Monday, June 25, 2012

my pregnancy: 10 weeks

10 weeks: Baby is the size of a kumquat

My baby, now barely the size of a kumquat, weighs less than a quarter of an ounce. (Length: a little over 1 inch, head to bottom.)

Saturday, June 23, 2012

vs Metro Wildcats

Dolphins won again 41-20 against the Metro Wildcats

baby names

Matthew and I have an agreement that for this baby I will choose the girl name.   Well, I will give him a list of names and he has to choose from that list.  Matthew had a 100% say in choosing Emma so it’s my turn.  I am sure I can think of more throughout my pregnancy but so far this is what I love.  This is what I will give Matthew.  As for boy names; we only have one and YES Matthew had 100% say in the first name, which I am okay with, I love the name.  We both had a say in choosing the middle name for baby#4.  Keep you guys posted;

Baby Girl Names
Abby Miranda
The name Abby comes from the Hebrew origin. In Hebrew the meaning of the name Abby is: Father rejoiced, or father's joy. Gives joy.

Ally Miranda
The name Ally comes from the German origin. In German the meaning of the name Ally is: Noble light.

Ashley Miranda
The name Ashley comes from the English origin. In English the meaning of the name Ashley is: Lives in the ash tree grove.

Ella Miranda
The name Ella comes from the English/French origin. In English/French the meaning of the name Ella is: Beautiful fairy.

Kylie Miranda
The name Kylie comes from the Australian/ English origin. In Gaelic the meaning of the name Kylie is: Boomerang.

Mila Miranda
The name Mila comes from the Russian origin. In Russian the meaning of the name Mila is: Favor grace.

Sophia/Sofia Miranda
The name Sophia comes from the Greek origin. In Greek the meaning of the name Sophia is: Wisdom. 

Willow Miranda
The name Willow comes from the English origin. In English the meaning of the name Willow is: Slender; graceful. From the willow tree noted for slender graceful branches and leaves.     

Zola Miranda
The name Zola comes from the Italian/French origin. In Italian/French the meaning of the name Zola is: Ball of earth.

Baby Boy Name
Xavier Matthew
The name Xavier comes from the Latin origin. In Latin the meaning of the name Xavier is: The New House.

Middle Names
The name Matthew comes from the English origin. In English the meaning of the name Matthew is: Gift of God.
The name Miranda comes from the Latin origin. In Latin the meaning of the name Miranda is: Admirable.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012


When I first found out I was pregnant, my DR. and I discuss my EDD (estimated due date) which was January 17th, 2013.    Today I had my DR. appointment and we discuss my ultra sound results from June 4; everything is GREAT, NORMAL and growing as it should be... BUT… instead of January 17th, 2013 Dr. is saying that my EED is now January 21st, 2013.   I guess he is going by the early ultra sound. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

happy birthday jace

Happy 10th Birthday Jace

It is really hard for me to fathom that a decade ago you entered in to my life and forever changed it.

I know I don’t always get it right, and sometimes I blame you when it was Josh`s fault.  I yell too much, swear too much, and talk too much when I should just be quiet and listen.  My standards for you table manner may be too high and I often scold you for not being quiet or behaving when you are just being a kid. I am easily frustrated, short tempered, and cranky, especially when I hear a hint of whine.  I’m working on it.  Some days I get it right, others I fall way too short of the mark.  But despite my shortcomings as a person and as your mom, I hope you never spend one day of your life ever doubting my love for you.

And so with that sentiment there are a few things I want to you to know today, your 10th birthday.

I love your dry sarcastic wit that is similar to your Uncle Victor, yet all your own.  That humor will sometimes land you in trouble, but it will also will help you power through tough times. And you have no idea how much the girls will flock to you for it.  One minute you are running and talking in a manner that may be a bit too immature for your age, and the next you are pontificating your profound insights about life and our family. It stuns me how clever, smart, and sophisticated you can be for a boy your age.  Your intense love of food and all that is fun in life will carry you through the rough spots. It already has.  Keep loving life and seeking out the best it has to offer…that is one of life’s little known secrets.

I know deep down you love your older brother even though he bothers you, but you bother you him too.  And he loves you back more than you know. I hope you nurture and grow your friendship for the rest of your lives, because you will regret it if you don’t. No one else in the world will share the history of having me as your mom.  And when I grow old and crotchety you will need me to help you remember your past and where you came from.

I love how no matter where you are you;  You know more about yourself at 10 then I do about myself in my late thirties.  You know what you want and what you need and you are not swayed by much, unless donuts/food are involved.  Trust me when I say your teenage years will test your resolve to stand apart from the pack.  But I think that your good judgment will steer you through.

As you embark on the second decade of your life I hope that you will never forget that you are indeed loved for exactly who you are right now and for the young man you are growing into.  As I say often on our house, we are your family and you will always be loved no matter what.  This is the soft place you can land where you will always be OK, you will always be welcome and you will always be loved — no matter what.  You are one of the most unique and amazing individuals I have ever met and my love for you is unconditional, forever, and always.

Happy Birthday Jace
Love Mom

baby Jace 2002/203



tub fun 2008

Jace and mommy 2009


silly Jace 2012

Saturday, June 9, 2012

vs Bradford Bison

Dolphins won again 42-14 against the Bradford Bison

happy birthday baylee

I cannot even believe that my niece, Baylee Hope, is six years old today.  I am so excited to see you grow from the tiny baby I saw on the day you were born into a lovely young woman. 

Happy Birthday Sweet girl. I love you.

 Love Aunt Jenn

Thursday, June 7, 2012

my pregnancy: 8 weeks

8 weeks: my baby is the size of a kidney bean

My baby -- now comparable to the size of a kidney bean (just over 1/2 inch long) -- is constantly moving and shifting.

belly photo

8 weeks 

Monday, June 4, 2012

first ultrasound at 7wks 4days

I had one done today at 7 weeks 4 days, that’s what the ultra sound tech told me, according to me I am 7 weeks, but they count the days.  What did I see; I saw the yolk sac, a little bean-shaped baby, and a definite heart beating away.  I was told that the heart rate was 156, not sure what that means, but I am going to assume good.  The tech measured the baby and yolk sac to make sure everything is sized right for the gestational age.  I will follow up with the DR on Thursday for my EED and results.

Here is a pic of my little peanut;

7 weeks 4 days

7 weeks 4 days

Sunday, June 3, 2012

vs. Etobicoke Eagles

June 2 Dolphins won again 42-0 against the Etobicoke Eagles

vs London

May 26, Dolphins vs London 22-6, so proud of Joshua, he played a great game;

Josh Henry 12