Monday, 10 September 2012

20 things to do before the bean arrives

      I am going crazy waiting for the baby to arrive.  It could be anytime in the next 4.5 weeks...that seems like far to large of window to expect anyone to wait patiently and not go crazy in the process.  I swore I wouldn't be one on those moms posting everyday on Facebook and complaining that the baby isn't here yet...and well I am one of those...just ask poor LB! Hopefully this list will fill my days and help me pass the time.... 
   Buy a post baby outfit! 
     Write wills
   Write letter to baby’s guardians (hardest decision ever) 
   Install car seat and get it checked out by fire department
       Read a good book
      Buy an awesome present for an amazing two year old birthday and attend
   Wrap shower gifts
   Attend KPMG family day/group baby shower
      Start on thank-you’s for baby shower
      Send out appreciation cards
      Bath dogs
     Get dogs meet the baby treats
.   Make 5 more freezer meals
     Have a movie night with the siblings.
     Finish quilt
     Make music playlist for labor
     Make music playlist for the bean...maybe some Raffi and Sharon, Louis and Bram
     Make a new meal maybe Thai?
     Pick blackberries and make something yummy!
     Write letter to baby 

Wednesday, 5 September 2012


really feels like the perfect month for baby to arrive.  We have reached term today 37 weeks!  A big sigh of relief and an inhale of excitement and anticipation.  Our fingers are crossed that baby will come out a little earlier, LB would love to get off work a little earlier as he has the first 3 months off! And I want the baby out before October when my lovely sister and her family are planning on coming for Thanksgiving.  I really would love to be able to play with my nephews and be eating turkey dinner...just my luck I will be being induced and miss out on both!  The baby dropped about a 1.5 weeks ago, and making mom slightly more comfortable other then the wee one sitting on my sciatic nerve, a grinding sensation on the pelvis bone when walking and having to pee all the time.
These pictures were taken on the hottest day...or at least it felt like it in the middle of August.  We took 1 hour and LB's mom and drove to Mount Doug where we love walking/hiking around in the summer and early fall, and crashed/waddled around trying to get some pictures.  I had very swollen legs due to the heat and was very tired, but had a bee in bonnet and wanted to get some done "right now" that evening in 35 degree heat..yuck.  I wasn't too concerned about getting "belly shots" just wanted one last family picture before the baby arrives to remember life right now.