Tuesday, August 29, 2006

The Third Trimester

Well, I am now in the third trimester. I have only 2 days of work left, after which I get to be a pogie bum! Thank goodness I live in Alberta. We get 1 year of paid maternity/parental leave before getting my old job back, should I want it. I am going to try to get sick leave first though, so that I can be off for the next 10 weeks or so before mat leave starts...

So, about the third trimester. It is really the most horrid part of pregnancy. I just need to make one complaint about it, and then I promise I will shut up.

You know in SanFransisco when the sea lions are hoisting themselves up onto the dock? That is how I feel when I am getting into bed. Sometimes I make noises like them too.

That is all. You will see no more complaints from me about this miraculous event that I am experiencing. It will be all sweetness and light from here on.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Belly Pictures!

Alright, I am trying to upload a belly picture or two. I hope it works. I also hope that I am violating any blogspot rules by posting a bit of skin. So, enjoy, this belly is about 7 months along. It is still a managable size. In another week or so, it will not be so cute and perky. Soon, my belly button will be completly gone, and I will not be able to see my cute pedicure anymore.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Our First Camping Trip!

This weekend, we took Abby on her first camping trip! It was a great success, and we all had a good time. We went to Allan Beach, which is a 30 minute drive from home (close enough that we could have chickened out, if necessary). Mom, next summer we will go together, I think you will love it! They have a nice beach area and a lake that you can actually swim in, beautiful camping sites (although Keith missed was sad there were no pine trees, just leafy poplars), and the cleanest outhouses I have ever been in. They also had flush toilets and showers. Abby requested a row-boat ride: "please, it is my best dream to go in a row-boat, I never did before in my whole life!!!" So, we rented a creaky old row-boat, and Keith paddled us out to the middle of the lake. Another highlight was of course the marshmallow roasting, and eating yummy smores... One night Abby woke up around 2 AM, and I showed her the stars, and she declared that there were 45 of them. We had such a good time!

Today's funny: we are eating supper, and Abby is playing with her food. So, I be a good mother and tell her to stop, food is for eating not for playing, blah blah blah... Not 5 minutes later, I look over to Keith, who has constructed a rocket ship out of his corn cob and the corn pokers, and is pretending to "blast off" over the table. I am out numbered. But happy that I have such a creative and free thinking family. And I must admit that the watermelon rind centipede was a kind of cute.

Coming soon: Pictures of my belly - as soon as I figure out how to add a picture to the blog.