Monday, December 19, 2016

Scenes from the weekend

Happy Monday friends! Are you ready for Christmas? Definitely not feeling that holiday spirit yet. Maybe once I'm done work on Wednesday I will be.

{friday} I had the day off, so we went to Brian's school in the morning. They had someone dressing up as Santa, so we wanted to attempt it again. Amelia started crying as soon as we walked in the school doors (maybe too many students all at once), but calmed down when one of the secretaries brought out a singing snowman. That's all she wanted to do was push the button over and over after that, haha. We didn't end up staying long and headed home. It was a cold day out, so we spent the rest of the day until nap time playing at home and I did a workout. 

In the later afternoon, we packed up and headed to my work as we were having a potluck. We didn't have a great turn out, but Amelia actually had fun and was calling one of my co-workers husbands papa (he kind of looks like Brian's dad). It was so funny!

{saturday} Amelia gave us a wonderful sleep in until 7:40am! Once we were all up and moving, Brian made us pancakes and then I headed out to go to a maternity consignment store. I finally found a pair of black maternity dress pants that fit, so that was a win. I ran a couple more errands and then headed home. When Amelia went down for a nap, Brian and I joined her and it was wonderful! 

In the afternoon, my friend Kim came over to see our house and have dinner. Amelia didn't play shy at all with her, but did throw an epic meltdown because we wouldn't give her more bread at dinner. Toddlers are fun ;) Once Amelia was in bed, we watched Central Intelligence. 

{sunday} Brian and Justin were going biking, but didn't end up leaving until later. When Justin came over, Alison and the kids came too so we could have a play date and she could see our house. The kids played well together and we got some girl talk in, so that's a win :) After they left, Amelia and I had lunch and then I put her down for a nap. She proceeded to play and do yoga in a her crib for an hour without sleeping, so I ended up getting her up. She finally ended up going down for a nap around 3:15pm and woke up a grouch! Other than that, I did some laundry and walked Harley in the freezing wind. 

I apparently took zero pictures all weekend, so I suck haha. 

Tell me: how was your weekend?

Friday, December 16, 2016

Happy birthday Brian!

I'm not even going to attempt to write a post like Brian does for my birthday as I will never come near his! I do want to write a post to say happy birthday to the best husband and father though!


Happy birthday to the guy who always makes me laugh and will laugh at my silliness. Even if it's when he is trying to fall asleep ;)


Happy birthday to the guy who Amelia talks the most about. Forget about momma, everything is dadda these days. Even when she takes a poop, she tells our day home lady that dadda pooped, haha. It's because she loves you Brian!


Happy birthday to the guy that absolutely loves biking! If he could live somewhere that he could bike everyday, he would be in absolute heaven. As much as I bug you, I know you love Amelia, Harley and I more than biking.


Happy birthday to the most supportive man I know. No matter what I decide to do whether it be running a half marathon or trying a new sport, Brian will always support me.


Happy birthday to the best dad. You love Amelia (and Harley) unconditionally, and give so much to both of them. Thank you for doing all you do for both Amelia and Harley.


As busy as our life is (and is going to get even busier with another baby), I love spending every day with you. I appreciate you making dinner almost every night, walking Harley, getting groceries, and everything else that you do for us. Happy birthday Brian!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Canadian Blogger Christmas Swap 2016: link up


Lindsey and I just want to say thank you to everyone who signed up and participated this year! We love that people get excited for it year after year, and that you come back to join in the fun :)

Brie was my partner this year, so we exchanged our packages on Saturday at the blogger Christmas party. She spoiled me with two ornaments {we both apparently couldn't decide on just one}, chocolates, and a Christmas book for Amelia. She has read it almost every night since then and loves opening the flaps! Thank you again Brie :)



If you have already posted about your ornament/package, feel free to add it to the link up below :)




Tuesday, December 13, 2016

{baby d 2.0}

First of all, thank you very much to everyone for all of your congratulations last week on my blog and Instagram. I appreciate :)

Second of all, I've done a terrible job documenting this pregnancy. Between moving, working full-time and being a parent to a busy toddler, I've had zero energy to do weekly pictures so far. Must get better about it!

I thought I would answer a few questions today:

When am I due?

  • June 10, 2017, so I am 14 weeks and 3 days today. My due date was moved up by four days at our ultrasound. 
Will we find out what we are having?
  • yes! We found out with Amelia and I'm way too much of a planner. Do I have a feeling what this baby is? Not a single one.
How am I feeling?
  • overall, pretty good. Still having headaches here and there, and am tired but that's pretty normal. Between 7-9 weeks, I puked a lot! I never puked with Amelia, but luckily it's passed now. It was always in the morning and if I opened our fridge.
How did we find out?
  • I just want to say that Brian and I were very lucky again to be able to conceive very quickly. We are very aware that it doesn't happen for everyone that way, and our hearts go out to those that are still trying/waiting.
  • my periods are very regular, so I knew right away that I was pregnant. I didn't have any feelings (ie: having to pee all the time or sore boobs) that I was pregnant, but not getting my period was a big one.
  • I had no fun plans on how to tell Brian and couldn't wait to take a test, so I took one at work and sent him a picture of it, haha. 
  • I went to see my doctor the week after, who did blood work and a urine test. He then referred me to the maternity clinic again, and I saw them at 11 weeks. We got to hear the baby's heart beat too.
Did I have an ultrasound?
  • yes, the first trimester screening one. I was super nervous going into it, but it was pretty short and everything looked healthy and normal with the baby. 
  • Our next one is in January :)

14 weeks


Monday, December 12, 2016

Scenes from the weekend

Happy Monday everyone! Can you believe there is only one more weekend until Christmas?! Not a clue where this last year and month have gone. 

{friday} I left a bit before Amelia went to bed to run to Sport Chek, Costco, Michael's and Canadian Tire to pick up a couple gifts for our nieces and nephew. Other than that, we didn't do much.

{saturday} in the morning, Brian made us his usual Saturday morning pancake breakfast and Amelia insisted on sitting at the table in the big chairs with us! She actually did really well. Sat still and ate three pancakes! In the later morning, I bundled up and took Harley for a long walk. When Amelia went down for her nap in the afternoon, I worked out and then showered and got ready for the blog party.

I left around 4:45pm to pick up a couple maternity sweaters I was buying off of someone and then picked up Alison to head to Brie's for the party. Deerfoot ended up being super slow, but we made it safe and sound :) It was a fun night of lots of eating, chatting and having a gift exchange. Thanks again for hosting Brie!




{sunday} when Alison and I were driving home the night before, she mentioned that they were going to take their kids to see Santa at Deerfoot Mall. We decided to join them, but head there a bit early as it only opened at 12pm and Amelia normally goes down for a nap around 1pm. When we got there, there was already quite a line up. Luckily, the kids had fun planning together and in the play area until their turn came. When it was Amelia's turn, she wanted nothing to do with Santa and completely lost it! Hahah.




After seeing Santa, we headed out and put Amelia down for a nap as soon as we got home. Once she was down, I headed out for groceries and then Brian took Harley for a long walk. 

And there goes another weekend!

Tell me: how was your weekend?

Thursday, December 8, 2016

We've been keeping a secret...


Amelia sure looks excited, but she doesn't know that she'll have to share her toys and books soon!

More to come :)

Monday, December 5, 2016

Scenes from the weekend

Happy Monday everyone! We got a tonne of snow yesterday and now it's going to be super chilly all week.  Winter is almost over right? ;)

{friday} Brian was playing squash and having beers with co-workers after school, so it was just Amelia and I. Once Brian was home and Amelia was sleeping, I took Harley for a short and slow run (aka don't ever stop running!). 

{saturday} Amelia had a wonderful sleep in (7:30am!), which meant we got to sleep in too. Once we were up, Brian made us pancakes and then we got ready for the day. We headed out to get Amelia her flu shot- lots of tears and screaming took place, but some stickers and snacks calmed her down. After her shot, we stopped at Once Upon a Child to look for snow boots for her. Ended up getting two pairs, pjs, a shirt, puzzle and a book for her. Strange how that happened ;)

In the afternoon, I took Harley for a walk and then hung out while Amelia was napping. That night, I went out for dinner for a friends birthday to the Yellow Door Bistro. Funky place with delicious food!


{sunday} the snow was starting to come down, so of course we had to set up the Christmas tree! Amelia "helped" us and it was super cute! Once we had the tree and decorations up, I headed out for groceries and a couple other things. It was pretty miserable out there!


Once Amelia was down for her nap, I started to unpack some boxes and go through a bunch of stuff to get rid of. I did a quick workout from Fitness Blender and then we spent the rest of the afternoon/evening playing with Amelia, making dinner and catching up on Shameless.


Tell me: how was your weekend?

Friday, December 2, 2016

Five on Friday

No apologizing from me today about not posting- just going to jump right into Five on Friday.

{one} we are all officially moved into our new house! We took possession last Friday and got started right away. The day didn't go according to plan (had to take Amelia to the doctor for lingering fevers, the painter didn't show up until I got in touch with her, etc), but it all worked out. We moved most of the boxes on Friday night and the mom's (mine and Brian's) put away a lot of our kitchen stuff. On Saturday, Brian and his dad picked up the moving truck around 9:30am and we were done moving mostly everything by 3pm. A HUGE thank you to everyone that helped us! On Sunday we went back over to the old house to finish cleaning, putting doors back on (had to take two off to get out the deep freezer from the basement), clean the garage and move random bits of stuff from the basement. I think that took us two hours, so not too bad. My mom and Brian's mom did so much for us in terms of getting stuff set up and put away at the new house. Our house would still be covered in boxes if it wasn't for them!

I thought I would be a bit sad leaving the old house, but I wasn't. Our new one feels so much more like home and we have some lovely neighbours! A couple already came over to say hi and bring us cookies!

{two} how the heck is it December already?! I feel like I was just going back to work and here we are almost a year later. I'm so not ready for Christmas. I've barely bought any gifts and just not quite in the spirit yet. Hopefully we can get our tree up this weekend.  

{three} I haven't been working out at all lately as packing and moving definitely took priority. I did a workout last night from Fitness Blender, and oh man, am I ever out of shape!

{four} for those of you participating in the Christmas blog swap, a friendly reminder that your packages are to be sent out by today! If yours is going to be late going out, please ensure your partner is aware :) 

{five} what's new in your life? I've been sort of reading blogs, but not commenting at all. Must get better about it!  

Have a great weekend!

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