November – Enjoying the great weather in SoCal

Every weekend, we pack up Linus and try to get outside to tire him out. Hiking, beach, whatever. Feels so busy but it’s fun!

Linus goes hiking. This little guy can walk half a mile no problem! We’ve got a confident stride now! Crawling? That’s for babies.

This is Linus’ favorite toy. A top BaBa bought from China for 5RMB. He LOVES to say, “转转转!” While spinning round and round. Here’s Linus trying to figure out how to wind up the top by himself, then having a ‘conversation’ with PoPo.

L rides a penny board. Maybe we should ask Santa for one? That kind of makes Mommy nervous. Maybe next year.

And lastly, a video montage of this goofball and his obsession with wearing everyone’s shoes.

Gone hiking in the rain!

It was a cloudy day, but the forecast said no rain, so we braved the gloominess and went out for a hike. Linus got to ride on Alvin’s back for the first time for this hike – he’s finally big enough. It was steep and hard! Midway up, it started to rain and we had to come back down. It was still nice going outdoors. Linus probably thought, “Is it bath time? I like baths!”

32 weeks – under 2 months left >_<

OMG! How did the time fly by so fast?  Please tell me I have enough time to get everything ready.

Before you get here, Daddy and I have been trying to enjoy our time to ourselves as much as we can.  We went to a Clippers basketball game this past weekend.

NBA playoffs, and Clippers won!  It was really fun and we can’t wait to take you to a game once you’re out.  We’ll have to get you a little jersey to match the sea of red.

That same night, we saw The Avengers at the movies.  Daddy was so tired, he fell asleep through half the movie, but you were wide awake, kicking and punching with the superheroes. *WHAM*BAM*POW*  Who’s your favorite?

On Sunday, we took our lazy butts hiking.  This was a new trail for us, and we didn’t know how hard it was!  We didn’t make it to the end, but apparently there is a waterfall.  There were too many creeks and rocks to climb over and you’re not making it easy for me.  I tried my best and got as far as I could.  Once you’re out, we’ll go again to see the waterfall.

Here’s me letting you catch some rays.  Check out the hat. Remember, you’re also Canadian as well as being an American.  The Blue Jays are as much your team as the Dodgers are, you got that?

There’s still so much to do before your arrival, but things seem to finally be coming together at our new house.  You just stay put for as long as possible so I can get things ready.

Love, Mommy.

27 weeks – Hello 3rd Trimester!

We bought a house!  We’re officially homeowners!  Our little Maknugget will have a yard to play in and room to grow. We have uncle Kevin to thank for closing this for us.  When Daddy proposed, I agreed that I did not need a fancy engagement ring or wedding and instead, we would work hard and put that money towards a house.  Yesterday, Daddy lived up to his promise and I’m so proud of him.


Today, we went to Venice beach to soak in some of the lovely weather and also celebrate Auntie Nats’ birthday.  I hope you enjoyed the sun and fresh air as much as I did.


24 weeks – Busy Busy Busy

We’ve been so busy lately I haven’t had a chance to update.  Our Maknugget is 24 weeks now which means there’s only 16 weeks left before we meet!  Right now, I am so happy everyday when you kick and I know you’re alright.  I’m sure I will worry much more once you’re out.

So today, Daddy and I went hiking.  What is normally a very easy hike for us felt much harder today.  Carrying you is hard work!  We’ll take you hiking when you come out and I’m going to make Daddy carry you to get the extra exercise.  We made it to the end of the hike though!

So what happened the past 4 weeks since I updated?

1. I’m getting big enough that people are starting to ask if we’re expecting a baby instead of thinking quietly to themselves if I’m getting fat.

2. Being pregnant makes everything taste great and room in my stomach magically appears whenever dessert is mentioned.

3. Stepping on the scale gives me a shock every day.




4. My innie belly button became an outtie.  It’s so weird.  Cleanest my belly button has ever been though!

5. Daddy and I can see you kicking on the outside of my tummy now.  It’s cool seeing my tummy ripple with your kicks.





Time is flying by!  Hope you’re enjoying yourself in there.

Love, Mommy