Sunday, October 31, 2010


....Scout had the last laugh! She spent this morning puking all over the carpet!!! To be fair, she was headed downstairs towards the door, trying to hold her vomit until reaching the fresh air, but clearly she couldn't! She puked first on her bed, while getting up, then three more times on her way out the door, all of it on carpet! Ewwwwww!

Friday, October 29, 2010


I am not sure who had the last laugh, Scout, who had me chasing her through the frosty grass in the pitch black at 2:30am in my housecoat and flip flops, or me, when I locked her sorry ass outside in the cold????

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Normally, I shower in the evening, but the other day, I ran out of evening. I woke up earlier than normal, turned the hot tap on all the way and hopped into the steam. I was running my fingers over my face through my hair, when I noticed the blood. NOt a little, but a lot of blood! Before I could figure out where the blood was coming from, the walls of the shower were covered with it, blood was running down my body, and it was pooling on the bottom around my feet. My shower was honestly was starting to look like the scene of a violent crime! Eventually, I discovered that the blood was coming from my....nose! It was the most unreal, unstoppable nose bleed I have ever had!! I ended up having to get out of the shower, drip across the floor to the kleenex box, where I stood over the sink bleeding relentlessly as goosebumps covered my naked body! Yes, I was thankful the blood was coming from my nose and not anywhere else, especially considering I am "expecting," but this was something I had not factored into my carefully calculated "getting ready for work" time. Half a box of Kleenex later, the nose bleed stopped and I was able to finish my shower. I had read that nose bleeds are common during pregnancy and this was my fourth one. None of the others had been this bad and it grossed me out!!!
Standing over the bathroom counter waiting for each kleenex to be saturated with the blood in the nostril it was shoved up, I thought back to my first memorable nose bleed.....

It was grade 6 and I remember it vividly. It was the night of our first "Family Dance" at school. I was soooo excited about this dance that I even remember what I was wearing. I wore a pink tank top, and some fancy fluorescent bermuda shorts that my mom had made for me. My hair was in an awesome side pony tail and I was ready to hit the dance floor, but....we walked into the gymnasium and the nose bleed started! I spent most of that night in the bathroom begging the blood to stop pouring from my nose. I must have missed all of the dance, because the only memory I have of that night, is of the bathroom, bummmmmer!!!

Anyway, other than a couple of bloody noses, I have been feeling great! No nausea, no morning sickness, I mean I really can't complain!!! But I do carry kleenex everywhere with me now!!

Friday, October 22, 2010


Today we got our first baby picture!! Getting the perfect portrait of our little angel didn't involve a faux background screen at Sears or Walmart. Neither, Marty, nor I had to wear hand puppets or make silly faces to get our baby for a smile, none the less, securing a snapshot we could post on the fridge did take some effort and lots and lots of water!
I had to drink 8 glasses of water an hour before the appointment. I had to do this while teaching cooking to 27 grade 8's. We were making Halloween sugar cookies, the kind you roll out and use cookie cutters and icing to make delicious! The class was fun and the room was hot. Downing the 8 glasses didn't take long. I was thirsty with all the running around between cooking stations I was doing. The trouble was, I drank the water too quickly. I drank it all within 20 minutes, done well before an hour before I needed to be and then, damn, did I have to pee! Finally I couldn't take it anymore. I got an Teacher's Aid to cover my class for 2 minutes, ran to the can and emptied my bladdar completely. I'd have to start again, but it was worth it for the relief I got. I paced myself a little better the second time around, drinking another 8 glasses of water. By the time the bell rang and I headed for my truck, I was so full, I'm sure my eyeballs were floating. I had to undo my pants fully on the way to relieve some of the pressure. I walked into the clinic and the lady behind the desk, asked me "how are you today?" I answered painfully, "very very uncomfortable!!" Luckily, they got me into the ultra sound room right away. The technician squirted the jelly on my belly and began pushing with her instrument, on my bladdar. Immediately, she told me I had to go "empty" a little bit as I was toooooo full! She handed me a paper cup, told me to fill it to the top twice, emptying the cup each time, before coming back. THANK GOD!!! The tech finished measuring all of "mini me's" parts, then went to the waiting room to get Marty so he and I could see our baby on the screen for the first time together. It was awesome! We saw Mini Me's hands and feet and it's little jaw moving up and down while it tried to suck it's hands! Sooo cool that something so cool is living inside me!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mini Me's leg
Mini Me sucking thumb
Mini Me being adorable

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


We have three bathrooms in our house. Three bathrooms with three toilettes and yesterday all three toilette seats were up! I noticed, before falling in, thankfully, but decided against saying anything as I wasn't interested in a dispute. I simply put the seat down, peed and went on my way. I didnt' realize ofcourse that Marty was walking in behind me, putting the seat up, peeing and going on his way. Eventually our toilette seat differences were gonna collide.....At 11:30pm,
I woke up in the dark, felt my way into the ensuite and sat down and got my ass wet!!!!!!!! I couldn't hold my tongue anymore! My screech woke both the dog and the guy who left the seat up! Good! That was what I was hoping!!! "Put the seat down for crying out loud!!!" I was half tempted to stand up, run over to the bed, jump in and rub my wet butt all over Marty, but I didn't. I gathered what was left of my dignity. Slammed the seat down and finished my "business." To answer the question that always comes from the man, after an incident like this, "no, I don't always look before I sit down!! I assume the seat is ready for me!!!!"

Sunday, October 17, 2010


I have been having troubles falling asleep lately. This is new for me as I usually fall asleep instantly, however I am a tummy sleeper and since early on in my pregnancy I have not been able to sleep in my "go to position," on my stomach. It's not that my tummy is preventing me from sleeping that way, it is my very tender boobs that make stomach sleeping so uncomfortable! My friends suggested that sleeping on my side with a pillow between my knees would be comfortable, and it was...kind of. The last couple of weeks, though, I just havn't been able to get comfortable enough to sleep!!!
Trying to see the bright side of this situation, I figured that this was nature's way of preparing me for the sleep deprived days ahead. Just as I was about to accept that this was the way it was going to be from now on, my girlfriend introduced me to a product designed to defy nature's ways.....behold, the SNOOGLE!!!!!

This pillow gave me the BEST night's sleep I have had in weeks!! Seriousy, cuddling right into it, is like crawling into my very own nest! The pillow just curls around me, part of it under my head, the long part cradling my back and the bottom curves up between my knees, offering nothing but the most comfortable sleep ever!!!
Sleeping with that pillow is like being "spooned" but without the heavy, uncomfortable weight of your lover's arms crushing you!
Pregnant or not, get a snoogle!!!!

Monday, October 11, 2010


It's Thanksgiving and I have sooo much to be thankful for! Family and health top my list for sure, but this year, I am mostly thankful for being 4 MONTHS PREGNANT!!!!!

Me and my "baby bump"

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


It's real! It's really, really, real!!! There is defiantely a "mini-me" growing inside of me! Today, I heard the heart beat! From somewhere in my uterus came the sound of galloping horses. I could hear it loud and clear! My eyes filled with tears and a huge smile spread across my face. The galloping horses, the med students holding the doppler, explained, was the sound of little mini-me's heart beat! How cool is that? Mini me's heart beat sounds like galloping horses????

Most of my friends who are expecting, or who have recently had babies, were sick with morning sickness, proof that they were indeed pregnant. I, thankfully, have not had one day of morning sickness, however, I sort of felt...jealous! Since week 6 or 7, when I had my first ultra sound to make sure the baby was in the right spot, I have not had an ounce of proof that the little "mini me" is still there. To top it off, as word gets around that I am expecting, people keep telling me that I don't even look pregnant! I've had sore boobs and my pants are getting tight, but apparently no one else notices this... Today though, today, I got proof!

Sunday, October 3, 2010


Yesterday, Saturday, we had summer! It lasted for a day and it was amazing!! The sun beat down on us in a way that it has not in months. I actually needed sunglasses, short sleeves, barefeet and flip flops! It was a glorious day! Today, fall, came back, but memories of our late, short, one day of summer still linger!
When it is so warm and beautiful outside, there is no where else I wanna be than AWAY from the city. Marty had hockey, yep, ice hockey, on our only day of summer all year, so Scout and I went out to the Farm where I keep Dirt Face. It sure looked like fall, the leaves were all different colors and the grass was brown, but the sky was incredibly clear, blue and full of bright hot sun! I had decided not to ride horses by myself while I am pregnant. I am not ready to quit riding all together yet, but i am trying to make smarter, safer choices. So instead of riding while out at the farm, I strapped my camera around my neck, and headed out with Scouter into the woods. Summer was a good day!