Friday, October 31, 2014

Five on Friday

{one} happy Friday and happy Halloween! We don't have any big plans for the night besides handing out candy to all of the kids :)

{two} just a friendly reminder that you have one more week to sign up for the Christmas blog swap. If you want to join, please leave a comment on this post :) Pass it on if you have a friend who might want to join as well.

{three} baby girl has been hanging out on my side near my ribs for the passed day and it is not comfortable! I keep trying to get her to move away and no luck so far.

{four} my mom had made these pumpkin cookies when we were in Ontario, and I had to make them last night. So not healthy, but oh so good!

{five} have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

{baby d}: showered with love

Almost two weeks ago when Mr.D and I were in Ontario visiting my family, my mom's three good friends (Jan, her daughter Jen and Denise) surprised me with a wonderful baby shower! I had no idea it was happening, but apparently Mr.D knew about it from the very beginning. Sneaky guy!

I'm not sure where to start recapping the shower, so let's start with the food :) Denise is a very talented cook, and she outdid herself on the food. So much good stuff! My mom also had adorable sugar cookies made after a Pinterest fail (wish I would have taken a picture of those mom!!)

The ladies also came up with fabulous decorations. Simple, but perfect :)

The ladies also organized two of which was guess how big Leigh's belly is. My SIL in law came in second place after measuring her own :)

Baby D, Mr.D and myself were definitely spoiled rotten! Lots of gift cards, clothes and other goodies. We ended up having to buy a small suitcase to get everything home with us :)

Thank you again to Jan, Denise and Jen- you ladies outdid yourselves and I am so grateful for everything you did :)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

{baby d}: twenty seven weeks

Just a friendly reminder that I am posting my weekly recaps a week behind

I had to include both pictures as the one with Harley makes me laugh as always. He planted his butt down when we told him to sit and wouldn't move, so that's what we ended up with :)

Feeling: still feeling pretty good, but was feeling very pregnant in the middle of the week. I think either her or I had a growth spurt this week. Still have some groin pain, but it comes and goes. 

Workouts: Prenatal yoga class (I have one more week left), two strength training workouts, one run and LOTS of walks (almost 27kms worth). The weather was gorgeous here this week, so I even got out at lunch with a co-worker which was a nice way to break up the day. Not sure how much longer I'll be running for as my groin and legs are left feeling very sore in the days following.  

 Oh my, how the belly and boobs have grown!

  • I had my glucose screening test on Tuesday and let's hope I passed! I tried to drink it as fast as I could and felt like I was going to puke near the last bit. She sure was moving up a storm after drinking it! The lady who took my blood also left me with a huge wonder I thought it was hurting the whole time.
  • pretty sure we have decided on a nursery colour. I had one idea in my head, but decided to stick with one colour and keep it simple. It was stressing me out too much!
  • went to IKEA for a couple of things, but had no luck with a foot stool. We have a poang chair, but they no longer make the colour of one we have, so trying to decide what to do now
  • this may sound silly, but I took Harley for a walk with the stroller on the weekend. He did way better than I thought he would as I was worried he would be all over the place.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Belated scenes from the weekend

Happy Tuesday everyone! This weekend recap is a little late, but for good reason. Mr.D's post definitely takes precedent over mine :)

{friday} I ended up being sent home from work early due to fumes in our building. They were doing work on the floor below us, and they were overwhelming. After I left work, I ran some errands to Costco and Winners. In the afternoon, I had a short nap and then headed for a walk with Erica and her adorable daughter Quinn. It was a sunny, but super windy day out, but that didn't stop us from walking about 6kms. 

{saturday} we were both up early that morning and I started doing chores around the house. I think I was going through a major nesting moment because lots of stuff was organized and cleaned out.  Mr.D went biking with a friend in the afternoon, so I took Harley for a walk and then I had a nap and read. The rest of the night was spent getting groceries and watching tv.

{sunday} it was my birthday! I got up to feed Harley and couldn't fall back asleep, which meant my day started at 6:30am. Mr.D made me a delicious breakfast of pancakes, bacon and fruit salad. Hit the spot! After breakfast, we headed out to IKEA where we didn't have much luck. We had brought Harley with us, so stopped at a near by off leash dog park to let him run. He loved it! The rest of the afternoon was spent warming up (it was a chilly day out) and having a nap. Mr.D took me out for dinner to The Keg that night and I left more than stuffed!

In case you are wondering what I got for my birthday, I was spoiled with money, magazine subscriptions, money to get my hair done, a new flat iron and a diaper bag that I've been wanting. I am one lucky girl!

Tell me: how was your weekend?

Monday, October 27, 2014

28 Years Young

First, I just want to say thank you to everyone who emailed, texted, send messages on FB, etc wishing me a happy birthday! It was really nice :)

Second, if you want to read some of Mr.D's past birthday posts to me, they can be found here:

24th birthday
25th birthday
26th birthday
27th birthday


Another year has gone by and once again you need to suffer through my babbling summary of the events that I feel have influenced Leigh and I the most. The big news this year obviously is Leigh's pregnancy (its not my pregnancy, I just facilitated the condition Image result for winky face), but I think you should know what Leigh has had to put up with since we found out the news. I realized that as soon as I am responsible for a being that would not survive if I didn't look after it, my time would no longer be mine, it would be baby's. So my mission this year was to mountain bike as much as I could. Two out of town trips (over a week each) and day trips to the mountains as much as four times a week took me out of the house more than I am sure Leigh liked. I knew that this was the last chance I had to pick up and go bike whenever I wanted. THANK YOU LEIGH for letting me do what I absolutely love to do!!

Leigh doesn't understand why I love to bike as much as I do, but every ride involves scenery like this and outcomes like the pedal bites on my legs (if you don't bleed it wasn't a good ride). In Squamish at the top of a legendary trail called Half Nelson there was this photo tacked to a tree:

 It made me realize that only a few years ago I had this mindset (about having a baby, not about getting married... I love you Leigh!!). Now, however, I am ready. I am ready for this next adventure in our lives. Screaming, pooping, crying, more screaming, and that's just how Leigh is going to be! ;) I'm sure that it will be a rude awakening for both Leigh and I, as people who truly value their sleep, but I am sure we will manage.

So one thing that I wasn't prepared for was the amount of stuff that we would begin to accumulate. And not stuff that we were buying, stuff that people were just giving us! Like we were the salvation army or something. Every time Allison's husband comes over before going for a ride he brings something. Like every freaking time! :) I do really appreciate all the things that people have lent us, not only because it means we don't have to buy everything new, but also because I didn't know we needed all these things. Babies aren't like puppies. Puppies need food, a collar, a leach, and a ball. That's it. That is all that Harley needs. If those four things, along with Leigh and I, are in his life he is a happy dog. I have so much to learn and only 3 months to learn.

Teachers are notorious for being awful students. There is just something about being on the other side of the classroom that keeps us from being the students we love to teach. Instead we are the students we hate to teach. We are inattentive, we talk during lectures, we're cynical about the information we are receiving, and we HATE to participate in the lesson. So I'm pretty sure I'll be the worst parent-to-be at our prenatal class. Sorry Leigh, you might have to put up with scowls and sideways glances.

Enough about me, this is Leigh's birthday post, so lets talk about her. Leigh has been so great throughout this pregnancy. She doesn't really complain about anything. She doesn't nag me to get her things, or to do things for her, or blame me for "doing this to her". She has had to adjust what she does with her free time. Instead of marathon training and crossfit, Leigh has been baby training (yoga), going for walks, and working out at home. The one time in her life when she could shamelessly do nothing but lounge around the house and she is still taking Harley daily long walks. 
Leigh doesn't let her pregnancy be a burden to her, but treats it like the beautiful present that will deliver to us the next chapter in our lives. I am so excited for our baby to come, and I cannot wait to see how wonderful of a mother Leigh will end up being.

I love you Leigh, Happy Birthday.

Mr. D


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