Oct 26

Sun '14

Don’t anger the pregnant lady

I almost brought out my inner pregnant bitch last night. I was not a happy camper while trying to get to sleep last night. I resisted though and didn’t manage to let her out. Let me explain.

Some neighbours across the alley were having a party. I assume it was probably a Halloween party or something. Now I am not against parties or anything, just to be clear. I love a nice get together with friends. It’s always a good time. What I do have a problem with is when someone else’s party affects people whom haven’t been invited to the party. Like last night, this party across the alley was blaring their stereo music so half the community could hear it. People were yelling and shouting and yes, probably having a good time, but at the expense of all other neighbours in the vicinity.

I first noticed the noise around 8pm and it just got louder and louder from that time on. Of course with people getting more and more drunk, I guess that made sense. I went to bed around 9pm because I had to be up at 6am this morning for work. Also, Peter and I are about to bring a newborn into this world who is not going to be very favourable to our normal sleep schedule. I am trying my hardest to get as much sleep as I can now.

While I was laying in bed, I quickly looked up the bylaws for noise in Calgary. Apparently the law starts at 10pm. So in my little na├»ve head, I hoped that they would turn their music down at 10pm. Well of course I was wrong. I finally managed to drift off to sleep just after 10pm, but woke up again at 11:30pm. The noise was 20x louder, I swear. So before calling the police on them, I decided to try my wearing my ear plugs to fall back asleep. I was VERY hesitant to do this because I haven’t worn my ear plugs to sleep since June 30th. I stopped wearing them because I wanted to train myself to not need them for when the baby came. Well I have successfully managed to “wean” myself from them as I quit cold turkey and haven’t needed them once, until last night. That is one of the reasons I was so mad at the people across the alley. They forced me to do something I didn’t want to do. I mean if I called the police, who knows when or if they would have even answered the complaint.

At least, apart from all the raging thoughts in my head, the ear plugs did work. When Peter came to bed at 3am (he was having game night with his friends), the party across the alley was over. That or another neighbour called the police on their noisy party. I took out the ear plugs and didn’t use them for the rest of the night. With Peter in bed and no outside noise, I fell back asleep within seconds. PHEW!

At 6:30am this morning, I really wanted to go knock on the partier’s door and ask them for some milk or something. Just to wake them up and see how they like being woken up. Of course, I would never do that, but the fantasies made me feel a bit better. I also sort of wish that I had actually called the police. After all, those people sure didn’t care about anyone else in the neighbourhood so why should I feel bad for reporting them.

Oh well, it’s a new day and I am hopeful there will not be another party any time soon. Ranting over now.


Oct 18

Sat '14


Life sure flies by when you’re not paying attention. I can’t believe it’s already more than halfway through October. I ordered a Halloween maternity shirt off of etsy at the end of September but only found out on Thursday that it wouldn’t even have been shipped until the 20th of October. I was not a happy camper. I wished the shop owner had mentioned the delay on her main page before my purchase was made. I would NOT have shopped with this person because I knew it wouldn’t come in time for Halloween. It’s not as if I can use this shirt next year either because, duh, I won’t be pregnant. RAWR. I messaged the owner telling her how upset I was. She got a little pissy and cancelled my order altogether. So now I do not even have time to try and order another shirt from a different shop. Oh well. I’ll just have to think of another costume to wear.

In other news, Mom and I are definitely planning on going shopping in Great Falls, MT next week. We will leave on Wednesday and return on Friday. We aren’t going to make any hotel reservations just incase something happens with baby between now and then. Also just incase the border guards don’t let me into the country. They have every right to use their discretion and not allow me in if they see me as some kind of “risk” because I am 36 weeks pregnant. Obviously driving into the country is no where near as risky as flying into the country, but they still may turn us away. If we do make it to Great Falls, it’s a little less than 2 hours from the border. Therefore, if for some crazy reason, I go into labour early, we will just throw everything into the car and speed back into Canada as fast and safe as we can. There aren’t a whole bunch of things that I need/want to get in the states, but it’s really about the getting away thing. I love spending time with my Mom and this will be the last time we go away together alone without a baby. It’s kind of a bittersweet thing. I’m ready for this next life adventure, but I am also sad to leave my past adventures behind.

Speaking of my Mom and babies, we went to the Calgary Baby & Tot show today. I feel like we got a lot of great information/tips/tricks. I am looking forward to going through all the pamphlets I received to see what is useful and what isn’t. I want to make sure I know how to start an RESP for baby as soon as it’s born and start contributing for its education. Of course there were free samples and things like that, but not as many as I thought there would be. I was most looking forward to entering a draw to win a 3D ultrasound package. Unfortunately I found out that I am too far along. They only perform ultrasounds up to 32 weeks. Oh well, I guess I didn’t really want another ultrasound because we’ve waited this long to find out the gender, what’s one more month (or less!!!).

I had every intention of decorating for Halloween, but I just really haven’t felt in the mood to do it. When we moved into this house, I put the decorations into an easy to grab place because I knew I would need them soon. Well it’s just not motivating me enough. I am finding it hard to concentrate on anything other than this baby. It is seriously consuming my life and thoughts. It’s a good and bad thing. I want to concentrate on other things so the time goes by fast, but every time this little baby kicks, I feel weak at the knees. It truly is the most amazing feeling. I will definitely miss it. However, I will have a bundle of joy to cuddle instead.

Peter and I started our prenatal classes 2 weeks ago and I think they are going pretty well. Just call me a sponge right now because I am trying to absorb every single thing I can. I love learning about the journey ahead. Learning really is an addiction and it feels so good to be increasing my knowledge. The only downside to being 36 weeks pregnant is that I get up to pee at night every 2 hours. Seriously, I have been keeping track! I will leave this post with the most accurate pregnancy cartoon I have ever seen in my entire life!

Pregnancy problems


Oct 8

Wed '14

Maternity photoshoot

Peter and I had some maternity photos done last week! I am so happy with the results and I know we will remember this pregnancy in more ways than our memories. We had initially planned to go into fish creek park to take the pictures, but we ended up just staying in our backyard to do them. I am very pleased there was no need to even travel to get them done.

The entire set has been added to an album on Flickr, so please feel free to view them all there. However, I will also post a couple of my favourites! Now we also have to decide which ones to order in print to frame and display on the walls.

Carolynne & Peter Maternity

Carolynne & Peter Maternity

Carolynne & Peter Maternity

Carolynne & Peter Maternity

Carolynne & Peter Maternity


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