Sunday, October 31, 2010

Amazing giveaway at Sometimes Sweet!


Danielle over at one of my favourite blogs, Sometimes Sweet, is hosting a big ol' 9 person giveaway in honor of her entering the wonderful world of blog sponsors. If you haven't already heard of it you should mosey over and check it out. This is a great opportunity to get to know some seriously awesome shops as well as maaaybe win something from one of them, like those super cute cards above. I know I'm crossing my fingers. ;)

well, this makes me happy.


Riley's 1st Birthday

Yesterday I went to my friend Anna's son Riley's 1st Birthday Party. It was so cute! Riley recently started walking, and he was motoring all over the house interacting with all the people that came. Another funny thing was that if you had been there and were wondering about the stages of babies, you'd have gotten a brilliant visual example. There was me being pregnant, our friend Z who brought her 20 day old son, Anna's friend Sarah with her 6 month old son, and Anna with Riley who just turned 1! Super funny.

Anyways, as it was a 1st Birthday, there isn't really a ton to write about. But here are some cute pictures!



The very handsome birthday boy.


Little Riley (left) & Big Riley (right)!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Halloween

Sitting in my bed, watching the new episode of South Park, I had a realization:
There are only 11 days left until Halloween!!

I got so excited I had to mosey over here and post about it, because that's what this thing is for, yes? I just can't believe this year has gone by so fast. It seems like so little time has passed since last Halloween - getting ready to go out at a friend's house. Mixing up a huge bucket of fake blood because Ashley and I decided we were going to be pin-up zombies. Loving that I got to spend the night with John, and still having "us" be in that really exciting, new stage. We'd only been together 3 months at that point, and we were pretty much obsessed with spending all of our time together. Still are, actually, after a year and a half. ♥ It was such a great night. We went downtown and walked for a while, ran in to some people, and marveled at some pretty hilarious/creative/awesome costumes. Then, because it was freezing out, we went to Denny's like teenagers where I got super sick and ended up going home. Still, the best Halloween I've had in this little life of mine so far. This year, I don't think I'll be going out because I'll be 35 1/2 weeks along at that point and I'm already far too tired and huge to go out. So, I'll leave you with a few of my favourite photos from last year and know that I'll be enjoying this year from at home. :)

John, Me & Ashley


Love those eyes <3
I love this photo of Ashley - she looks so vintage and evil
How innocent we were, all mohawked and pink haired.
BRAAAAAIIIINNNS!

Nesting?

Lately, all signs point to me beginning that lovely stage in pregnancy called nesting. I didn't even realize that's what was going on until a momma friend of mine pointed it out today, but it makes sense! I have become obsessed with cleaning my house. Today, I spent almost 4 hours DEEP CLEANING my kitchen. If I wasn't 34 weeks pregnant, I'm sure it wouldn't have taken me that long, but I kept having to take breaks. And tomorrow, I plan on cleaning my bathroom in the same fashion, because it's killing my soul every time I walk in there. It's clean, but not clean enough apparently. :)

In other news, the weather here has gotten so nice over the past week, and I'm so so excited about it. It was all dark and gloomy and (to non-pregnant people, I'm sure) cold out today. I spent the afternoon with all my windows open loving the crisp, fresh air coming in and blasting some sweet tunes while I cleaned. It's extra great because the closer it gets to winter, the closer I get to meeting my sweet baby girl! She's going to be the best baby, I'm sure of it. ♥

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Comments are fixed!

So, if you saw in a previous post, I was convinced no one read my blog because I haven't gotten any comments in a looong time. Turns out, they were just broken and someone just let me know. Oops. So - if you've actually been reading, and just not commenting because of that, fret no more. I fixed it. :)

And here's a picture of some adorable pandas I found on we♥it I found this morning.


Monday, October 18, 2010

Nursery's finished!

It took forever, and was a lot of really annoying work, but we've finally finished Kaetana's nursery.



Thursday, October 14, 2010

33 Weeks

So, I haven't been posting on here lately because nobody reads it. Ha! I've decided, though, that it doesn't matter if anyone reads it because I actually enjoy writing these posts and it's nice to think I'll be able to look back on them later and remember all the things I'll have most likely forgotten. So I'm back. :)

ANYWAYS.

Today is the start of my 33rd week of pregnancy. It blows my mind how fast this pregnancy is going by, and I know that even with all the complaining I do about hating being pregnant, I'm going to miss it if only just a tiny bit. I mean, how could I not? Sure it's no fun having constant back pain and not being able to get up off the couch or out of bed without huffing and puffing like a big fat walrus, but I will never be closer to this girl than I am now. I'm trying not to take this for granted.

With only 7 weeks left until my due date, things are starting to feel really crazy to me. My and John's baby shower is this upcoming Saturday and we're really looking forward to seeing everyone there, and celebrating this little life we've created. The gift part won't be so bad, either, because let me tell you -- we have almost nothing practical for her! I wish I could go back in time and tell myself to knock off buying all those cute little decorations for her room. Because now, while she does have the world's cutest nursery (in my opinion), we can't afford to go buy all the functional stuff. Soo, here's hopin' we get that kind of thing on Saturday!

John and I went to our first class at the new Birthing Center on Tuesday, and it was pretty interesting. They talked about the pain of labor. Which I've gone over extensively with Laura (our doula) now and I think I'm getting kind of, sort of prepared for. (Not really). I'm still very determined to do this without pain medication. I know a lot of people think that stupid, but not me! I can't justify pumping my body full of painkillers to deaden something that I need to be feeling. I hate the argument 'why go through unnecessary pain?' because I don't think that labor pain is unnecessary! It's gonna freakin' SUCK, though.

Little Kaetana is still doing great, and is right on track growth-wise. We found out yesterday at our bi-weekly doctor's appointment that after our next one in 2 weeks, we're going to be going in every week! I can't believe that's already upon us. It seems like just a few weeks ago I was sitting at my old job reading all about how my baby was like, a quarter of an inch long and starting to form limbs. Now she's almost 5 pounds and will be ready to enter the world soon, soon, soon. CRAZINESS.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Ultrasound Video!

She's chunked up quite a bit from the last ultrasound we got. Now she weighs 3lb 14oz! Here's a video of her smiling and then licking her leg at the end.

video

Isn't that cute?!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Hello, October!

I can't believe it's already October. That's insanity. INSANITY! I officially have just under 9 weeks until I'm due, and I can't even take it at this point. Her nursery is pretty much finished, the baby shower is in a few weeks, and we're slowly but surely preparing ourselves for this grand arrival. We start our birthing classes on the 12th, and I'm looking forward to those. Honestly even though I have a niece and two nephews that I pretty much lived with for a good chunk of their baby years, I have absolutely no idea how to be around little babies. Or small children. I tend to just avoid them unless they're doing something really cute. But the second that cry face comes out, or that diaper starts to smell, I'm out. I am all about giving them back to their Mama and just leaving the room to be privately annoyed by the fact that they won't stop crying over nothing. What kind of person does this make me? I don't know. Human, I suppose. Or just young - because I really just have never had any interest in kids....and now I'm having one?! Shit. haha no, that sounds awful and bad and I know I'm going to be find and I'm so lucky to have John around to help me out. Doesn't quell my new mommy fears, though.


But anyways, here's to October. I'm stoked. We're absolutely dressing up (even if I'm a planet) and it's going to be awesome.