Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Holidays

What have we been up to?  A whole lot of family time! Yay:)  I now have 2 weeks off of work which is lovely.  I seriously sat on the couch reading for 2 hours yesterday while Gary and the boys made a lovely dinner of Chicken Tikka Marsala and homemade Naan bread.  Yum.  I read, and finished, `Good To A Fault' (6.5/10) and today I'm reading about VBAC's (vaginal birth after C-section):)

I went to my first ever aquafit class yesterday.  It was good.  I didn't love it but I didn't mind it either.  I don't know how much of a work out I got but I was very hungry afterwards so I must've burnt a few calories! I went with my sister, Jackie, which made it way more fun.  The only thing that would prevent me from going back is not having someone to go with and also, I was so cold the whole time.

Had my midwife appointment this morning and took Gary and the boys.  I wanted Gary to at least meet one of the midwives and we thought the boys might like to come to hear the heartbeat.  They did get to hear it (150bpm) and Kai said it sounded like a rope being swung around in the air.  It kind of did.  I was so happy to hear the baby because I hadn't felt any movement in the last week or so.  The kicking should pick up this week.  All is well with me physically (well, besides the sciatica which may be getting better and my jaw which is not pregnancy related) and we'll see baby on the big screen next week! So excited:)

I was happy to hear that I might be delivering at Langley now.  I don't mind Surrey but I know Langley and apparently the OB's there are good with encouraging VBAC's there so we will see.  I know it also depends on having an OR ready to go at all times in case of uterine rupture which is higher in VBA2C's  (you need to have an emergency C-section within about 20 minutes in that case). So ya, we will see what happens there.  I also had the triple screen test (I forget what it's called now) and all of those results came back negative so that's good.
{Kai's old room which now contains all the baby stuff piled up everywhere.}

Gary is going to be starting to paint the baby room this afternoon!  So excited to get it set up and organized.  I know we have tons of time but the room is major chaos right now and I'm a big fan of order:)

I put this on facebook but this is something sweet Koen said this week:
Koen: Mommy, your mommy is in heaven?
Me: Yes, I miss her so much.
Koen: Where is heaven?
Me: With God
Koen: I'll get your mommy back for you.
He's so sweet.  I explained that my mommy was happier than ever in heaven right now so she should probably stay there.

And now, I wait for my two little sisters to have their babies!!!  I just really, really hope they don't go into labour at the same time as I want to be there for both if need be:)

And tonight?  Gary and I are going out for dinner!  Yay for swapping childcare with my sister:)  We always try to do it when the kids are in bed so it's minimal work for the other person.  Works so well!

Have a wonderful day.
Love, Louise


  1. Where do you go to aquafit? Is it at the fleetwood rec center? Ive kind of always wanted to do it but never had anyone to go with.
    Id also have to figure out what to do with Noah!

  2. Carolyn, I went to the Walnut Grove one and I went at 7:15pm at night so Gary could be home with the kids! It is tough figuring out child care and all that jazz..although, I do think they have childcare at Fleetwood REc center if you did want to work out. Not sure of the cost or if you feel comfortable with it but I think it is an option.

  3. This post is awesome. So glad to hear things are going well with the pregnancy.

    Can't wait to hear about your sisters... and the baby room... and and and... so much fun going on in your life right now. Fun to get to read about it!

  4. I've been checking for news on your sisters!! Super exciting time for your family :)

  5. Yay for gettting hear the baby's heartbeat! What a wonderful sound.

  6. I notice you mention your ultrasound......that must be coming up soon!! I can't wait to see a picture of your growing baby.