Monday, August 27, 2012


I want to document how different this pregnancy has been so far from when I was pregnant with Levi.
The hormones, oh those nasty things! They play cruel tricks on my body!

Last week Dave was spinning Levi in the office chair and we were all laughing and then I started to hysterically bawl. The ugly cry and all. Then I finally got control of myself. Dave let Levi start walking after being so dizzy and we started to laugh again. Then I started to hysterically bawl again. This happened throughout the day. It was humiliating, Dave wasn't sure whether to laugh or comfort me. I felt slightly crazy.

Ive been sick up until 12 weeks. So sick. I wasn't sick with Levi. This time its a constant nauseous, from the time I wake up till I go to bed. And sometimes in the night. The puking wasn't the worst part of it, it was that afterwards I didn't feel any better. I still felt nauseated. About week 10 I finally asked the dr to help me figure this out. He told me to take Gravol 3 hours before bed, which helped me sleep better. Then ginger capsules during the day. This helped a little bit.

I smell everything. Seriously, that lady 3 rows over in the grocery store with the terrible perfume I can smell you. I bake lots because it makes the house smell so good and hides the "north side" smell. Raw meat and microwave dinner makes me want to puke. 

 So here's to the pregnant life, 6 months to go. We cant wait to meet you baby #2!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

summers almost over

The nights are cooler, its getting darker early and dave has 4 days left of work before back to school. Its almost fall, Im sad to see summer leave but excited for fall.

 Excited for:

 gymnastics & swimming lessons with Levi 
 autumn leaves
 cool nights
crock pot soups
triple crown challenge (daves big hike)

But were REALLY excited for this baby coming in to our family!
 (coming march 2013)

Its already been a pregnancy full of opposites to mine with Levi. 

I was cheap an bought a couple dollar store tests first. I hate spending $15 bucks on a test for a negative. So I took both tests and got the + sign. Then I second guessed my cheap pregnancy tests and went and got an expensive one to prove it! So 3 tests later and a trip to the dr confirmed we're having another baby!

I have been very sick up until week 12, now its every so often it hits me. I crave grapes mixed in with yogurt. The smell of hamburger makes me sick.  Levi kisses my belly and says hi baby. I feel like I've already "popped".  Salty food gives me a metallic taste in my mouth. I think of baby names constantly.

Monday, August 13, 2012

all boy!

 levi is WILD! he never stops moving, unless he's asleep.
 he is in love with airplanes, helicopters, trains, motorbikes, tractors and trucks.
 he can hear them from a mile away and always points them out.
but he is the sweetest boy. i even got this sweet picture amongst the wild bed jumping!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

I did it!!

I am (over?) protective of Levi.

I feel uneasy if he isn't strapped into the cart.
I panic if he's not in my sight.
I worry if he steps off the sidewalk.
I become a momma bear if another kid pushes or says mean things to him.
I hold his hand constantly to keep him as close as possible.
Parks and pools aren't relaxing for me.
I'd put him in a bubble if I could.
I feel guilty if he gets hurt.
I don't let him play in our yard without me watching.
I stress the entire time someone is babysitting him.

These past few weeks I've been trying harder to let go of certain things.

And today I am giving myself a pat on the back.

I let Levi walk next to the cart and help me get groceries. There was anxiety of him taking off on me but he actually held onto the cart the whole time. Could have been the toy story toothbrush I bribed him with?

Baby steps.

I'm learning and hopefully I'll loosen up a bit. Just a bit, not too much.



         We're almost out of the double digits, dave only has 11 shifts left before going back to school. I can't wait for routine to set in. I have loved the 4 on 4 off this summer tho, daves actually only had to book 2 days off and the rest of our holidays we planned around his days off. I have the flu on top of everything this week. So having dave be able to help on those 4 days off is really nice. He helps get the house back in order and takes levi out to go do fun things that I haven't been capable of doing the past while.

     For those of you who don't know, Daves going back to school this fall. He's taking a bachelors (4 years) in Exercise Science and then followed by a masters degree (2 years) in Physiotherapy. Were excited for this new change in our lives and also pretty nervous doing 6 more years of school. He can do the Bachelors all here in Lethbridge but we will have to move away for the Masters degree.

So yay for fall and school almost here!

Monday, August 6, 2012

More beers please.

We took Levi to go see THE LORAX today. A good way to escape the heat in our house and have a little family outing. In the movie they have these cute little bears and every time they left Levi would yell "more beers please". He pronounces bears, "beers". Gave us quite the chuckle to have him yelling in the theater for more beer!