Thursday, 30 November 2006

Alex has been trying to give up his afternoon nap... however sometimes he succumbs to fatigue... here he is on the couch after fighting his Daddy for ever to not nap. Cory turned his back for a minute and lo and behold... the third photo is one I took of him after his nap. I'm thinking a haircut is in order... :)

Friday, 24 November 2006

34 weeks... and fun with cameras...

Well, here's the belly this week. Maybe not too much bigger than last week, it's hard to tell. Cory takes pictures at a funny angle. Speaking of funny angles... I'm also including Alex's first attempts at photography. I took a picture of him... and then he tried taking some of me.

Friday, 17 November 2006

33 weeks, 4 days...

Here's my "this week" belly photo (and Alex's "belly photo" too as he wanted me to take one of him after Cory took one of me). I should have been taking photos all along, but I kind of thought they'd look pretty much the same as Alex's. This baby, however is all out front, so at 31 weeks (Halloween) I decided I'd better start immortalizing this body too. This belly is so different, it feels like a giant bowling ball hanging off of me. Alex was more settled on my hips, so way easier for me to walk and get around. This time... I'm awkward and clumsy and so tired. This morning I bent over to pick up my boots and I fell on the floor. It's funny now... so go ahead and laugh. No harm done, I landed on my side, not my stomach. I waddle now and really move slowly. Bending over winds me, as does sitting with my legs together - cause my stomach rests on my lap too high and cuts off my breathing... so I've thrown "ladylike-ness" to the wind! LOL

Thursday, 16 November 2006

The days are getting shorter!

Literally, shorter... I get home from work and it's pretty much dark. The time is flying so fast. I officially have 10 shifts left at work then I'm off for a year! Wow, it seems like I just finished my last maternity leave and now I'm taking another. How to take advantage of the system... actually I've been back at work for almost a year and a half. It's flown so fast. It scares me to think my boys are going to grow up so fast, right before my eyes.

There's now just over 6 weeks until we get to meet our new son. We're pretty excited. Alex is taking it well but I don't think he really "gets it". He knows that the baby is behind my belly button, and he knows that the baby is "a baby" (he points at his baby pictures and says "that's Connor?") but he hasn't grasped that this baby somehow has to actually get out of my belly. He might be in for a bit of a shock when he figures that one out! Here's a photo of my 32 week belly... it actually doesn't look as big as it feels, so maybe I'm imagining things... but at my appointment last week my 32 weeker was measuring 37 weeks.

Uh oh! :)

Sunday, 12 November 2006

At the IOF / Beaverly Halloween Party on the 29th

Hmm... why the two costumes? Well, turns out I thought they were both cute so I bought both! Alex had his pick of a dog costume or a pumpkin costume. I dressed him in one for the Halloween Party and one for Trick-or-Treating. There was also a matching scarecrow costume at Zellers that I contemplated buying instead, but Mother and Son scarecrows didn't appeal to him!

Well, here's Alex's first opportunity to Trick or Treat. After we took him to the pumpkin walk we were pretty cold. We only managed to make it to 3 houses before he was ready to come home. He did, however, thoroughly enjoy himself handing candy out to the older kids that came to our house. And he got WAY too much candy for a two-year old. Combined with the candy he got at the Halloween party two nights before, I'd say Alex did pretty good! We're rationing what he eats every day, which doesn't thrill him much... but it helps for my peace of mind.

Just trying this out...

I really doubt that I will be able to maintain this blog at all as I tend to start things but not finish them. The only "hobby" (umm... some would call it an addiction) that I've really been consistently maintaining is my scrapbooking... which is how I love preserving and sharing my family's history. So... I suspect that down the road this blog will become obsolete and you'll have to come visit us to get your updates. In the meantime, though... I do have a wonderful new digital camera that Cory got me for my birthday, so I guess this will be a fun way to share our photos. I'll give it a whirl right now!