Saturday, 25 October 2014

Week 24 - Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, October 13, 2014 - Sunday, October 19, 2014

Monday
Happy Thanksgiving! For many reasons and because today is the holiday to stop and reflect on all that you are thankful for, I am especially thankful for your dad, Brooks and you. There is nothing more important to me than our little family.


Tuesday
I don't know if you've actually grown or it's the ridiculous amounts of good food I devoured this weekend, but I feel a whole lot more pregnant today. My belly is much larger, rounder and very very tight. I guess my doctors appointment tomorrow will set things straight as I step on the scale. Yikes.

Wednesday
You and I got the thumbs up at the doctor today . . . even my added weight gain was still on par with where I should be. Your heart beat was strong and steady. Everything is perfect!

Thursday
24 full weeks! And the size of an ear of corn. It is hard to believe that in about 3 1/2 months you will be here. Your dad is a bit concerned we are behind on getting your nursery ready and compared to Brooks' room, we are. Right now it's so hard to find the time or the energy to get that painting done. But don't worry. We will. And you will have the perfect place to call your own.

Friday
I was exhausted at work today. If I had the extra time to take I could easily work a 4-day week every week for the rest of this pregnancy. My exhaustion eventually led to a nasty headache and I ended up leaving work early to get a little down time before I had to pick up Brooks. I am very comfy in my pillow nest I set up before I climb into bed, but if I wake up in the night I seen to struggle to fall back to sleep. I am hoping to catch up this weekend.

Saturday
We had a great day today! Your dad and I took Brooks to gymnastics. Then when dad headed to volleyball, Brooks and I had a movie date with Mila and Kirsten. I joined Brooks for an afternoon nap and then Auntie Jen and the girls came over to play in the leaves and have pizza for supper. Auntie Jen stopped to look at the kids sitting at the table and commented that it wouldn't be long until you were sitting there with them too. You are going to be exactly what they need to make the perfect foursome.


Sunday
There was the cutest little girl sitting in front of your dad and I at the Rider game today. She had her hair done in pig tails and your dad suddenly realized that he would need to work on his little girl hair doing skills. Specifically braiding. I told him not to worry I wasn't very good at doing hair either, but he seemed quite confident he understood the concept and technique required to braid. Love it!

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Week 23 - Pop!

Monday, October 6, 2014 - Sunday, October 12, 2014

Monday
Pop! I think it's safe to make it official. I/you popped. What was just a large, still slightly squishy belly just a few days ago, is now a very round and tight pregnant belly. It's awesome and I love it!

Tuesday
And this morning I realized, with your recent pop, I can't see my feet anymore without leaning over and nearly losing my balance.

Wednesday
Tonight I went through some more clothes from Elliot and Emme for you. Damn you are going to be well dressed.


Thursday
I was long over due for another bump pic so when my phone alerted me to the fact that I am a full 23 weeks today and you are the size of a papaya I figured it was time. Looks to me like there is room for two or three papayas in there. Hope you're comfy!



Friday
I am so excited for Thanksgiving long weekend! It is probably my favourite long weekend of the year. Lots of family, good food, relaxing and this weekend the forecast even calls for great weather. It's awesome to think that next Thanksgiving you will be there too!

Saturday
Grandma and Grandpa Mihalicz arrived today and Brooks was so excited to see them! Grandma showed me the gorgeous and so so soft blanket she is making you. It's going to be your favourite I am sure.


When Brooks went down for his nap we headed outside to get a few things done in the yard for fall cleanup. I have had a somewhat nagging list on my mind so it felt good to get things like the sprinklers blown out and Brooks' outside toys cleaned and put away. You will learn soon enough Quinn that when your mom decides something needs to be done she can't stop thinking about it until it's done. It's slightly OCD, but man it feels good when the tasks are completed.

Sunday
Today was another great Sunday! Thanks to everyone pitching in and some prep work ahead of time we casually and without stress prepared an awesome Thanksgiving supper and got to enjoy it with both sets of your grandparents. Watching Brooks light up every time one of them makes a funny face or sound, reads him a book, builds a Lego tower or plays cars with him makes my heart happy. I can't wait to see them love on you exactly the same way.




Monday, 6 October 2014

Week 22 - Purplicious

Monday, September 29, 2014 - Sunday, October 5, 2014

Monday
I was in Regina for a meeting today so obviously made a pit stop at Carter's before I headed home. I picked up what I think will be your coming home sleeper unless your dad and I find something else we think is even cuter. I also picked up a couple summer outfits that were on super sale! Pretend you're surprised when you get them for part of your Easter present.




Tuesday
Auntie Kaella reminded me today that I need to take an updated bump pic. I haven't taken once since 12-13 weeks. Hard to believe that was 10 weeks ago. This pregnancy is flying by, as is the rest of our life right now. As much as we can't wait to meet you, I would love to be able to make things slow down just a little bit. Some days I climb into bed and realize I hardly had time to stop and think about being pregnant. I have tried to make a point of taking a few minutes each night with you to just feel your movements and reflect on how incredible this all is.

Wednesday
It was Grandma Mihalicz's birthday today. She is so excited you are on your way Quinn. So excited in fact that I am afraid to ask about all the stuff I know she has already bought or made for you. Hahahaha. That Grandma of yours has a definite talent for spoiling.

Thursday
After a basically meltdown and tantrum free night with your brother, YAY, you and I got comfy on the couch with snacks and my favourite shows. I love our alone/down time. You're good company Miss Quinn.

Friday
Turns out I like purple. And in turn, so will you. Whether you like it or not.






Saturday
Grandma Susie and Grandpa Dougie came over today to help me hang some things in our living room and dining room and do the big dresser shuffle. Initially I thought we would just paint the dresser Brooks had in his nursery to use it in yours, but then I had a brain wave. You will have my antique dresser (much more girlie) which is smaller, but still has enough room to also act as a change table. I've already checked out some new knobs to dress it up and can totally picture it in my vision. Your dad laughed at me and said I was nesting already. I totally am and love it!!

Sunday
Today we had a lazy day at home, just like we like our Sundays. We attempted a Thanksgiving craft, which turned into a team effort, Brooks crying over not being able to use the scissors, trying to eat the googly eyes and me basically putting it together myself. Brooks does seem really proud of his creation though as he grabbed it of the table and carried it around the living room saying "owl, hoo hoo". Maybe you will be my content to follow instructions and not eat the supplies craft partner? Maybe?