Friday, July 10, 2009

Things I miss....

Now that I'm waiting patiently for the little one to get here I'm reflecting on all of the things that I have missed over the last 9 months and am looking forward to being able to do again shortly.

I miss not being able to reach my feet and properly put on shoes. Thank god for sandals!!

I miss not being able to get in my car without having to heave my self up there and heaven forbid the car door is all the way open because it is rather challenging to try and reach for it.

I miss DRINKING adult drinks. (not to say I'm so ragging alcoholic but I did like a beer from time to time.)

I miss not being able to shave properly. I always miss a spot or for the most part can't even see what I'm shaving.

I miss getting off the couch with ease.

I miss sleeping all the way through the night without having to go to the bathroom... Noted: I will still not be able to sleep through the night because of said baby but it will be nice to have my bladder back.

I miss not being about to eat without getting insane heart burn... I carry TUMS in my purse right now and it is the big bottle.

I miss how conversations use to start with what's new? not How are you feeling? Do you think the baby will be here soon?

I miss being able to see my feet.

I forget what it feels like to have full control over my own body. No one inside my kicking and moving trying to get out. However this is also going to be on my things I will miss while being pregnant.

I miss being about to stand in the kitchen for more then half an hour and not get swollen feet.

These are some of things that I miss right now, but I can't wait for the baby to get here and throw a whole new set of problems our way.


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Giving birth to new teeth and a Baby....

July is the month of new birth. 9 months ago I got these awful looking train track teeth and conceived all in the same month. Now I have my braces off and I'm just waiting on the little rug rat to get here.
I'm extremely happy with the way my teeth turned out- let's just hope I'm equally as happy about the baby.... lol Just Kidding. I'm so excited to meet the baby and see 10 little fingers and 10 little toes. Heres hoping it get B's dark features and not my honk-en nose.
Everything wedding is almost done and we are getting very excited about that day as well.
I'll try and keep you posted any any new wedding plans and hopefully I'll be able to post soon that the baby has arrived... but unfortunately not yet.

xoxo KL

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Pappy's Advice to his Grand Daughter

Dear Ethyl, Agnes (aka Grand Daughter)

As a father of two girls I want to share with you my experiences of being a Dad. First of all you are lucky to have your Mom and Dad as parents. You won the parent lottery.

Until you are 5, your Mom and Dad will spoil you, as you deserve. I hope you will appreciate it! As your Pappy, I will do everything is can to mess up all the good things your parents have taught you. ENJOY IT!

When you start school, enjoy all the different kids you will meet. Most of them will add something good to your life.
Try lots of different stuff. Play with your friends, join groups, play sports, learn a musical instrument. Do what you like, not what others think you should do. Whatever it is, do it well!

Boys are jerks! If you accept this idea, you will get along fine with all of them. If he says let's climb a tree, do it only if you want to climb a tree. Should you decide you just want to enjoy looking at the tree, you do just that. Let him climb it himself.

Set small goals for yourself. Don't use other peoples ideas for yourself. Accept your limitations and work hard at developing your strengths.

Trust your parents for good, honest advice. Even when you disagree with them. Remember they have your best interests at heart. You are going to test the limits set by your parents. When you do, set your own limits. Don't let others do it for you. Your mom and Aunt can tell you more about this.

Love your pets. They will always love you back without question.

My job in your life is to give you all the love I can find. Take advantage of me. I won't be around for ever, so let's enjoy each other while we can.



Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Puffy and Pregnant

At my doctor’s office we have to weigh our selves and do our own urine test. I know I thought it was a little weird too but what can you do? The nurse at the office is one of the strangest people I have ever met. She is one of those women that you feel like you have offended some how but are not sure what you did. For example, yesterday I weighed myself and successfully completed my urine test (which by the way gets increasingly harder as your stomach gets bigger). She was standing in this very small hall that leads back to the waiting room and I crossed in front of her because she was just standing there and she gave me a dirty look. So when it was my turn to go in to the doctor’s office and get poked and prodded at she took me back there all Nurse Gumpy – until I asked her if she had Canada Day off (which she did) and then we were best friends. She was then all happy and joking around. It was like Jeckel and Hyde. At this point I have told her my weight and it is up 4 pounds from the previous week (5 days earlier) and I’m thinking to my self – lay off the ice cream sandwiches you fatty. I am now 5 pounds away from weighing more then B-Dog. No offense honey but that was not my goal J At this point she leaves and the Dr. Funny Pants comes in (he’s Scottish and I think he is a riot.) He does his stuff and then I mention that I have gained 4 pounds since the last time I saw him… he tells me it could be water retention and that the baby puts on fat in the last couple of weeks. Then he takes a long look at me and says… Well - you are looking a little PUFFY! I thought this was hysterical. No I do not think you should call a pregnant woman PUFFY – especially near the end – but he does it in his Scottish accent and I can’t help my self but laugh. So now I’m not only the size of a House I’m PUFFY on top of it. Lol

If you can’t laugh at your self who can you laugh at?

xoxo KL

Countdowns are slowly disappearing…..

There are less then two days left at work and I’ll be on Mat-Leave. A wee bit crazy but good all at the same time. It will be weird not having to get up and go into work everyday but it will be even stranger waiting at home for labour to begin. I will however do my very best to get the most amazing tan possible before the baby gets here. It may even become my mission. The funny thing about tanning and being pregnant is that you can’t lay on your stomach and get your backside tanned. So basically I will look super hot from the front and pasty white in the back. They need to invent a floaty for the pool that allows a pregnant woman to lay on her stomach and not drown… wait I think they call those things inner tubes. I can just picture it now – Beached Whale – call 911!!!! lol

In less then 5 days I get my braces off. I will give birth to new teeth (I had my braces put on 9 months ago) and a baby all in the same month. Doesn’t get much better then that. I wish I could get them off by this weekend because my mother in law is having a baby/wedding shower for us and I would have loved to have shown off my new teeth J That’s okay it’s a pool party and I may just test out the inner tube theory.

Everything is coming along for the wedding too. We have the DJ locked in and ready to show us how to P.A.R.T.A.Y!! I would like you all to know that I had to fight to get Bon Jovi played at our wedding (they are on B’s do not play list) Girls you can thank me later. I did put the Funky Chicken, Macarena and the Grease Melody on the list too! We have finalized the meal plan and picked out the wines (boo KL was not able to sample L ) We also have the decorated on board with my vision for what I would like the reception hall to look like. Honestly – I come up with some of the craziest stuff some times and I’m surprised that people actually understand me when I explain it to them. That, or they are just really polite and do the ‘smile and nod’. Whatever – as long as I make it down the aisle in one piece and B says ‘YES’ – then I’ll be the happiest girl ever.

I still have a couple of projects up my sleeve and I’m super excited to get them finished (thanks to the help of my girl crush SARAH!) I’m getting more and more excited all the time and I can’t wait for September to get here. Not that I’m wishing away time but it will be nice to try and get into a regular routine.

xoxo KL

Sunday, May 10, 2009


As I near the end of my pregnancy people are starting to notice a lot more that I'm growing a small child inside of me. My two favourite stories are:

One of my bosses from work had been away on business for 3 weeks and stopped at my desk the other day to see how I was doing and this is what he said.... KL you are HUGE!! I was laughing so hard when he said this. 1st - I know he wasn't trying to be rude because he asked me a ton of great questions afterwards. 2nd -  I think he forgot he was talking to a woman. 3rd- I probably have grow a lot since the last time I saw him!!! Anyways it's funny the things that come out of people's mouths.

Depending on the shirt I might wear people find it hard to notice I'm pregnant (I'm going to sticking with the shirt theory and you'll understand why after my story.) Random people I have not seen in a long time keep telling me that I don't even look pregnant. You would think this is a compliment but I think to my self...I'm 7 months along and I'm sure they're is some resemblance to a pregnant bully under my clothing or people just always thought I was a BIG girl to begin with and my "fat" is just hiding this child really I think it has to do with Big Boobs and the way shirts hang on me but you some times have to wonder???!!! 

I share these stories because I think they are funny and I understand that people are trying to be nice and I really do appreciate it but it's weird the things you think about when you are pregnant, hormonal and a little unstable. 

I have to say that I have two things going for me these days - I'm super tall and can carry weight really well. This is true, I have a lot more room to store fat then a shorter person does (I'll apologize now - I blame my freakishly tall parents) and I have a wedding dress to fit into in 4 months. I'm doing my best to stay in the AVERAGE weight gain so I don't have to loss as much afterwards. 

There are lots of fun things happening in the next little while and I can't wait to share them with you. 

Until next time.......

Thursday, April 30, 2009

You are invited.....

...well maybe not everyone but we have finalized the invites today and I have to say I'm beyond thrilled with the way they have turned out.

Sarah - my designer and girl crush - did an amazing job and I can't wait to see them all printed and ready to be sent out.

They are very non-traditional and a ton of people have had a hand in making them so spectacular.
My mom has done a the majority of the printing and cutting... I'm not sure what I would have done without her? My Bridesmaids have came down one weekend and helped assemble. It truly has been a group effort and I can honestly say I would not have been able to do it without all of you. 

I'll try and post a little glimpse of what they look like...however I'm not very technical and I'm not too sure how to do it? Cross your fingers... I'm hoping it works?