Peter, Ezri and I have some exciting news to share. Come November, Ezri will be promoted to a BIG SISTER!
My official due date is November 27th, so right now, I am 14.5 weeks along in my pregnancy. I have to say that this pregnancy has already been so different from Ezri’s! Oh let me count the ways…
I was lucky enough to never get any morning sickness with Ezri but unfortunately I did with this one. I was so nauseated from week 5 to week 10, but thankfully I never actually threw up. I have noticed that my gag reflex is a lot more sensitive than it ever has been though. If I cough too much, I start heaving and it’s not a fun story. Boo. Very unfortunate.
Also, right at the very beginning of Ezri’s pregnancy, I got what I liked to call “death cramps.” Literally bawled into a fetal position until they passed. Lasted about a week. That did not happen this time.
I’ve already had a little bit of heartburn whereas that didn’t start until the 3rd trimester with Ezri. Luckily, it can be easily remedied with tums. I carry them with me everywhere just incase.
I had the same amount of fatigue in the first trimester and so I took advantage of Ezri’s naps to get 50 winks as well. Peter was really good at helping out with her if I was just too pooped to do anything. Having the support of a partner means everything. I am feeling a lot less tired now that I am in my second trimester, but I’m still taking it easy. Having a toddler can be exhausting.
I am so looking forward to when I can feel the baby move. It is the most amazing feeling in the world. It’s like my little secret that no one else knows about. It’s so life affirming. Really miraculous!
I am going with midwifery care again for this pregnancy. I was so pleased with how my care and birth went with Ezri, that I’m ecstatic to do it again. We are so fortunate here in Alberta that we get the choice of a midwife or doctor and that both are covered by health care. Very grateful. We’re thinking another home birth as Ezri’s birth happened so fast. Don’t want to have a baby on the side of the road! However, knowing my luck, I’m going to have an opposite labour and it’s going to last for days. Crossing my fingers that doesn’t happen.
So very excited about the coming months and getting prepared to expand our family!!
Another busy month and a half in our household. I’ll try to summarize as best as I can without being too boring.
I have been working a lot more than I would like, unfortunately, so that is taking a lot of my time. But I can’t complain about the added money. Means I can buy more things for Ezri!
Speaking of my favourite little girl, Ezri turned 18 months old this month!!! A year and a half, I can hardly believe it. She has changed our lives so much and I just can’t imagine life without her. She’s learning so much and becoming a wonderful little girl. She can say Mom, Dad, ball and auntie. She’s very vocal but most of the time doesn’t make any sense in her words. It’s still very cute and she’ll soon be talking our ears off, I’m sure. When she wants something, she’ll point and say “mmm?” She can shake and nod her head when we ask her a question. Sometimes I think she knows what we’re asking. Other times she just shakes/nods her head as an answer because she can. She LOVES to drink water and oranges are her favourite food. She has 9 teeth and that includes 1 molar that included a fever for 2 days when it came in. She’s weighing just over 19lbs and is about 30″ in height.
Dare I say this out loud? I am sure it will jinx it all to hell. So our little girl has been sleeping a lot better than she ever used to. We’ve had at least 10 nights in the past couple months where she has slept 10-13 hours without us having to go in and settle her. Now, these nights weren’t consecutive or anything, but it’s definitely a start. She still wakes up and whines or cries for a minute or two, but then she settles herself back to sleep. It’s a miracle, seriously! I am so grateful for the nights we have had and I will keep my fingers crossed that it will become a regular thing. She’s also improved on her napping schedule. She can usually nap anywhere from 1.5 hours to 3 hours. Yeah Ezri. Sometimes, on days I’m not working, I even get to nap when she’s napping! Haha.
Ezri and I started another round of swimming lessons in April and we are enjoying them so much. I think it’s been Ezri’s best set so far. She’s doing well at all of the “skills” except she hates back floats (although she does them anyway) and she can’t quite blow water bubbles. She tends to open her mouth and lick and drink the water instead. It’s really silly but I am sure she will get it eventually. Oh yeah and she can’t quite jump off the side into the pool. She can do it from a sitting position, but not standing. Again, I’m sure it will come.
Peter, Ezri and I ventured downtown in April to attend another Calgary Comic Expo. It is always an enjoyable time. However we did something different this year. I decided to wanted to get Connor Trinneer’s autograph. He was Trip in Enterprise and Michael in Stargate Atlantis. I really enjoyed both his major characters so I decided it was finally time to get an autograph. I’ve always been too cheap, but I felt different this year. So the first thing we did was stand in line for that. It took about 45 minutes and that’s only because Connor was 1/2 an hour late to show up. After the signing, we wandered around the exhibitors for a bit. We found a few new pieces of artwork and Peter bought a bat’leth (Klingon weapon from Star Trek). Nothing too exciting this year as Peter had to jet off to work after we were done. You can read about previous expo fun here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
I’m working on a new layout for the blog as this one has been up for a few years (yikes) and it is time for a bit of a change. Look for that (not so) soon!
Well life is crazy sometimes and I’m definitely looking forward to what comes next!
I’ve been so tired lately that I’ve been in bed before 8pm for the past little while. Or at least sleeping by 9PM. Sigh, what kind of life must I have eh?! With work, responsibilities and Ezri, I have a full plate in front of me. I am picking up some extra hours the next couple weeks at work as well as our manager is in Hawaii (jealous!) and I am doing some of the managerial duties. It’s okay, it’s only for 2 weeks this month and 2 weeks next month. Money!! Yay.
Ezri and I are starting our 4th round of swimming lessons on Friday. I am so excited. I really hope that Ezri will excel a bit more each class now that she is a bit older. We have to practise blowing bubbles under the water! She doesn’t mind being dunked, but just putting her face under and keeping it there is tentative. I think I am a little nervous too. So we will both work on it together with the instructors!
I’ve been yearning to complete a puzzle, but every time I bring out the pieces, Ezri continuously grabs them off the table and I have to chase after her to get them back. She can reach so far onto higher surfaces now that it’s practically impossible to do anything she shouldn’t touch. I don’t want to lose any pieces either. Ah, well, it might have to wait until she is older and understands not to touch them. It’s a learning thing. She’s getting there. So many things she knows she is not supposed to do because we’ve told her a million times. She gets it eventually! Kids are so smart.
I bought Star Wars yesterday and Peter and I watched it today. We saw it for the first time just over a month ago in the theatres and so we were anxious to see it again. I can’t believe we waited 2.5months to see it the first time! We just didn’t have a chance to get away before then. It’s tough to go out on dates when you have a baby (toddler I guess now). My Mom is really great about baby sitting if we need it though. She’s my hero.
Well, as you can see, I haven’t had much of a life lately, but non-eventful can be good as well!