Monday, 23 February 2015

Week 39 - Patience is not my middle name

Monday, January 26, 2015 - Sunday, February 1, 2015

I was excited to go to the doctor this morning and had my fingers crossed he would be able to strip my membranes and hopefully get you moving. But no such luck. I had really thought your brother's arrival was all the lesson in patience I needed, but apparently I have a lot more to learn. Hahahaha. As Tevi said, "patience is not your middle name," when I texted her the news. Maybe it should be yours though.

This morning your dad gave me pretty strict orders to rest today and I was happy to listen to him. Aside from prepping supper, having a shower and some minor tidying, I spent most of the day on the couch and it was glorious.

Brooks spiked another really high fever last night so your dad suggested I take him to the doctor today. It's a good thing he did, and I listened as it turns out he has an ear infection and may have had or does have a chest infection too. As usual, you really would never know. Aside from being a little bit more whiny than usual, Brooks is hardly phased by sickness. I do hope the same goes for you.

Quinn, I need to admit that some days I am not real good at this mom thing and today was one of those days. That being said I am also quite capable of eventually cutting myself some slack when I am 39 weeks pregnant and have hardly slept for the past few weeks. After a rough morning with Brooks I decided the best thing for both of us was to take him to Bobbi's and get some rest myself. It was a tough decision to make, but the right one.

Thanks to some understanding and encouraging words from my super supportive friends and family, I snapped out of my funk and both Brooks and I ended up having a good day.

A little retail therapy for you didn't hurt either. 

You're room still isn't totally done but I did a little more decorating and tried to organize your closet a bit today. 

Well, I think I have resigned myself to the fact that you are pretty stuck on being a February baby. Probably my fault for shoving a love of purple down your throat. And with your dad in Saskatoon until tomorrow night, I am more than fine with that. He has made all of the arrangements and left me with several phone numbers to track him down should I need him, but I would rather you just stay put so he doesn't miss any of your arrival.

February it is. We made it through the night with dad away without any contractions or water breaking. I am honestly shocked that you are still in there after our little scare in December. I never thought you would make it this long. Another doctor's appointment tomorrow and fingers crossed it is our last before your arrival. I really can't wait to add you to our family. 

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Week 38 - I think today is the day...

Monday, January 19, 2015 - Sunday, January 25, 2015

My regular doctor was back from vacation today and was happy to see that you had stayed put until his return. But he also agreed with me that you can come on out anytime now. I have another appointment next Monday, but hope we see him before then. 

After supper Brooks was eager to get in his pjs and watch "Airpame movie" so he and your dad cuddled up on the floor while I caught up on my blog. I can't wait until it's you in my lap during these times and not the computer. 

Today your Grandma Susie and I spent some time measuring and making some decorating decisions in your nursery. I just need your dad to hang a couple of shelves and I need to finish painting the pegboard for my gallery wall project.

I really thought today was the day! We had a great play date with Tatem, Tyker, Mila and their awesome mommies and the whole time I was having contractions here and there. But yet again, they never amounted to anything and had disappeared by supper time.

Brooks was obsessed with Tyker's car seat which was super cute, but also a little indication of how he is going to be with you and your stuff. It is going to be tricky to keep him out of your seat, bassinet and swing.

When your dad got home, I told him I really thought today was the day and he asked if I was going to say that every day until you arrive. Probably.

I felt like getting out of the house today instead of nesting so Grandma Susie and I did a bit of shopping and then met Grandpa Dougie for lunch. I figure I should take advantage of the freedom and beautiful January weather while I can.

Paint, paint, paint. I can finally cross paint pegboard off of my to do list. Now I just need to paint the frame Grandpa Dougie made and we are ready to hang it! I am so excited to see if it actually fits the vision I have. 

I hadn't' planned on going to Splurge tonight, but as the day wore on, I got excited for what might be my last baby free night with my girls before you arrive. Plus Cathy promised to rub my belly and feet so how could I resist.

We had a tonne of almost pee my pants laughs while we played Minute to Win It games and had our usual honest real life conversations about mommy hood and marriage. These girls are so good for the soul and their excitement for your arrival and what it means for your dad, Brooks and I is as kind and genuine as it comes.

We had a play date with Auntie Jen, Uncle Matt and the girls today. Brooks had been asking about them for a few days and when I thought about it, I realized we had only got together once for a quick visit since Christmas. so it was definitely time to have them over. Our next play date may very well include you too!

Friday, 23 January 2015


It seems weird to say TGIF when I am on maternity leave and Brooks is in daycare and there is no baby yet. Everyday might as well be Friday right now.

1. This post. I don't share a lot of things on my Facebook page, but I couldn't resist Twelve Habits of Happy, Healthy People Who Don't Give a Shit About Your Inner Peace. I just love it. It is real. And life is real. I believe it is honestly as simple as this. The drama and garbage comes with when we overcomplicate it and concern ourselves with everyone else's "do whatever the F you want." And I mean really. This girl loves an article littered with F-bombs. Hardly matters what the words are in between.

2. Quinn's photo mobile. My mom picked up this mobile for $5 at Liquidation World before Brooks was born and I just loved the idea of hanging some of our favourite family photos over his crib. And now it's time to switch the photos out and get it ready for Quinn. Brooks eventually loved to point out all of his favourite people in the pictures before bed and I know Quinn will too.

3. Speaking of my mom. There are times where we couldn't be more different. And then there are times where we are exactly alike. She is a huge help all of the time, but especially right now. I was so looking forward to a little bit of maternity leave before Quinn was born to relax, but just as excited to get to spend some time with her whether it be rearranging closets, making nursery decorating choices or just drinking coffee and chatting. Susie is without a doubt one of my besties.

4. Warm weather and snowman kits. I have had "make a snowman" on my list of things to do with Brooks for a while now and just been waiting for the weather to be just right. Yesterday was the day and I got a head start while I waited for Bart and Brooks to get home. It took a while for Brooks to understand what was going on and he was honestly more interested in throwing snow around with his shovel. But it was all worth the 9 months pregnant snowball rolling work when he told me his name was Purple and asked if he could give the snowman a hug.

5. This chair. It won't be in for a few weeks yet, but I decided to bite the bullet and order a new chair for quality time with Quinn and our living room. A friend of mine has the same chair in her nursery so I got a chance to check it out in person. It was a bit of a splurge (for me), but I think it will be worth it because it offers everything I want in a rocking type chair and also fits with my vision of what our living room will be once we do some renovations. The glider type chair we have in our living room right now is a hand me down and isn't big enough for comfortable enough to spend a significant amount of time in. Plus I can just envision Bart cuddled up in the new recliner with both kids and that's worth the price alone.