Thursday, January 29, 2009

Aw shucks...

Kiernan: what's on this bread mommy?
Me: margarine
K: Margarine??
Me: Yup
K: You're so smart!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A weekend at the spa

This past weekend a few of my girlfriends and I went away for the weekend to the Bourget Spa. And it was HEAVEN.

We were given a cluster of three rooms that were off, practically in their own wing of the Inn. We felt we were separate enough from others that we didn't have to worry about being too loud, and we all had lots of space to spread out. The Inn also had a hot tub, a steam bath and a sauna (that us preggos couldn't enjoy - but alas, we're happy the other girls got to :), a huge living room for us to spread out in and chat and do the craft projects we decided to take on for the weekend, and a dining room where we had 4 delicious meals ( 2 breakfasts, 1 spa lunch and a 4-course dinner). All for just over $200! It was amazing.

There was also a spa in the basement where some of us indulged in pedicures, facials and massages.

Let me tell ya, this is the way to get away. No dishes, no cleaning, lots to eat, and lots of opportunities to relax. All in a location that really does feel like a home away from home. The owners put in those extra special touches that make you feel important - like always calling you by name, or making sure wait-staff you've never met before knows which of the pre-ordered dinners was yours, or giving you a hand and foot massage during your facial because the spa was a bit overloaded but they wanted to make sure you got all the treatments you wanted.

So if you're looking for a place to get away with the girls, or for a romantic getaway, I highly recommend you check it out :)

(This sounds like an ad, but it's just me so thrilled with an experience I had to share :)

Sunday, January 18, 2009

A baby pool!

I am becoming obsessed with how long I can go with this pregnancy. Unlike with pregnancy number one when I was hoping to go a bit early and then spent weeks TRYING to get Kiernan out of me, I have a feeling this one will be significantly more unpredictable!

Have a guess! Baby A is a boy and Baby B is a girl, so you should probably guess that ;) I can't wait to see what people think :)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


I'm having a hard time being a good blogger so I'm just going to braindump all kinds of little tidbits instead ;)

- is becoming quite contrary. He's been so easygoing for so long that even a bit of contrary-ness suddenly seems like a lot and quite annoying. It's nothing really that bad other than he wants to do the opposite of whatever is being offered and never wants to get ready to do anything anymore. He's two, it'll pass. But some mornings have been a pain in the ass lately. Luckily I won't be in a rush to get him places as much starting Thursday since the store will be closed.

- has become the amazing sleeping boy. I'm not sure I should tell you too much about it because it almost seems unfair. But remember - we're about to have twins, we deserve to bank up some sleep ;) Eric and I had a discussion the other day about whether or not we would trade a year of almost never sleeping for years of good sleeping we'd do it again. We'll see what we get though.

- loves listening to the wiggles in the car. If we don't have the wiggles, hey mambo will also do.

- Is going to be moved into a big boy room soon. It's taking us longer than I had hoped to get organized but I'm hoping to order the furniture this weekend and hopefully have him set up in there by mid to late February. Our latest debate it whether or not to attempt to soundproof the shared wall in his room before moving him in. The neighbours CAN be quite loud and the sounds travels really well through that wall. The next question is, do we go with something a bit simpler (like putting up cork tiles or carpet tiles or something on the wall) or more complex (replacing the drywall with something a bit soundproof). It will certainly slow down the process but I worry that not only will he disturb the neighbours (which would make me feel bad) but that they will disturb him.

- I feel bad that I haven't been logging this pregnancy a little more closely. Especially since I've wished many times that I had a better log of my pregnancy with Kiernan to see if I felt more kicking/movement by now. I am very anxious for that stage when they both move lots every day so I can have a conscious awareness that they're both doing well regularly.

- I have a friend who is 34 weeks pregnant with twins and got admitted to the hospital yesterday because her blood pressure was high. This makes me nervous. Although she's doing really well and the twins are both over 6 lbs so it would really be fine for her to have them now. But she was off work at 20 weeks and has been resting and taking it easy and she's still in the hospital. This stuff is freaking me out people!

- I think I might be smaller with twins at 20 weeks than I was with Kiernan at 20 weeks. People are commenting on how small I am for twins at 20 weeks. This is a) very odd for a person who has spent most of their life feeling fat ;) and b) slightly disconcerting. Luckily we had an u/s just last week that showed all was on track. I wish I could have them weekly to check up on them. I'm paranoid like that.

- I'm looking for work - especially the kind I can do from home. Hook me up if you can. I'll be working on my CV this week to get it ready for proper distribution asap. :)

- I'm tired most of the time. Except at night when I should be sleeping. I'm not ready to start the crazy weird sleeplessness/tiredness of later pregnancy yet!

- The store closes tomorrow. How weird that this chapter has already ended. It was a great experience though and we've learned a ton. We'll continue being on line though so keep popping by.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

More stuff about twins

Eric and I started a prenatal class last night for multiples. There were only 3/7 couples there (really bad snow in Ottawa yesterday!) and we were the only ones of the 3 with an older child so some of the info was refresher but the rest was really interesting.

A few interesting facts/tidbits:

- Ottawa apparently has the highest rate of natural multiples in all of Canada. (I wonder what that means)
- Apparently (I still find some of this kind of hard to believe and am waiting for a bit of backup confirmation ;) when you deliver twins in the hospital you a) automatically have to have an epidural (just in case you suddenly have to have a c-section) and b) deliver in the OR with everyone wearing scrubs and masks (just in case you need to suddenly have to have a c-section)
- They don't suggest you work after 28 weeks - which is when you reach the size of 40 weeks for a singleton.

I'm sure there's more but those are the ones that stood out. There was a lot more talk of bedrest, early labour, NICU, etc than I like to admit I should worry about, but I'm trying to come to terms with it all while having a positive outlook.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Baby pictures

The top of both of the babies' heads.

Baby girl face

Baby boy profile

Baby girl profile

Where they told us what "kinds" we're getting

We had the 18-20 week ultrasound and unlike our dear Kiernan, these babies weren't quite as uncooperative in showing us the goods ;)

Baby A is on the left (my left) and is a boy weighing in at 10oz. Baby B is on the right and made us hold out for quite awhile before finally letting us know she's a girl! She weighs 8oz. Both are within the normal for the stage so that was good to know.

So although the twin prediction was true, the two girl part wasn't quite as true. But I think two boys and one girl sounds like a pretty good mix to me! :) And now I don't have to spend the next 18-20 weeks wondering if these babies are identical or fraternal. I really do like knowing things instead of wondering them :)