Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

(smoothie moustache)

(this is the result of getting help to empty the dishwasher)

(super mya)

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Last Day

Friday was my last day of work and I went into it being all "Sayonara Suckahs!" and was surprised to see someone had bought me a delicious cake and a card and when people were leaving I was getting hugs and kisses left, right and centre. I didn't think I would actually be missed but it was a nice feeling to know that I will be. At first anyway. The miss will wear off eventually just like the novelty of mat leave will eventually wear off. But it doesn't matter. Friday was a bittersweet day and I think I'll miss them too. Good thing they aren't far away so I can stop in for visits.

Speaking of maternity leave, I applied for that yesterday morning. Oy. At the time I thought it was probably the most difficult part of being pregnant but after it was done I thought, that wasn't so bad. Lets hope there are no bumps in the road to getting my money and all that jazz.

Yesterday morning I also went to brunch with friends and while I was gone, Adam and Mya took Baby Cinderella for a walk around the block in her old umbrella stroller. Even though she has her own dolly umbrella stroller, I guess being able to push a real stroller was better.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Pre-School Tour and Car Seats

Yesterday we went to see Mya's future preschool teacher: Mrs. Miner. She seemed nice and Mya warmed up to her once we were there for a few minutes. Actually, I think Mya liked her toys more than anything but what can you expect from an almost 3 year old? Her preschool set up was nice and she taught more than I realized/thought a preschool would. Next week the kids are learning about teeth and one of the parents is a dentist who'll be coming in to talk so I thought that was neat. They have an aquarium with fish and another with a gecko that the kids take turns getting to feed. There's a sand table, painting board, craft table, snack time, show and tell and lots of other things I forgot that preschool had to offer. The kids each get a little cubby and hook to hang their coats which I thought was adorable. We took the registration home with us and I think we've decided that Mya will really like it there. At least that was the impression I got when she cried when it was time to leave.

After we got home, it was time to install the new car seat in the car. We thought we'd wait until a nice day to get it done and although it looked nice outside it felt like we were at the North Pole. Let me just say, there's nothing like a rear facing car seat to make you feel like you drive a clown car.

I had been thinking that even though there would be a car seat on either side of our backseat, we'd still be able to use the middle if we needed it. Ha. Ha. The only person small enough to fit in there now would be small enough to require their own car seat and we know THAT won't fit. So, we now have a 2 person backseat.

They are practically touching! This is just insanity. No wonder people with 2 kids get minivans. It seemed stupid to me before now.

Anyways, today I'm 38 weeks so that means only 2 more weeks until our estimated B day and tomorrow starts the first day of my last week of work! Yeehaw! Lets get this show on the road!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

10 on Tuesday

1. Confession time: I don't know how other moms do it. I feel like as soon as I'm home alone with Mya I can't get anything else done. When I'm here alone (which is never) I can get laundry done, cooking, cleaning, you name it! Or when Adam is home, I tend to go into "get it done" mode too because I know he's there to tend to all of her wants and needs, but during the week when it's just the 2 of us, everything feels like a mountain to climb. I have no desire to do any of the "kid things" other moms do with their kids. I do not want to go outside and play. I do not want to have a dance party in the living room. I do not want to go to the park. I do not want to play pretend. It feels like I'm babysitting and not getting paid for it. Am I the only one who feels this way?

2. We have an appt. this weekend to go visit one of the local preschools to see what we think of it and if we all like it then I think we'll have a winner for this fall! I'm excited for her!

3. Only 9 more days to go!

4. A patient at work called me sexy the other day. I don't know what's worse: having people comment on my size and make me feel like crap or having men call me sexy. Both leave me feeling odd in the end.

5. My sister was admitted to the hospital the other night for pneumonia. She's been sick for about a week and wasn't able to kick it so she went to the hospital and they set her up for the night. I hope she's feeling better soon!

6. Our craft today was a necklace made out of string and cut up straws. We tried macaroni but personally, I think macaroni is overrated. Or else I just buy crappy macaroni. We couldn't get the string through and it made for a frustrated mama. Straws it was!

7. Mya made a Valentine's Day card for Adam yesterday. Quite possibly the cutest thing I've ever seen. It's one of those cute things that you know you'll hold onto for years and then whip it out when they're older to show them how cute they were.

8. I really wish mat leave wasn't synonymous with being poor cause we could really use a second car but from what I hear, they still require gas, insurance and maintenance just like a first car! Looks like no second car in our near future!

9. We've been saving our air miles like mad in the hopes that by this summer we'll have enough to take a trip out west to visit my dad and sister. Even if we were only able to save enough for one person's round trip then maybe we'd be able to score a seat sale for the other 2 tickets cause baby would fly free!

10. I got "The Complete Canadian Living Baking Book" for Christmas and in it is THE best chocolate chip cookie recipe. My friend Sarah makes the best chocolate chip cookies (and I could probably eat 5 at a time) and although these aren't the same, they are just as good. I've finally found one. It's been a long time for me looking for a good chocolate chip cookie recipe. I don't know why but I just can't do cookies. That is, until now.

Friday, February 10, 2012

36-37ish Weeks

Alright. The countdown is on. My last day of work is the 24th and I want it to hurry up and get here. I don't know why. I don't go to work until 5pm so I'm still home all day and it gives me a nice break at the end of the day but I think it'll be nice to know that I can go to bed early, wear sweats all day and spend some last minutes as a family of 3 before we become a family of 4. With that being said, we are slowly running out of time as a family of 3 because I'm now 36-37 weeks (I say it that way because I've been crap at taking timely belly pics this time around and I know I'm somewhere between those two weeks).

I never realize how big I am until I see a picture of myself and then I think "yowza!". No wonder it feels like there's no room in our bed for both of us. I think I have opposite anorexia (if there even IS a term for that) cause I definitely think I'm smaller than I am and think "Man, I look pretty good" and then see a picture and realize the opposite is true. It happens when I'm not pregnant too. "Oh wow, I'm having a really skinny day! Break out the bikinis!" and then photos pop up later and my mind thinks "wasn't this my skinny day? oy..."

Anyways, I have the baby room pretty much done except I need to take the car seat from the closet and put it in the car so I can load the closet up with other things that are taking up space in the corner of the room. THEN the room will be complete and I might share a picture. Oh, and we need to hang things on the wall...but that's the easy part. The hard part right now is keeping the cat out and from thinking that that room is her own personal getaway that we painted and set up just for her. Dumb cat.

Alright, I'm off to enjoy this beautifully sunny day!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

French Braids!

So I had been thinking lately that it would be cute if Mya sported those double french braids you see on some kids. Kind of like this:

And seeing that I was a victim of the french braid when I was a child, I knew all about how to do one so I figured it couldn't be that hard. And it wasn't, except her hair is rather fine and shorter near the front. But I tried.

It came out looser than I would've preferred but I think it's still cute! I didn't have a lot of hope of it staying in all day but I was surprised that it did! At least until I left for work. The only parts that came undone were at the front where the pieces were a little shorter and we ended up just clipping those back. I suppose it would probably get better if I practiced it but now that I've done it, I don't know if I want to do it again. We'll see I guess.

Coming soon: new belly pic!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

10 on Tuesday on Sunday

1. It makes me happy when Mya wants to watch cartoons and sees something on ToonRetro that catches her eye. Right now she's watching Jem and the Holograms! Hell ya!

2. Adam went to Cape Breton yesterday for over night. It was only one night but it was enough to make me grateful I'm not a single mother. Oy!

3. Adam is bringing home the rest of my needed supply for my cloth diaper stash so this means I can start the prepping process! So very excited am I!

4. I woke up this morning sneezing and stuffed up and chopped it up to allergies but then I noticed Mya also had a runny nose (which she never gets) and I'm worried she's getting sick. I still think mine is just allergies. When is Adam getting home?!

5. I had my first cup of coffee (real coffee...caffeine and all!) this morning that I've had in a really long time. It was delicious and well needed.

6. I've been having a lot of braxton hicks contractions lately and this is all new to me. I didn't get any last time and while part of me thinks "yay! It's time to meet the baby and not be pregnant anymore!" another part of me thinks "I should probably stay pregnant for a few more weeks just to be safe."

7. I'm getting my dresser for the baby's room tomorrow which means I can put away all the clothes that are sitting in the crib and start putting other things away. Then the baby's room will be done! Yahoo!

8. Mya's tooth is just starting its journey on changing a different color. I don't think it's really noticeable to other people and if this is as bad as it gets then that's really not so bad at all. You can hardly tell it had a little accident.

9. We still haven't nailed down a full baby girl name! If this kid pops out and it's a girl she might just be known as Baby Girl Conner for a little while.

10. Must. Stop. Sneezing!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Wordless Wednesday


(Craft time the other day...she did such a good job that she got a cookie and milk afterwards. Look at me! I could run my own pre-school!)