Monday, May 29, 2017

Scenes from the weekend

Happy Monday everyone! This is a great one for me as it's my first day of vacation before maternity leave. I've already gotten groceries, started laundry, cleaned up and the painter is here painting the spare room. No more ugly yellow! 

Let's see what we were up to this weekend:

{friday} my last day of work and it felt a little weird to be leaving. I have two really awesome co-workers, so I'm sad to be leaving them. But I know we will keep in touch and keep sending each other funny meme's on IG :)

Brian had grad for his school that night, so it was just Amelia and I. I don't think we did much, besides hang out around the house and play outside before bed time. I was in bed pretty early after she went down.

{saturday} we had a quiet day of just hanging out around the house. Of course it involved a trip to the park and playing with the neighbours too :) While Amelia had a 3 (!!) hour nap in the afternoon, I mowed the grass and took Harley for a  walk. It was such a gorgeous day out!

After Amelia was in bed that night, we watched an episode of The Handmaid's Tale. Still really not sure what to make of that show. Has anyone else watched it? 

{sunday} oh man, this day started out ROUGH! Amelia was a bit grumpy when she got up, but then seemed okay. I made the mistake of telling her while we were eating breakfast that we were going to see Delainey and Ryder. Of course, she wanted to go see them right away, and we weren't meeting them for two hours. We also decided to tackle making her wear other shoes then her beloved shoe boots, which was quite the fight. That girl has some serious will power and did not like that she couldn't wear her shoe boots. 

After some serious threats of not getting to see Ryder or Delainey, we finally got her to calm down and get dressed so we could go. Luckily, she was happy after that and had a great time playing with the kids at Princess Island Park. It was another gorgeous morning and we even got to cheer on the Calgary Marathon runners (made me a little sad not to be running it though!)

We got home just before noon and Amelia was asking for milk and her crib shortly after that. Being a grump is hard work ;) She ended up sleeping for almost 3 hours again, which she clearly needed. I may have closed my eyes for a while when she was napping and then didn't do much else. Kind of nice.  

Tell me: how was your weekend?

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

{baby d 2.0}: week thirty six and thirty seven

Feeling: overall, still pretty good. I mean I feel pregnant, but not at the stage of hating it yet and wanting the pregnancy to be over. Still having heartburn, but not as bad most days. And my hand still feels numb, but getting used to it.

My brown line on my belly has come back, and I'm surprised that it took this long. Doesn't seem as dark as last time.

Shirt from weewanderers
Workouts: let's not talk about this one ;) Lots of walks with Harley even if they are on the shorter side.


  • the car seat has been cleaned, now it's sitting by the front door waiting for the bases to be installed in the vehicles (cough cough Brian)
  • both of my check ups were good. Heart rate was in the 150s, and belly was measuring on track. I had the group b and chlamydia swabs done last week and both came back negative (they apparently test for chlamydia now so you can choose to decline the eye goop once the baby is born if you are negative for it).
  • I think we've narrowed the list of names down to four, but zero middle names yet. 
  • only three more days of work left for me!
  • does anyone know of a good app for timing contractions?

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Scenes from the weekend

Happy Tuesday everyone! Did you have a good long weekend? I know we sure did!

On Friday night, Brian's parents drove down to our house so we let Amelia stay up until they came. She was so excited to see them that bedtime was LOTS of fun ;)

Saturday morning the boys (aka Brian and his dad) got to work putting together the shed we got from Costco. They ended up not finishing it until 5pm, so it was a full days worth of work for them. While they were working on that, Amelia and I went to the park in the morning with our neighbours and their kids. It was a gorgeous day, so we spent a lot of time outside playing and hanging out while the boys worked. 

"helping" the boys

While Amelia napped, Brian's mom helped me clean up our garden beds and get rid of some dead shrubs. She also made us a delicious steak dinner that night!

Brian's parents left on Sunday morning, so we decided to check out the park near St. Patrick's Island since it was nice (though pretty windy out). Amelia had fun playing at the park and then throwing rocks in the water. What's with kids and loving to throw rocks?!

After the park, we made a quick stop at the mall to return something and pick up Brian's new suit. While Amelia was napping in the afternoon, I ran to Canadian Tire to buy a chair for our front porch and then a couple other errands. It was so busy at Crappy Tire, but was able to get the chair I wanted.

After dinner that night, I mowed the grass and finished cleaning up all of the shrub stuff in the backyard. It was so gorgeous out that I decided to take Harley for a walk before crashing on the couch.

On Monday, Brian and Justin went for their bike date, so Amelia and I had a quiet start to the day by playing at home. We eventually got dressed and headed out to Bowness Park. Good thing we got there when we did as it was crazy down there! So many people. She still had a great time playing at the playground, throwing rocks in the river, and looking at the ducks. After the park, we headed home and our neighbours were outside. They asked if we wanted to play in the sprinkler, and I knew it would be a hit or miss with Amelia. Luckily, she loved it and didn't want to leave come nap time!

I finally got Amelia down for a nap, so I hung out in the sunshine as it was another gorgeous day. Our night was capped off with a super slow walk as a family with a toddler who wanted a walking stick and wanted to look at everything :)

And yes, those are the loved shoe boots with shorts! ;) We had a fight on Friday night about it, and I don't have the energy to push it further. 

Tell me: how was your weekend?

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

{baby d 2.0}: maternity pictures

At the end of April, we met up with Agata from AW Photography at Edworthy Park. We lucked out with gorgeous weather, but of course Amelia wanted nothing at all to do with the pictures. Agata was super patient and so glad that she managed to get at least one with Amelia looking happy!

Thank you again Agata for the beautiful pictures!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Scenes from the weekend

Happy Monday everyone! It feels weird to think that our weekends as a family of three are limited and that we will soon be a family of four.

Last week, our dayhome was closed Wednesday to Friday, so Brian's mom came down to watch Amelia for us. Minus a few meltdowns from Amelia, I think they had fun together :) Lots of park visits and Amelia's first McDonald's lunch! Lucky girl. The dayhome is closed today too, so Amelia and I are having a day together.

{friday} after work on Friday, we were having a BBQ at work to celebrate our new baby as well as a co-workers 35 year anniversary with the company. Once Brian was off work, he came home to grab Amelia and then brought her to the office. We weren't sure how she was going to do because she had been grumpy that day, but she ended up having fun. My co-worker's daughter who is 5 months younger than Amelia was there, so they had fun chasing each other up and down the hallways. 

Brian ended up taking her home around 7:45pm and I stayed behind to help clean up before driving another co-worker home around 9:45pm. 

{saturday} Brian and Justin went biking in the morning, so Amelia and I took Harley for a walk before heading over to Alison's. Neither of us had plans, so we joined them so the kids could play and they had fun together :) Thanks again for having us Alison :)

We got home around noon, so we had some lunch before Amelia went down for a nap. I had a nap myself before heading outside to clean up some of our flower beds. After Amelia's nap, all she wanted to do was go back to Ryder's house which was super cute!

{sunday} it was Mother's Day, so even though I would have loved to sleep in, I was wide awake after Brian got up with Amelia at 6:30am. They ran to the store to get eggs, so I had a shower and started laundry, cleaned two bathrooms and started vacuuming. So much for a day off ;) Brian made us a delicious breakfast of eggs, hashbrowns, bacon, toast and fruit. In the later morning, we headed out to Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park for a walk. It was a pretty nice morning when the sun stayed out! We even ended up running into a friend with her husband, son and dog there.

When we got home, Amelia asked for her crib and milk, so it was nap time for her. I, of course, had another nap, which was delightful. When Amelia got up, she asked to go to the park so we headed there and ended up staying for close to an hour while Amelia played with another little girl. Brian made us a delicious dinner, which I appreciated it!

I also want to say happy Mother's Day to my mom- thanks for everything you do and for always snorting when you get laughing really good! Love you ;)

Tell me: how was your weekend?


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