Thursday, December 29, 2011

"bump" @ 28 weeks

I don't know how I will fit 3 more months of baby in there. Already I can't bend over, nor put on my socks...

Christmas 2011

Happy New Years! 2012 is almost here...

Hope everyone enjoyed a fabulous holiday season! We were lucky enough to see both sides of the family over the holidays.

Christmas Eve dinner was at Dino's mom's house, where we stuffed ourselves with the traditional family feast of bakala (breaded fish) and pasta. Christmas morning we had a delicious brunch at Claudia's, where some of the gifts were also opened.

Then we drug ourselves home for a quick afternoon nap and headed back to Maurizio & Jenn's for the main event - turkey dinner with all the fixings!! It was awesome. And the kids ripped open the remainder of their gifts. Jenn's family (her parents, sister & aunt) also joined us for the celebration - so it was a full house. Dino & I took note that this will be the last Christmas before we add to the family "noise"! Next year - earplugs for everyone! :-)

On Boxing Day we headed off early for Edmonton, stopping along the way at Auntie Dorothy & Uncle Hubert's for a quick visit. We got to see Grandma & Grandpa Oborowsky & Auntie Elsie as well. Mom & Dad had also drove up Christmas Day. The weather held out and made for great travelling too. Next stop was Cora's to unload and then Janessa & Brett's. We hung out there for the rest of the day, eating more great food and watching little Vann open presents and play. He was pretty mellow in his Pook toque and leather recliner we bought him! Tuesday morning we got prettied up :-) to go meet the "future family" - Ted's dad, brother & sister-in-law. We were on our best behaviour and I think we convinced him that Cora should be allowed into their family (Dad has his fingers crossed the whole time - he's been working on this one for awhile! haha). And then we travelled home that afternoon, again with stuffed bellies!

It was a great way to end the year and we hope 2012 brings the best of health, love, laughter and good fortune for all of us and all of you! We know it will be an extra special year for us!

New Year's hugs to all!


Sunday, December 18, 2011

more items off the list

This pressure shopping sucks! :-(
but it may be just what I needed to get motivated.

I now have a stroller. And I have a rocking chair ordered!

I decided to go with the Baby Jogger City Select stroller. After talking with many moms and hearing the rave reviews, it seemed like a good option.  Plus there was a sale on, so that helped.

And for the glider/recliner we chose the Monte Grano in white leather. We wanted something comfy, but with a nice contemporary look that will fit nicely into any part of the house later on. Found a great deal online too - compared to other places.

Merry Christmas to us! Hope Dino likes pushing his new gift :-)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

getting a little panicked...@ 24 1/2 weeks

It seems December is here and that means approximately 3 1/2 months till the arrival! oh boy...that also means I need to get moving on purchasing stuff and getting ready.

I had a minor panic attack the other night when I realized there isn't much time left and I didn't even have a crib ordered. So I finally ordered one on Thursday night! 1 item down...tons to go. Next on the list - a rocking chair and stroller! Once I get the bigger items out of the way I will feel much better.

Other than that, things are going great. I feel pretty good and there is still lots of movement from the little monster
I think I had a bit of a growth spurt in the last couple weeks as I feel noticeably bigger.

Dino finally felt the little thing kick about a week ago while we were watching some TV.  The first time he pulled his hand away quite fast - haha. But then he tried again. He also is starting to think QUITE ahead into the future and figures he should change the garage code "so the kid can't get in there with all his stuff".

I guess I should also start thinking about Christmas and shopping one of these days...