Saturday, 30 August 2014

Week 16 - Reunited

Monday, August 18, 2014 - Sunday, August 24, 2014

I got off of work early today and your dad and I headed into Regina to do some shopping before his ball game. I picked up a couple baby girl outfits for Miss Kinsley and got a little bit excited about the idea that you could be a girl. I also read an article today that said you can predict the gender in your 12 week ultrasound based on the location of the placenta. According to that you are a girl, but who knows. I told your dad and he very nicely said, "how about you stop speculating and just wait the 4 weeks left before we find out." Hahahahaha. Your dad doesn't like to get ahead of himself which is a good trait to compliment your mom.

And girl or boy, we have no preference at all. If there is anything we have learned throughout our pregnancy/parenting journey is that a healthy baby is truly a miracle and that's all we are hoping for.

Your dad had ball again tonight, but instead of going into Regina with him, I stayed home and got the final coat of paint on Brooks' big boy room. Because of the chair rail and the two different colours I have quite a bit of touch up work to do yet, but that's not really because you can see it, but because your mom is super anal and OCD about it being as perfect as possible. If I don't fix it, that's all I will see when I walk in the room


Your dad and I met for lunch today and I of course ate too much. Thankfully for my new belly band, my pants were completely undone and there was a lot of room for expansion.

When I got home from work your dad surprised me. Brooks' big boy bed had been delivered and he had it in his room and all put together for me.

I stayed home from work today. When my alarm went off this morning I could barely drag my butt out of bed and felt very week and dizzy. I decided to climb back in bed for a few more hours of sleep that I think both you and I needed. Your dad directed me to stay put on the couch for most of the day while he cut the grass, went to the dump and got us ready to travel to Grandpa and Grandma Mihalicz's.

This morning we were woken up by the sweetest face. It was so good to see your brother after 5 days without him. I know he had a blast with your grandparents, but it was a little too long for this mom.

Today was a busy day filled with family and celebration. It was your Great Auntie Nettie and Great Uncle Joe's 50th Wedding Anniversary. Brooks loved the party and playing with all the kids and your dad and I got tonnes of hugs and congratulations on your pending arrival.

Unfortunately the week without us and the party last night caught up with your brother. He was, and I mean this in the nicest way, a total monster this morning. We were supposed to go to a pancake breakfast this morning to see all the family one last time, but after too many meltdowns to count, your dad and I made the decision to just pack up and hit the road home. It turned out to be the right one, as your brother was asleep just 5 minutes into the drive and slept for nearly 2 hours. He is a very go with the flow kid, as I am sure you will be too, but sometimes getting back into routine and familiar surroundings is necessary. For all of us.

Friday, 29 August 2014


1. ALS Ice Bucket Challenges. Both Brooks and I were nominated for the challenge and gladly accepted. I was partly hoping for a nomination as I have really loved watching everyone's videos. Although our family doesn't make a donation to ALS annually we have donated before and know people who's lives have been directly affected by the disease.

2. Brady Brady. We were playing in the basement on Sunday and Brooks was pulling his books off of the shelves. I told him if he brought me a book we could read on the couch. A few seconds later he brought his water cup, snack cup and this book over and crawled up beside me. We hadn't read this book before. It's a collection of stories and has paper pages which Brooks isn't usually too gentle with. I couldn't believe it when Brooks sat quietly and totally interested while I read the entire first story. I enjoyed every second of it and have even considered adding Brady to our list of potential boys names.

3. Mini ice cream treats. When they're mini it's ok to eat two right?

4. A clean house. I love every other Tuesday. Most specifically every other Tuesday at lunch after my wonderful house cleaner/life changer has been there. That's when I get to go home and for nearly an hour enjoy my freshly cleaned house all by myself.

5. Mom and daughter Katy Perry pics. This morning my facebook feed is filled with pictures of my awesome mom friends who took their sweet daughters to the Katy Perry concert in Saskatoon last night. It's hard to say who looks more excited in them.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Week 15 - Baby Kicks?

*I am going to skip ahead this week from the weeks we've known we were pregnant to the weeks I am pregnant now that we've had the ultrasound and have a pretty good idea of where we are at.
Monday, August 11, 2014 - Sunday, August 17, 2014

Since your dad finished painting the blue in Brooks' big boy room yesterday, I had every intention of taping so we can start painting the green ASAP. Shark Week had a different idea and I got caught up in an episode about sharks hunting elephant seals. Taping can wait.

We plan to have most of Brooks' new room finished before we find out whether you are a girl or a boy so we can start on your nursery right away afterwards. Brooks' nursery was my favourite part of our old house mostly because of how much your dad got into the decorating too. I don't think he will be attempting the stripes again for your nursery, but he has already said he has ideas for what he wants to do if you are a boy and if you are a girl. They are top secret right now though. He won't even tell me.

Today your dad sent me this video when I texted to see how things were going with him and Brooks. This is one of the reasons I love him so much. Your brother is obsessed with airplanes right now so your dad drove out near the airbase, found a good place to pull over and park and spent a half hour letting Brooks ooh and ahh over the planes taking off and landing. It's the little things.


I can't stop eating. It's pretty much all I think about and probably part of the reason I look 6 months pregnant rather than almost 4. This morning I even stole one of Brooks' Bear Paw breakfast cookies to add to the yogurt and banana and apple I took to work. I am also hoping that one of these times I head to the coffee room I will find that someone has brought in treats.

I had another doctors appointment today and just as I had expected, he confirmed that the ultrasound showed that you are absolutely perfect! And also as expected, I peed on my hand again.

We had a quiet and early night tonight. It felt good after a busy week and some late nights for your brother. And as usual most of our nights, quiet or not, include Brooksy saying hi to you and giving you a kiss.

Grandma Debbie and Grandpa Ken are here to take Brooks home with them tomorrow so he can spend the week with them. I know he is going to have a blast, but I already can't wait for it to be Friday so we can go pick him up. With you on the way and no Brooks to take care of this week it feels a little bit like when we were expecting him. I am going to miss him like crazy, but am going to focus my attention and excitement on you. You deserve it.

I am pretty sure I felt you move/kick tonight. Your dad and I were in the Dairy Queen drive thru waiting for our order and talking about what to name you when I am sure you started to dance to Avicii on the radio. Either your a big fan of the song Wake Me Up or you gave your approval for the names we were tossing around. Probably both.
Girl is set: Quinn
Boy options so far: Smith, Evan or Joel

And Baby Ceslak arrived today! Beautiful Miss Kinsley Brynn was born around supper time and is just perfect. We can't wait to meet her!!