December 11, 2014 - 37+1

I'm term!

I should just leave it at that, but I won't.
Still craving so many sweets - today, it's jelly beans. Also: LEMONADE IS LORD. But, it must either be homemade or Simply brand.

I'm starting Mat leave on Christmas eve barring any early appearance of baby. (Please child, stay in there until January!) House is prepared; we even unpacked the change table, mattress and bassinet. The crib, etc. are in place and the hospital bag for baby is packed. My stuff isn't, but at least we have baby basics. Except wipes, I have to remember to get some portable wipes, the ones I got at Costco are way too massive for Husband's diaper bag.

Since I'm so type A, I've even started some draft baby announcements on Paperless Post. The e-mail list is pre-populated and we can announce baby as soon as we are ready.

What's left to do? We still have some furniture being delivered December 22. Ugh, the rugs are ... I don't know what they are, but they haven't come yet; it's irritating. Also, finishing off the last minute reno stuff is taking FOREVER.

December 3, 2014 - 36 weeks

Well, I made it: We're in the home stretch!!

Let's see: I'm measuring perfectly according to my Dr. Love my Dr. and his staff. I've checked off almost all the bits and pieces I needed to get ready for baby:

Nursery furniture is in. Crib, bassinet, change pad, change pad covers, diaper genie, diapers, wipes, towels, sleepers, bath wash, bath tub, and receiving blankets are all washed and in place. Cord blood banking (yes, we opted in.) kit is ready to go. Just have to pack the hospital bag, which we are planning on doing this weekend.

All but four and a half of the boxes have been unpacked and all the furniture that has been delivered (still waiting on a couple pieces) is set up and ready to go. It only took us a month and I may have worn myself out a couple of days, but we are done or as nearly done as possible all things considered. I can't unpack the last four boxes, all books, because our house painter is still using that cabinet to store paint.

The last four weeks have been crazy. My office staff threw a double baby shower with my colleague who left for maternity leave already. I am planning on working until Christmas. Frankly, I'm probably going to be working while on leave.

My appetite has returned with a force. Baby is growing and moving. OMG, is baby moving around in there. It's so weird; it's not quite painful, but sometimes very uncomfortable. Labour is imminent. Thankfully, between my Dr., my husband and my sister (the OB/GYN resident), I'm about as informed as I could possibly get. Baby sister is planning on coming in to the city as soon as my labour starts, if it's possible for her. She'll be number one on our call list. How cool would it be for her to deliver her niece/nephew?

Still don't know the gender; Husband is really into this surprise thing. I'm freaking out, since we don't have a boy's name (we have mostly settled on a girl's name). Surprisingly, my dad is also pretty adamant that we should opt for the surprise. Thus far, it's a surprise. I strongly suspect our little soccer player is a girl though.

Morning sickness has abated but not disappeared, so that could suggest a girl. Cravings have been insane too. Today, it's fruit; sour, tangy fruit like gooseberries and pineapple. And lemonade. All the lemonade in the world. It makes baby move around though; weird, right?

I even bought a few non-essentials for baby, like a keepsake book. Husband and I are both excited to fill that out. He's positively beaming with excitement. And worry - the man worries about me ALL the time. It's... unusual, but pleasant. He's been doing an amazing job taking care of me. I have a hard time getting in and out of bed, putting on my socks, etc. I can do it, but it's easier with a hand.

Once we finally got his man cave sorted out (this place is amazing!), we started watching movies and stuff down there together. My craft room is up and running too, so I can spend the last week of my pregnancy (or before) sewing a new blanket for my own little baby. Need to pick out the rest of the fabric for that one. Might wait until after baby is born and stick to "girl" or "boy" colours and then embroider it with baby's name. I have a patterned fabric all ready for the front.

Finally, a belly pic from yesterday:

Getting close! Getting large - I feel like a cow, seriously.

November 5, 2014 - 32 weeks

Feeling SO manic today!

Just got back from the Dr.'s and he has no concerns. Everything is perfect. Weight gain is approximately 25lbs. Yeah, I'm doing great today. Feeling pretty great.

House is coming along nicely. Finalized a few more details. Nursery is being painted, so I can finally have the furniture delivered next week. Only a few more last minute details on the house to get sorted, but all in good time. Maybe that's why I am feeling less stressed?

Whatever it is, today is a fantastic day! I hope the rest stay like this!

October 31, 2014 - 31 weeks+


I absolutely adore this holiday. Candy, costumes and spooky everything? Yes, please!

So, we moved! We got most of our furniture and we are sleeping there too! I can't believe we did it. I can't believe we are mostly unpacked too. So much effort and we are finally in the home stretch.

We also did our pre-natal course at the hospital last weekend. That was... interesting. I'm a little nervous about labour/delivery now. Touring the hospital was nice, but not exactly reassuring. Everything was even more hospital-like than I expected. Still, I'm glad we took the course. It was a jam-packed two days, but it was nice to be able to get some information.

Baby is moving around and kicking up a storm! I'm not exactly huge, but I feel like I weigh a ton. Plus, I'm hungry all the time. I feel like I eat even when I'm not hungry which is so not good. At least it keeps the ever-present nausea at bay.

I'm very excited to give out candy tonight at our brand new house! Husband is indifferent I think, but my excitement might be infecting him. OOOH! And, the whole office dressed up for the holiday:

Aren't I Glam-MOO-rus? My brother (and uncle's) idea of a joke: Apparently I'm a cow. Ha ha.

You can see a bit of our new furniture in the background. Our rug hasn't arrived, so no pictures until we have everything. I hope to be completely settled by the end of November; hopefully sooner.

29 weeks+ - October 17, 2014

Well, we have officially moved!
Our boxes are stacked in our new home and it's already driving me crazy. The renovations aren't quite complete. There have been so many problems the last couple of weeks. Still, everything seems to be getting done. Husband has been absolutely AMAZING! The man has been so helpful, accommodating and just plain awesome. I love him so much.

Coupled with the move and the stress of things just not going well, I feel like I've bruised my tailbone. That's right; since last week, I haven't been able to sit without pain. Charming, aren't I?
Apparently, it's something pregnancy related, because I did not fall. Unfortunately, it meant that I couldn't see Russell Peters live. Thank God for the ticket insurance!

Now, we just have to get through the next week, preferably with less pain!

Next weekend: prenatal class at the hospital.
I can't believe I'm in my third trimester. Things are moving quickly now! I'm starting to worry that when everything is finally done (and I've had a break), I'm going to be bored. At least the weather has been cooperating.