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

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5 Responses to “Ramblings”

  • Desiree
    October 18, 2014 @ 9:34 pm

    I had a similar problem recently with a girl on Etsy, except they never responded to my messages until I brought up a case with Etsy. Eventually I got refunded, but I was really upset about it. I wanted the coffee mug. 🙁 The communication was just horrible.

    I’m sorry that you weren’t able to get your Halloween shirt and that she was snarky about it.

    Hopefully you have fun in MT! Shame you won’t be coming down closer to Wyoming 😛

    A saying I heard recently describes not only pregnancy well, but the time you have once they arrive.

    “The days are long but the years are short”

    I look at Vincent who is now 2 years and 7 months and ask myself how on earth we went from baby to toddler so quickly. Where did the time go and how did he get so big? I feel similar when I think about this pregnancy. Weren’t we both just announcing we were pregnant?

    That cartoon so accurately describes pregnancy!

  • Lissy
    October 19, 2014 @ 12:06 pm

    ha ha, so true! I thought I’d miss being pregnant, but having him on the outside is much more fun :p

  • Cat
    October 20, 2014 @ 3:21 pm

    I hope you’ll be able to find another costume in time! I’d be annoyed if I didn’t know that my order wouldn’t be shipped until weeks later. That’s a delay that should be shown ahead of time.

    Have fun with your mom! Getting away is a good thing to do once in a while 🙂 I hope the border guards will let you in!

    I’m bad about decorating our house for holidays and special events. I’m just never motivated to do it, haha. It sounds like you have a lot to learn and prepare for! Good luck with everything!

  • Angel
    October 20, 2014 @ 11:26 pm

    I totally agree with you! Life sure does fly by when you’re not paying attention. I can’t believe that Christmas and the New Year is just right around the corner, literally. I’m really not ready for winter.

    I love to go shopping! I hope you have fun when you go. 🙂 If I’m depressed, shopping makes me happy. Lol, then I get depressed again for being broke afterwards. Haha.

  • Tess
    October 22, 2014 @ 1:17 pm

    Ah I dislike poor customer service on Etsy as well but thank goodness so far all I had was great experience! Hopefully you’ll be able to find something local.

    Hope you’re going to have a great planned getaway trip. It’s always well worth it, though being apart from your little one may be a tough thing at first.

    Decorations… I haven’t even begun to think of it. Thank goodness this year the hubby will be taking care of that!

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