Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Shake ya money maker

You know what I hate right now. Money!! Or maybe the lack thereof is more like it. I don't know what it is but lately I have been spending money like crazy. Whoever told you that kids are not cheap is absolutely right. And we haven't even had the little turd yet. But I have it my head that I want to visit the optometrist and dentist all before the big day. So I went and got my eyes checked and then of course I had to have some new glasses. So I picked up these puppies. Pretty stylish I thought.
Then on the weekend I was curling in a bonspiel in Boissevain and in between games decided to go shopping. In Boissevain, who would think that you could drop a whole pile of money so easily. I found the perfect antique armoire and dresser for the nursery. What a wonderful little store. I don't have pictures yet but will post some later. They are painted a cream color and the armoire has a little bit of stencilling on the front. Definitely not very manly but so adorable for a nursery.


So add these two purchases to the fact that none of my old clothes fit me anymore and so I need to pretty much buy a whole new wardrobe, including work and casual. Also, what the hell is the weather doing right now? I don't have any springy clothes yet.... oh the stress. Plus do you have any idea how hard it is to try and buy a longer inseam of maternity jean. So I did a little online shopping so that I didn't feel like such a sloppily dressed whale. I bought these few things....












And Scott's favorite..... gauchos. So comfy and I think cute, no matter what he says!




Gotta love Old Navy online shopping. And only $5 shipping to the States.


So I have no money.... but I'm sure gonna look cute!!! Now I still need a few essentials, such as a crib and carseat. UGH - will it ever end???

Friday, March 23, 2007

Pedro's debut

So we made it through the ultrasound relatively unscathed. Once I got past the fact that I did have to be in a gown things really started to pick up. I am so not a gown person. I feel like such a dweeb and then of course you leave your socks on and to me that is just weird looking. BUT it is a hospital and not a fashion show, so once I came to terms with that we were rolling.
I went in alone at first and the technologist? did her thing. She told me that there are 60ish things that she has to get pictures of so they can check it all out. She did tell me that the baby was cooperating and not flipping all over the place so that made it easier. So she did all that boring business first and then Scott was allowed to come in and look. It was pretty amazing to actually see our baby for the first time. It just made it so real. And then we got to keep some pictures ( which we immediately made copies of and laminated!). A few turned out pretty good but the quality here will not be that easy to make anything out. We saw the face pretty clearly, a foot ( with 5 little toes!), and the spine was really clear. I told Scott that from the pictures, I can tell already that this baby is going to be gorgeous! Ahahaha.

So enough with the talking I'll post the pics. Sorry for the lack of clarity, it's the best I could do.



The spine.... can you see it?




Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Rainy days

So it's kind of drab here today and it sounds like it is going to be for a few days. I've been furiously preparing for our audit and putting the final touches on our budget. Pretty exciting. All I can focus on is wanting a glass of red wine and a bubble bath ~ sigh~. Not that I'm a lush or anything but it's like wanting a toasted tomato sandwich with fresh tomatos in the middle of winter. Not going to happen, thus making it sooo much more appealing.

On a more exciting note, I have my ultrasound tomorrow and Scott and I are pretty excited. Scott keeps hoping that little "Pedro", as "it" is so affectionately called around here, will be giving us the finger in the pictures. Who knows.... it is the spawn of the devil.

I feel like I have grown so much in this last week.

All of a sudden I only have one pair of jeans that are not maternity that still fit me anymore. I guess at 19 weeks that's actually not that bad. Pretty much half way now. Technically I guess one more week but who's counting!

Scott and I have been trying to get our house ready for the arrival and while we were in Winnipeg we bought a dining suite. It was really nice but absolutely filthy. Took us until this weekend to finally get it cleaned up. Have a look:


It seems to fit perfectly in our house and we're both quite happy with it. Next purchases - cribs and carseats. I've started researching already cuz I tell you it is overwhelming the choices that are out there!


Friday, March 16, 2007

Lovin it!

My new obsessions:










"BREWT is the ultimate tea infuser. Just measure 2 teaspoons of loose tea into the BREWT vessel, then add hot water. The large, clear vessel allows you to watch the infusion process and allows tea leaves to fully open.
When the tea is ready, place the BREWT on top of your tea cup or mug. The rim of the cup presses against the BREWT's release valve and the tea dispenses into your cup. ....The fine nylon mesh at the bottom of the infuser ensures a lovely, clear cup of tea every time. " - SOOO GOOD! and fun to use too!

AND......

Jonagold apples. Yummy!


Friday, March 09, 2007

My Hump


So here it is, the inevitable belly pic. At 17 weeks. Not too shabby I think.