Thursday, December 30, 2010

Missing in Action

So I've been missing for a few days and that is because we have been hunting for a new car. We need a mom mobile to take our soon to be two kidies around and we have found ourselves a nice used 2007 Toyota Matrix, so our Toyota Celica will have some nice company. We visited four different dealerships, test drove a bunch of cars, and then ended up at the dealer we got our Celica from and found our happy compromise car. We would have loved a prius or something more sporty but we like fuel economy and I love the plastic trunk and the leftover money that will buy us snow tires too.

So I'll post some photos when I can, but I also finished my baby's room so I can take photos of that in the sunlight tomorrow and you can see how wonderful her room looks. Now she has a slight fever tonight so hopefully she'll be back to her good old self tomorrow and we can enjoy our weekend at home.

Have a great day! Oh an no running yet this week so let's hope for tomorrow when I won't be spending hours at car dealerships.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Seriously sick.

Okay, so I love being pregnant despite the waking up to pee and eating like a crazy person, but the worst is when you get really sick because you can't take anything! Yes I know I can take Tylenol but my mom and I have this funny thing where anything less than Tylenol 3 does nothing for us, so yeah, I've been seriously sick since December 23rd and haven't been able to take a bloody thing! And I mean seriously sick, I've had horrible headaches, throat pain, sinus pain, cough, phlegm, running nose, aches, and loss of appetite. I'm finally starting to feel a bit better. So today I'm a 6/10 on the pain scale instead of 9 or 11, so it's really a sticky little evil cold. I think my baby has got it to a lesser degree since she doesn't have much of an appetite the last few days but at least she's happy to drink herself silly with juice so that's good.

Running has not happened since the cold hit me but I'm hopeful that with both me and my husband being off work until January 4th that I'll get a few runs in once my energy level is back. The other positive thing is that my cleaning lady comes for her first visit tomorrow, hurray, and I've finally got some good work done on my daughters big girl room so I feel great about that.

So to make everyone smile, here is my lovely 16 week belly shot. I'm almost half-way through my pregnancy so that is a great thing and near the end of January I'll know if we're having a little boy or a little girl. I promise to publish some photos of Lillian's big girl room once I get it finished.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Just a quick little update.

So things here have been going well. I'm still tired and gaining more weight than I'd like to at this point but that's all part of being a mommy. So today is my birthday and my hubby and my best friend took me out for dinner. No running as of this week but I'm hopeful for next week but we'll see what my life brings! Hope you're all doing well getting ready for whatever holiday you are celebrating!

Baby visiting her Oma.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

She's her daddy's girl.

Do you ever look at your children and see all of your spouse and none of you? I've been having that with my little girl as of late. She is such a daddy's girl and takes after his side of the family. She has his (and his dad's) hair, his eyes, his smile, and so far we know she has my temper (not a good thing). I never really noticed it until recently but that may just be because I'm feeling down lately. This second pregnancy has me so tired I think I'm losing my mind. But the good news is that my hubby is giving me a wonderful birthday/Christmas gift which is having our house professionally cleaned so I can spend my holiday resting NOT cleaning. Then in 2011 when he goes back to work, they'll keep coming and clean our house monthly. So at least once we're both working I won't have to worry about keeping the house clean as much and it means our chore list will be much smaller! So at least there is one light in my tunnel. So enjoy the photo of my hubby and my little one to see how much she looks like her dada.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Pregnant Running Sucks.

Okay, so I am now 14.5 weeks along, and have been trying to run at least 5km once a week and it is so hard. I could only go for 15 minutes (1 mile) today before I just got too tired to keep going. Today is my day off, meaning hubby and the monkey are visiting his dad, so I should be resting for how tired I am but instead I am cleaning and trying to run and trying not to each 10,000 calories. I feel like a failure right now. I said I would keep running, and not let this pregnancy stop me, but I am so tired this pregnancy and still feel sick all the time. It wasn't this hard with Lillian but I didn't have a Lillian to chase after either.

So now I just feel like a failure and a loser and wish that I was stronger than I am. I'll try to run again later tonight but I don't know how that will go. Maybe I'll feel better in a little while, or a few days. It has been an emotional week with my Opa and everything. Maybe I'm just being too hard on myself and need to cut myself some slack.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Meanie Peanie Husband.

Okay if you don't want to read about me complaining about my hubby then you should stop reading right now. Nope, still interested, okay then.

So I'll start by admitting that honestly my hubby is pretty much a saint. Yes he drives me NUTS sometimes but the man has the patience of Ghandi, which is good because otherwise I would be a single mother now. And I admit I am not always the easiest to live with, especially now that my horromones are bouncing off the wall, but today I feel unfairly slighted. I had a baby play date today with my girlfriends so I was gone from 7:30am until 5:30pm, so I figured my hubby would want to spend time with me once I was home, that was my first misassumptions. Though why on earth he told me he was lonely today if he didn't want to be around me I don't know.

So anyway back story, even though he's off on unpaid parental leave right now our money situation is okay. We are okay because we track and watch our money and don't waste it on things we don't need. That being said, since losing weight I have bought barely any new clothes. This also includes new maternity clothes. While most maternity clothes are equal, everything I have is an XL and I'm not a M so the pants look like a 9 month pregnant me would fit into them, maybe, and little 3 1/2 month pregnant me has NOTHING that actually fits me properly. So I bare the pain of pulling my pants up every 5 minutes and have bought like 2 pairs of pants at value village to keep me from going crazy. So while at my girlfriend's house today I mention jokingly how nothing fits and I've been wearing the same pants for three days because they are the only ones that fit right. My mommy friend only has 2 jeans she wears at home so she made me feel better, but my other friend disappears and comes back into the room with 2 huge totes of .... wait for it ... her maternity pants! While she's taller than me all her stuff pretty much is an M so most of it FITS ME! She loaded me up with all her nice clothes and told me to just sent them back next year when she's pregnant again. I could have cried for joy! I have a larger wardrobe now than when I was heavy and had everything from a 12-18 in my closet!

So I come home super excited and my hubby brings the HUGE boxes upstairs for me. He helped me to remove my non-pregnancy clothes and then I asked him to help me hang the new clothes. I thought it would be fun, since they are free and we didn't see each other all day. I don't know if he just couldn't care less about how excited I was or if he got mad that I had him pack up 15 of his 60 t-shirts because I needed the hangers (mind you he only wears the same 10 anyway) but he got really cranky about it and didn't want to help and that made me sad. I hadn't seen him all day, I'm so excited about the clothes and he's just being a huge stick in the mud. So I told him he could just go. He claims I didn't appreciate him helping but I've told him ten times tonight how much I appreciate him and he NEVER tells me how much he appreciates me having this second baby and that I am gaining back ALL the weight I works all year to lose. But I digress. So he missed out on my trying the new stuff on and getting all excited picking my outfit out for tomorrow. I have never had so many clothes and I just can't believe my luck. I was expecting to spend the remaining 6 months waiting to fit into my 5 pairs of pants and alternating my 7 shirts, but now I have + 25 shirts and like 10 pants/skirts.

So I'm so happy, I just wish he could have been less annoyed at helping me and maybe joined in my excited a little more. Maybe if I told him the value of the clothes had we bought them all new would be over $1,000 he would have been more enthused. Oh well. I love him very much, but some days he seems to want to rain on my parade.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Horrible Pregnancy Experience.

Okay at the riskof possibly giving too much information, I had the WORST pregnancy experience today. I was taking all my vitamins, halfway through dinner like I always do, and my folic acid pill got stuck in the back of my throat. It's one of those dry, chaulky pills, and it STUCK. So long story short, I ended up losing most of my dinner due to it, and no I didn't make it to the bathroom. So now my throat is killing me, and I can still feel the chalky gunk stuck in my throat. Plus there goes my plan to run a bit this evening. Now all I want to do is hide in my bed. Boo-erns!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

RIP Opa.

Lillian and Opa in November.
Lillian and Opa in May.
So I got some sad news today. My Opa passed away last night in his sleep. He's been battling bladder cancer since before Lillian was born and that's why we went to visit him again in November. I'm really glad we went again and that he got to meet Lillian and see her twice. He was a strong and proud man and at the end he was losing the ability to do things for himself, and that was something he always dreaded. He died at home, in his sleep, surrounded by the love his wife, son and daughter-in-law. He oldest son had visited him in September and his granddaughter, grandson-in-law, and great granddaughter were by his side in November. He never had to go into a hospital since my uncle is a nurse and could care for him at home. I'm thankful he is no longer in pain, but he will be missed dearly.

RIP Opa. I'll always love you.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

I wanna run!

My plan was to run yesterday but it didn't happen because my husband had a thing today and had to prepare for it. So I was hopeful I could run this afternoon but between picking up my monkey from daycare and making all the phone calls I had to make (and it was like 4 or 5) I didn't get a chance.

So now, my plan is to run tonight after dinner. Wish me luck!

Update at 8:40pm! I ran for 45 minutes! Woot!