Friday, February 24, 2006


Well, Last night Matt and I finally got our first date since William was born. We left the little man with his girlfriend Tayah, and her mom Michelle (Crumback), and went out for sushi!

It was actually a lot of work! We ended up going for the "all you can eat" thing, and Matt ordered a TON of stuff. Of course they charge you for whatever you can't eat, so we ate all we possibly could, and then tried moving the remaining food onto different plates (contemplated hiding it in the tea pot, or under the table - anyone seen that Mr. Bean episode??)

This is JUST the second round


Thursday, February 23, 2006

Dr.Jekyl/Mr. Hyde

That's my baby summed up pretty well. Lately he's either the sweetiest, smiliest, chattiest, cuddliest boy ever, or the extreme opposite. He gets sooo cranky when he's tired, but he wont sleep! It's like at nighttime- he wont fall asleep without a fight. And the less he's slept during the day, the more he'll protest having to sleep at night. Why does it work that way>?

I try so hard to get him to nap...I'll even resort to giving him the boob to put him to sleep..... It's so frustrating! Like now for example. he's laying on the bed, happily talking away, and then he'll start whining...and it will probably progress to full out crying. ARG!

Pregnancy test!!

This is REALLY accurate;)
Apperantly I am pregnant with an 8lb 6 oz baby girl (Please, no more just yet!!) fathered by Michael Jackson. Bleh!

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Har har!!

In light of all this baby-talk, here's a little humor!

Pregnancy Q & A !
Q: Should I have a baby after 35?
A: No, 35 children is enough.

Q: I'm two months pregnant now. When will my baby move?
A: With any luck, right after he finishes college.

Q: What is the most reliable method to determine a baby's sex?
A: Childbirth.

Q: My wife is five months pregnant and so moody that sometimes she's borderline irrational.
A: So what's your question?

Q: My childbirth instructor says it's not pain I'll feel during labor, but pressure. Is she right?
A: Yes, in the same way that a tornado might be called an air current.

Q: When is the best time to get an epidural?
A: Right after you find out you're pregnant.

Q: Is there any reason I have to be in the delivery room while my wife is in labor?
A: Not unless the word "alimony" means anything to you.

Q: Is there anything I should avoid while recovering from childbirth?
A: Yes, pregnancy.

Q: Do I have to have a baby shower?
A: Not if you change the baby's diaper very quickly.

Q: Our baby was born last week. When will my wife begin to feel and act normal again?
A: When the kids are in college.

Why not a year ago?

Now, that I am no longer pregnant, it seems as though there are a gazillion maternity stores popping up. The Gap and Old Navy (The two stores where I WISHED I could spend all my money at when I was preggers) have now opened up Maternity sections in the mall 5 minutes from my house! I guess they clued into the baby boom!
I'll be back to Summerland on Saturday, anyone have a shopping list for me? lol

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

A Confession

We are like your average north american family when it comes to our weekly trip to the consumer giant, that is Wal-Mart. Every time we leave that place, we swear we'll never go back again, but sure week rolls around, and we need some odds and ends around the house. Recently, I have discovered their lax return policy, which makes it even more captivating. Got a receipt? Great. Dont have a receipt, the original package, or even know if it was purchased at Wal mart to begin with? You get a gift card for the current selling price of the item. Is it cheap of us to return a swing that he's grown out of, and in its place get an exersaucer and a play-mat? Probably, but that's why we shop at Wally world to begin with- because we're cheap! Guess what I did with those pink blankets and clothes that I recieved as gifts , once William was born and I realized we wouldnt need them? That's right, I brought them back to Wal mart to see if I could return them.
Despite the overflowing lines and parking lots, poor customer service, horrible lighting, and our knowledge that we're supporting the giant which knocks out the underdogs, they somehow manage to keep us coming back. How clever.....

Friday, February 17, 2006

This was my Belly!!

For those of you who didnt see me in the last stages of my pregnancy (in this pic I still have almost 3 weeks to go) I got HUGE!!! I guess carrying a 9 lb 11oz baby will do that to a person.

My self esteem was so fragile at certain times because I was so big. And it was those comments from strangers like "Wow, are you carrying twins??" or "Are you sure your due date is in 2 months and not 2 weeks?" . Then again, I had other friends who got offended when people commented on how small they were.

I look back now on it and laugh- I can barely imagine that it's my William in there. I knew nothing about him then, and was so anxious to meet him.

And most unbelievable of all : I have no idea how I got him out of me and dont cringe when I think about it! I would do it all again.

To you who are carrying your babies right now, I am just so thrilled and excited for you. When I see pictures of your pregnant bellies, I almost tear up, remembering what it is like and what a miracle it is. It's so exciting, waiting for that "bun in the oven".

New Mom + Blonde = The intelligence of a rock

Oh yes, this morning that was me....
After our workout at the gym, Michelle and I picked up our babies from the daycare, and waited for Matt to pick us up (with this weather, I'm NOT walking outside). He shows up, and we go outside to get William and Tayah settled in their carseats and for some reason (and without remembering it), I put my wallet on the roof of the car.

Well, sure enough, half an hour later, we're going through the drive through at Tim Ho's, and I realized it was gone. I looked EVERYWHERE and couldnt find it....sure enough I called the gym and they found it outside in the parking lot (Thank you God!!)

But seriously- I've left drink cups, and the occasional CD on the roof and forgotten about it...but a WALLET??

Ah well, at least I"ve got two good excuses for being such a dummy.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

My boys

Dad& Son goofing around

Drooling on Mommy and Daddy's new bed

And Again....

This morning

Oh, my dear blogspace...I was laying in bed last night dreaming about when I would see you again. Matt was late coming home from work last night, and I cant sleep til he comes home, so I had to fill my mind with something entertaining.

What's happened today so far?? Matt brought Mr. Smiley Face (William in the morning) to wake me up...then Matt went off to work bragging about how he was going to get some Tim Hoe's Coffee...I could so go for one right now!!! I then proceeded to eat half of what was left of the ice cream bucket....Yes, that was for breakfast. It's not like I havent had Ice Cream (or a gazillion other 'bad treats') for breakfast before, but each time I do, I'm a little more disappointed with myself that I have no self controll. If there's anything that could be labelled as a 'treat' in the house, consider it gone. I have determined that the only way for me to not feel like a piggie all the time is that I can only window shop when it comes to junk food (most of the time). However, Matt will stop at the store on his way home from work-low and behold, there are all those goodies that I'm fighting so hard to stay away from...but of course I give them a warmer welcome than that ;)

Oh, and i'm definatly not leaving the house today. High of -25 (yes, you read that right) and a Low of -28.....why did I move to Calgary again??

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

I want in!!

As if I need a new internet addiction!! This just seems too good. Amanda sent me the addy to her blog the other day, and I have been linking off to EVERYONE's blogs since....and simply lurking at your lives on here gives me the heebie jeebies- I dont like feeling like a stalker, so I choose to get involved.....that is if I'm welcome to *wink*

I know everything from the cute things your kids tell you to, girly get togethers, to "laxative slushies". I want to get posting to give you all some dirt on my new family and to show off my jolly, chunky little son!

Anyhoo, William's gone to bed, it's finally my chance to sleep!