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.

27 weeks - October 1, 2014

I've officially entered my third trimester!

I'm feeling better emotionally, although not much has changed physically. I'm showing now, but still people are pretty surprised that I'm 27 weeks.

We are absorbed with the move. Packing has started; there are boxes and things everywhere. It's going to be expensive, simply because of the fact that the loading dock at our building is closed off for repairs. I tried to move our closing date but the purchaser wouldn't agree. Oh well. This will work out anyway.

All the renovations are underway. Painting started. I'm worried about the tiling; it's not done and seems to be the thing that's holding everything up. I know it will all get done, but I just wanted it completed before we moved. That's not going to be possible. Hopefully, it won't be too intrusive. Still have to schedule my furniture delivery, but that won't be too difficult.

I think I'm finally getting the hang of the baby bump dressing. I feel a little better now that it's cooler out too. Baby's kicking all the time and that seems to make it all worth it. I think we have (mostly) settled on a girl's name, but not a boy's.


25 weeks + 3 days - September 20, 2014

Wow this has been a long week! (Also month, since I only seem to write once a month.)

So, the house closed. Renovations have started - what a headache. I'm worried about the deadline and everyone being ready for us to move. Still, should be wonderful once it's all completed. I'm working my ass off. Husband is too. He's been pretty good about helping. It's all on track and that's the most important thing.

I finally took out my navel ring yesterday. It hasn't stretched and it probably won't close, but it was time. It's weird to see my belly without it. I've had it for so long! 

I feel like a whale. Oh, and my "morning" sickness returned. How wonderful. Just what I needed right now. The good news is I'm in very good health and baby is measuring just fine. Also, Dr. says stress can't affect baby, so that made me feel a whole lot better.

All in all, things seem to be going well. Finally. 

August 28, 2014 - 22 weeks

I'm trying to stay positive. I'm also failing, miserably, which is something I'm neither used to nor good at doing. I'm usually an upbeat person; I look on the bright side. I always see the silver lining. Yet, here I am, 22 weeks pregnant, more than halfway there and my ability to handle any sort of stress, anxiety or other negativity feels like its disintegrated.

Part of this is the fact that I'm extremely busy. In running a business, you never really stop working. Even though I've bought a laptop so that I can continue to remain connected during my maternity leave, the fact remains that I have to plan for my departure. That's difficult. It also means I'm ceding control and I don't really like doing that very much. Maybe, if I could sleep properly and comfortably, I'd be less cranky.

The house closes next week and we are almost done with the furniture and renovations scheduling. Thankfully, I'm getting a lot of help.

I'm going to register this afternoon, even though I don't plan on having a baby shower until after baby comes. At least I don't appear to be getting any bigger. If baby wasn't kicking so much, it would be really hard to see it as anything other than fat. Then again, s/he is supposedly the size of a papaya this week. I'm excited for baby, I just don't love the process of getting there.

S/He will be a winter baby like me. I'm almost sad s/he will miss the autumn. I love the fall and Halloween. So excited for Halloween in our new house! We're having a little Capricorn, unless s/he decides to come really early though, so we'll just have to find other things to love about snow.