Saturday, December 31, 2005

Goodbye 2005, Hello 2006

It's the end of another year. This has been quite the year for us. Here are a few of the highlights of 2005.

Adam and Genevieve asking us to be godparents to the at that time "Baby Read"

The arrival of the 2nd most beautiful child in the world, our goddaughter Adelle.

I bought a Cavalier, that I fondly named F.C, after it kept shutting off.

Adam bought a beautiful Silverado, and Rob bought Adam's truck.

I sold the aforementioned F.C

I watched my little brother marry a beautiful woman, and had the honor of photographing such event.

Dad finally received a settlement from Worker's Compensation, a fight he begun 12 years ago.

My Aunt Rosemary came to N.S from NL for the very first time.

I took a pregnancy test as a joke, and the joke was on me.

Colby entered his first year of preschool, and after 2 weeks settled in so well the only time he cried is when he had to leave.

My friend Sandra and I have grown closer much closer, becoming almost like sisters. Her kids have also become like extended members of the family, and coming home from a a Frenchy's run or a yardsale without something for all 3 children is a failed event.

I accepted a new job at the Call centre, which has turned out to be the easiest job I have ever done, and the best paying.

My angel turned 4.

My angel got the chicken pox the day before turning 4.

My cousin Kellie Ann came to visit, and stayed with Colby and I most of the time.

Nicole and I made a scrapbook for her grandmother, and had a great time doing it.

We finally took a family picture this Christmas.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

I love this picture

I fell in love with this picture. No question who Colby looks like!

Saturday, December 24, 2005

We're finally done

Well, it's Christmas eve. The last gifts are wrapped, the stockings are stuffed, Colby is in bed, we're full from food from the Schwartz's Christmas Eve bash, the Game Boy Advance battery pack is charging, the tripod and video camera will soon be set up. I wish Adam, Genevieve and Adelle were closer. I met up with Tawny and Jody today, which was great. Now I'm tired and Miracle on 34th Street still needs to be watched. Merry Christmas everyone!

Sunday, December 18, 2005

First kick!

Rob and I were laying in bed last night watching tv and I put my hand on my stomach, as I now do out of habit. Well, didn't I feel a little kick? I couldn't believe it! I grabbed Rob's hand and as soon as he put it on he felt it also! Honestly, he wasn't sure if it was a kick or not, but when he happened again a few minutes later, he was definately sure! They're still light at the moment, and I honestly think it was more of the baby stretching than kicking, but it was definately movement felt from the outside!

We went to Rob's grandmother's 80th birthday party today. What a great day. We spent the afternoon at Brightwood Golf Club, and then off to his Aunt Rose's for a feast. She really seemed to love the scrapbook. Debbie and Trena were down from Ontario, and it was nice to see them. We're almost ready for Christmas. One more day of shopping for me and that's it!

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Tough love 101

I finally have 5 minutes to sit and blog so here goes. Colby has become a non-existant eater, and it's extremly frusterating. It began when he got sick, he didn't want breakfast, or he didn't want what I made him so I would make him something else. It came to the point that I was throwing out more than I was feeding him so I thought "Enough is enough! We didn't get to choose when we were kids." Well, let me tell you, I don't know who has done more yelling or crying, me or him. It's very hard to let your child go hungry, but he's got to learn he has to eat what he is given. It's not like I am feeding him stuff he doesn't like. It's the same food he always ate in the past. I'm just varing it. For example, there were times he would eat breakfast, and then want the same thing for lunch and supper. The new rule is all 3 meals have to be different. And, if he doesn't eat breakfast, he has to wait until lunch. That is the hardest part for me. But, here's hoping it works. Getting ready for Christmas has been absoutely maddening in this house. There's just not enough time. I have resorted to shopping online to get my last minute gifts, which is a first for me. Nicole and I have been working like fools trying to get a scrapbook made for her grandmother's 80th birthday, which is Sunday, and getting pictures together has been a nightmare! But, it looks really good and we should have it all done and put together by Saturday. I can't believe Christmas is in less than 2 weeks! AHHHH!

Friday, December 02, 2005

17 weeks yesterday

THIS IS FROM A WEBSITE I AM ADDICTED TO, and yes, to be honest, I'm too tired to actually blog so I'm copying. So sue me. I've provided you wtih reading material.

Mother: Your uterus is now about halfway between your pubic bone and navel. Your secretions all over your body may increase, due to the increased blood volume. So if you are sweating more, have nasal congestion, or are suffering from increased vaginal discharge this is nothing to worry about and will go away after the birth of the baby.

Baby: Your baby is forming brown fat deposits under his or her skin, by the end of pregnancy this will account for 2-6% of their total body weight. This will help them maintain their body temperature when they are born. The baby weighs in at about 5 ounces (142 grams). This means that the baby now weighs more than the placenta. No new structures have formed. Loud noises outside may actually cause the baby to startle.