tired you must be, try to slow down and enjoy it. Life’s about to change big time. : )

    • Thanks, Monica!! I may be coming to you for boy advise ;) I definitely need to remember to slow down and enjoy this…there’s just been so much going on.

  20. A boy!! Congratulations, Amy. Your baby bump looks beautiful!!! Hope you start to feel better soon. I remember I had a constant flu throughout my pregnancy because of the weaker immune system too. Enjoy your new home!

  21. Congrats on the move… and congrats on 22 weeks!! That is so exciting!! I love how you take pictures of your tummy! So cute and sweet! AND congrats on a baby boy!!

  22. A boy! Congratulations! Finding out the gender does make it seem so much more real, I think. And your belly bump looks so gorgeous. I can’t wait to see it grow over the weeks :-)

  23. Woooohoooo! Horray for boys! That’s so exciting.

    Also, your cat in the sink is freaking adorable. Which makes me think a picture of your baby in the sink is going to be adorable, too.

    • Thanks, Katherine :) I’m pretty excited for a boy. Haha, i think a cat and a baby in the sink together would be cute ;)

  24. Yay, a boy – congratulations Amy!!! You look gorgeous – love your cute baby bump and the house :) So excited for you :)

  25. A boy!! Congratulations!! You look beautiful. Love the pictures of your kitty, too. :)

  26. Yay, a boy! Boys are the most fun! (I’m sure girls are fun too, but as mom to a boy I’m definitely biased.) And your house looks awesome!

  27. Congratulations! Wow, you have so much going on…enjoy every bit of it! It passes so quickly. The blog will always be here…and we’ll all be patiently waiting! <3 Wishing you the best! xo

  28. You must be so excited…not only with your new home but also knowing that you and Nate will be raising a son. He will grow up loving the home you have created for him.

  29. I love the baby bump updates. Congrats on finishing up the house and hope you are feeling better now. I had an annoying spring cold this week too… better than winter time for sure. cheers… wendy

    • Glad you like them! As much as it’s a pain to take and edit those pics, I’ll be glad I have them to look back on. I had another cold since this post…terrible!

  30. Congrats on that boy! I’m so excited for you and to continue to watch your journey! I’m also excited to see where LC gets into… new places to explore!

  31. Congrats Amy!! Love your pregnancy shots :) Hope you’ve recuperated well from the cold.

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