Holy it’s been a month since I posted last. Time is whirling by and I am 30 weeks today. I’ve been feeling kind of wiped out these days so posts might be few and far between until I’m done work (in 5 weeks!). To be honest I just haven’t been taking pictures lately due to tiredness (laziness?)…it’s definitely a whole different animal being pregnant and taking care of a toddler.
In other news our reno is still ongoing as well as molar teething and general two year old behavior so we are trying to continue to practice patience, which is not always my strong suit. M has also finally starting to show interest in potty training and has successful used it at least once per day for the last week (yay!). Here are a few iphone pics until I get enough energy to take the camera down off the shelf.
That’s me today at 30 weeks and M in dress she put on herself making a snowman from my gluten free oatmeal.
TeePee and I had been going back and forth on taking a holiday this Spring. On the one hand we really wanted to go somewhere before 3 becomes 4, but on the other hand we are spending all our money on this reno…so we decided to just take a couple days off and do some fun things around the city. Yesterday we went to the Zoo and today the Science Centre. M has been extra active/meltdown-y these days due to the teething of her 2 year molars. You know how most people who are sick/in pain want to laze around and watch tv? Not this guy, she wants to sneak into the actual animal exhibits (read total heart attack for mama) at the Zoo risking life and limb for a good time.
I have been feeling major guilty about the lack of bump shots this time round, but it’s been pretty much not happening. Here I am yesterday at the zoo and a selfy I took later on in the day…..25 weeks yowza how did that happen already!?
A new box appeared and although smaller, apparently still a great place to watch Saturday morning cartoons.
While I slept in and caught up on some much needed sleep Sunday…
Rose I started Aquafit a few weeks ago and it feels SO good to move my increasingly bigger bod.
Thorn Papa working late many days this week make for a tired (pseudo single) Mama.
Thorn Jr. ummm it’s April 21st and I saw snow yesterday morning! SNOW! and not Jon Snow which would have been way awesomer. Also Jon Snow is never going to want to come back to Toronto because he probably thinks it is freezing here all the time. Thanks a lot weather.
Rose He’s still on a skylight high and may never come down.
Thorn All work and no play makes Papa a tired Papa
Rose Three days in a row with both parents off, so many walks outside picking flowers.
Thorn The two year molars are arriving. They are not coming unannounced.
Rose Pepper had a dog date with her dog boyfriend. In preparation she brushed her teeth, combed her hair and got her nail (re)did. She was so happy this afternoon she was wagging her tail in her sleep.
Thorn The minions ( birds as well as squirrels these days, I’m basically Snow White now) out the window are eating better than her.
I went up the scaffold to check out the progress on the reno the other day and to confirm a few things. It was kind of surreal to be on the other side of that wall. Things are going great, barring the insane rain/ice storm that halted progress for a few days. (Did I mention that it’s halfway through April and it’s still really lame weather). We got a text from our contractor asking us if we would want skylights in our bedroom if it could fit in the budget. Ummm Hells yes. Who wouldn’t want that? Only a person who has completely lost all their marbles. So one day we will be the proud owner of not 1, not 2, but 3 slices of sky heaven.
This wee corner will be our powder room…finally a place to pee at 3am that is not through a baby gate and down a flight of stairs, Huzzah!
This is our previous dormer wall that will now be a straight wall with some corner desk action.
And this is looking towards the back out our patio door hole. We are so excited that this is finally happening, to the point of insomnia at 3 am while I giddily think of Pepper laying in one of 3 sun squares this summer. Also our contractors have been amazing to work with, we are so so happy with them which I think helps a lot with the process.
In keeping with the theme of beyond the wall, John Snow has been spotted all over town and I got a text from Lindsay last night that she was currently standing mere feet away from him. FEET AWAY!
I have a secret….I’m kind of really liking working. It was a hard adjustment at first especially for M, but I think we have a real routine going on now. It will also make this summer when I’m off again feel that much sweeter. I’m hoping to have some time before baby to work on projects that have fallen by the wayside. M has fully gotten to the stage where Pepper is now being subjected to her whims of wearing tank tops and tutus (much to Pepper’s extreme chagrin), how glad Pepper will be when M has a little sibling to boss around and she can go back to her day job of barking at squirrels and sleeping in sun squares.
So many good things to be happy about this weekend! From an “all systems go” on our anatomy ultrasound, Spring’s official arrival (not that you can tell) and an amazing birthday facial to the ultimately amazing news that our permits have finally arrived! An event 10 months and so many dollars in the making. I am over the moon thrilled to frakking bits! Considering our construction was supposed to start 3 weeks ago and we officially moved out of our room and into sharing with M. Yes that’s right we are a family of 3.75 living in what is essentially a 1 bedroom apartment. Here is what’s going on in our family bedroom.
A little bed next to bed action. We will be doing this for at least another 8-10 weeks so hopefully the novelty doesn’t wear out for all involved (it will). And here is what is going on in our empty bedroom.
We’ve kind of gotten used to using this space as our soccer tourny room, but the dudes came and put up a wall blocking off this area from construction dust. Oh incidentally see that light switch over there by the window? That is where we turn on/off the light in M’s (our) bedroom and it is now encased in no man’s land. Anyhoots we are so freaking excited to finally get this project going, let’s hope it finishes before baby arrives and in time to spend the glorious summer on our new deck(s)!
It feels like I have been neglecting this space a little bit these days, but now that I am out of my barf prison and spend most of the week working we have been spending weekends squeezing in every bit if living we can. With time so precious I have been less wanting to pick up the camera and document what we are doing and just be doing.
Although Spring hasn’t quite hit us, the weather has been way better and it has been really sunny lately which feels like a little slice of heaven. M is having a bit of a tough time adjusting to me being gone so much of the week, but it’s only for a few months and will be well worth it. The belly grows and I keep planning on doing taking some pictures, but it just hasn’t happened. Best I can do is this shot I took of my legs getting some much needed vitamin D the other day. Sorry if it’s a bit naked, the sun and indigestion have been leaving me pants-less as of late.
Can’t wait till summer so I can be pants-less all the time!
As I celebrate my one week non-barfaversary with an hour long walk outside in the March sunshine, I can’t help but feel like we made it. We survived this long, awful winter. I thankfully no longer dread eating and it just feels like Spring and all the good things that brings. I know, I know, Toronto is infamous for winter storms up until April, but I just don’t think it’s going to happen…and all I can see is sweet, sweet summer on the horizon.
We had a busy weekend visiting with my parents where not one picture was taken. On Sunday night after going out for dinner where M basically refused the notion of sitting down and right after she fell asleep I did manage to sneak in this one picture of her looking entirely peaceful and not at all like the whirling dervish of 2 years old that she is. Now that I am working again I have less time to both get stuff done and enjoy the moments of childhood with her, but we are finding the balance in all of that too. And sooner than we think three will be four and a whole new set of adjustments will be made for baby!
I finally got a chance to do some “normal” things this weekend like go out for (gluten free/vegan) brunch with an old friend, brunch was made for me on Sunday by another friend while we had a baby date and then we took the whole fam over to another friends house for more baby play date fun. It felt real good to have a relatively normal weekend. It’s even sunny today and 2 degrees which also feels real good. I’m even just going to ignore the fact that a crazy storm is headed right this way tonight and revel in the fact that I have sweet sweet acupuncture today.
It’s totes fun watching little people hang out together, chugging juice, playing the piano, at one point Jack turned on some tunes so M could cut a rug while he rocked out with the lamp.
I think Jack was sad to see us go….
And the feeling was completely mutual.