Sunday, December 21, 2008

14 weeks pregnant!

Sunday December 21st

Yeah, yeah, yeah... I know officially tomorrow is 14 weeks but after being gone from the Victoria office for a week I somehow doubt I will have a chance to post tomorrow. Well we were dumped on last night. Adam woke me up at 6:30am to let me know the car is stuck in the lane on his way to drivet to work. No taxis or busses were running do at 8:30 a tech came and got him. It is madness on the road. Thank god we got groceries yesterday even though we had to wait in line for 45 min with everyone else preparing for the storm. Victoria is not known for it quick snow removal (those 2 plows work hard though!) I finally took a picture of my belly for our dear readers. Well I'm off to go shovel snow.

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Well 1hr 1/2 later the driveway has been shovelled only to be recovered by the snow. Apparently it is to continue snowing until Christmas. Check out the snow man!

Killer Snowman

Killer Driveway

Oh here is the 12 week 4 day Ultrasound. It is really difficult to tell what the heck is going on in it but the head starts in the upper right quadrant.


Monday December 22nd,

Well yesterday we smashed the old record of 15cm with 32cm of snow fall yesterday on top of what we already had. Remind me that shoveling snow is pointless.

Wednesday December 24th

Merry Christmas to all of our friends and family!

We look forward to spending next Christmas with you and Junebug.

Friday December 26th,
Adam and I did the early morning boxing day madness in order to get a great new computer. Next stop Walmart for a digital camera.

Sunday December 27th,
I have given into the full panel and I like it. For those of you not familiar with the full panel it is the large stretchy fabric on maternity pants that goes all the way up over the belly as per below:
(Mischa's note- photo moved to week 15 post since it is one day short of wee 15 and not belly photo avail due to camera malfunction)
Cool no, comfterble yes.
Proper 15 week belly shot is to come tomorrow when we get our new camera.

On a sadder note Lily has taken up smoking. Cigars are expensive!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

13 weeks pregnant!

Sorry guys i didn't know I would be in montreal this week. I will write when I am back.

Here is my crossing Canada via photos.

The trip was busy with 9-10 hour days working so I wasn't able to explore much more than room service so the photos are from my flight out to Montreal. On my way there my flight was delayed an hour as the plane needed a "jump start". On the way home my flight was delayed by just over 2 hours due to a winter storm. I missed my connector and was put standby on the last flight home. Exhausted and weepy they found a spot home for me and I arrived home after travelling for 13 hours. I am so happy to be home

Pacific Crossing

Vancouver touch-down

Rise and shine Vancouver

Alberta rockies

Saskatchewan prairies

Manitoba fades into Ontario

Sun sets into Quebec

Thursday, December 11, 2008

12 weeks pregnant!

Time to update again...

Thursday December 4th,
Planned my first event and it was great! For our staff party we had a bus take us up island to Chemainus for a really nice dinner and then a play.

Friday December 5th
Learned the only thing that can bring back morning sickness after it goes away is Tom Hanks, 6 stories tall, in Polar Express at the imax theater.

Saturday December 6th,
Lily got her pictures with Santa-she looks terrified. Adam and I went for a hike and a drive up to Sidney.

Sunday December 7th,
Lily and Adam went to the beach while I went for a spa day with the girls and got my hair cut and coloured. Adam seemed glad to have the alone time, Star Trek is very important.

Monday December 8th,
work work work. Adam refuses to go to the doctor despite his hand has turned into a large angry rash. Oh yeah 12 WEEKS PREGNANT!

Tuesday December 9th,
Did you know that there is delux Kraft Dinner. for 4 times the price you can have a different version of processed cheese....but oh so good

Wednesday December 10th,
Apparently I am going to Montreal for a week on Monday to help out with work....ooops I guess Adam will have to field all of the calls when all of the relatives open their cards on the 15th.

Thursday December 11th
Scary day. I had to rebook my my midwife appointment to today or else my next appointment would be at the end of December. When I went the midwife was concerned she couldn't hear a heartbeat with the doppler. She immediately arranged for an ultrasound today at a colleague of hers clinic. The next 3hours were awful. Adam was out of town with work and thankfully Kristin could drive me. Well Junebug is ok. The baby was wiggling around,waving and hiccuped. The platenta is in front of the baby right now and my uterus is still tipped so it makes it difficult to hear the baby apparently.
We are very thankful today.

12 weeks pregnant! Adam’s version

Time to update again...

Friday December 5th
I've learned IMAX 3D makes Mischa sick. There goes my Dark Knight night down the tubes.

Saturday December 6th
Santa did not look like the Santa I imagined. He was covered in dog drool.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

11 weeks pregnant!

Wednesday December 3,

I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry…. It has been a week since I last wrote but life has been a bit crazy so here is the Coles notes version:

Nov 27 nothing to report

Nov 28 Major melt down on my part resulting in the total fear of pregnancy.

Nov 29 Adam takes me shopping to every maternity store/consignment to find a jacket as mine won’t do up anymore. Apparently they sell out in September- I have settled for an enormous sweater. Ended up buying more well needed clothes for Adam than myself.

Nov 30 Went for lunch with Aunt, Uncle and family. Attempts to not mention pregnancy resulted in an awkward lunch.

Dec 1 First of the month was insane at work with ½ the staff

Dec 2 Continuation of yesterday except it ended with cranberry goat cheese, the loudest, longest burp in history and a bath. (not all at the same time)

That brings us to today. I have been pregnant for 80 days according to google. That means 200 more to go … does that sound right?

Anyways general concerns:

My enormous belly – what the hell I am not supposed to start showing for weeks. I have only gained 2 lbs but my stomach looks like I am 20weeks along!

The amount of time between appointments- It will be 5 weeks by the time I see the midwife again on the 17th. What have we done to screw up the baby in the 5 weeks?

Housing Situation- Where the hell will we live once the baby is born. I don’t want to live in a rental. I want a nursery, a yard, a stove. I need to spend my days there for 1-2years straight. I do not want to be in a rental.

Lily- Will she ever be 100% housebroken!!!!!!

Christmas Party- Will the goods stay in the package (ie low cut dress) Thank god I can’t drink.

Neurosis aside tomorrow is my Christmas Party. I organized a trip to Chemainus for dinner and then theatre which means minimal drinking & bitching amongst the coworkers I hope.

Well more to come on Friday.