Friday, December 31, 2010


As another year goes by, I think about all the things that have happened in the past year.  I was diagnosed with PCOS which explained my really wonky cycles.  I was put on Metformin which seemed to have done the trick as I got PG on it.  I was able to avoid using Clomid as although it was prescribed to me I didn't need to use it.

I got PG after 15 months of trying.

I also got a permanent job this year.  It took a while, but I am quite happy with what I am doing- teaching English and History among other things.

We both got our licences this year and bought our first car.  We love it.

Found out that my dad had some cancer cells, but also found out that he has a clean bill of health now.

Overall I say that 2010 was a pretty good year for the Chief and I.  Hopefully with the arrival of Baby Spud, 2011 will be even better.

Thursday, December 30, 2010


Due to boxing day sales, I wanted to check out some of the stores in the mall that sell baby clothes.  One store we looked at all clothing that was very feminine  or very masculine. Another one had clothes similar, but some things that were in the middle of the road.

Despite finding some middle of the road things, the Chief is convinced it is a girl so he bought some very girly things

The Chief bought this for me for Christmas

This is another of the Chief's purchases

He also picked out this set of bibs.

The things I choose were a bit more neutral

I thought this was beary cute.

The one outfit that was actually totally neutral

The next two onesies we choose together.

The Chief's mom is dubbed turtle, so we had to buy this for her.  This started us buying things.

The nursery is painted

My lovely husband The Chief painted the nursery yesterday and did the second coat today.  It looks awesome.

The colour is Goblin. A little different than the one I had originally picked out, but we both didn't like it as much.  So we looked at different ones and saw that this one was called Goblin and we were sold.  Not sure what else we will do on the walls yet.  I think I will wait until the furniture is in.  I know that I want to put in some shelving.  I think I will make all the accents in the room white.

The carpeting is currently pink.  We want to put in a floating floor, but we don't really have time to do so.  In the summer we are hoping to tackle that project ( or if we find it on sale sometime soon).  I currently have  a large brown area rug in my living room which I think I will move into that room in the meantime.  Esp if we end up having a boy, a pink rug is not something I really want.  It will be fine though if we have a girl.  The green does go well with the pink.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Gingerbread House

I usually make a gingerbread house by myself this year, but this year the Chief decided to get in on the action.  Here is what our efforts accomplished.  I bought a premade/ put together one as putting it together can be the hardest thing to do.

We used coarse sugar to make the ground cover.

The chief spent lots of time putting on the "lights"

The Chief wet the side of the roof and sprinkled coarse sugar on top. 

99 days left

Wow, I am finally in double digits.  Only 99 days left till Baby Spud is supposed to make its appearance.  The Chief is convinced that it is a girl while I am on the fence but feeling more boy.

My latest development seems to the mask of pregnancy.  It is on my chin on either side of my mouth.  I was not too pleased to notice it this morning when I looked in the mirror, but I know it will probably go away in a few months so I am not going to try to worry about it.

One very cool thing that I got is a rocking moose from the wood shop at the high school I work at.  This is a picture of the little guy.

I pretty much started to cry when they gave it to me.  I had seen a few of them around the school as well as many handmade toys as that was the woodworking classes's project this semester.  It is unfinished so in the spring I will need to varnish it.  I might stain it or leave it plain.  

Saturday, December 18, 2010

25 weeks now

It is crazy to think that in a little over 3 months, Baby Spud will be here.  School is almost out for Christmas Break.  We are going to relax for a few days and then  go pick up the paint for the room.

And my belly has grown.  I have gained 6 lbs in the last month.  Stairs are my enemy and I get BH contractions each time I walk up them.  Considering I teach on the second floor, I get to feel those daily.

As well here are pictures.
25 weeks

25 weeks

And here is some comparison pictures.

23 weeks
25 weeks

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Deck the Halls

So I started to decorate for Christmas.  Here is my tree.  

The second picture is my cat.  Bacon loves the Christmas tree.  When I have the lights on a night he either sleeps underneath the tree or curled up in the orange chair like shown here.   More pictures to come, once everything looks all pretty.

Friday, December 3, 2010


Things have been quite busy.  I have finally crawled out from my rock.

21 weeks

21 weeks

23 weeks

23 weeks
So that is what the bump has been looking like lately.  It's getting bigger.  Baby Spud has been kicking a lot, although not always very regularly.  I have been noticing that moving is getting to be a bit more difficult.  I teach on the second floor and climbing the stairs after I have been on the first floor is getting to be more and more slow.

In really positive news, the Chief got his driver's license yesterday.  It took him a while, but he is really happy to have it now.  It is weird now being the passenger next to him.  He is really happy that he can drive me to the hospital when the baby starts to come in a few months.

And some more pics... this is what we woke up to the other morning.  Took the Chief 45 minutes to shovel the driveway and clean off the car.  The buses were cancelled so thankfully we didn't really have to rush into work.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Nursery Preparation

So I am home sick today because I am so over tired and feel plain crumby.  I think I am getting sick and some of the students at school are starting to drop like flies.  I will be going for nap shortly so hopefully with some extra rest I can fight off whatever is trying to get me.

I have not started my nursery at all, but hopefully I will be able to start on it soon.  We are waiting on a friend getting their stuff out our basement, and then with my MIL's help, the nursery will soon start to take shape.

We have chosen the colour we want for the room.  It is called Pacific Pines and is a light green.  I found it on the website, but the colours look grey instead of green.  I attached a green that is showing up closer what the paint chip looks like.  I will accent either with a darker green or a beige.

There is also currently bright pink carpeting in that room and if the budget can afford it, we would like to switch it out to laminate flooring.  I am so excited about getting started on the nursery.  We are planning on sticking to plain white furniture or natural wood.  My rocking chair is natural wood and I would like that to be in the nursery.

It still feels so surreal that I am pregnant.  I have been feeling Baby Spud for a few weeks now and the movements are getting to be more frequent.  When I was leaving work yesterday I was getting lots of kicks, and the Chief got to feel it quite clearly.    It is crazy to feel the movements inside of me.  I can't wait to finally see the little one.  :)

My belly seems to be really growing as well.  I was wearing a really loose sweatshirt last night to drop off my supply work, and although it was loose still, my bump was quite visible underneath it.   It is amazing, and I am so thankful that it means my little one is growing away.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Exactly 1/2 through my PG

I am 20 weeks today and have 20 weeks left.  It is amazing to me that I have a little life growing inside of me.  I am so thankful and can't wait for a little baby to get here.

The Chief is convinced it is a girl, and I think I am having boy, so in about 20 weeks we shall find out.

Saturday, November 6, 2010


I had my anatomy scan on Wednesday.  Baby Spud is growing along.  Here is my picture from that ultrasound.

Also here is a picture of my growing belly.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Picked Up Something Little for the Baby

I was at a craft show this weekend and usually there are lots of fun little things to buy.  Since the baby is due in the spring when it will still be a bit chilly, but I won't know how big the baby will be, I thought this was the safest bet.

Can't wait till the baby is here so they can wear it.  My Mother in Law already has a white sweater from when  my husband was little, so it will be a cute little set.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Got to hear the heartbeat

At my last appointment, I got to hear the heartbeat.  It was 140BPM.  So many people are guessing girl, but DH and I are still on the fence as it will be a surprise till the baby's birthdate.

The little spud was pretty active and moving around.

Friday, October 15, 2010

The Glory of Fall Colours

Two weekends ago, I had went to my cousin's wedding.  I also had the opportunity to get lots of great pictures of the fall colours.  Fall colours in this area are limited to various shades of yellows, but a few hours south of here and the full gambit of colours are available to see.

Some bonus pictures are some ducks that were in a swamp behind the mall.  They were swimming around next to a shopping cart.  

Monday, October 11, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Today is Thanksgiving Day as well as my 26th birthday.  I have a lot to be thankful for today.  My goal for my 25th birthday was to be pregnant by it.  That obviously did not turn out as I had planned.  I am very thankful that today on my 26th birthday that I am 15 weeks and 3 days pregnant.   It was not easy waiting all those months to get pregnant, but I think it simply made me more grateful and thankful for the miracle of life that is inside of me now.

I have a turkey in the oven right now and will soon have my in laws and my husband's best friend coming over to share Thanksgiving dinner with us.  It should be a very yummy dinner with Turkey, Stuffing, Sweet Potatoes, Mashed Potatoes, Fresh Cranberry Sauce, Carrots, rolls, and some birthday cake for dessert.

 Have a Happy Gobble Gobble Day :)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

27 weeks left

A few more days and I am officially out of the first trimester.  My exhaustion is getting better, although I still come home most nights wanting to go to sleep.  My baby bump is starting to show.  The Chief didn't notice it all that much at first, but it is now becoming quite evident.  So to see the growth I have included all the pictures I have taken up to this point.  They were all taken in the same style of tank top, just in different colours.  Someone other than my the Chief commented on my baby bump today, lol.

12 weeks 6 day
12 weeks 6 days
4 weeks
9 weeks
10 weeks