Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Belly Shot - 35+ Weeks - and a Little Extra!

There you go! Me and my babeh! He and I duke it out now over who gets to be in what position :) We are thrilled to report we’ve gotten nothing but healthy reports and baby is right on track. We are eager to meet him, but also eager to get quite a few things done in the next few weeks before we see his little fingers and toes and nose.. If you could pray with us that our transition goes smoothly we would really appreciate it. We are moving house in less than two weeks and have a lot to figure out in that time!

In further news, a lot of other things have been happening! After we celebrated Ian’s birthday in June, his sister came for a visit – which is just what he asked for :). We had a great time with Katy and I will do a post with lots of pictures of our trip to London next.

We bid Katy adieu in early July, anticipating a visit from Wes, Hope & Ben just a few days later, as well as my birthday. Unfortunately there was an unexpected twist.. Hope’s back spasmed mere hours before their flight and she was rendered completely immobile, thus changing everyone’s plans. But what can you do other than go with the flow.. Fortunately, we are now anticipating another attempt at a visit from them in the next month or two, but that certainly threw us all for a loop!

We had a delayed celebration of my birthday, and Ian made me an awesome cake – all by himself! It was his first attempt and he did a wonderful job :)

He attempted to mix the icing color without consulting his color-mixing-expert wife and ended up with a lovely grey rather than the dark green he had so hoped for. He then proceeded to dub this cake ‘Rock with Moss’. Very postmodern I think.

I decided the main thing I wanted for my birthday was a recipe box. I have a slew of papers with recipes scribbled on them and cutouts from magazines and such that were just starting to drive me a little crazy. And, since I can’t really nest because we're moving, I can sure organize! Turns out it’s really hard to find a recipe box around here. So in true form, we bought a plain notecard box and I decorated it! :)

I really like the way it turned out, and my favorite thing about it is that I can change it any old time I want to!

Those roses are significant as well… We celebrated our 4th year of marriage this month! (Ian brought home a dozen roses from the store and said – here’s to the next 12 months! He’s so cute :) It’s hard to believe and at the same time very believable that we have been married for four years. We feel incredibly blessed in our marriage as we genuinely love being together. It is our prayer that the Lord will continue to give us such grace, even as so much changes in the next few months! We got ourselves some vouchers and ate a free meal out to celebrate.. And we even got dessert this time because baby had a hankering for chocolate and he just wouldn't let it go! We took a photo or two to commemorate :)

Oh, and I do feel the need to mention the haircut.. yes it is kind of drastic, no it is not what I wanted, yes I am ok with it now.. most of the time :)


  1. Corrie, i love your hair! It is adorable! You look great too. I am looking forward to seeing pictures of your little guy on here- as soon as he is born! :)


  2. Corrie,

    You are hilarious. I love your last mention about your haircut. Too funny. I think its great- easy too with the wee babe comes. And as my mom always says, hair grows back.

    I think he did a marvelous job with the cake. Brown and green (yes, even moss green) are my favorite colour combos. Don't believe me, come to my flat and look at my wedding photos!

    Miss you guys


  3. Corrie, you look wonderful! Congratulations on the anniversary and birthday. All the best with moving. We will pray for you guys. Julie x