September 21, 2006

Belly shot

This weekend, we were at the wedding of very good friends, up in the Gatineaus outside of Ottawa. It was a lovely wedding, with perfect weather and a beautiful setting, and it gave us a chance to catch up with several friends we haven’t seen for too long.

As far as the blog is concerned, though, the most important thing is that I bought a dress to wear for it, and actually had a picture taken of Mark and me — so I can show you what I look like now! I haven’t really posted any “belly shots” here, partly because I haven’t taken all that many. But this should give you an idea of my current size — at 35 weeks.

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Oh, by the way, I don’t think I’ve mentioned this here, but we now know the gender (thanks to the ultrasound technicians here in Toronto, who had no problem telling us). It’s a boy! (We didn’t really have a preference, but it’s exciting to know).

Posted by Aven at September 21, 2006 06:43 PM
Comments

You look lovely Aven! Enjoy the last few weeks!

Posted by: Chelle at September 21, 2006 08:46 PM

You look lovely! and you both look so happy. I really like your dress. Have you knit any baby items yet?

Posted by: Shannon at September 21, 2006 09:21 PM

Wow, you look SO much better than I did at 35 weeks! Congratulations! Long may it be so! (although if we are comparing, I did only make it another two weeks ….)

And many congrats on the boy as well!! I’m so excited for you, I love being the mom of a little boy. I’m sure I’d love a girl too, but I love having a boy, and I’m sure you will too!

Posted by: Jeannie at September 21, 2006 09:37 PM

You are definitely one of those people that glows when they are pregnant! And GREAT dress!

Posted by: Dani at September 22, 2006 07:15 AM

Aw! You look both look great. I love the colour of your dress. A Hallowe’en baby?

Posted by: Paula at September 22, 2006 08:34 AM

You look so happy, Aven! Positively glowing :)

Posted by: kelly at September 22, 2006 09:35 AM

I had a wedding to go to when I was about the same size you are now (also a boy). It was nice to buy a fancy dress, knowing I would not be wearing it often. Got to love the empire waist dress. Try to take it out for a “mommy and daddy” dinner. You may not get a cahnce in the few months. Nice dress.

Posted by: denny Mcmillan at September 22, 2006 10:07 AM

I had a wedding to go to when I was about the same size you are now (also a boy). It was nice to buy a fancy dress, knowing I would not be wearing it often. Got to love the empire waist dress. Try to take it out for a “mommy and daddy” dinner. You may not get a cahnce in the few months. Nice dress.

Posted by: denny Mcmillan at September 22, 2006 10:08 AM

Aven - you look radiant - seriously. And Daddy looks quite happy too. What a fabulous photo of both of you! Rather, all three of you!

A boy - YAY!

Posted by: Steph VW at September 22, 2006 10:08 AM

Aven - you look so cute and happy!

Posted by: Jill at September 22, 2006 12:42 PM

Well I have to chime in (because it is true) and tell you that you look beautiful! Wow! You are a walking advertisement for being pregnant.

Yay for baby sweaters. I dearly love making them because they are cute and instant gratifiction. Have you discovered the fabulousness of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino? I also picked up a couple of her infant/baby pattern books and they ended up being my staples. I love them.

I did buy/download a pattern from the Lion Brand site that is a cardi knit in one piece including the collar and I have to say I loved doing it and I love the finished product! That was a fun one. Princess Tiffany jacket or something. But I did it in navy and it looks great for boys.

Posted by: Laurie at September 22, 2006 01:05 PM

What a gorgeous dress Aven..you look so beautiful. Mark looks really handsome too..I don’t think I’ve seen a picture of the two of you together and you make an awesome couple :) It’s terrific that you’re going to have a little Libra..they have wonderful personalities. I’m so happy you found out it’s going to be a boy beforehand…yeah Toronto :) I didn’t know I was going to have a boy when I had my son and had made a cute little pink blanket and wallpapered his room in pink :) Take care Aven..you look really wonderful

Posted by: jan at September 22, 2006 01:18 PM

You two, no three look so cute!

Ah, a boy. So Canute it is?

Posted by: Carrie K at September 22, 2006 04:49 PM

Wow, so close to the end… and the beginning! Boys are great, I must say.

Posted by: Mary de B at September 22, 2006 06:27 PM

Wow! You look spectacular! And congratulations to you both! *being a teacher, we get all excited when we see pregnant ladies-they are keeping us in business!!

Posted by: Deb at September 23, 2006 09:18 AM

You look wonderful! I love the colour and cut of the dress.

Yay — a boy!

Big hug!

Posted by: canknitian at September 24, 2006 06:47 AM

Aven, you look wonderful. I can’t wait to meet your son.

Posted by: stephanie at September 24, 2006 10:13 PM

Hope you’re feeling as well as you look - great! A little boy will be wonderful. My grandson (8 months old now) was here this afternoon, and we had so much fun watching him learn to crawl that I didn’t mind not getting any knitting done.

Posted by: Christy J at September 25, 2006 10:12 PM