Second Ultrasound, Genetic Testing and the end of the First Trimester!

Today, Waterbear is in its 13th week and nearing the end of the first trimester! Since our last post, we had an appointment with the OBGYN/Midwifery clinic nearby. It was the first time I’d visited the actual clinic since all of the appointments to date have been at the hospital, about 30 minutes from our place. The clinic is maybe… Read more →

Big Announcement, First Appointments & Ultrasound!

Today is a great day. Today is a particularly great day because we’re announcing our very first pregnancy here on Nesting Nelsons. Many of you are regular readers and many of you are new readers, but both camps will notice that the content on the site will be changing to keep up with medical updates, symptoms, funny stories, “quirks and quarks” and… Read more →

OCCBCE Pt 2: Cross-Border Kitty Cat Prep and Journey Notes

Hello, hello! Welcome to part 2, what is meant to be the feline-focused post, on “Our Cross-Country Border-Crossing Extravaganza”. Here, I will be talking all about our week-and-a-half long road trip, totaling a little over 55 hours on the road, crossing into the US from Canada with two kitty cats. Just a quick disclaimer, as always: I’m not a veterinarian… Read more →

OCCBCE Pt 1: Finding a Place to Live, Shipping and Packing

In this post series, “Our Cross-Country Border-Crossing Extravaganza”, I’m going to detail the cross-continent move from Waterloo, Ontario to Seattle, Washington that James and I completed along with our two kitty cats. We decided to take a road trip through Canada with our cats in tow and to ship our belongings to our new apartment once we arrived to our… Read more →

The Final Countdown!

  Update from the Nest: August 25, 2015   We’re almost there, with less than four days before we embark on our cross-country road trip from Waterloo, Ontario to our new home in Seattle, Washington via the Trans-Canadian Hwy. I’m hoping to document our ride to highlight the beautiful sights that Canada has to offer and to help others doing these long,… Read more →

My Wisdom Tooth Recovery {Pt 6}: Days 7 + 8 (+ Daily Routines)

We’re finally wrapping up the series on wisdom tooth recovery here at the Nest, with today’s review on Recovery Days 7 + 8, plus a bonus look at my morning and nighttime routine during my recovery process.   Day 7 Holy Benefiber, Batman! On Day 6, I wrote about embarrassingly approaching my husband to ask for a little fiber to add… Read more →

My Wisdom Tooth Story {Pt 5}: Recovery Days 4, 5 + 6

We’re deep into my peak recovery days (4, 5 +6) now in my Wisdom Tooth Recovery series! If you’re just now tuning in, make sure to check out my previous blog entries on My Teeth and Consultation, Pre-Extraction Prep, Extraction Day + Recovery Day 1, and Recovery Days 2 + 3. Hopefully, this chronicling will be helpful in providing an… Read more →

My Wisdom Tooth Story {Pt 4}: Day 2 + 3 Recovery

Welcome to another installment of my Wisdom Tooth Recovery journey. So far, I’ve reviewed my Consultation, Pre-Surgery Prep, Surgery + Day 1 of recovery. For this entry, I review Days 2 + 3 of recovery.   Day 2 Day 2 was relatively similar to Day 1 of recovery. My energy levels were normal and my mind felt sharp. I started off my… Read more →