Friday, September 25, 2009

Belly Dancing

Here are a couple of videos that I made of the Phoenix baby Dancing away.
The second video is quite a bit longer but definitely a lot more movement. :D

Second Video Still to Come.

ETA - 9 am MST!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

My First Toque

I would like to thank my very gorgeous and patient model Punkin for helping with the photo shoot!

This is the first Toque I have knitted. It was knitted on 4 needles as opposed to a circular needle. and it is also my first attempt at fairisle knitting, which is the duel yarn/colour knitting. I started small as I didn't work from a pattern and wanted something to just test my skills. It's just something I whipped up from scratch and I am very proud of the out come. I hope it's not too small for the new baby. It is pink which is really just wishful thinking at this point. I think I will make a little green one and a little purple one as well. Perhaps blue too. It was a fairly quick project. So i'm sure I can make a few more by November 18th!


This is what you find when you gate your 18 month old son in his room so that you can have a shower.

Toys that don't belong in the bedroom, apparently.

Who needs a dresser... I mean really?

You like what I have done with the place Momma?

Bean got a new hair cut!

My Boy So Damn Handsome it HURTS!

The Princess came to visit!

I know the first few pictures are blurry but I took them as fast as I could as this seemed to be a spontaneous love session going on. The Princess knocked the Bean down and flopped on top of him to give him a smooch! It was too perfect to miss. Hence the Blur.

We Love Princess Lorelai and her visits!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

September! Where have I been?

Well, this will be my second post for September. I am totally disappointed that I have dropped the Blogball. I suspect that the summer, being pregnant, having a toddler who finally toddles, preparing for maternity leave and work have all attributed to my complete lack of blogging skills. I suspect this is probably my 10th apology for being a slacker! lol

Well, As another update, I went to the OBGYN on Monday and I spoke with her about the best course of action as far as labor/delivery goes. The problem I was facing was my concern for Hunter when I go into labor because I really NEED Dave by my side when I have to go into the hospital, but we don't really have anyone who I can count on 100% to take Hunter at the drop of a hat when I finally go into labor. My momma has quite a bit of time off in November, which if we KNEW for a fact what day the baby was coming, then she could be here to take Hunty while Dave and I are in Hospital. The Doc/OBGYN asked if I was preferential to having another C-section or a vaginal Delivery. I told her I honestly didn't care but as far as the life/scheduling issue goes, the C-Section makes the most sense. So, We scheduled a C- Section for November 18th at 8am! This works out perfect for My Momma's schedule because she has from the 17th - 26th of November off work. She will Fly in on the 17th and be there to watch Hunty and meet the new baby right away. The Doc mentioned that if the baby does come early I still have the option of a C-Section, I just have to go to the hospital and tell them that I have one scheduled and they will do the C-Section right away. OR, should I want to have a vaginal birth if the baby comes early, then I can do that too.

I'm happy that is all straightened out. I am still going to pack my bags for the hospital in case of an early arrival. I am also thinking I should have a bag of Bean's clothes, snacks, diapers and things packed for him as well so that if need be a friend or Aunt or someone can come get him from the hospital. In the even of an Early arrival that is!

OMG it's coming soon!

I was talking to my mom about the decision to have another C-Section. I told her I didn't need to have a vaginal birth to feel fulfilled as a woman and a mother. We got a chuckle out of that. But it's true, I really don't need to feel the baby come tearing out of me, screaming and pushing and all that jazz to know and feel like a mother. Dave is not looking forward to the whole hospital experience, as it seems to traumatize him. It's inevitable tho. I keep telling him "At least YOU don't have to feel any pain!"

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Wow I'm Terrible!

The Summer is NOT Conducive to Blogging!

Too much fun stuff has gone on in the last few months and I am finding it hard to find time to sit down and blog. Between Work, 17 month old Bean who is officially walking, visiting new and old friends, getting ready for the NEW baby... A woman Got her hands full!

Sooo.... here is a run down of the Newest News.

* I am 30 weeks Preggers! I have my first OBGYN Appointment on the 21st of September.
I'm due to "Calf Out" as David calls it, on November 26th roughly. I have to talk with my OBGYN about Vaginal Delivery VS C-Section. When I had Hunter I had an Emergency C-Section so I'm not sure what my best option is this time around. I must admit that I am Pissing my pants scared about going through labor again!

* I cut all my dreads off... so now I have uber short hair. I really like it. It's free and relaxed and low maintenance. Contrary to what I THOUGHT, Dreads are NOT low maintenance.

* About 2 weeks ago my BFF told me she is up the stump (Newfy Slang for Pregnant)! She is due to have her baby on the same day Hunter was born, April 2nd. So a big Yippy Doo Daw to Dan and her Uterus!

* My Girly Friend Queen Andrea's Little Princess Asha Turned one last week! Happy Birthday Princess Asha bean!

* Baby Bean has an appointment to have his tonsils and Adenoids removed on September 29th! Wish us luck as I am scared for the little guy. He is such a toughy but this will be a stressful event. Dad hasn't got the heart to see his little babes in any pain, so I get the privilege of spending the night in the hospital with the Baby Bean. I so nervous.

* We have decided to drive to Vancouver for Christmas this year so that the Brothers Grim can meet the new baby and we can see Nana and Granddad's fancy new renovations. It's a 12 hour drive but we have a fancy new truck to travel in and Dave loves driving.

* Last week we took Sam to the World Skills Competition 2009.

Every two years, hundreds of the best young professionals from trades, service and technical programs around the world gather to showcase their talents and abilities. This thrilling, high-performance, four day WorldSkills Competition is the biggest event of its kind in the world.

We thought this was a great opportunity for Sam to learn about the various trades available to him as he grows into an adult. Here is a link to a short article that I read on the bus the other day about skilled trades and careers in Canada.

"Here’s a question: Which career averages a six-figure salary while guaranteeing employers across the country will climb over each other to hire you?

If you answered skilled trades, pat yourself on the back for getting something right that most Canadians tends to get wrong.

Skills Canada polls have shown that 60 per cent of young people say their parents have not encouraged them to consider a career in trades."

Living in Calgary... It would be crazy NOT to encourage a Career in Skilled Trades. Dave has an excellent job as both a Journeyman and a Foreman in the Sheet Metal industry and will forever have work in this Country. The demand for men with the credentials and work ethic that Dave has is never ending. He is smart, reliable, trained and hardworking.

* My Newest addiction is to which is a website dedicated to discussions about unsolved or ongoing investigations. Ie. Casey Anthony in Florida who is being charged with the murder or her 2 year old daughter, or JonBenet Ramsay. It's mostly just a bunch of forums that are open for discussion on various topics and areas of these cases. It keeps me busy reading and I'm enjoying the sleuthy aspect. :D Nosiness FTW!

* Gramma will be happy to hear that Dave and I have been watching Till Debt Do Us Part lately and have adopted Gail's method of budgeting. We have started a weekly CASH ONLY budget for everything and are committed to paying off our debts ASAP. This is going to save us and incredible amount of money and make planning for the future more feasible.