Wednesday, September 11, 2013


Of all the odd pregnancy cravings out there, my specific compulsion is Hamburger helper. I have not eaten HH since my teens, but I've conned Marc into making it for me on numerous occasions during this pregnancy. Strangely satisfying stuff, I wonder if I will continue to like it afterwards...

Mind your manners!

Insensitive comment of the day: A security guard approached me to say he told everyone (who's everyone?) that he could guess if I was having a girl or a boy. When I confirmed his guess that it's a girl, he said it's because I am so big. He then went on to ask when I was due. When I said November he got all bug eyed, saying it's so far away and I'm already so big! I just said yeah and started walking to the elevator. Not taking a hint, he followed me and kept persisting, 'Really? Nov? But you look like you could have contractions any minute!'. He said I was "sooo big!" 3 times before I got into the elevator. I know English isn't his first language but it's hard to chalk it up to miscommunication; mind your manners, people!! I can't wait to go back to being a wallflower....

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Weekend delivery

Waiting for delivery of our crib an changing table and hoping (despite the fiasco it was to purchase the items) that we will get what we paid for within the timeframe they promised. Getting closer to having all the big purchases taken care of....soothes the ocd beast within!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Lucky duck

What a week! First I find out from my orthodontist that we are ready for a "braces" exit strategy, and then I get news that I passed my Glucose screening test, which means I do not have to go back to the hospital for a pretty miserable glucose tolerance test. I'm loving this week! Amazballs!

Continual hospital appointments are par for the course with pregnancy, but I must admit that I was dreading this test above all others. You have to fast for 12 hours and then head to the hospital for hours of blood tests after ingesting a ton of sweet syrupy liquid. It's long and always pretty miserable in that waiting area, but adding hunger and low sugar to the mix made me weary. I anticipated a rough go, and I expected bad results. But a near miracle occurred and I actually passed the first screening so I don't have to suffer through the tolerance test after all. I felt the stress melt away this morning when I found out. It also means that I don't have to miss more work for yet another appointment. My manager has been a saint through all of this, but I've been feeling pretty weighed down by all the appointments lately and I'm glad to say that next week I have zero appointments to content with. Zero!!

Ahhh, great way to head into a weekend....

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

An End in Sight

Wow, I am still in stunned disbelief! After all this time, the orthodontist has finally given me the okay to book my final four orthodontic appointments to have my braces removed! Oh joy!

The process involves four orthodontic appointments;
1. A final check up in late October to make sure my teeth are still stabilized
2. Impressions of my teeth will be taken six weeks later (early December) to create my permanent retainer.
3. The actual removal of the braces will occur 2 weeks after impressions on Dec 17th
4. A day later, they will apply the permanent retainer

On the same day that get my braces removed, I will also need to make an appointment with my regular dentist to fix the lower edges of my top front teeth. Naturally, there is a catch. These appointments in December will arrive at nearly the same time as my baby. My due date is November 23rd and if I was to bet money, I would say my due date will be later than expected. This means that in all likelihood my due date will either be in direct conflict with the appointments OR I will have a brand new baby to content with. Either way, it makes these appointments complicated.

I am so so so eager to do this! It would be an amazing Christmas gift to myself. I do find it ironic that this event (which I have been waiting for with baited breath) completely conflicts with my due date but luckily the orthodontist admin assistant was kind enough to give me some options. She very patiently arranged two different streams of appointments, one in December and the other in January so that if I had to cancel, I could still have dates planned for the next month. I'm trying to console myself that it's merely one month longer and there is an end in sight, but truth be told I was hoping this would all be done with before I had the baby.

In any case, I realize it's all out of my hands at this point. So much to be excited about this year...I'm really loving year 35, it's been good to me :-)

Monday, September 2, 2013


Nearly everything is closed today for Labour day except for Atwater market. Needless to say it was a madhouse, but there's still so much fun to be had perusing the fruits, veggies and cheese shops. So excited to find two of my favourite cheeses there (straccchino and aged mimolette), and both are pasturized, to boot!! Treats for tonight!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Much deliciousness ensued

We splurged on this bad boy recently and I have been dying to give it a try. This mornings breakfast was a great success, I was very pleased with the results. Golden, tangy buttermilk waffles....mmmm, no adult woman should get as excited about waffles as I do!