Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Party Time!!

Saturday night we had a big party for Geoff at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Mississauga. Approximately 60 (that's right....60) of Geoff's closest friends braved the icy roads (thanks to a random snowtorm) and made their way to enjoy some wings and sports.

For those of you who haven't tried Buffalo Wild Wings yet, you should definitely try the wings there. It has become one of Geoff's favourite places for chicken wings. While we ate, we were able to watch any sport we wanted on the big screen televisions (and there was no shortage of screens!). We watched hockey (All Stars game), UFC, soccer, car racing....you name it, it was on television. Mind you, watching a person's face get smashed in and bleed while eating isn't necessariy appetizing. :(

We were grateful for all of our wonderful friends who showed up with their families to wish Geoff a very happy 40th birthday. Another birthday over and done for Geoff, but it was incredible.

Friday, January 27, 2012

It's a....

 Today we had our 18 week ultrasound. This was an appointment that we've been looking forward to for weeks. Well, really, since the moment we found out we were pregnant. Geoff insisted that we find out the sex. I wasn't exactly fighting him on this. I had no will power to wait until Mira was born to find out if she was a boy or a girl and it was the exact same with this one.

I like the idea of a surprise at the end of a long 9 months of waiting. However, I like the idea of planning even more. Knowing that Mira was a girl (after being so convinced she was a boy) was a little surprising and overwhelming, but it was nice to get to know my daughter a little bit before meeting her.

 Today, we early awaited the answer as to whether our little bundle of joy would be a son or a daughter. The verdict was announced with all three of us there together (Geoff, Mira and I). We discovered that this little maniac that hasn't stopped kicking me is a little boy. Our son.

Although in one of these pictures our son looks more like an alien than a baby in the making (all babies look a little freaky on ultrasound), we are excited about adding a little boy to the family. It will balance out the males and females in the house. :)

So here are some snaps of our son. Only a few more months and we'll be welcoming Geoff's little hockey sidekick into the world.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Happy 40th Birthday Geoff

Although a couple of days belated (on blogger that is), I want to wish my dear Geoff a very happy 40th birthday. I know that he has mixed emotions about turning 40. I'm sure that most people do. I know that when the day comes for me to enter into my 40's that I'll have some hesitations combined with anticipation for a new decade!

One thing that Geoff has said, especially since he's turning 40, is that he wishes he had started having kids earlier. I think he's a bit nervous about being 40 when he has his first child. However, I told him that he is far from alone in this journey and that, in reality, he wouldn't have been ready even 5 or 6 years ago for having kids. There is no set age for starting a family (especially as a guy for biological reasons). It has to be when you are ready. Ready to make decisions for yourself as well for another little person who needs guidance and support.

So I told Geoff that turning 40 should be a time for celebration as this is the start of a new chapter for him with many many more years of things to look forward to...including the raising of our child.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Our New House....delayed....again

Our new house has been delayed yet once again. When we  purchased the house (from plans) back in November 2010, we were given the closing date of January 16th 2012. We were anticipating some delays as that is typically the norm with new builds.

Georgetown is notorious for taking a long time to finish new builds, usually because of different permits taking so long to go through. After an inital delay of a few months, our closing date was changed to May 16th 2012. Part of us was happy to be moving in when the weather was a little nicer (vs. snow) but we were also overwhelmed by the possibility of having to move into our new place a month before our little munchkin comes into the picture. That is a lot to manage on top of an impending birth!!

So now, after a few months of driving by a dirt  pit, we have realized that our dream (and possible nightmare) of trying to settle into our new place in the spring will not be a reality. It has been confirmed that we'll be moving into our new place in September 2012. It's a blessing while a frustration all at the same time. Soon enough our new little family can take shape in our new home.

Fingers crossed this is the last delay!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Only 2 1/2 Months to Go.....

Winter is here and it has been here for some time, but lately it's been harder to believe that we are, in fact, in the middle of January.

Yesterday, while waiting to get Mira from the school bus, our neighbour was out with his umbrella. It spent most of yesterday raining. The snow has been almost non-existent except for a day right after Christmas when we got a dumping of the white stuff (even THAT was too late for the holidays). All this rain and little snow, combined with the excessive darkness really makes it tough.

Poor Mira gets so upset when we tell her that it's not time to wear shorts yet. She, in all her 5 year old understanding of the seasonal changes that come with living in Ontario, has realized that winter is likely not her favourite season. She is counting down the days to sandals and sundresses. She has already told me that she wants to move somewhere warm. Ha ha, we wish.

I have this "thing" with winter. If it's going to be winter and that's the reality of living where I live, then at LEAST give me some beautiful snow to look at. Yes, driving in snow is not fun, but looking at grey and brown while dealing with frigid temperatures is just too much.

So here begins the countdown to spring!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

17 weeks

Twenty-three weeks to go.....

The last two weeks have flown by. I'm not sure if it's the busyness at work or the constant running after a 5 year old that seems to making this pregnancy speed by somewhat faster than the last one. Either way, I love being busy and so I'm not complaining. The countdown continues to June.

On the new house front, we have been delayed by another couple of months with regards to our closing. I'm not thrilled about that, but as long as they aren't setting the closing for the month of June, then I'm actually quite happy. Perhaps the end of summer would be a better time to move? 

I had my 16 week appointment last week and all seems to be going quite well. The heart rate was at 145bpm, which is right around where Mira's heart rate was when I was pregnant with her. There are so many myths surrounding the heart rate. Slower heart rate means boy...etc,. According to this theory, however, Mira would have been a boy. So I'm not relying on this as a way of finding out if we'll be expecting a son or a daughter. Instead, I have booked my ultrasound for the 27th of January and we'll hopefully find out then if we should be picking out a girls name or a boys name :) Let's keep our fingers crossed that baby co-operates.

Monday, January 2, 2012

15 Weeks

I am at the 15 week mark with little bean. So far, the baby bump has been small. Although they say that women in their second pregnancies show earlier than those in their first, so far, this hasn't totally proven true. My bump is still big enough to warrant a new maternity wardrobe (thank you for all my friends who donated to my wardrobe with their maternity pants and shirts!) yet, too small for strangers to recognize my motherly condition. I am grateful for being small, however, I still have 25 weeks of growing and at some point I'll feel large and uncomfortable. So, the longer I stay smaller, the better I'll feel for longer.

I felt the first punch (possibly kick) from baby Seymour was felt the other day while we were in Ikea. Perhaps baby likes shopping? Or perhaps baby doesn't like Ikea?

Either way, the baby is healthy. He/she is enjoying her womb home for now. I can't wait for the day when we get to meet our little bundle of kicks of punches. Our family will grow in such an awesome way. The 15 weeks of pregnancy that we've experienced so far has brought some challenges, but we dealt with them beautifully. It is a sign of wonderful things to come!!