Wednesday, March 16, 2011


I can't believe it, 39 weeks today!!!!! Finally the home stretch! I have 2 more days of work left and then....I wait for Minime to make an entrance!!
I read what "The Pregnancy Countdown" book had to say about week 39. Here are the tips the book provided for Week 39:

"If no one has told you about them, you'll be hapy to know that you only have to pack a few pairs of your own underwear for wearing home because you'll be outfitted in disposable mesh underwear while in the hospital. This is the strangest looking underwear in the history of underwer. It's like wearing a hairnet. But once you start gushing blood, you'll understand the need for disposble." Handy info, even if it is a little gross. I am proud to say my hospital bag currently holds three pairs of Zellers granny panties, ones I do not care if I ever bring back home with me. The other tidbit, that I read to Marty was this:

"How to decide about visitors. When your're in the hospital, your rule of thumb should be: Who will I not mind seeing em either (1) leaving a trail of blood on my way to the bathroom or (2) trying to get my baby to latch onto my swollen, leaky boob?" Okay, gross....but definatley something I am visitors until we are home please! LOL

Friday, March 11, 2011

PHOTO SHOOT...March 2011

Thanks, to a good friend, I will never forget carrying minime inside of me for 9 months! We had a fun photo shoot, even Marty and Scout got to be part of it, but today, I am only going to put up a few of the fun/funny shots....I'll post more another day.....

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


38 weeks! Yippppeeee! I am soooo excited and scared and excited!! We have learned alot about labour pain management through our pre natal classes and from our Doula. I understand that labour is not gonna be pretty and we have discussed our plan for handling that, I am ready for....I'm ready for the fatigue (cant' sleep at all these days), ready for the crying, the burping, the pooping, all of the stuff that comes with babies. I have been waiting my whole life for the challenge of raising a baby, and I'm not saying I know exactly what I'm gonna do in every situation, but I am ready to do what it takes to handle it. What I am not ready for are the following things, the things, no one talks about, the things my book, "The Pregnancy Coutndown" says will happen:

"The bunch of grapes in your behind. Hemorrhoids, caused by the strain of pushing.

Being a peeing monsoon. Your body needs to rid itself of all the extra fluid, and your bladder may have trouble emptying fully, because it became stretched out.

You won't always make it to the bathroom. After vaginal birth, especially if you had a big baby, you won't have great control over your bladder or your BMs for a few weeks."

What I and probably millions of other first time mothers to be have been led to believe is that after the baby is born, our biggest body struggle will be breast feeding, sore nipples and maybe a sore abdomen if you've had a C-section. Up until a few months ago, I truly believed that all I'd have to worry about after surviving labour would be fatigue and mastitis.
Then one day, a girlfriend of mine showed up with a box of extra long, super absorbant maxi pads and instructions to wet them, place them in ziplock baggies and stick them in the freezer. She said I would need these "vagicles" after returning home from the hospital. Ummm, what????? Not too long ago, my sister casually mentioned that I might want to invest in some good old fashion Granny Panties, the kind you can fit maxi pads into. "Why?" I asked, she then informed me of the days, sometimes weeks worth of fluids that need to come out of me....GROSSSSSSSSS!!! I had not anticipated any of this and I'd be lying if I said it didn't make me a little anxious and grossed out.
I am still not at the point where I am buying into the whole "Birth is a Miracle" thing yet....I am sure that I will change my tune within the next three weeks, but right now, my thoughts of childbirth are clouded with thoughts of GROSSSSSS!!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


37 weeks today!!! Here is what my favorite little reference, "The Pregnancy Countdown, says I need to know at 37 weeks:
"What they sometimes don't tell you in childbirth class is that childbirth is the bloodiest, messiest, and sweatiest event of your entire life. All sorts of fluids, and solids, matter and goo will emerge from your body. But don't worry - so will your baby, eventually."


Not a flattering pic, but damn, even I can only rock this look to certain extent! Ha ha!

I know, I know, I look tired and kinda grumpy...sub 20 celcius temperatures that never ever end will do that to anyone.....Mini-Me probably wants to stay in there until the sun starts shining for more than one day in a row, and I can't blame anyone for feeling that way!