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?

Friday, 3 October 2014

TGIF Favs

1. Endless Alphabet App. It took Brooks no time at all to get the hang of moving the letters around the screen and Bart and I are amazed how quickly he can piece together the letters in proper order. Genius.




2. Second hand deals. After gymnastics on Saturday, Brooks and I checked out the multiples kids clothing sale. Brooks was such a good boy while we were there that I was happy to let him have the truck he spotted on one of the toy tables. $5. How could I say no?!?!


3. Concord grapes. I picked up some of these at Superstore and have been thoroughly enjoying them with cheese as a bedtime snack. Almost tricks me into thinking I am drinking wine. They smell amazing.


4. Crockpot meals. I don't know what I would do without my crockpot. It makes me feel like I really have things under control when I pre plan and have supper cooking away all day while we are at work. And there is just something so cozy about Fall weather and comfort food. I plan to use it a lot while I am on maternity leave and think I will upgrade to a temperature and timer programmable one for when I am back to work again.

5. PC Points. Seriously if you don't collect them you are crazy. No hassle. No commitment. And just like that. Like Bart and I, you could have over $120 built up just waiting for you to spend. We haven't cashed in yet since signing up, but it's as easy as telling the cashier after they ring your purchases in that you would like to redeem some points. That's it. That's all. We plan to cash in some for Thanksgiving dinner groceries and more at Christmas time.

6. Movie popcorn. Bart surprised me by coming home with some movie theatre popcorn as a treat after he was finished coaching volleyball on Thursday night. It was the perfect treat to join me on the couch to watch Scandal.