Friday, April 30, 2010

19 Weeks

Wow, the weeks are starting to fly by now that I'm feeling so much better!! The past week has been pretty uneventful. I have started going to Wal-Mart more often to check things out, and have decided that with all the crib recalls that Wal-Mart has had recently, we are 100% NOT buying a crib from there! Even their Graco and Safety 1st brands are being recalled. No thank you!

I've started to feel the baby bouncing around in there... It feels like little fluttering (hmm... maybe that's why they call it "fluttering"...) and it's been wonderful. Ryan can't feel anything so it's not that exciting for him, but it's nice for me.

Sleep has become something I long for haha. I wake up at least once a nice to go to the bathroom, and I wake up once or twice or 3 times because of major calf pain. It's not the most fun ever. My hip is finally feeling better, so that's awesome. I think the pain was due to sitting in my office chair all day. It's not very ergonomic.

What else... well I'm really showing now. Clothes fit quite snug and my Lululemons are rolling down even more than they were before. I think I look more pregnant now than just fat, so yay! haha!

Next week I'm at the 1/2 way mark!!!! I made an apt for May 5th to convince my doc to send me for another ultrasound. I'm DYING to know what this baby is!! I want names!!! hehe

Monday, April 26, 2010


So I called the doctor's office and she said that sometimes you just get a crabby tech who doesn't want you to know the sex of the baby and therefore doesn't even bother checking - or pretends to check and doesn't really (which is EXACTLY what happened with us). So she said to wait for my next apt and ask my doc about another ultrasound but they rarely do another ultrasound after 18 weeks. So my next apt is supposed to be May 21st but I went ahead and booked one for May 5th to get my doctor to send me for another ultrasound - I REALLY want to know the sex of this baby and I cannot wait much longer. AND I'm going to go somewhere else and get a tech who will actually DO what I ask (hello, you're charging people for these tests - I have the RIGHT to know the sex of my baby!). Grrrr it's just annoying since she could have just checked and we'd be fine but nooooooo. Regardless of the sex, we're going to love the baby anyways but I REALLY want to start buying stuff and I want to know what I'm buying for!!!!

*sigh* Some people's kids.....

Friday, April 23, 2010

18 Week Ultrasound!

Well, today was our 18-week ultrasound. I'm a little annoyed by the whole process. The woman was really nice, and made sure she told me over and over again that the baby was happy and healthy and that there were NO problems at all that she could tell - YAY!!! She let me watch the whole ultrasound and told me that the heartbeat is 148 bpm and kept following the little gaffer everywhere s/he went.

Unfortunately, she gave me 4D photos of:

- The hand
- The foot
- A video of something I have NO idea what it was

Where's the photo of the face? Oh, and she tried once to figure out the sex of the baby but it was being stubborn and kept turning its back to us. One second it's lounging on its back then we go to take a peek and BAM - it's tummy time and the baby is on its stomach. So we still try to go in for a sneak peek and BAM - the baby is hiding behind something and getting all snuggled in.

We saw the baby pee, which apparently is awesome because it means all its internal organs are working perfectly. So yay!!!

Here's some photos (I'm fully aware they suck... the cost of the photos was supposed to be $20 but they gave it to me for free, thank goodness because if I had paid I'd have been very unimpressed!):



Arm/Side of Face:

I love this baby so much!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

What I want

Ryan hates this stroller/car seat but I loooove it.
I'm trying to find ways to convince him. I think I've used up all of my "you're going to San Fran without me!" tickets hehe

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Doc's Appointment

I made a doc's appt because I haven't been feeling too hot the last couple of days. My doc tried to find the heartbeat and seriously we tried for over a minute and couldn't find anything so she told me to take a deep breath (cuz I was freaking OUT) and calm down and she'll try again. We ended up finding the heartbeat but apparently the baby was bouncing around so much that it was impossible to keep it for more than 5 seconds. She couldn't even get an accurate reading. So that was relieving!

She told me I need to:

- Up my calorie intake by about double (whoops... I thought I was eating lots but apparently not)
- Take extra Calcium AND Vitamin D supplements
- Drink a LOT more water
- Go see a dentist ASAP (bleeding gums)

So that's the dealio! So now I'm off to eat a friggen HUGE lunch, hahaha

Friday we find out the sex!!! WOOO!!!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

17 Weeks!!

So here's my 17-Week belly shot. Even my Lululemon's are starting to roll down!


Friday, April 16, 2010

I'm going straight to hell for this...

I saw a kid today that was .... well.... not a very nice looking child. A huge black uni-brow, blond hair, crossed eyes and I am quite certain he had a 5 o'clock shadow.

And I actually thought "my God, I hope our kid is cute!"

See? Straight to hell!!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The times they are-a changin'

It's 7:53pm.

I have eaten supper.


I FEEL FINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Could it be????? Could I be past the morning sickness stage??? At (almost) 17 weeks????????

I'm throwing it out there!! WOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

30 Random Things About Me

1. Grossest thing I've ever seen: a homeless dude eating his leg with a fork in Kensington. I'm not even kidding, but I wish I was.

2. I watch my husband sleep sometimes and think of how lucky I am. I can't even explain how lucky I am.

3. I think I'm hilarious. Some don't get my sense of humour, but the ones who do really think I'm funny.

4. I am weirdly in love with my puppy. I mean, I really love him. Sometimes I think it may not be healthy to love a dog this much, but I don't care. He is amazing and cute and so, so funny and smart. If it weren't for him, I think I'd be much more depressed that we have no kids yet.

5. I love musicals. I mean, I loooove musicals. Sometimes when Ryan's not in the car (because he is not a fan of my singing), I sing so loud. Especially to Rent... and Hairspray... and Chicago... and I pretend I'm on stage singing as the star of the show and, of course, I'm really good. I even know the dance moves. And I get all excited thinking of how awesome I'd be on stage singing "it's nothing, they turned off my heat, and I'm just a little weak on my feet, would you light my caaannddlleeeeeeeeeee"

6. I once met Rachel Leigh Cook (actress) in Starbucks on 17th Ave in Calgary. I called a cab for her, she said I was her hero. To this day, I believe fully that she remembers me as her hero.

7. I don't know what I'd do without my parents. They seriously do SO much for us. I love that they live so close to me and when the thought of moving away comes up, I get sad knowing I'd be further away from my folks. They are the best parents in the world.

8. I have the best friends in the world. I even have groups for them... the "Fairview Girls", the "Edmonton Crew", the "Lethbridge Gang" ,"the Roommates", and the "Strathmore Peeps". All of them I am super close with for different reasons and I love them all. And all of these people make me laugh. All the time. Some of the funniest people on this planet are placed in each of these groups.

9. I would rather watch a TV show on DVD rather than on television. It's so much more fun watching a tv show without commercials. I tend to forget what just happened on a show during the commercials and then I get all confused when the show starts again. Ryan hates it when I always ask "wait, what happened to make this happen??"

10. I don't tend to listen very well. I look like I"m listening, but I seem to blank out when people are talking to me. I'll go through a whole conversation and like 3 days later the person will go to me and say "hey, remember when I told you about this..." and I'll be like "uhhh.... suuure...." It's a curse.

11. I'm pregnant with our 1st child, and I'm terrified!!

12. I hate hair. Wet hair especially. If you stay at my house and leave hair on the wall of the shower, or on the floor, and I see it or have to touch it, I will throw up. Just thinking about wet hair makes me want to gag. It's disgusting. I think this was rooted from when I lived with Sunny. "The Roommates" will get this one.

13. I really believe in God and my faith is what keeps me going everyday. And I don't try to force my faith on other people: believe what you want. But some things are true whether you believe in them or not. And if I'm wrong, and there is no God, then I didn't waste anything in life. But if I'm right... well, if I'm right then I'm pretty happy with the decisions I've made because the alternative is not something I would want to experience.

14. I love my house, and am very grateful that we have this house!

15. I check my facebook like 8,000 time a day. It's an awful habit.

16. I hate women drivers. They are always talking on their cell phones and being horrible drivers. Why go 60 km/hr in an 80 zone, then 140 km/hr in a 110 zone? GET OFF YOUR DAMN PHONE!

17. Brad Paisley is my favourite.

18. I read Perez Hilton all day. I hate how celebrities are idolized and make me feel like I should look differently, but I can't turn away. I have to know what's going on with Britney and Jessica. I just have to.

19. I always wish I had a different body, but I can't stop eating junk food. I'd have cookies for supper if I could. But I don't have the metabolism to do so. Sometimes, that makes me sad.

20. I overreact to pretty much everything.

21. I hate it when someone sits in my spot on the couch. It's MY spot. It's contorted to my body. But I don't blame people - it really is the most comfortable spot on the couch.

22. I have never learned how to deal with death. I've had 3 people close to me pass away, two of which were my grandparents. I miss them a lot, and think about them quite often. And I know I'm pretty much taking this from Nicole's note, the passing of these 3 people has really made me realize how precious life is and how much it would hurt if one of my close family or friends passes away... or Bauer. So to you: I love you!

23. Sometimes I miss Fairview. I loved growing up there.

24. I always secretly believe that I will win the lottery.... or that I really deserve to win the lottery.

25. I like to complain. I complain about pretty much everything. But I always actually love doing things. Like, I complain about throwing someone a party, but I absolutely love doing it. I think I just love the compliments that comes with throwing someone a party. I should change #25 to "I love being complimented". But I won't.

26. My biggest pet peeve: when people don't pick up their dogs poop.

27. I do not eat meat, and I am very proud of this fact. I'm about a month away from being a vegetarian for 1 full year. I feel like I've helped Earth. And every time I hear of an animal being abused, or hear of some factory that sold a bunch of products with some sort of bacteria in it... I am reminded about how awful the mass production meat industry really is.

28. I love my job.

29. To this day, I am afraid to turn off the lights in the bathroom because Candyman will get me, and I still expect a crazed toy clown to grab my feet as I get into bed because of Poltergeist. Both of these, I blame Tanya Miller for.

30. I am anal about spelling. I hate it when people use the incorrect "your/you're" or the wrong "their/there/they're". It's seriously not that hard!

Friday, April 9, 2010

16 Weeks!!

I'm still too shy to be taking photos of my ever expanding waist-line, but let me assure you: I am growing quickly and... as someone who has been obsessed with her weight since she was in high school, sometimes it's a little tough to handle. Ryan hugged me when he came home today and he was quite surprised to notice Bruno holding him back. Of course, I responded with "so you think I'm fat", which - by the way - can be used with any number of comments. I.e., "hey you look nice today!" "What are you saying, every other day I look fat?"

See? I should teach a class.

Anyways, I am still apparently sick, although I am trying to stay off of the Diclectin as much as I can. This baby doesn't like ANYTHING I eat, so I'm at a loss of what to do next.

I bought some more onesies that were on sale at Wal-Mart. I'm pretty pumped about them because they're super cute. I can't wait to use them!! I also can't wait for 2 weeks from now when I get to find out what sex this baby is so I can buy colour-specific clothing!!! Eee!! Time is still going by really slow!!!!!!

Until the next time, peace out! ;)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Time is SLOW!!!

I walk past the spare bedroom every time I go to my office, which is about 80 times a day. And every time I walk by, I imagine even more of how I'm going to decorate the nursery. And every time I have to remind myself that I can't until we at least know what the baby is, and I should wait until at least June to start buying stuff. I'm the most impatient person in the world!!!!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

CNN Breastfeeding Report

Reposted from Amy

If you have not read it yet, DO. You can read it HERE. It reports on things that the breastfeeding community has known for years. Somehow having a major new source has validated it and people are starting to actually listen! The benefits to breastfeeding your baby are astounding and the argument that formula is "just as good" is taking hit after hit here recently. Babies are dying of illnesses that can be lessened or eradicated just be breastfeeding. Especially in premature babies. Granted there are women out there who actually can not breastfeed but those reasons are so few and far between. As women we need to stand together and encourage each other to breastfeed for the health of our babies. We also, however, need our health care system to get behind us as well. I consider this article a call to action! Who is with me??

Monday, April 5, 2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010

What is "sleep?"

I can barely remember!!

For the past few nights, sleep has come little and far in between. Today I decided something needs to change... Bauer needs to remember that licking himself at 2, 3, 4 and 5am is not acceptable, I need to find a new way to sleep (my hips are killing me! Body pillow, here I come!), and Ryan is not allowed to drink water past 7pm anymore!

I guess this is the Universe's way of preparing me for what is to come!