Monday, 24 November 2014

Week 28 - Let there be "yight"

Monday, November 10, 2014 - Sunday, November 16, 2014
Your dad was such a trooper today! He spent over two hours in Gordmann's with me as I basically looked at every single thing in the store. We picked up some great stocking stuffers for the family and some clothes for your brother. After that he dropped me off at Hobby Lobby so I could pick up some Christmas decorations and some details for your room. We checked out a few more stores in the mall and then took a break for supper before I filled my cart with goodies from Target including some incredibly cute stuff for you! It was a great day and we were both very ready to get comfy and relax in the hotel afterwards.

Today we made quick stops at both of our favourite places, Target and Scheel's, before we were ready to hit the road back home to see your brother. We both enjoyed the little holiday, but realized two nights and three days away from our little best friend was enough.

Just before I headed to the doctor this morning I got a chance to meet Little Mister Tyker Thue. He is so awesome! I even got to give him a little bottle to settle him down and realized I still kind of know what I am doing with a newborn. Lucky for you!

At the doctors office I sat across from a new mom with a sweet sleeping baby on her chest. She was patting his bum and rocking back and forth. I can't wait to use the bum pat on you!
Your heartbeat sounded perfect and I am measuring 31 weeks rather than 28, but that was the case with Brooks too. I expect you will be a big baby just like he was.
I go back on December 10 at about 32 weeks and then after that my appointments will become more frequent as we get ready for you to decide it's time to join us.

You are a little mover and a shaker. Sometimes it's almost like you are vibrating in there and I can picture you doing my dance move. I can't wait to teach it to you. I hope you like my dancing more than Brooks does. He usually yells "no mommy!" when I break out what I thought for most of my life were killer moves. Somewhere along the way, I fear I have turned into a mom dancer.

I somehow found the energy to do the paint touch ups in your room tonight. It took no time at all really. Your dad did such an awesome job there was hardly any to do. Next up is getting your new light put in and then it's accessorizing time!
Today was a pretty lazy day around our house. With your dad busy with volleyball regionals and cold and windy weather happening outside, Brooks and I had a quiet day of baking and eating cookies, watching Toy Story 3 (garbage truck movie as Brooks calls it) and team naps. Neither of us minded one bit. And I don't think you did either.

This happened today in your room. 

It didn't come without a whole lot of frustration, but your dad was determined to win the battle with light and he did. I love it!! I had decided a long time ago that I wanted a chandelier in a nursery should I ever have a girl. Initially, I had pictured a more traditional style and was thinking black, but when I saw this one at Rona a while back I changed my mind. I love the more modern almost chain link look and think it will grow with you very easily. Plus it was only $65.

I showed Brooks the light after his nap and he was quite impressed with "Baby Kin's yight". He even pulled the change pad off of your dresser to have a quick nap underneath it. I think you may have a roommate whether you like it or not.

Saturday, 22 November 2014


1. Peppermint Dreams scentsy. This tops the list of my favourite winter scents so as soon as it turned cold outside I popped it in my kitchen warmer. The sweet minty smell is so fresh and cozy, but my favourite part is when it tricks Bart into thinking I've done some baking.

2. Inappropriate Christmas crafts. The artistic liberties Brooks took this week at Bobbi's had me crying with laughter. I wondered if the amount of happiness I felt by my not even 2 year old son mistakenly or purposefully decorating the groinal regions of a snowman and a penguin was wrong and all kinds of inappropriate in itself. But at the same time I was so proud. These will be prominent pieces of our Christmas decorating for many many years to come.

3. Popcorn dates with Brooks. Whether it be a busy day, growth spurts, terrible twos or molars coming in, we are finding more and more that after work and even on weekends, what Brooks needs is down time. And whether it be low iron, nearing 30 weeks of pregnancy or just plain laziness, I need it too. So why not add popcorn? Our most recent popcorn date was full of lots of giggles and sharing with Miller and Ridge. It was perfect.

4. Festival of Trees. It's been a few years since I was involved with our Festival of Trees submission at work so I was happy to be asked to help out this year. This year's event theme is Romance Me and it's hard to tell from the picture, but our trees remind me of look of brooch covered wedding bouquets. Pretty usually isn't my thing, but our trees are so so pretty! We spent a large part of Friday setting up at the banquet site and I spent most of my time admiring the other entries as well. Our SaskWater tree has won People's Choice 5 out of the past 6 years, but we have some major competition this year. People's Choice or not, it's so great to be able to help support one of the biggest fundraising events for the Moose Jaw Health Foundation.

5. My maternity coat. My sister-in-law has this coat (Momo Maternity Aubrey) in white and raves about it so when I came across it really really really on sale on Beyond the Rack I snatched it up in teal. With Miss Quinn not due until the beginning of February I knew my fall jacket (unable to be zipped up over my belly) just wasn't going to get me through. I just started wearing it this week and LOVE it! It is super cute and comfy and there is still room for me to grow in it. Plus my SIL got hers altered after babies to continuing wearing so I will definitely be looking into that option too. (I was trying to take a selfie in it, but my screen was blurry and it took me way too long to realize it wasn't a malfunction of my camera but instead Brooks grime and spit on the lens.)

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Week 27 - Interior Designer Dad

Monday, November 3, 2014 - Sunday, November 9, 2014

I can't believe it is November already. We are basically 3 months away from your due date! Eeek!

I am sitting in the waiting room at the hospital lab again. This time for a total of 3 hours. It's not very comfortable, but is giving me time to catch up on my blogging. My fingers are crossed I don't have gestational diabetes. For both of us. 

Your dad did the taping for the herringbone pattern in your room tonight. We are so lucky he is ours!

Got a call from my doctor's office today and my tests came back normal! Yay! I don't have gestational diabetes. Watch out leftover Halloween candy! Here I come!

Last night I worked at a career fair in Regina for high school aged girls. Not many came to our booth, and those that did weren't sure what they wanted to be. One even said she had considered a number of careers and was now going back and forth between meteorologist and accountant. Wow. It made me think about what you will be. And also the struggle you might face trying to figure it out. Now that I am well into my 30s, thinking back on high school, university and college, not to mention the path my career has taken since then seems like a lifetime ago. And I don't even recognize the girl/woman I was during it all. But I can say with all honestly no matter how difficult or scary it was at times to make the big decisions and navigate through it all, it was some of the best times of my life and I would approach it exactly the same way again.

Both your dad and I have a wealth of experience and examples to help you navigate through post secondary education (should you choose it), job hunts and career paths. And unfortunately I doubt we will be able to stop ourselves from deterring you from being a journalist or a teacher. But the truth is Quinn, you will figure it out on your own and that's how you learn the most about life and yourself.

Because I worked Wednesday night, I was able to take this afternoon off. Grandpa Dougie and I drove into Regina to pick up the glider/rocker I had my eye on for your nursery. Unfortunately once we got it home and put together we realized it wasn't working properly. It sticks, rubs and grinds when you sit in it and try to rock or glide. Although it is a pain in the bum to take it back, it was too expensive to live with and in all honesty even though it's a small chair it seems too big for the room.

Your dad unveiled the paint job in your room to me when he got home. I hadn't realized he finished up the last little bit of painting in the morning before he went to work It looks even more amazing than I had imagined!

Your Grandma and Grandpa Mihalicz arrived today to stay with Brooks while your dad and I go to Minot for a couple of days. This is the first time since he was born that your dad and I have gone away together on our own. Even though Minot, North Dakota isn't necessarily a vacation hot spot, I feel like we are going on an exotic getaway.

Bright and early this morning your dad and I took off for Minot. I packed in about 10 minutes flat which is a record for me, and none of it included sippy cups, diapers or wipes. Just the three outfits that actually fit me well right now and some makeup.

But Quinn, as stress free as preparing for this trip was, I would take suitcases and suitcases full of baby gear any day.