Big step forward

Wednesday, August 29, 2007


I have finally moved a major portion of our office out into the livingroom. Margaret convinced me not to get a corner unit like I thought would be the best solution. Not only does this look better than what I imagined but she also managed to save me 75% of what I would have spent. My sister rocks!

So, I know that this set up is working 'cause since I moved all that I have moved out into the livingroom, I haven't actually stepped foot into my office-moving-towards-nursery. And I'm only using probably a tenth of the space. How european! I am relieved that the main thing is moved. Gonzo is using his laptop on the diningroom table as planned, and so the theoretical plan is actually working in reality. That isn't always simple...

Another thing to update is that I totally slept in yesterday. Until 10am. Which made me arrive at work at 11:11am. Yeah. I was really embarrassed. When I told coworkers at work that I had slept in, they all put sympathetic faces on and said, "Oh... being pregnant makes you so tired." I'm like, "No, I have a serious snoozing problem." This morning, I banned myself to two snoozes and I was right out of bed. (Two snoozes is definitely an improvement). Hopefully I can just keep reminding myself of the embarrassing feeling of yesterday and refrain using the snooze button.

Labour Day weekend is this weekend. I really can't believe that the year is going by so fast. I am 23 weeks into my pregnancy. More than half way. This part of the year just races by (Sept. to Dec.) By the end of 2007, I will be a mother. Monumental.

Okay guys, time to guess.

Tiredness: Another Pregnancy Symptom

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

So, today's exciting news from the pregnant woman is that she's extremely tired.

Yeah, I know. It's not that exciting. It's not even really interesting. I'm gonna write about it anyway. I know that at least Beka will probably still read it. :-)

One struggle I've had during my pregnancy is to determine whether or not the reason why I sleep so much is because I am lazy, or is it because I need to 'cause I'm pregnant. Some days I think it's one, and others, I'm sure it's the other. I have been trying to go bed earlier in order to try to get to work at a decent time - and last night, I could have gone to bed at 9, but I made myself stay up until 10. (9 o'clock would be an embarrassment to my family!) But after falling sleeping at 10, I still woke up at 8:30am today and forced myself out of bed although I am positive I could have stayed there for another half day. I seriously feel like I went to bed at 3am.

Well, at least I've got a quiet week ahead of me. Gonna make dumplings tonight! I hope I can stay away enough to eat them.

Kick, kick, kick

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Just over the weekend, I started feeling our baby moving!

We were in Batavia, where my cousins live, and I was chatting with my cousin's wife, Allison. The most common question I get these days is if I have felt the baby kicking yet. And up until then I had said, "NO!" Most mothers will then return in reply what they describe the kicking to feel like. I have gotten, "flutters", "butterflies" and "gas" as the most frequent description. Well, I hadn't felt what I imagine flutters to feel like, or butterflies which I equate with the feeling when I am nervous, and I definitely know what gas feels like. I didn't feel any of those... My cousin, on the other hand described the movements as "popping", or "bubbles." I took it to heart and immediately started looking for what I imagine that to feel like, and it couldn't be more than 5 minutes later, I felt the baby's movements!

And since then I have felt the movements stronger and stronger. I would even describe the feeling as spasms - although without the discomfort pain. Kinda feels like the muscles in your abdomen just contracting gently in various spots. Seriously so cool.

Photos on Flickr

Wednesday, August 01, 2007


See? so fake!
Originally uploaded by kathy photo

I uploaded some photos of our little getaway to the Bruce Peninsula a couple of days ago. We went up to visit Chris and Patti (Gonzo's best friends, from high school) to tell them our great news. While we were there, we decided to take the drive up to Tobermory to take a shuttle boat out to Flower Pot Island. It's beautiful there. We were only there for a couple of hours ('cause we had to catch our scheduled boat back). I'd love to stay the whole day, and swim and all of that (it was definitely TOO COLD to swim). I think that camping there would be great, but perhaps too much trouble.

Check out my photos [click on the photo above), if you wish. Leave me a comment? I feel like Flickr is dead (definitely due to Facebook).