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vacation...

Oh boy do I need a vacation...since working full time over the last 2 years I really appreciate the 5 weeks vacation time I get off yearly...Think that I'll take a week off in March while hubby has time for March break...been SOOO busy at work that all I have energy for in the evenings is reading, eating and sleeping...maybe a week off will rejuvinate me.... we went to Europe for 2 weeks in the summer which was awsome and then had 3 weeks off last December for wedding and honeymoon, took a week off in November.. but really feeling the need to take another week SOON...maybe we can manage one last trip in before baby comes...I'm thinking Cuba...hmmm nice warm air, sand, sea and nothing to do but relax...

Niagara Falls

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It's so nice to have so many wonderful things to see and do around our beautiful province. I love living in Canada-in spite of the cold weather and lack of sun for so many months on end...This weekend we decided to take a day trip to the wonderful and beautiful Niagara Falls. Spending the day there was a nice treat as it is so far from the big city and it reminds us of all nature has to offer...here are a couple of pics from our day which was spent with my brother and his wife...

all these changes goin' on!!

Since learning of my pregnancy early November I have noticed a variety of changes in my both my physical and psychological state...
Physically I have started to notice the obvious such as weight gain, increased breast size and overall heavy legged feeling. I did allow myself to overindulged early on in my pregnancy by eating excessive amounts of carbs and junk food-something I am not normally prone to doing. I just couldn't help myself!! Chips and french fries and chipolte buritos from Taco Bell kept calling out to me and I couldn't be rude and ignore their pleas to be consumed!! Now in my second trimester the absurd cravings for grease have subsided but unfortunately some serious damage has been done!! Time to start exercising a little more...maybe I'll offer to take my parents' dog for a long walk daily...neither of them can really walk that long as they both have serious knee problems...
As for the new cleavage I've gained...All I can say is WOW...who knew how muc…

feeling blue...

Expecting a baby is supposed to be a very happy magical time but lately I can't help feeling a little scared and overwhelmed. There is so much to learn and know before this little creature comes into our lives and I feel like there is nothing I can read or do to realistically prepare myself for this life altering event about to happen. YIKES!!!
I have books upon books full of all sorts of wonderful information and it has been useful but on the other hand how often do things actually go "text book"... I would have never imagined that people who have planned c-sections can actually go into labour early..well after talking to one friend this actually happend to her with both her deliveries. ALSO, who would have imagined that breast feeding would be such a hard challenge for new moms!! It all looks so natural but again after reading books and talking to friends it is not instinctive and babies actually have to learn how to suck properly to get milk...but thanks to some good…

Terrific Toronto???

I have always loved Toronto. There is so much to do and so many places to see. If you want any type of cultural food all you have to is take a walk down the street and you can find it. In my neighborhood alone we have Middle Eastern, Korean, Chinese, Deli, Greek, Italian to name a few... This city used to be a safe place to raise kids, walk the streets at night and enjoy life in general...recently Toronto has become a very scary place. I am honestly thinking that living here may not be an option for much longer if the gov't doesn't do something to stop the violence. I work in Scarborough and really feel uneasy about walking around the mall here after work hours with all the gang members and frightening people milling around. NEVER look anyone in the eye and certainly NEVER accidently bump into anyone or you might have a gun stuck in your face. Some days I am really glad I drive a beaten up car as that way nobody looks my way when I go the parking lot...no need to draw attentio…

wow!!

I guess there is something in the water around here...aside from myself I have one co-worker who is pregnant and due around the same time as me and I just found out yesterday that a friend of a friend is due the same day as me...and I thought everyone my age already had kids and all the moms I was going to meet would be way younger than myself. This news makes me very happy and also relieved!! I didn't want to be the oldest mommy on the block!!...

As for being pregnant...been feeling much better these days, the nausea has subsided unless I gorge on yummy food, been getting daily headaches and taking Tylenol to help but really don't want to take it everyday for much longer...got a decaf coffee this morning and hope that might help...you know the placebo affect.. started wearing some maternity clothes but my yoga pants are still doing a great job keeping me comfortable.

neat

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Just thought I'd share. This is very exciting, seeing the start of a little baby growing in my tummy is such an awsome feeling.
Gavin has been grinning ear to ear, first while he heard the heart beat for the first time and next when we saw this tiny life form waving at us from inside my belly.
I think Gavin may want this even more than I do! He really feels behind the lot as most of his friends have at least 2 kids already and some of those kids are already in middle school !!
Seeing this pic really makes things a lot more real for us.

feeling yucky

Woke up the morning of Dec 31 with a terrible sore throat...just knew it was going to progress into a full blown cough/cold. Well now it is day 5 of the sickies and I'm tired of running nose and coughing fits that come on at 5 am...I did purchase a anti-cold bath product that has eucalyptis (SP??) and other vapours...it helped temporarilly but I should have bought more than one package...it was only good for one bath...
anyway if anyone has non-medicated solutions for helping combat cough/cold symptoms PLEASE let me know!!