Thursday, December 18, 2014

Canadian blogger Christmas swap 2014: post link up

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who signed up and participated in the swap this year! I love that people want to do it and get excited for it. I know that it makes it worth it to Lindsey and I to organize it :)

Fingers crossed the link up works below, so feel free to add your post to the link up. I'm excited to read everyone's posts and see what ornaments you received :)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

{baby d}: thirty four weeks

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

Doesn't Harley look so impressed to be in this one?! Haha. I'm guessing he spotted something in my in-laws backyard that looked better than sitting for a picture with his pregnant mother.

And only because it's funny, I had to include this outtake:

Such a gentleman that Harley!

Feeling: starting to get a little anxious and nervous that she could be here really soon! It's weird to think that my pregnancy is getting close to the end. I had one terrible night last week where I woke up at 12:45am with the worst heartburn ever! Tums was not helping, so I got out of bed and watched tv until almost 2:30am when it finally went away. So glad my heartburn has not been nearly that bad!

Workouts: not much besides my almost daily walks with Harley (they range from 3.2kms-5kms). I just don't have a huge desire or the energy levels most nights to much else, which is okay with me. I know I'll have time to get back into working out once she is here. 


  • baby D has received a few packages lately and has been spoiled by friends near and far! Thank you so much to the three of you!
From Lindsey and Avery
From Kaella and London

From Gabriella and Homie- she also included a bone for Harley, but that didn't last long!

  • I love that she received two pairs of the the all you need is love pjs! Both are different sizes, which is perfect!
  • I had my 34 week check up, which means the end of biweekly appointments and onto weekly appointments at the maternity clinic. Her heart rate was in the 130's this time (it's been mainly in the 140's) and belly was measuring 33cms. The doctor didn't say anything this time, but she was also very frazzled and running way behind. I've enjoyed going to this maternity clinic, but that wasn't the greatest appointment. Otherwise, nothing new to report :)
  • still trying to decide when my last day of work is going to be. I just can't make a decision!
  • for the mom's that breastfeed, do you have any good resources to share that I can look at? Either book or website? 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Wishing you the happiest of birthdays

Today is Mr.D's birthday, so I wanted to take the time to write him a short post to say happy birthday! I will never be able to write as good of a post as Mr.D does for my birthdays, but I know that I can take the time to try. 

Mr.D is the sweetest, most loving and most caring husband. He will never complain when I ask him to write my yearly birthday posts nor will he complain when I've signed up to train for another long distance race. Instead, he will always support me, cheer me on and be there come race day. 

I am so excited to see Mr.D transition from a husband and doggy daddy to father to our daughter. I know that he is going to be amazing and will be the best father ever. 

Happy birthday Mr.D! Harley and I love you :)

Monday, December 15, 2014

Scenes from the weekend

I failed yet again to take any pictures this weekend...must get better at that!

{friday} one of Mr.D's friends came into town to watch another one of their friends fight (it was kind of like amateur UFC). I had no desire to go, so I took Harley to get his nails cut and then stopped at Winners. I headed home and was in bed by 9:15pm! It was partly due to me feeling not 100% and there being nothing on tv :)

{saturday} we were up and off to Edmonton early in the morning for a friend's surprise going away party. It was raining/snowing when we left, but luckily the highways weren't too bad as they were calling for freezing rain. We made a quick stop in Red Deer to drop something off for Lindsey. I also go to see Miss Avery and her downward dog, which was super cute :) Once we got to Edmonton, we caught up with Mr.D's parents and then headed out for a walk in the ravine with Harley and my FIL and their dog. There was freezing rain that morning in Edmonton, which made the sidewalks and pathways very slick- no falling for me. I save that for at home ;) 

That night, we headed out for Chinese food at Lingnan's {they are a bit famous as they had a show on TV} with Mr.D's family to celebrate his birthday a bit early. Food was yummy as always and it was good to see our nieces. After dinner, we headed to the going away party (one of Mr.D's good friends is leaving to go to medical school abroad). We ended up leaving around 10:30pm as we were both really tired.

{sunday} in the morning, Mr.D had gone to visit his grandma with his mom, so I took Harley for another long walk in the ravine with my FIL. After that, we made the three hour trip home (I also took two naps on the ride home- perfection!).

A bit of a busy weekend, but a fun one!

Tell me: how was your weekend?

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

{baby d}: week thirty three

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

I got Mr.D to sneak a picture before we headed out for maternity pictures :)

Feeling: still having groin/pelvic pain. I felt anxious and nervous (see below for more info), but otherwise good.

Workouts: lots of walks with Harley and a weight workout from Nhershoes shred when I did it a while ago

  • on Tuesday morning, my alarm had gone off and I accidentally hit my phone off my bedside table. My phone ended up falling close to the two carpeted steps that are in our room {sounds strange I know, but our room is above the dining room area and we think they wanted the ceiling to be raised in there}. In my half asleep/forgetting I was 33 weeks pregnant state, I tried to lean over and grab it, but ended up falling out of bed onto the steps on my side. I mainly hit my hip area, but was still a little nervous. I knew if I didn't get checked out, I would have worried and worried. Later that morning, I headed to the hospital (Mr.D was luckily able to leave school and meet me there) where I was hooked up to monitors for about an hour and asked lots of questions. Luckily, everything looked good with baby and myself, so I was able to leave over an hour later. Definitely relieved and felt silly explaining what had happened!
  • getting a sneak peek of our maternity pictures- Lindsay did a great job and I am so happy that I decided to get some done!
  • I don't think I've mentioned it before, but I've been using olive body cream from the Body Shop on my belly since the beginning and no stretch marks yet. It's so dry in Alberta and this definitely helps.


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