39 weeks: The final mugshot? Please? And Fitbit progress!

Here’s hoping these are the last bump selfies you need to see of mine. As noted on the Instagram version of this picture, Casey has been following me around non-stop. This isn’t totally unusual as she’s a big needy dog, but it’s definitely been amplified this last bunch of months. Junior does not seem to know anything’s different, except that he no longer dares to jump up on me with his giant paws. This week I’ve been making a lot of progress with Fitbit. I’m … Continue reading

39 weeks: Here’s the nursery!

I honestly didn’t think we would get this far into the pregnancy. Boy is estimated to be 8lbs as of last week (though I know that could easily vary… I’m a house now, so I believe it’s that much or heavier). It’s possible he might be late. This kid hates our wintry spring as much as I do. Today is milder, so there might be hope. Here are some pictures of our nursery. My niece came over with some cute outfits and other baby-related stuff … Continue reading

34 weeks: Back to mother-blogging


The amount of traffic this blog received in giving directions and updates on the ice caves in Crystal Beach this week was immense. You can tell how many free and cool things happen around here on a regular basis. Traffic was backed up anywhere from 4 to 24 kilometres on Family Day, Fort Erie’s Gorham Road bursting with would-be sightseers. All that, and no washroom facilities. We sure know how to treat our tourists. While I enjoyed the nice boost, things have gotten a bit … Continue reading

DIY Bra band extender — great for pregnancy!

DIY bra extender - great for pregnancy!

Pregnancy is a journey unlike any other. Things grow, stretch and otherwise evolve for a bunch of months in many previously unknown ways. Despite buying new bras to accommodate my … bounty (ha ha), I’ve noticed that about halfway through my day, I am suffocating. The cups are great, no problem there. My band, however, goes from a pretty decent size in the morning to ribcage-strangulation-sized in the afternoon-to-evening. And so I came up with this cost-effective alternative to buying several sizes of bra:   … Continue reading

Sorry! I’m tired!

Apparently growing a person inside you can wipe your energy out almost completely. Maybe it’s not this way for everyone, but Growing Boy has sapped out all my mental and physical stamina the past couple of weeks. I have been working on projects for this blog, but I am thus far unsatisfied with most of my results and am reworking them.  I guess this feeling often comes with doing things on a whim and not using patterns or tutorials — using your imagination, if you … Continue reading

27 weeks along…

… and boy are my arms tired! Actually, the arms are the least tired of any of my body parts, but that’s probably because Wii Fit planking is out of the cards when my belly now touches the ground. This quick phone composite gives me hope that at least my back view will remain sort of unpregnant-looking after Little Boy is born. Pregnancy is weird and funny. Watching your belly move on its own is not unlike something from Aliens. You really want waffles in … Continue reading