Friday, June 23, 2017

Catching up

Obviously we've been busy since Gabe, but I thought I would do a bit of a catching up post. 

My mom flew in two weeks ago, but Gabe decided to take his sweet time coming, so we had lots of time to spend with Amelia. It included lots of trips to the park, getting ice cream, playing outside, planting flowers, daily naps.

I'm not sure who is more sad that my mom has left- Amelia sure loved having her here and we both wish that she lived closer :(

Monday, June 19, 2017

{baby d 2.0} Introducing...

Mister Gabriel Daniel finally joined our family (only four days overdue!) on June 14, 2017 at 10:02am. He weighed 7lbs 10oz and was 20.5 inches long. While he has hair (though no where near the amount Amelia had!), it's so blonde! 

Amelia is doing well so far as a big sister. She thinks he's so cute and has been giving him lots of kisses. My mom is here, so she has been getting lots of attention which I think helps too. 

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

{baby d 2.0}: week thirty eight and thirty nine

Feeling: pretty darn pregnant these days! Though, still trying not to complain because overall it's been a great pregnancy. I laugh when random people ask when I am due and I say this weekend and they can't believe it. I feel big, but maybe I'm not as big as I thought? My belly button is sure out and can't hide it!

38 weeks

I've been super tired the last week or so even though I have no problems sleeping at night. Luckily, I'm done work so have been having daily afternoon naps.

Big ol' naked belly
  • car seat and bases are officially in the vehicles!
  • baby laundry is done and mostly put away. A change station is set up in our room (easier for changing in the middle of the night since Amelia will be in her room and my mom in the spare room). I forgot how teeny, tiny the clothes are!
  • hospital bag is half packed. So far I have: towels, shampoo/conditioner, outfits, diapers, wipes, paperwork. Need to add: nursing bras, comfy pants, sandals, water bottle and snacks. What am I forgetting? 
  • had an appointment last Tuesday and my belly was only measuring 37cms. She didn't seem too concerned, so we will see what it's measuring today. I know I was measuring small the last week with Amelia and I was sent for an ultrasound that I never made it to (I went into labour before it). Heart rate was still good.  
  • I think Amelia is starting to realize that something is about to change. She is ALL about me lately and only wants me in her room at bed time (she tells me to sit down after I put her in her crib). I'm worried how she will handle me being gone to the hospital, but hopefully grandma being here will help.
  • starting to feel emotional about everything- when will I go into labour? What will it be like? Will it be faster than Amelia's? How am the heck am I going to handle having two kids?!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Scenes from the week + end

Happy Monday everyone! We had a great week last week and weekend. If you are wondering, yes I am still pregnant. 39 weeks and two days tomorrow. 

Let's rewind to last week:
  • Amelia went to the day home everyday except Thursday, so I was able to get lots done. Ie: grocery shopping, running around, cleaning the house, etc
  • Tuesday I had my doctors appointment and everything was still looking good. Bump update tomorrow.  
  • lots of naps were taken in the afternoon
  • the painter came and painted Amelia's big girl room, so we finally have the bed and everything set up. I'll finish decorating it after my mom leaves (she's going go to stay in there while she's here helping us)
  • got a much needed pedicure
  • Brian's rugby team had a game on Wednesday night, so I picked Amelia up and we went to watch part of it. She had fun chasing a rugby ball around and eating snacks more than watching, but that's okay :)
  • on Thursday, we had a play date with Alison (Delainey and Ryder) and Brie (Sully and Emmy) at our house. It was a nice day out, so we spent the time playing outside and having lunch outside. It was nice to be able to have a play date since we always missed out on them when I was working. Thanks again for coming!

On Saturday morning, Brian went for a bike ride with a friend, so Amelia and I hung out at home. The neighbours were outside, so we went to say hi and ended up hanging out in their backyard for a while. The kids had fun playing in the water again and Amelia was sad to go home (they had family coming over). I convinced her to leave by taking one of our daily trips to the park.

Eating snacks in the backyard
Wearing her "princess" dress before the park
Brian ended up getting home around noon, so we played outside for a bit more before Amelia went down for a nap. I'm going to be sad when summer is over and we can't be outside 24/7!

The rest of the day was spent hanging outside and we started watching Life in Pieces after Alison mentioned it. It's quite funny but wish some of the stories had better endings. 

On Sunday, we had a pretty slow start to the morning. Brian and I moved two dressers around and put stuff back in place before I headed out to the park with Amelia. She was pretty grumpy in the morning thanks to having to poop, but she finally had one and was way happier for the rest of the day. I apparently was tired from the park and moving a dresser because I ended up laying down in bed and falling asleep for well over an hour!

This picture of Amelia makes me laugh. For a girl who would only wear shoe boots forever, we finally got her to wear the purple shoes and now she wants to wear the princess dress all the time! It's the best outfit for sliding and playing outside of course ;)

Tell me: how was your week and weekend? 

Monday, May 29, 2017

Scenes from the weekend

Happy Monday everyone! This is a great one for me as it's my first day of vacation before maternity leave. I've already gotten groceries, started laundry, cleaned up and the painter is here painting the spare room. No more ugly yellow! 

Let's see what we were up to this weekend:

{friday} my last day of work and it felt a little weird to be leaving. I have two really awesome co-workers, so I'm sad to be leaving them. But I know we will keep in touch and keep sending each other funny meme's on IG :)

Brian had grad for his school that night, so it was just Amelia and I. I don't think we did much, besides hang out around the house and play outside before bed time. I was in bed pretty early after she went down.

{saturday} we had a quiet day of just hanging out around the house. Of course it involved a trip to the park and playing with the neighbours too :) While Amelia had a 3 (!!) hour nap in the afternoon, I mowed the grass and took Harley for a  walk. It was such a gorgeous day out!

After Amelia was in bed that night, we watched an episode of The Handmaid's Tale. Still really not sure what to make of that show. Has anyone else watched it? 

{sunday} oh man, this day started out ROUGH! Amelia was a bit grumpy when she got up, but then seemed okay. I made the mistake of telling her while we were eating breakfast that we were going to see Delainey and Ryder. Of course, she wanted to go see them right away, and we weren't meeting them for two hours. We also decided to tackle making her wear other shoes then her beloved shoe boots, which was quite the fight. That girl has some serious will power and did not like that she couldn't wear her shoe boots. 

After some serious threats of not getting to see Ryder or Delainey, we finally got her to calm down and get dressed so we could go. Luckily, she was happy after that and had a great time playing with the kids at Princess Island Park. It was another gorgeous morning and we even got to cheer on the Calgary Marathon runners (made me a little sad not to be running it though!)

We got home just before noon and Amelia was asking for milk and her crib shortly after that. Being a grump is hard work ;) She ended up sleeping for almost 3 hours again, which she clearly needed. I may have closed my eyes for a while when she was napping and then didn't do much else. Kind of nice.  

Tell me: how was your weekend?

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

{baby d 2.0}: week thirty six and thirty seven

Feeling: overall, still pretty good. I mean I feel pregnant, but not at the stage of hating it yet and wanting the pregnancy to be over. Still having heartburn, but not as bad most days. And my hand still feels numb, but getting used to it.

My brown line on my belly has come back, and I'm surprised that it took this long. Doesn't seem as dark as last time.

Shirt from weewanderers
Workouts: let's not talk about this one ;) Lots of walks with Harley even if they are on the shorter side.


  • the car seat has been cleaned, now it's sitting by the front door waiting for the bases to be installed in the vehicles (cough cough Brian)
  • both of my check ups were good. Heart rate was in the 150s, and belly was measuring on track. I had the group b and chlamydia swabs done last week and both came back negative (they apparently test for chlamydia now so you can choose to decline the eye goop once the baby is born if you are negative for it).
  • I think we've narrowed the list of names down to four, but zero middle names yet. 
  • only three more days of work left for me!
  • does anyone know of a good app for timing contractions?

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Scenes from the weekend

Happy Tuesday everyone! Did you have a good long weekend? I know we sure did!

On Friday night, Brian's parents drove down to our house so we let Amelia stay up until they came. She was so excited to see them that bedtime was LOTS of fun ;)

Saturday morning the boys (aka Brian and his dad) got to work putting together the shed we got from Costco. They ended up not finishing it until 5pm, so it was a full days worth of work for them. While they were working on that, Amelia and I went to the park in the morning with our neighbours and their kids. It was a gorgeous day, so we spent a lot of time outside playing and hanging out while the boys worked. 

"helping" the boys

While Amelia napped, Brian's mom helped me clean up our garden beds and get rid of some dead shrubs. She also made us a delicious steak dinner that night!

Brian's parents left on Sunday morning, so we decided to check out the park near St. Patrick's Island since it was nice (though pretty windy out). Amelia had fun playing at the park and then throwing rocks in the water. What's with kids and loving to throw rocks?!

After the park, we made a quick stop at the mall to return something and pick up Brian's new suit. While Amelia was napping in the afternoon, I ran to Canadian Tire to buy a chair for our front porch and then a couple other errands. It was so busy at Crappy Tire, but was able to get the chair I wanted.

After dinner that night, I mowed the grass and finished cleaning up all of the shrub stuff in the backyard. It was so gorgeous out that I decided to take Harley for a walk before crashing on the couch.

On Monday, Brian and Justin went for their bike date, so Amelia and I had a quiet start to the day by playing at home. We eventually got dressed and headed out to Bowness Park. Good thing we got there when we did as it was crazy down there! So many people. She still had a great time playing at the playground, throwing rocks in the river, and looking at the ducks. After the park, we headed home and our neighbours were outside. They asked if we wanted to play in the sprinkler, and I knew it would be a hit or miss with Amelia. Luckily, she loved it and didn't want to leave come nap time!

I finally got Amelia down for a nap, so I hung out in the sunshine as it was another gorgeous day. Our night was capped off with a super slow walk as a family with a toddler who wanted a walking stick and wanted to look at everything :)

And yes, those are the loved shoe boots with shorts! ;) We had a fight on Friday night about it, and I don't have the energy to push it further. 

Tell me: how was your weekend?


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