Thursday, August 20, 2009

This Will Do....

...for now. Looks like I have found a decent layout that I can live with!

Now, let's get back into the writing!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

*Tick tick tick* Ticker

Lilypie Pregnancy tickers

So close, yet so far away!

Friday, March 27, 2009

No More Sleeping In

Sadly, I think sleeping in is a thing of the past. It's Sunday morning and the (not so) little guy is up and at 'em. His normal wake up time seems to be around 730 or 8am now, though today it was 645. This doesn't sound overly early but having been off on mat leave for so long and being lucky enough to have him sleep in until 10am for the longest time....I need to start adjusting my going to bed time so that I'm not pooped in the mornings (or day I guess I should say) when I go back to work in early March. Ugh.

We're going out for breakfast at 930....I need breakfast (and coffee!!) to tide me over until breakfast, haha!

Time Sure Flies

Lilypie 1st Birthday Ticker

A Year In Review - 2008

01. What did you do in 2008 that you’d never done before?
Gave birth.

02. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don't make them. They never last and are usually unrealistic so I just don't anymore!

03. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Hmmm...a few friends did.

04. Did anyone close to you die?


05. What countries did you visit?

06. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
A better, more fit body! Post baby body is hard to deal with!

07. What dates from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Mar.5, C's b-day.

08. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Having a baby with no drugs! Buying a new house.

09. What was your biggest failure?
Not winning the lottery.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Had my va-jay-jay ripped to shreds, that was pleasant. Some say even worth it. ;)

11. What was the best thing you bought?
New house.

12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?
Nobody that I can think of.

13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
Again, nobody.

14.Where did most of your money go?
New house.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Having a year off work on maternity leave. And it's almost over. Waaaaahh!!

16. What song will always remind you of 2008?
No idea but I have I Kissed a Girl in my head at the moment.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
    happier or sadder?

    thinner or fatter?
    Thinner, by about 20lbs. Was 7 months pregnant at this time last year.

    richer or poorer?
    Poorer. 55% of your salary on mat leave will do that to you!

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Exercise, scrapbooking

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Fiddling around on the computer

20. How did you spend Christmas?
With my family, and the in-laws on Boxing Day.

21. Did you fall in love in 2008?

22. What was your favourite TV program?
American Idol/House/Ellen/Prison Break/Little People Big World

23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?

24. What was the best book you read?
I can't think of one book I read. Lots of magazines though.

25. What was your greatest musical discovery?
BitTorrent :)

26. What did you want and get?
New house, video camera, oh, and a kid.

27. What did you want and not get?
Jacuzzi tub and swimming pool. Soon!

28. What was your favourite film of this year?
Didn't watch many movies.

29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
31 and can't remember. Lame, eh?

30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
A personal chef. :)

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
Stay at home mom. Enough said.

32. What kept you sane?
My husband.

33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
None. Well, maybe David Beckham.

34. What political issue stirred you the most?

35. Who did you miss?

36. Who was the best new person you met?

37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008
Do what works for you, and not what others say you should be doing.

38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
Ring of Fire ;)

The Birth Story

Baby Carter arrived 10 days early on Wed. March 5th, 2008. He weighed 8lb. 9oz. and was 21.5 in. long. Anesthesiologist unavailable = au naturel. *yoink*

Long story (kinda!) short...I started to get light contractions on Monday eve. and I had a Dr. appt on Tues. am so she checked to see how I was progressing. I was about 3cm and 80%. She said she thought it would happen soon but she was going on vacation soon so...she asked me if if didn't happen that day or Wed., how about being induced on Thurs am...sure!!! So I went home all happy that I'd be having him on Thursday!!


I had to go to work after my appt. because my last day was supposed to be that Friday...but instead it would have to be the end of the day! YAY!! So I went and wrapped things up. Drove home after work and was having very strong contractions (I'd had them all afternoon but was too busy to pay attention to how close they were since I was cramming in training my replacement - we thought we had a few more days still!). On the car ride home though...I had a clock in from of my face...5 min, 4 min, 7 min, 9 min, 5 min, 3 min. Holy cow!! Went home, had dinner, called the hospital to see if I should come in. I didn't want to go there and be sent home. But the nurse said come ahead in whenever I was ready because we were getting a big snow storm soon and we'd be better off at the hospital. So we watched a movie, then decided to go and the storm was just starting. Could hardly see the lines on the road. Yikes!

So we arrived at the hospital at about 12:30am, and at about 4am I was having very strong contractions - 7cm, she broke my water. It's a small town hospital and it ends up that the drug doctor is on call at night and was at best 45 min away on a normal night. He wouldn't make it for an epidural (they had no plans of calling him, lol, but didn't say that in so many words!). So, at 6am she said we're ready to push and 32 minutes later, he arrived!! Without drugs! And it wasn't that bad and I'm glad that I ended up going the natural route! I'll do it again next time.

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