Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tigers and lions and bears, Oh My

it's been awhile since I updated...

Tym's been learning the story of the Wizard of Oz at school. Which means that on random days she will come home with different sayings from it. For 2 straight days it was 'lions and tigers and bears oh my!". She is thoroughly enjoying the play :)

So after Meag went to the doctor on the Wednesday - she kept getting worse and worse. We had birth class on Sat. We ended up at our house due to a location problem. There were only 4 couples. We love Julie, the facilitator. And we learnt a lot of really good information. It was weird to be in the class, already having a child, but never having had to think about all this stuff before.

Tym had a fantastic day with Abby on the Sat - they went to Annie's Halloween party. There was 5 kids, 4 princesses. Tym stayed dressed up in her costume until they got home after 4. So through the party, lunch, and a trip to Pet Smart for more fish. It was very cute. She sure slept well that night! (And I think Abby did to!)

Meag went to the Dr again on Sunday. She had walking pnemonia with a double ear infection. Finally drugs were taken. She is now finally feeling better. It is so nice to have everyone healthy in the house.

Last weekend we finished up the birth class and Beth, Jesse and the girls came over. They all went to the Experimental Farm for their Halloween party. The girls had a blast, even though it was raining.

We learnt so much in class. It was wonderful to be there with Meag and see how ready she is. She definitely was the partner with the most knowledge and understanding. Once we get a practice run with the tub on Sat, I think we're pretty set.

Mel came into town on Sunday and we fully tested the new babysitter - she put her to sleep on her own. A few tears on Tym's part, but she still really enjoys the new babysitter. We are very exctied about it. Of course it comes at a time when soon we won't be getting out of the house - but it's nice to have her as an option if we just need to get stuff done :)

Mel's here for the week staying with us while she works. Tym is in her element and loving having her around. There was no extra snuggles in bed this morning when she heard Mel downstairs!

it's crazy to think that I am almost 35 weeks pregnant! He's kicking up a storm and growing like a weed. I am feeling quite huge as a house. Sleeping has been a difficult task to acomplish. Other then being tired I am feeling quite good. A little overwhelmed with things we would like to get done in the next 3 weeks. Cleaning, freezer foods, birth kit packing. I am now getting quite swollen. There have been a few days where it has hurt quite a bit to stand on my feet.

This weekend Pepe and Wade are throwing Ole a baby shower - should be fun. Tym is stoked.

Friday, October 24, 2008

My Apology

I owe you an apology. You're not even in this crazy world yet and already I've screwed up.

I owe you an apology for pigeon holing you based on your gender. I apologize for being afraid of raising you. I apologize for railing to others the wonders of boys in pink and then diligently refusing to keep some of your sister's clothes. I apologize for ever thinking you would become less of a HUman because you're being raised by dykes. I apologize for mentally filtering out some of our male friends because you "need a strong male role model". I apologize for the nights I've lost sleep worrying how I could raise you as a grounded, honest person and why in doing so I am scared you'll be labeled gay. I apologize for my own societal taught misconceptions of gender roles and not questioning them sooner. I apologize for focusing on your penis and not the whole of you.

I promise to show you the beauty of a sunset. I promise to help dig for worms in the backyard. I promise to keep your hair short or long based on how YOU want it. I promise that I will not cringe when you wear your pants around your butt. I promise that soccer, rugby and hockey are as open to you as music, theater and dance. I promise to teach you to be a voice of reason when others use violence. I promise to make sure that any wings you wish to wear - real or imagined - will always fit.

I promise to let you be you, not because you are a boy, but because you are my child.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Fall is lovely!

We had a lovely Turkey weekend! All the carpets got steam cleaned. We had a lovely morning with Scott at the Arboreum which is where a lot of the lovely pictures came from. It was nice just to stroll around and play with the family.

I headed to the clinic in the afternoon while Meag started getting supper ready, since I was still feeling no better then when I took 2 days off work. The doctor said it was a sinus infection and gave me penecillin. I am finally starting to feel better.

Of course Tym started to feel yucky Sunday afternoon before people were due to show up - by the end of supper she had quite a fever - thankfully her little body kick out the germs quickly and woke up fine on Monday morning! Thanksgiving supper was lovely. Only 10 people - nice and small - it was nice actually being able to talk to people, unlike last year.

It's weird to think that the next holiday we will be a family of 4!

Meag went to the doctor on Wednesday and they said she has walking pnemonia - but was on the up hill so didn't give her anything. Our house is finally starting to somewhat feel better. Just in time for birth class this weekend! We start our 2 saturdays of class this week - should be interesting. It's a class just for midwifery clients - so we should learn some useful tips.

I've been quite tired and sore - now that newton has flipped head down I am definitaly more uncomfortable then I have been. I suppose it's almost time to get some birth supplies and the tub stuff ready!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Big things to come...

It's been fun around here lately. We had a lovely weekend full of playdates for Tym. She enjoyed spending time with her friends.

Yesterday we had an ultrasound to figure out if this boy is head down or up. I will start this with mentioning that Saturday Meag and I were watching some TV and my belly was moving like there was no tomorrow. She was a little concerned with the movements she could clearly see from the outside, let alone how forceful he was against her hand. It was quite uncomfortable being the one that it was happening to. I'd never felt anything like that with Tym.

Well folks - he's head down!!! for the first time ever I have a head down baby! Oh my! We were so hoping. he can stop wiggling now that he's in position :) I will say it feels weird to have him kick my upper belly as I've never felt it before. It's more tender than internal organs!

Along with him being head down the technician who measured everything 3 times, said that he is measuring big. Not a surprise. He is measuring 2 full weeks ahead, (as my uterus has been measuring for a month) at about 5.5lbs! Of course all these measurements can be wrong, but I wouldn't be surprised if he was a healthy 10lbs upon delivery.

Now I have to seriously think about a vaginal delivery for the first time. Very exciting, but weird! There was a part of me that was sure he wasn't going to turn and I would need a csection.... Now I may actually get to try labour! YAY!!!

Of course this happens, and Meag brought home a cold. So I'm at home resting - she's at work feeling like crap - at least she can take cold pills! Hopefully it doesn't last long. And hopefully Tym doesn't get it!

We are looking forward to the long weekend... Hopefully going to get the carpets cleaned and feel better. Of course there is the cooking for a Turkey that will happen. It's weird, next time we have a big meal or holiday, we will be a family of 4!

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Don't Feed the Buffalo!

We had a lovely weekend with Grampa here! Carp Fair Saturday was a blast. Meet up with Matt, Sarah and Ivy. Tym loved the Lumberjacks, all the horses and the snakes from Ray's Reptiles. And she's been playing with the slime she made with the Mad Science people everyday since.

Meag and Paul enjoyed themselves at the hockey game on Saturnight while Tym and I slept.

Sunday was a more low key day which I think everyone needed. Paul did fantastic with his jetlag considering the time change. We saw Doris's new apartment, which is perfect for her! and had coffee. Had Christa and Abby over for a smoke pork loin supper, it was yummy!

Monday we took a lovely family day and headed to Parc Omega. It was fun going through again with Tym bigger. She loved the animals, but wasn't to thrilled when they wanted more carrots and were pushy. Most times we'd stop the car, a deer would come - the second the deer had the carrots Tym said "go mama go!" it was cute. She did however make friends with a baby deer at the small farm there. The deer followed her around forever, then once we left the area she kept asking where it was. So cute. Pictures will follow!

Paul left first thing Tuesday morning. It was lovely to have him, but it's always nice to get back to routines as well.

Yesterday we had a midwife appt. We meet one of the secondary midwives who would come as backup for an hour or so, or come if both our primaries were at births. I wasn't thrilled with her at all. She didn't even ask how I was feeling... just did the measurements and stuff. Which everything is on track. She did give us interesting info however - there have been 2 breech births at the MontFort in the past year. Not VBAC, but it's a start. This guy still looks like he's breech, so we are off to an u/s on Tuesday to confirm or not. Try and figure out what we need to ramp up to get him moving. I will be taking at least 1 day a week off to try and get to as many appts as I can.

We shall see what next week brings!!