Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Just no time

Haven't had time to post much, as anyone who has had a child can tell you there is just no free time. Joey is completly opposite in everything that Colby was at this age, so it's like having a baby for the first time all over again, but combined with also having a 4 year old. Joey has been very gassy lately, and we're debating on switching his formula. I'm still on the fence about it, because he seems to be fine throughout the day on the formula. I think that combined with fussy time at night may be most of his problems. We're trying to find somewhat of a schedule, which means we're waiting for Joey to decide what his schedule is so we can modify our lives around it. I just can't believe he's going to be 3 weeks old tomorrow. Where the hell did the last 3 weeks go?

Anyways, on a much lighter note, HAPPY BIRTHDAY ADELLE! My beautiful god daughter Adelle turns 1 year old today, and I am thrilled to say that they are in town and in less than 3 hours we're going up to the Read's to see her, and of course her parents. I just can't believe she's 1 already. Time sure flies.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Feeling somewhat human again

I actually have a spare minute to sit and type. Motherhood the second time around is much harder than I thought, but definately worth it. Joey is slowly settling in here, and each day moving around is getting much easier for me. Sometimes I have to stop and remind myself that it was only 2 weeks ago that I had the baby and remember not to overdue it. My mother in law came out today and cleaned the house and looked after the boys for a couple hours today so I could get some much needed sleep. Joey is normally a great sleeper, but for some reason last night he decided it would be much more fun to stay awake, and keep us all awake with him. I got up to do the feedings since Rob had to work this morning, so needless to say when Jean walked through the door I was very quickly off back to bed. I'm battling nausea in the mornings, and if I didn't know any better I would say I'm going through pregnancy backwards. But again, it's only been 2 weeks. I can't wait until I can take a long soak in my tub or drive the car, but that will come in a couple more weeks.

Colby graduates from preschool tomorrow. I can't believe preschool is over. I already have him enrolled in soccer for the summer, but I'm also going to see if I can find a summer week camp or 2 for him. I hate the thought of him staying home all summer as there are no little kids around here his age that I know of. Pictures to follow of graduation.

I have been following American Idol somwhat. I am now really regretting not following it from the beginning. Yes, I admit, I have a huge crush on Chris Daughtry, like millions of other people. I can't believe how many sites have been dedicated to him just by googling his name. I now have a CD compiled of songs he sang on the show. My prediction for tonight is that Taylor Hicks is going to win. Although he can be somewhat annoying, I think that's part of his charm, and I feel he has a stronger voice than Katharine. The only song that she has sung that has made me go "wow" is "Over the Rainbow". We'll see.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

As appeared in today's Chronicle Herald


SCHWARTZ - Rob, Tina and big brother, Colby are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of Joseph Bernard. Joey was born May 11, 2006, at 8:34 a.m. Joey tipped the scales at a healthy 9 lb. 8 oz. and measuring 21.5" long. Proud grandparents are Brian and Madeleine Power of Beaver Bank, and Don and Jean Schwartz of Timberlea. Special thanks to Dr. Dempster, nurse, Melissa and all staff at the IWK Health Centre.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

The end of one journey, the beginning of the next

I finally have a moment to just sit and type. Needless to say, sitting is not the most comfortable position and since I am not spoiled with a cordless keyboard like others I know, this will have to do.

I was in quite a bit of pain on Tuesday, and even called Rob at work to let him know that although I was not in labor, don't plan on leaving anything at work for Wednesday, as we may end up at the Grace Wednesday. I had a bit of a hard night on Tuesday night, and Wednesday I would have contractions, quite strong ones, that appeared to regulate and then when we thought we could head to the Grace it stopped, again. I was about ready to lose my mind. Not much sleep Wednesday night and then we ended up at the Grace for my section. When I finally made it to the operating room, well, let's just say things didn't go as planned. All I wanted throughout this entire pregnancy was to be awake for the birth. Unfortunately due to circumstances that didn't happen and I was asleep. Luckily, my amazing husband, knowing I would be extremly dissapointed when I woke, took many pictures and a few videos with the digital camera. The videos are amazing, and I still can't watch them without crying. But, I have an amazing little boy, who is happy and healthy and home.

Colby is absoutely amazing with him. He takes his role of "Big Brother" very seriously. I love watching them.

I am alright, well as alright as to be expected. I don't remember being this uncomfortable after Colby, but then again, I didn't have a 4 year old at home at the same time. Luckily for me Rob is home all week with us to give me a chance to get back on my feet. He's been absoutely amazing, not complaining once about running the house and looking after 2 kids and me.

The only thing that really honks right now is that I'm not allowed to take a bath for a few weeks. Anyone who has been in my house will understand why this is so heartbreaking for me!

But I'm home, Joey is home, we're all healthy. That's the most important thing.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Joseph Bernard Schwartz
Born on May 11, 2006 @ 8:34am
Weight 9lbs 8oz
Mom and Baby are doing great and
will be home sometime Sunday evening.
So cute, I might have to find him an agent...
You know, get some endorsements!

Wednesday, May 10, 2006


For a week that I thought would drag, I can't believe it's "Baby Eve". I had a horrible day yesterday with a lot of contractions, so there's still a slim possibility that he'll come out on his own. If he doesn't, he'll be out tomorrow morning at the latest. I plan on taking the "last" pregnancy picture later today, and then will put this chapter of the blog "to bed", so to speak. I can't believe how fast this pregnancy went, and I'm soo anxious to see who he looks like!

Monday, May 08, 2006

3 days to go

I was having an issue accessing my blog, which is why there have been no posts in a week. Just to let everyone know, there is still NO baby. The section is booked for 7:30AM Thursday morning. They moved it up from 9Am. I miss sleep already. Can't get comfortable and my hands and feet are swelling. Can't wait until Thursday!


having an issue with my blog.

Monday, May 01, 2006

How many points would this be?

10 Days to Go

I decided earlier today that when the baby is finally born I am going to print all the posts and comments that relate to the pregnancy for a baby book. With that being said, I have been thinking about all the things I'm going to miss about being pregnant, and the things that I can't wait to be able to do again when I'm no longer pregnant. Such as:


  • Sleeping with 2 pillows under my head, one between my legs and a towel wrapped up under my belly for support
  • Taking 5 minutes to get everything above in the right place
  • Just getting comfortable with everything above and realizing I have to pee, again
  • Peeing every hour
  • Back pain
  • Not being able to do a "flight of the bumblebee" and clean the entire house all at the same time
  • Being constantly thirsty
  • Getting out of the tub without it being a huge effort and event
  • Picking things up off the floor without the use of the broom / vacuum
  • Outgrowing clothes by the week
  • Building up the energy to get up out of a chair or out of the car
  • Waddling


  • Everything listed above
  • Feeling the baby move when he's stretching or changing positions
  • Watching Colby's face when he puts his hand on my belly and the baby moves
  • Watching Rob's face when the baby moves when he speaks
  • Feeling the baby move when Rob shines a flashlight on my belly
  • Hearing the heartbeat at all the doctor's appointments
  • Quiet moments in bed when I feel him moving when I rub my belly

In just a few hours we will be down to single digits for the countdown. I can't believe it. I really can't. He's going to be here very soon. HOLY SHIT!