Monday, April 30, 2012

16 Weeks

Size of baby: Avocado
Total Weight Gain: 8lbs
Continuing symptoms: Round ligament pain, which I am starting to think is maybe muscle cramps after some intense episodes this week. It is PAINFUL! It happened in bed last night and Eric says "Awesome, eh?". Haha, actually it is awesome cause it means there is a baby inside there!
New symptoms this week: I am starting to wonder if I am getting some indigestion/heartburn
Maternity Clothes: Full into maternity clothes now!
What I'm Eating: Pretty much a normal diet.
Cravings: Nothing specific this week. I really don't think I am going to have those abnormal cravings, but maybe that is coming yet?
Special pregnancy moments:
Today I made a baby registry at Babies R Us. I was stuck in the city while my car was getting fixed, so I a tonne of time to kill. It was lot of fun, but also confusing cause there are SO many products out there. Do I really need all those gadgets for a baby. I tried to pick stuff I really wanted. The lady said if I had 40 items I would get a welcome package, 80 items I would get two $5 off coupons, and every 20 items after that I would get another $5 coupon. I had 130 items but I only got two coupons. I will probably take some of those items off now.  I feel so blessed to be able to do a registry. I actually wasn't sure if I would do one, cause many people don't for their babies. But I had the time so I figured why not!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

15 Weeks

Size of baby: Apple
Total Weight Gain: 8lbs
Continuing symptoms: Hm, not a whole lots this week. Everything seemed to have disappeared!
New symptoms this week: I can feel my abdominal muscles starting to stretch!
Maternity Clothes: Full into maternity clothes now, and so glad I am. I love that they add extra length instead of width. Maybe I will wear these forever! lol.
What I'm Eating: Pretty much a normal diet.
Cravings: I had a run of craving Laffy Taffy, infact I dreamed about it last night. I dreamed that Coop was all out of my favourite kinds and I had to buy air hears instead!
Special pregnancy moments:
I feel more pregnant this week, probably because of the tummy stretching, and I love it! I am SO looking forward to feeling the baby move in the next couple weeks. A lot of people tell me they first started feeling the baby at 16 weeks, only 1 week away! YAY!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Crib Dilemma

Sometimes when I get an idea in my head, I am pretty determined to see that idea through.

I was completely determined to get the Venetian Iron crib. I was going to save the money and order it. Nothing was going to change my mind.

And then the opportunity came for me to buy the crib, and all of a sudden I wasn't so sure. It was a lot of money. But so many of the other cribs I didn't like. I don't want one that converts to a bed later on. I just wanted a plain simple crib. No sleigh bed look, no fancy wood cuts or detail, nothing.

So where better to get plain, simple furniture than Ikea! I found 3 cribs that I like:

This is my least favourite because of the wave details on the end. But I am wondering if I will want that eventually.
 This is plain, simple, perfect!
 This is also plain and simple, and I can't decide!
They are all under $160. Which one do you like the best? Do you think they will be safe? Getting one of these means giving up my dream crib forever, but I think I could use that extra money elsewhere!

Monday, April 16, 2012

14 Weeks

Size of baby: Lemon (isn't a peach bigger? I am confused)
Total Weight Gain: 6lbs
Continuing symptoms: Tiredness, round ligament pain
New symptoms this week: Nothing new this week.
Maternity Clothes: I bought some maternity pants for work this week, and I am so glad I did! My regular scrub pants were not staying up very well anymore, not that they were great to begin with. I am so happy to have a comfortable pair of pants to wear at work. I also got some plain shirts this week. It is nice to have the extra length!
Sleep: I am starting to toss and turn a lot at night.
What I'm Eating: Pretty much a normal diet.
Cravings: Nothing specific this week, but if I think of something I crave it until I eat it! lol
Special pregnancy moments:
Seeing and hearing the baby together! I am so glad Eric got to come with me. It makes it seem a whole lot more real! We are so thrilled, and I feel SO unworthy of this blessing. God chose to let my first fertility treatment be a success, despite my negative thinking that it wold not work. There are so many others that have to go through so much more than me, and it doesn't seem fair sometimes.  He is truly gracious and He keeps his promises and I am so thankful! 

Friday, April 13, 2012

My Stash

I have been collecting baby stuff for a long time. 

This is the clothes I have collected. Most have been bought on clearance. Just the 3 on the left side on the bottom were full price!

A lot of this stuff I have won or got for free. I have two nursing covers, a sling, two bibs, a bib bag, two blankets I knit, a change pad, and a U2 Lullaby cd.
 And these are tiny shoes that Eloa gave me when we told them we were pregnant. She had bought them in California a few years ago and was saving them for me. I love them, they are perfect. They are my favourite colour (turquoise) and my favourite shapes (stars).

Thursday, April 12, 2012

First Prenatal Appointment

Today our long awaited 1st prenatal appointment arrived. I had to wait 45 minutes, but that was not really a surprise. Eric came in the room with me, and he was SURE glad he did! Dr. H did a physical exam, a PAP test and check my blood pressure which she said was "perfect". We listened to the heartbeat with the doppler and when I asked "Are you sure that isn't my heartbeat" she said "Oh you don't believe me" and whipped the doppler off. I though I was getting cut off for not believing her, but she took out this neat little handheld ultrasound and we got to SEE the baby! We saw little arms and legs and saw the baby wiggling around. She also showed us the heartbeat on there. I am so pumped that she did that for us!

It was sure a great day in the city, I got some plain maternity shirt, a pair of maternity pants for work and we went to a movie! Even Eric said he had a good day in the city, normally he hates it!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


I am sitting here on the eve of my first prenatal appointment, convinced there is two babies. Ignore the face that looks like a monkey, that is NOT my babies face. If you look at the black circle you will notice a thick white oval around it. Now look up to the right a bit, and you will see a very similar structure to baby #1, but it is out of focus. I am convinced that is another baby. I have looked at some other twin u/s pictures online and it looks similar.  Do you see what I see?

Monday, April 09, 2012

13 Weeks

Size of baby: Peach
Total Weight Gain: 6lbs
Continuing symptoms: Tiredness, round ligament pain
New symptoms this week: Nothing new this week.
Maternity Clothes: Maternity pants are a regular. Hoping to pick up another everyday shirt or two this week!
Sleep: Sleep is still good, dreams are vivid and detailed like movie!
What I'm Eating: Loving fruit and cucumber salad, but we got lots of easter treats this week...
Cravings: CARBS! UGH
Special pregnancy moments: 
Receiving many congrats at the family wedding this past weekend. I am going to be honest, I don't know what to say other than thanks! I feel like people want me to talk lots about it but I don't know what to say. I am starting to be more aware of my belly growing, it feels pretty neat! Although it feels like there is two babies in there!

Sunday, April 08, 2012


Here are the rules:
You must post the rules.
Answer the 11 questions that the tagger posted for you.
Then create 11 questions to ask the people you’ve tagged.
Tag 11 people and link them in your post.
Let them know you have tagged them.

1) What is your favorite piece of decor in your house? We really don't have a tonne of decor in the house. We didn't have much room for it in the trailer, and now this house has MANY bare walls. If floors count as decor, my favourite would be the flooring in my bedroom!
2) What tv show is a guilty pleasure for you? House Hunters International. I could watch it all day long!
3) What is your favorite restaurant? Lucky's in Santorini, Greece
4) If you could live in any other state, where would you choose? I don't really want to live anywhere else in Canada other than Manitoba, but in the US California would be nice. Not around LA but more like central or northern California.
5) What kind of car do you drive? 2008 Nissan Versa
6) What is the thing you do that wastes the most amount of time in your day? Lately, it is watch TV. I never used to do a lot of that, but since being pregnant I have lost all motivation and that's how I spend most of my evenings. It is sad, I know
7) What is your favorite website right now? Pinterest, Facebook and Blogger/blogs are my top!
8) Do you have any special talents? People say I have a talent for making things (sewing, knitting, bath products, baking) but I am always disappointed in how things turn out.
9) What is your favorite feature about yourself? Why is it so hard to pick out something nice about myself, I could give you a huge list of things I don't like. But I guess personality wise it would be my honesty/openness even though people tell me I am a little too frank sometimes, and physical would be my eyes.
10) How did you meet your significant other, if you have one? He thinks we met when he tied my shoes at VBS when we were five, but I don't remember that. I actually don't remember meeting him for the first time, but it was probably at the hockey rink.
11) What is your favorite colour? Pretty much any shade of blue, but especially Turquoise! 

Now 11 Questions for you!
1.What is your dream vacation?
2.What is your go to meal for supper?
3. What is your favourite feature in your house?
4. If  you could live anywhere else in the world where would it be and why?
5. What is your biggest time waster?
6. What is your favourite hobby?
7. What is your favourite sweet treat?
8. How did you meet your significant other, if you have one?
9. Do you have any pets?
10. What is your favourite sport to play? Watch?
11. What was your favourite childhood TV show?

And I tag:
1. Sarah @ Life Is A Journey... This Is Mine
2. Jobina @ ...think noisy and colourfully...
3. Stacey @ And... So it Goes
4. Kara @ ak&h
5. Hillary @ Where You lead me, I will follow...
6. Jennifer @ Do it like the Duecks
7. Dayna
8. All in His Perfect Timing
9. Sheila @A peek into this life of mine...
10. Alyssa @ Notes to Self
11. Alyssa @ our dreams lay here

I know some of you haven't posted in a while but maybe this will be inspiration! I miss your blogs!

Friday, April 06, 2012

Random Facts

I was tagged a while ago by Brittney at Mommy-in-waiting

1) Were you named after anyone? No, in fact my mom didn't even pick my name. My mom wanted Kristin and my Baba wanted Lindsey. I am glad my Baba won, but I am sure either way I wouldn't know the difference!

2) When was the last time you cried? A few days ago on the way to pick up wood b/c Eric made me feel stupid about not knowing how to build a table.

3) Do you like your handwriting? I don't mind it, but everyone else is constantly telling me how awful it is. Sometimes I wonder if they want me to try to practice and make it nicer, but I honestly don't really care.

4) Do you have kids?  One on the way! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

5) Do you have pets? Oh yes! I 7 year old Chihuahua Paris, a 6 year old Chihuahua Fleury, a 1 year old Chihuahua Leona Grey, a 2 year old tabby cat Sevens, a 7 year old Irish Setter Maeve and a 4 year old Irish Setter Finn

6) Would you bungee-jump? Never. I have no desire.

7) What is your favorite cereal? Captain Crunch. I bought a tonne of boxes when I heard they were not making it any more, only to find out it was an internet rumour. I am sure it was just a marketing thing to get us to buy many boxes at a time!

8) Red or Pink? Pink

9) What is your most favorite personal physical feature? Oh dear, don't really have a favourite but if I had to choose I would say eyes.

10) What is the first thing you notice about someone else? I don't even know! Probably their teeth, isn't that weird? I think it is because I am so self conscious about my own teeth!

If you are reading this, you are officially tagged! :)

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

My Table

I (we) finally started working on my table I have been dreaming of for months. I really wanted to make it on my own, but Eric has kind of hijacked the project.But the boards are heavy and it is easier to work with two people, so I am glad for the help. We are making it out our spruce, anything else we would have had to special order. 

The workshop. My car has to live outside for a few days. 
  4x4's for the legs. We couldn't get these from the lumber yard, they only sell treated 4x4s so we got these direct from the mill. They are really rough, but I am excited about the character they will add to the table.
  The table top, all kreg jigged and ready to assemble. We cut the boards yesterday, and assembled it today. It has proven quite the challenge, but I never thought this would be super easy. And it is going to be well worth the hard work. The beauty of this table is I don't want it to be perfect. I want it to look rustic and home made. I don't want it to be polished and smoothed and perfect. In fact last night we took a hammer and screwdriver to the top to roughen it up a bit!

I can't wait for it to be finished. It is going to be SUPER heavy, so we will probably move it in two pieces and put the top and the base together in the house!

Monday, April 02, 2012


Size of baby: Lime
Total Weight Gain: albs
Continuing symptoms: Tiredness, congestion, breast tenderness (less than before),round ligament pain when I cough or roll over in bed fast, some nausea.
New symptoms this week: Nothing new this week, I thought the tiredness was going away at the beginning of the week, but then it came back in full force! Also I am having to be more careful about rolling around in bed or twisting because the round ligament pain is more prominent!
Maternity Clothes: Maternity pants are a regular. I have a select few regular shirts that fit, but I am needing a few basic maternity t shirts. I went shopping last week and found that EVERY single shirt was very low cut, either scoop neck or v neck! No regular neck maternity shorts. Very frustrating! But thanks I have a few more stores to check out yet!
Sleep: I sleep great. VERY solidly actually, and a few nights a week I have really bizarre dreams.
What I'm Eating: Getting healthier by the day! I stocked the house with lots of fresh fruit and veggies ad this has made it much easier to eat lots of them.
Cravings: CARBS! UGH
Special pregnancy moments:
Making it to 12 weeks! I cannot believe this is the end of the first trimester already!   So far this whole experience has been an absolutely amazing blessing! God is so great. It is hard to believe I get to experience this kind of joy. I am so thankful!
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