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“Bumpdates” weeks 19-22

Week 19:

It sure is exciting to be able to call Jedi by his name now. This week he’s the size of an heirloom tomato or a mango (I went with mango, because I LOVE to eat mangoes). He is developing special areas in his brain for storing sensory information- anything having to do with taste, smell, touch, hearing, and vision. Jedidiah can now hear daddy’s and my voices which is pretty exciting! We love talking to our little guy. He’s growing hair on his head now in addition to the soft hair growing all over his body. He measures about 6 inches from his head to his little bum and is getting a waxy coating on his skin to keep it from pickling in the amniotic fluid. Those are some pretty significant developments this week!

19 looking down

19 looking forward

19 mango close up

19 side

Daddy and I spent most of this week recovering from jet lag and trying to get back on a normal schedule. It is SO hard adjusting back! Thursday I finally got maternity clothes! I’ve been desperately trying to squeeze into my old clothes until I could get back to the States to buy maternity wear- Jedidiah is a growing boy and my body barely fit into most of my other clothes.

We had a lot of social engagements this week- some with family, some with friends. One of the highlights of the week was driving to Waterloo, Iowa for Katie Peters and Zack Barron’s wedding. Katie was one of our first friends when we moved to Qingdao and was a great friend throughout the two years we were there. Zack, ironically, was my friend Warren’s roommate. Warren and I knew each other from our days at Northwestern College (now University of Northwestern, St. Paul). Strangely enough, we both ended up in Qingdao, and we got to know Zack pretty well too. Katie and I actually played AGAINST each other in college soccer. Small world… Katie and Zack were a part of our fellowship in China, which was essentially our “family” while we were away. Anyways, Jedi took his first road trip (only 3 and a half hours) to watch these two make their covenant commitment to each other. The wedding was beautiful and we were able to see many of our friends from China. It was strange to see them all together here… on the other side of the world! But it was a special time to celebrate love, laughter, and friendship.


with the bride

the whole China crew

We were also able to reconnect with one of my oldest friends and her family. Brittany and I have been best friends since 3rd grade. We have stayed in touch all these years and I was able to meet all of her kids, who have grown considerably since the last time I saw them. We really enjoyed catching up with her family as well, as they were my “family” for many years.

Brittany and I

Speaking of family, I was able to spend some quality time with my own. We had a “date” day with my parents, where we visited the historic Fort Snelling (where my dad does all his Civil War reenacting and where I kind of grew up frequenting), walked around Lake Harriett and the surrounding gardens, and then finished at TGI Fridays for dinner. It was a great day and a blog about that will follow at some point.

Fort snelling sign

double ice cream

Fridays with mom and dad

I was also able to reconnect with my youth leader from high school, Nan. I always try to see her when we’re in town, but she is a busy lady! I’m sure that’s what people say about us too, but it’s always great to see her.

Another big thing that happened this week is that Trent FINALLY shaved his beard!!! Woo-HOO!!! I love his beard but in a bit smaller, more confined, well-kept manner. Trent had been growing it out since “No Shave November” and by this point I was pretty over it, but I knew that he loved it so I tolerated the ever growing beard. He looks so handsome now that it’s shaved back down! I can’t stop staring at my handsome husband!


Symptoms: Oh, so tired! There were many sleepless nights and LONG days trying to stay awake after sleepless nights. Stupid jet lag!

week 19 pics

Week 20:

Wow! I can’t believe we’re half-way done with this pregnancy! In some ways, it seems like the time is going by slowly, and in other ways, it is flying and I need it to slow down a bit! But it is pretty exciting to be half-way to meeting our little guy! This week he is the size of a banana! When I read that he is now about 10 inches long, I thought, WOW, he grew a LOT in the last week, but I didn’t realize that they use two different measurements for babies. The first they only use until the baby is 20 weeks old- where they measure from head to rump (because baby’s legs are too scrunched up to measure them appropriately). From 20 weeks on they measure from head to foot, so baby boy didn’t really grow 4 inches in the past week, but now they are taking his legs into consideration when they make their measurements. The only major developments now is that Jedi is producing meconium which is the black, sticky poo that he will pass when he is delivered. It means that his body is preparing for digestion outside of the womb.  Exciting, right…?

20 banana close up

20 banana front view

20 banana looking down

20- banana side

Jedidiah took his second road trip in two weeks- this time up near Duluth in Two Harbors (again, only about 3 ½ hours away). This trip was also to visit some friends from China (small world!). Warren, as mentioned above, was a friend from college. He invited Trent and I to his place for the 4th of July weekend. We left early Friday morning and arrived around 1pm. We met him and Zack and Katie (yep, the couple who had just gotten married) at Gooseberry Falls where we hiked and enjoyed the gorgeous day until the others who would be joining us met up. When we were all together, we headed back for dinner and an evening bonfire on Lake Superior. Saturday’s festivities included morning kayaking and then the “Olympics” where his family had set up all sorts of fun, competitive events. We were all split into teams. Trent and I were on “Team China” with Warren and another friend from China, Amy Keller. We had a blast playing all the games and finished the evening off by watching the fireworks at Canal Park, over the lake. Sunday we spent hiking Tettagouche before heading back to the cities. It was such a fun weekend, and it was great to see these friends again before we all headed our separate ways.

Gooseberry Falls



Team China


Trent and I were invited over to my friend Rosario’s for Arroz con Pollo one afternoon and we enjoyed playing with her girls and catching up over some DELICIOUS Mexican food! After we were finished, we all went down to el mercado for some ice creams! It had been a long time since I’d seen her girls… in fact, when I left for Texas, Fabiola was only a baby, now she’s in 4th grade and there’s another daughter that I hadn’t even met yet. Her oldest is 17 years old!!!! She was like 9 when I left. Ahhh, time passes much too quickly!

con Rosie

Fabi and Jenny
We had a lovely family dinner at my grandma’s where most of us were present. I got to see my aunt Sally, Uncle Jim and my cousin Maddy and her boyfriend, Matt. Dinners at Grandma’s are always a delight… her cooking is the best! And after being in China for two years, it tasted like a slice of heaven!!!

Symptoms this week: I am eating a lot… probably not because of (or even for) Jedi… but just because I am so happy to be eating American foods again! I’ve been going particularly crazy over breakfast foods… especially pancakes! I’m eating them like they’re going out of style!

Week 20

Week 21:

Jedidiah is about the length of a carrot now- 10 ½ inches long. His eyebrows are beginning to grow in this week.

20 carrot front

week 21 carrot close up

week 21 carrot side

I had my second baby shower on Saturday, organized by my sister, Christie and my auntie Sandy. It was a wonderful time and it was such a blessing to be able to see so many friends in one place! It did feel like a bit of a blur though, and unfortunately I didn’t get enough quality time to catch up with hardly anyone. It kind of felt like my wedding, where we saw so many people, but just barely. We got some beautiful, hand-made gifts and lots of great things for Jedi. It was so much fun to open up gifts and envision them being used on our little guy.

My auntie Sandy who helped plan the games and who brought her YUMMY brownies!

My auntie Sandy who helped plan the games and who brought her YUMMY brownies!

My sister, Christie, who helped organize the shower

My sister, Christie, who helped organize the shower

Jamie took photos for us

Jamie took photos for us

jedidiah blanket

jedi light sabers

handsome like daddy

opening gifts and cards

baby shower games

After the baby shower, we had a family bonfire at my sister’s house. I had a bit of a run-in with a S’more… usually I don’t even like S’mores so much, but since it had been quite a while since I’d had one, I decided to go for it. I like to roast the marshmallows, but I don’t so much like to eat them. Anyways, when the boys started the fire, they had discovered a yellow-jacket nest inside, so they sprayed the crap out of it before actually starting the fire. The first marshmallow I roasted smelled kind of funny so I threw it out, I thought perhaps it had picked up some chemical residue. The second one I roasted smelled okay, so I proceeded to put it on the graham crackers and add the chocolate and I took a bite… and IMMEDIATELY spat it out… Something was not right. It tasted sour! I ran inside so brush my teeth and get the taste out of my mouth. Apparently the GRAHAM CRACKERS went bad (who knew that was even possible). So anyways, we threw those ones out and opened a new box and I successfully enjoyed a S’more after that, but as a warning to all of you… if it smells funny, throw it out! I thought it was the marshmallow smelling bad, but really it was the crackers the whole time. Consider yourselves warned!


smore with Trent

I was able to meet up with a good friend of mine from my college soccer team at IKEA. Katie and I walked around looking at stuff while catching up. At the end she gave me a baby gift for little Jedi. It was wrapped so cute with all these hand-cut stars around it. Inside was a prayer book but the best gift was a hand- drawn/painted picture that says, “Our little Monkey.” Trent and I are going with a monkey theme for Jedi’s room and the picture has a little monkey holding a soccer ball. It’s adorable and I can’t wait to put it in Jedi’s room!

me and Katie

Our little monkey

We were able to take our grandparents out for dinner this week to wish them a belated happy anniversary (57 years or something close to that). My sister Christie and her husband Ryan, along with my brother, Derek and us all went to Osaka’s for some Hibachi fun. It was very entertaining to watch them squirt Saki down the boys’ throats and to catch pieces of broccoli flicked into our mouths. We had a great time with them at dinner and enjoyed each other’s company. I can only hope that any of us aspire to be as happy and as in love as my grandparents still are after so many years together!

grandma and gramps at Osaka

At the end of this week, we said our goodbyes with a farewell dinner at my sister’s. Ryan manned the grill and cooked us up some delicious steaks while we enjoyed our last evening together until Christmas time (when Jedidiah will BE HERE!).

sibs pic

sibs silly

Early Wednesday morning we boarded a plane for San Antonio, our final destination. I can honestly say that I have no desire to fly again ANYTIME soon! Thankfully my feet didn’t swell up this time! We were greeted by Trent’s parents who brought us out to lunch (we hadn’t eaten yet) at one of our favorite local restaurants, Garcia’s. I had my favorite meal, tortilla soup, while Trent had his favorite- migas nortenas. His sister Katey and our nephew Cohen joined us for lunch. After lunch, we headed to our house to see how the new floors looked (for another post… renting woes). Much to our surprise, Trent’s family had already moved EVERYTHING from our storage unit back into our house. I cried. I was so relieved that we could sleep in our own bed that night! They had set up the majority of the big furniture which only left us with boxes to unpack. It was such a tremendous blessing that they had done so much work on the house, not only cleaning it and getting the flooring put in, but also having plumbers come fix problems and install a new sink, and taking care of the yard (which needed major maintenance). But then, on top of all of that, to move all of our stuff for us… it was almost too much. I am SO thankful for my in-laws!!! I really lucked out with them!

So… as excited as I was to sleep in our own bed that night… excitement turned to fear as we realized that a MONSTER cockroach was in our bedroom. I’m not kidding, this thing was like 6 inches long. Trent put together a contraption with a cup to try to trap it so that we could bring it outside and let it go (they don’t squish well), but as he tried to catch it, the bugger flew right at his forehead and knocked him straight on the bed! It was crazy. We couldn’t catch him and there was no way we could have slept knowing he was in the room, so we tried to sleep with the lights on (bedroom and bathroom). It was a night of little sleep for us as we continued to try to catch him… he even ended up in our bed at one point! EW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We think that they came in with all the boxes that had been in storage for the past two years. Anyways, not quite what we were hoping for for our first night in our own bed. Lol.

Symptoms this week: Not a whole lot… just getting bigger and bigger!

week 21

Week 22:
Jedidiah is the size of a spaghetti squash this week- measuring about 11 inches long and weighing about one pound. He is developing tooth buds under his little gums and his lips, eyelids, and eyebrows are becoming more defined. His eyes are developed, but still lack pigment. I sure hope baby boy has his daddy’s eyes!!!

22 close up squash

22 front squash

22 side squash

22 squash up against my side

We were able to see a lot of family this week, however, under sad circumstances. Trent’s second cousin, Paul Cooley, was hit on his motorcycle by an 18 wheeler and passed away. So we were able to see a lot of family, but a funeral wasn’t quite what any of us were hoping for. It just reminds me to value every moment with the people we have around us and to be INTENTIONAL about relationships (especially family ones).

We did SO much unpacking this week… wow, we have a lot of crap! It literally took this entire week just to get through everything. One cool thing about unpacking was that I found a box of clothes I had put away for maternity (not that I was super planned, but they just didn’t quite fit right when I wasn’t pregnant) so I felt like I just got a bunch of new stuff! It was awesome! I spent the rest of the week organizing and trying to get settled back in.


We got new phones this week!!! It was well overdue and now we are back in the technological world. The internet people came out on Wednesday to set up internet as well, so I’d say that we are connected again! Hallelujah! It’s been too long! Message us if you want our new numbers.

Along with our new phones, we discovered an app that we love! It’s called “Offer Up” and we found pretty much everything we needed for our house and for Jedidiah’s room using this app. We got his room pretty much situated for so cheap! We bought a used convertible crib with a mattress and bedding, a changing table, a pack-and-play, and a rocking chair for like 300 bucks total. One of the ladies even threw in some brand new baby clothes and bibs for free. I felt like we won the lottery! It also helped us find some other things we needed for the house- a kitchen table and a desk for the office. We scored big on those items too. It’s been great. God has totally provided for us.

Jedi's crib

Jedi's rocker

kitchen table


We were able to catch up with friends this week at two birthday parties.  Trent’s best friend’s son was turning 7 this week so we joined him and his family and a bunch of our mutual friends to celebrate Gavin’s birthday.  Then later that evening we were able to go to another birthday party- this time for one of my Bible Study girls.  Andrea and Nate were having a joint birthday party.  Strangely enough (another small world story), Nate (who I hadn’t met) is married to Jen, who we recognized from a marathon we ran together through a mutual friend in California.  We had driven out to run the Big Sur Half Marathon to meet my girlfriend Rachel, who had been stationed in Alaska for a few years in the Army and was “home” for a visit.  We met Jen through Rachel, but only for that one day.  So how strange it was to be in her home, here in San Antonio, Texas.  Anyways, I got to see quite a few good friends including my bestie Traci.  I also got to meet my friend Abby’s youngest, who was born just after we left to return to China last summer.  It was so great to see my peeps!


Trent and I at Gavin's birthday party.

Trent and I at Gavin’s birthday party.

Not ashamed to get some of the pinata candy with the kiddos!

Not ashamed to get some of the pinata candy with the kiddos!

Jen is the one directly beside me in the maroon sweatshirt.

Jen is the one directly beside me in the maroon sweatshirt.

My friend Abby's youngest, Raymie.

My friend Abby’s youngest, Raymie.

We got to attend our church for the first time this Sunday! It was so good to be back at Revolution Church and to see everyone there. We have sure missed this place and these people!


The other BIG news this week is that Trent got a job!!!  He will be working in a self-contained classroom at Windcrest Elementary (NEISD).  He is very excited about this position as he will be working alongside one of our previous colleagues and friends.  We are so thankful that God has provided for us in this way.  Coming back with no jobs and a baby on the way can be pretty stressful, especially since we didn’t get summer pay!  Our last paychecks were our June ones before we left China, and we weren’t sure how long those would have to stretch.  We are very grateful!

Symptoms this week: Hungry and tired!  But whether that’s due to pregnancy or all the unpacking we’ve been doing, who knows?  Baby boy has been very active which has been exciting for us! We’ve also changed the location for our weekly photos now that we’re back in our own house. We are taking them in Jedidiah’s room!

week 22

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“Bumpdates:” weeks 14-18

Here are the first set of “Bumpdates” from the beginning of our second trimester: weeks 14-18

Week 14:
Little Logsdon was the size of a peach this week- one of my favorite fruits (I have quite a few). The muscles in baby’s face have gotten much stronger and he/she is now able to squint, frown, grimace and smile; baby can suck its little thumb too! Its little body is finally starting to catch up with the size of its head, which for a long time has been much larger in proportion. “Trangie” can even pee this week (exciting, I know…).

14 peach

14 peach side

14peach looking down

Trent and I would have gone back to the doctor this week, since it’s been 4 weeks since our last visit, but we wanted to see if we could hold off until next week so that maybe, just maybe, we could find out if baby “Trangie” was a boy or a girl (we’d only be 15 weeks and a few days, so we weren’t getting our hopes up too high). Daddy was sick this week and I had one random night of sympathy sickness (I think). We were both up at about 3 in the morning throwing up… that was a bonding experience.This week we had our QISS art show, which turned out great, and one of our co-workers, Skenny, had a fantastic barbecue. I got my hair cut (finally), so I’m feeling pretty good.

This Friday at school was like the longest day ever!!! Trent was absent and our music teacher was sick too (which was my only special that day), which meant that I had NO breaks except for the 30 minutes of Chinese during the morning. Then that night I had forgotten I had agreed to help chaperone some of the high schoolers who were attending our ACAMIS Cultural Convention- they were having a pizza party, which sounded easy, but they turned out to be more work than my thirteen 3,4, and 5 year olds. When I finally got home, I had been on my feet for nearly 12 hours and I was EXHAUSTED!!! Thankfully, Trent gave me a foot massage and was very sympathetic. What a guy, I love him!

Symptoms this week: I threw up for the second time in my pregnancy (Trent-1, Angie-2). I’ve been particularly tired this week, although most likely because of work and not so much because of this pregnancy. I’ve been craving salads lately, but I always seem to default to salads anyways.

week 14

Week 15:
I was REALLY looking forward to this week for two reasons: first, we had our next doctor’s appointment and were hoping to find out the sex of our baby, and second, because I was going to have my first baby shower!!!

We went to a different clinic than we’ve been going to so far- it is one that is much further away, and quite a bit more expensive, but one that would more likely tell us if baby “Trangie” would be “Jedidiah James” or “Abigail Grace.” We were really hoping to find out before the shower so that it could be a “reveal” party as well.

Our experience at this hospital was much better- we were actually able to communicate with the doctors and nurses there, and (even though they aren’t supposed to), they were willing to divulge the sex of our baby if they could tell.  Unfortunately, “Trangie” wasn’t showing the goods yet and it was too early to tell. They did assure us that at our next and final visit in Qingdao (during week 18 of our pregnancy), that they would let us know. It was really exciting to see our baby moving around on the ultrasound, and we were thrilled that both Trent and I could watch this time (at the other hospital, neither one of us could watch)! It was the first time we got to see baby moving around and it made it seem even more real! The doctors said that everything seems to be going well and baby is developing normally, so we are happy campers!

Baby was the size of an apple this week. The apple that we bought was abnormally large (like a bionic apple or something) so the photos may not be entirely accurate to Little Logsdon’s actual size. Baby is actually moving amniotic fluid through his or her nose and respiratory tract in preparation for breathing outside of the womb. Another big development this week is that “Trangie” can sense light now, even though its eyes will remain fused shut for another 11 weeks. Taste buds are forming on “Trangie’s” tiny tongue too!

15 apple

15 apple forward

15 apple looking down

The most exciting part of the week for me was my baby shower. My friend Catherine had been planning it for weeks and it was obvious how much love and effort she put into it. It was the most beautiful party I’ve ever had. She paid such attention to detail and organized everything so perfectly. It was a “bee” themed shower for “Mommy to BEE.” She and Justin (her hubby) spent lots of nights putting together little honeycombs and pipe-cleaner bees, and printing off cute labels and photos to be framed. When I arrived, she dressed me in a little bee headband and we began greeting our guests. I’ll blog more about this special evening in a separate post. I just wanted to say that it was an absolute highlight and she made my night so very special. I am so lucky to have such great friends!

mom to be


baby shower2

Symptoms this week: nothing at all. It’s kind of strange, again, trying to remember that I’m pregnant when I don’t really FEEL anything.

week 15

Week 16:
Wow, we are 4 months pregnant now! I can’t believe how fast time is going by! This week was our last week of school so we are looking forward to some “R & R” after this final stretch. This has been an emotional week- lots of goodbyes to people we really love and treasure. One of the hardest goodbye’s this week was to McKenzie and the Klug family. These guys have been our family while we’ve been here and they have been really good friends in addition to being the glue that kept our fellowship together. China really won’t be the same without them. On church Sunday, those of us leaving each gave a testimony of what we’ve learned in China- for me it was what family really looks like. In leaving our physical blood-related families, God has blessed us with so many other “families” to be a part of, especially our church family. Leaving China will leave a big, gaping hole in my heart for THIS family.



This week baby is as long as an avocado- about 4 and a half inches long and about 3 and a half ounces. Lots of blood is pumping through its little body. “Trangie’s” head is more erect and his/her eyes and ears are much closer to what will be their final positions. The patterning on baby’s scalp has begun- even though it doesn’t have hair yet. And baby has little toenails!

16 avacado front

16 avacado side

16 avacado close

As I was reading my Bible this week, I was really reminded that my baby is fearfully and wonderfully made- I know this full well. I kept coming across the same verse- one I particularly liked- Psalm. 22:10: “From birth I was cast upon you; from my mother’s womb you have been my God.” Little Logsdon, you have already been claimed for the Lord!

This week we had our Kindergarten graduation ceremony. It was so much work to get everything organized, but SO worth it. The parents loved it and most of us ended up in tears when our end-of-the-year video finished playing. It was both hard and rewarding to say goodbye to these families that we love so much. Trent and I were also recognized as being the equivalent of “Employees of the month” for both May and June, so it was nice to be formally recognized for all of our hard work lately.


Symptoms of the week: Nothing… in fact, people keep raving about how great my hair and skin look! Pregnancy is doing some good things for me! I had a fleeting craving for chocolate milk, but it’s hard to come by in China, so I stuck it out. Someday, that craving will be fulfilled. 😉

week 16

Week 17:
Little Logsdon is the size of a pear this week and weighs about as much as a turnip. Baby’s skeleton is beginning to harden into bone (from the soft cartilage that it was) and the umbilical cord is getting stronger and thicker. “Trangie” is also developing sweat glands.

17 pear

17 pear up close

This week was our last week of school, and with that came a lot of stress and emotions, but we made it through!

I had a bad bout of diarrhea this week (sorry if it’s TMI)… bad enough that I went to see the doctor after 4 days of it. I wanted to make sure it wasn’t a bacterial infection. It wasn’t, but the doctors experience was quite a trip. I had to poop in this tiny clear plastic cup with the smallest handle ever and then carry it downstairs without any sort of cover, all the while being stared at unabashedly for being a foreigner. It was so embarrassing! …Only in China… Anyways, it lasted from Saturday night well into the next Friday… nearly a week of it. Thankfully I never pooped myself and managed to stay hydrated enough. One of my students’ moms drove me to the doctor, waited for me to finish and still took me out for lunch afterwards. We are very blessed to have people looking out for us here!

We had a lot of activity this week- not only was it our last week of school but we had all sorts of other engagements to attend, all the while trying to pack up our apartment and sell stuff we weren’t taking. We had a special luncheon after school on Friday before gathering at a local restaurant, Déjà vu, to celebrate the year’s end. At the luncheon, all of our co-workers signed a special bag for us and a little onesie and shirt for little “Trangie.”

Baby logsdon



We celebrated Shabbat with our friends Jon and Joyce, and went back into school on Saturday for our official “last day of school.” Thankfully, they provided breakfast for us and it was a nice time to say goodbye to our friends and co-workers. We had a nice lunch at a Korean restaurant with Justin, Catherine and Eli. Monday night was half-price ribs at Korona’s, where we got to meet up with friends and eat some delicious ribs! We attended a student’s birthday party on Tuesday, had dinner with one of our basketball girls, and celebrated Elijah’s first birthday! It’s hard to believe that we were there throughout Catherine’s pregnancy and saw Eli only hours after he was born, and already he’s one years old! It was extra special to be able to celebrate with the Esser’s!


Ribs at Korona's

Ribs at Korona’s

Nala's bday Egbert

Birthday party fun!

Birthday party fun!

Eli's first birthday

Eli’s first birthday


Trent’s going to be such a good daddy!  Watching him all year with our students and seeing how he interacts with the other kiddos around us makes me so thankful for him!

The shipping company picked up our boxes on Monday, but our house still felt like a total disaster zone! We’d been going through all of our things in every spare (HA!) moment we had, but somehow, in two years, we accumulated a LOT of “stuff!”

It was very strange to say goodbye to our students on Friday. Even though I know it is the end of our time at QISS, it still doesn’t feel final. It feels just like last year or just like we were saying goodbye for the summer… not forever. We had such a wonderful final year there and were so blessed with our class this year. We had so much fun and we love those kids and their families SO very much. I am very thankful that these kids were my last class for a while (I won’t be going back to work in the fall) and it felt great to end (or at least pause) my teaching career on such a high note.

Symptoms this week: Diarrhea… man, that sucked!  Also, pregnancy brain is really starting to kick in… the struggle is real, people!

week 17

Week 18:
This week was a HUGE one for us! We moved countries, found out baby “Trangie” is a boy, and said many “hello’s” and “goodbye’s.” Did I mention that we moved countries!

Jedidiah James is the size of a bell pepper this week! He’s growing so much! Right now he measures about 5 and a half inches long and weighs almost 7 oz. His ears are now in their final position and his genitals were what the doctor called, “obvious.” Anyways, as it turns out, “Trangie” is a boy and Trent is very excited to have Jedi as his side-kick. It was a super exciting morning for us. If you’d like to read that post, please check it out at:

18 its a boy

18 ultrasound

18 pepper close

18 pepper frontish

18 pepper side

This week was so busy it literally needs its own post (which will come eventually).

Symptoms this week: SWELLING!!! OMG, after the long trip and all the flights, I thought I’d exchanged ankles with an elephant! I didn’t even notice until I showered the next morning, but WOW… I just kept thinking, “Are those really MY ankles?!?!?” I guess many women have that all the time during their pregnancy so I should be grateful that it only happened after 24 hours of flying!
I finally felt baby’s first movements! It was hard to tell at first, because I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect, but I’m pretty sure little Jedi was responsible. It may be a few more weeks until I feel him kicking more consistently, but it was pretty exciting!

week 18

Well, that about wraps up those 5 weeks of my pregnancy.  I’ll get caught up eventually!

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