Friday, December 29, 2006


Ok so i did it! While Brady was sleeping, my husband was out with his daughter skating, so i took out my tripod and played with the digital camera. So i had fun doing a whole bunch of self-portraits of my pregnancy, and i'm having alot of fun tweeking them with Picasa (very simple program to use) here are just a few that i had time to touch up.

This one i took when Brady got up from his nap.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

latest update

Well, I had my doctor's appointment this afternoon and i'm happy to say that things are pregressing well. I am now 2cm dilated and still 50% effaced. My next appointment is next friday the 5th (1 day before my due date) I don't forsee any problems until then, but i think the baby is getting a little anxious. It has been doing gymnastics in my belly since last night, so who knows maybe i'll be a little early. At least x-mas is past. I've gained 22 lbs so far and even though i got the gastro 5 days ago, i still gained 1 lbs this week. Oh well! Let's say it's water retention... i am starting to notice that my hands and feet are a little more puffy than usual. I have to harasse my husband tonight for him to take a picture of my BIG belly, we missed 2 pics already and i'm not too happy about that! The other option is that i try and take it myself with the timer on the camera and my camera stand. Maybe i'll try that tomorrow.

Soon i'll post a recent picture of myself and my belly.

I've been tired lately, for the past few days i've been naping in the afternoon when Brady goes down. I wanna scrapbook but i feel like i've got no inspiration, i don't have any really good pictures of Brady (which is usually my main subject for my pages) he just moves around too much OR he wants to be behind the camera taking the picture so that doesn't work well either. I have some pictures of Cuba (and really nice papers) and of Paris/Barcelona trip that i should scrap, but i jusst don't know how to get started. I'll have to get my friend Josee to come visit one day and help me out (travel pages were her specialty until her daughter arrived)

Now's the perfect time for scrapping since it's all re-runs of my shows on TV. Too bad i don't feel the energy. :-(

Sunday, December 24, 2006


This will be a short post. on friday i had my appointment at the doctor's i'm still 1cm dilated and 50% effaced, sounds good to me!

On friday my husband came down with the gastro. Since 1am last night, i've had it as well, up until 8am this morning i couldn't even hold down a sip of water. All i can say is i can't wait for Brady to go down for his nap ( 45 min) so the i can get my ass back in bed, Oh and in case you're wondering, my husband started having diarhea again during the night, he got up with B this morning, went out and got me some Gatorade when i was able to keep down some liquid and he went back to bed about 1 hour ago.

So with all that, i'd like to wish you all a Merry X-Mas and a Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

icicle boxes

I found this icicle box template on a forum and i absolutly fell in love with it. So much so that i made 14 of them in a very short period of time. I put Lindt chocolates in them and my husband will give them to his office employees

pics of daycare book

ok so here are the pics of the book i made for the Brady's daycare worker.

it's almost x-mas!!!

Well it's almost X-mas and i had told myself that i'd try and rest after i stopped work. That kinda hasn't happened yet. I've been baking cookies, pies and tourtieres. I've been scrapbooking a little (which is more than usual) and of course i've been finishing up my x-mas shopping.

Yesterday was fun and relaxing. I went to visit my friend Josee (JosieSensi) another scrapbooker. I had lots of fun, we had lunch and i finally met in person her 2 month old daughter Maeva, that is sooooo cute and adorable. We chit-chatted all day and it was nice not to be running around. We'll definetly have to do that again.

Today i went to Tyco to have lunch with Danielle. It's nice seeing the people that are still working there. I also went to Fairview to pick up my husband's Kernal BBQ popcorn. I tell you he's spoiled. I go all the was across the island every x-mas to get him some. (there's no Kernels on the south shore) And of course i stopped by Scrapbook Centrale (double stamp day!!!) Well i needed some rub-on monograms to finish up the book i did for Brady's educatrice. It's finally finished and i hope she'll like it. Later tonight i'll scan it and post the pictures.

Friday, December 15, 2006

my kid

Here are a few pics of Brady. The first ones are of him decorating a gingerbread cookie and the other is of him watching his favorite movie (for the time being) CARS

You know, he didn't even budge when i took the pictures (2 of them)

just the 2 of us

Yesterday was a nice day. My husband had the day off, so we brought Brady to daycare, went out to breafast and caught a movie (Casino Royale, very good btw) It was really nice to spend some time with him outside the house, especially since he'd been travelling so much in the past months.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

no luck

Well no luck on the shut eye thing, i didn't get back to sleep until 3 or 3h30 am. Hopefully this won't become a regular thing.

I think i'll try to take a nap today

NOT again....

Oh boy, I hope tonight's a fluke and this won't become regular. It's 1 in the morning and i'm up with heartburn. With Brady's pregnancy this is something that happened on an almost daily basis during the last 2 months. Hopefully this is only because i ate 2 toast right before bed.

little virus update, my husband fixed it really quick this time. He figured since i'd be home i'd probably want to use the man.

I'll soon post some pregnancy don't despair.

off i go to try and get some shut eye....night night!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

pregnancy update

I had my latest doctor's appointment yesterday, and good news everything is fine. I'm at 35 1/2 weeks and I'm 1cm dialated and effaced at 50%.....don't panic! The same thing happened with my first pregnancy, i was like that for 4 weeks.

On another note, Dave has been gone to Winnipeg again this week (he wasn't supposed to be gone, but problems arrised that could lose them the contract so he had to go). Since he was supposed to be home all week i had booked my nail appointment on monday and my hairdresser appointment on wednesday. Well thank heavens my dad lives nearby and that he was on vacation this week, he was able to come bb-sit Brady. Tonight we're gonna go have supper at his new apartment and this week-end he's bb-sitting Brady because we have Dave's x-mas party in Tremblant and we're sleeping there on Saturday.....yeah!!! i'll get to sleep in on Sunday morning!

I went festive for my coloring, i got my regular blond highlights and i added some Fushia...I just love it, but unfortunetly it doesn't last very long.

Oh yeah and we have a virus in our computer at home! Trojan virus! Last time that happened we had to reformat the whole hardrive and i was out of a computer for almost a month! That can't happened i won't be working anymore, how will i keep in contact with people!!!!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Oh Christmas tree...

finally, it's the first week-end of December. The time that i put up my x-mas tree and decorations. It took me all afternoon, but they're up. Only the outside balcony is left, it was just too cold to do that today. Maybe tomorrow?

Other good news is that i'm starting my last week of work on monday. After that maternity leave, i can't wait. I need to rest up before this bb gets here AND I need to start getting things ready for him/her. Wash all the little pj's from Brady that are in a box and arrange the dresser. At this point in time for Brady everything was done by the time i was 7 months pregnant. Now i'm at 35 weeks (8 1/2 months) and nothing is done. That's stressing me out a little.

One thing at a time....

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

What a scare!

Boy I had such a scare this morning. On my way out of the house i fell down the stairs of porch. They were icy and I was being careful but my foot slipped anyways and i went down 7 steps. Thank heavens I wasn't holding Brady's hand at the time, i would've brought him down with me. So Needless to say i was a little...ok alot, freaked out! I didn't know if the bb was gonna be ok or not, so i got into my car with Brady, on the way to the daycare i called the hospital and told me to come on in and they'd check to make sure the bb's heartbeat was fine and that it was moving well and make sure i had no contractions. Dave is on his last business trip this week so i called my dad to see if he could come with me. He met me at the daycare and we went to the hospital. Everything is fine, nothing to worry about. If by any chance i was to start bleeding or having painfull contractions i have to call the hospital back. I decided to stay home the rest of the day and rest. I rented 2 movies (the Stone family and Ice Age 2)

Dave was already uneasy about leaving for another trip this week, this will make him feel even worst, but there's nothing he could've done about it, i probably would've fallen anyways.

So far the only consequence to this whole thing is a MEGA bruise on the side of my left thigh. I think i fell on my left bum cheek and then on the side of my left thigh. It happened so fast, next thing i knew i was at the bottom of the stairs looking up at Brady.

I'm just glad there's nothing wrong.
Keep you posted

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

halloween 06

Ok so i'm little late in posting the halloween pictures...but that's me the constant procrastinator.
So we went to quebec city for the annual halloween party at Emilie's house (dave's daughter).
Since i'm pregnant i didn't know what to dress up as so i used my makeup artist talents to paint my belly into a pumpkin. Dave just put on one of my dresses. He'll kill me if he knew i posted this picture... :-) and Brady didn't want to keep his costume on at the party but he did wear it to go trick or treating.

Isn't he just lovely!?

Monday, November 20, 2006

crop 'till you drop!

On saturday I finally went to an all-day crop at Scrapbook Centrale. I had lots of fun with Annick, Tamara, Kris, Josie and all the girls. I met some new ones which was nice also. Josie showed up in the morning with her 1 mo old daughter, Maeva and her boyfriend. Maeva is very adorable. Josie made 2 great pages of her..obviously (that's what every new mom does)

I am very happy with what i've got done, i managed to make my x-mas cards (about a dozen).
I also altered a luggage tag that was sent to me by Nestle Baby for my luggage to the hospital
and i made 2 8x8 x-mas pages of Brady. I thought i'd have trouble making the 8x8 format, but it was so easy and fun! And let's face it the holidays are a festive time full of lights and sparkle, so not surprising that there's sparkles, sparkles and more sparkles on theses two pages. My new favorite product right now....Stickles! (it's a sparkle glue)

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

update on pregnancy

Hi had my doctor's appointment today (32 1/2 weeks) and everything is doing really well, a few weeks ago i lost secretions that were part of the mucus plug, but she said that was OK as long as there was no blood. The baby is head down, which is good. It doesn't mean that it can't change positions later on, but i have faith. Brady was positioned head down the whole pregnancy. And i didn't forget my little recorder this time. I had bought a little recorder especially made for scrapbooking, so i recorded the heart beat and put it on my ultrasound page...i know it's pink and i don't know the sex of the bb, but lets say the page is for me and i wanted pink!

pictures of my b-day supper

Me, my sister, my husband and my son
My dad and I with Brady

my sister, me, Brady, David (my husband)Dave's mom and dad, and my mom and dad standing
Dave's dad, his mom and my mom

Happy Birthday to me!!!

Ok so i'm late, it was last tuesday (nov 7th) that was a regular day, i was so tired that morning because Brady had been waking up at 5am for the pas few days, that i had totally forgot it was my birthday that day. I did get a cake at supper, but that was it, i had already got my gift early (a remote car starter). You see it was my 30th b-day, so i told my husband that he better be doing something big for my birthday. Well last week he tells me we're going to the restaurant with his parents for a family supper..'cause we don't have family suppers often enough. I asked him if he asked my dad to go ('cause that's my only family here) and he says NO. Well that made me a little upset, ok my dad was working at midnight that day so he probably would've said no anyways, but still he could've asked, right?! So we get to the restaurant (Baton Rouge, 'cause i wanted ribs) On our way to the restaurant, he tells me that we were gonna be joined by a few other people, but they were gonna be late, you know traffic and everything. I though maybe it was my friends Michelle and Julie. Then at the restaurant he starts telling me that my friends were taking me out after supper. He was gonna go home with Brady and put him to bed and i was going out, where? He had no idea, my friends had organized it. I was happy but intrigued because he didn't tell me which friends. Then he calls the mystery person and says : you're on the 412? so automatically i thought of my best friend Tamara that's in Ottawa!
The way that were sitting, my back is to the entrance of the restaurant, but there are mirrors in front of me, all of a sudden i see my sister behind me! then my mom next to her!
My husband, the sweetheart that he is had flown in my sister from Saskatoon, SK and my mom from Fredericton, NB. And guess who picked them up at the aeroport? My dad. so it really was a family supper for my b-day.

Monday, November 06, 2006

pics, pics, pics

OK here are the pics i was telling you about.

This is at 31 weeks pregnant

some fun at the trampoline place in Laval, it's alot of fun!

and finally Brady as a cat at Halloween this year!


ok I finally updated my other blog ( the one with all my scrapbook pages. I've made a few cards and altered notebooks lately so i posted them there.

I'll be back soon with an updated pregnancy picture and a few pictures of my son at halloween and some other ones we took at trampoline this week-end. He absolutly loves the trampoline and i got some good pics for a page i'll have to work on at the crop on Nov 18th.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

big boy!

My baby's not a baby anymore... On sunday we transferred him to a big boy bed. He is now officially in a single bed. He cried a little on the first night, i laid down with him for a few minutes and then he told me to close the door and go downstairs. He didn't even get out of bed. Last night there was no crying but i still had to lay down with him for 5 min. I think it'll take a week or two before he feels really comfortable and secure, but all in all i think the transition will be smooth.

Monday, October 23, 2006

what a week-end...

Oh boy! what a week-end, i can't say we did a whole lot but i just found it extreamly tiring. Or maybe it's the weather, all i can say is that today i feel like i could start crying at any moment, my patience is very short. Brady's cold got a lot worse during the week-end, his nose started running like a leaky faucet, and of course he doesn't "blow" his nose. So i'm always fighting with him to wipe it or succion it. This has been going on for a whole month now. I've been dealing with my cold for 1 1/2 month, it's really tough this year! To top it all off Dave (my husband) is gone to Vancouver until Thursday night.
I think i might work through my lunch and take Brady to the clinic, just so that i can be told (again) that it's only a cold and there's nothing we can do but wait it out!

I think i'll go to bed really early tonight, like 8h30 or so...
That should do me some good.

ok enough ranting for today, this is not very constructive...

Thursday, October 19, 2006

I did this page about myself for a contest on the Scrapbook Centrale website, i really don't think i have a chance of winning 'cause there are some really nice layouts, but at least i participated. I think this is the first time i actually make a LO specifically for something. I usually don't take the time. I love theses papers, they're Rouge the Garance papers, and it's so nice i didn't want to put too many things on the page and take away from the beauty of the paper. So my LO is very simple, I wrote down 6 things about that i know to be true.

1. I'm a TV-aholic

2. I love Starbucks

3. I'm a procrastinator (that explains why i don't get that many pages done)

4. I love to bake

5. I'm unorganized

6. I love my family

On the pregnancy front, i feel good, the bb is moving alot more than before. I was being paranoid about it at first when i thought it wasn't moving very much, then again Brady moved ALOT!!! I feel more pressure in my stomach through out the day than i did with Brady, then again, i've got a 2 year old at home that likes to be picked up and likes to play rough. I think it's just more fatigue than the first time around, my doctor didn't seem worried yesterday at my appointement. My next appt is in a month, after that it'll be every 2 wks. Boy time flies, before you know it i'll be off work (i can't wait!) and it'll be X-mas, New Years then the arrival of the new baby.

I can't beleive i've got nothing done yet, the room isn't primed (i want to wait after it's born to paint with color, depending on the sexe the decor will be different) and at 35 wks i want to mold my belly like i did with Brady (that makes a really nice souvenir) here's a picture of it.

I painted it to resemble leather, and it's in the colors of his room. I find this is one of the best things i did as a souvenir of my first pregnancy. Love it!

Anyways, it's late and i should really get to bed. Tomorrow i'm going to a crop with my friend Michelle so i'l be going to bed late and on sat morning we've got Brady's 1st swim class at 8am. So it'll be up early. I think i'll take a nap at the same time as him...

Saturday, October 14, 2006

big day

Today was a big day, it was my baby's 2nd birthday party, although he'll only be 2 on monday. I made a Blue's cake with a template i found on the nick jr website. It uses a 9x13 rectangle and a 8 in circle cake. I think it turned out pretty good. check it out.

Also last week-end i finally took my first pregnant pictures at 27 weeks. here they are.

Anyways i'd have more pictures to show but my previous download didn't work so i don't want to do this for a third time. Maybe next time i'll add other pictures.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

i've been sick with a really bad cold for the past 3 weeks. The worst part of it is that i can't take anything. Brady is sick too with the same thing, we're going at the same rate. Runny and stuffy nose is almost done but we're coughing like crazy. Now this week-end Dave started getting sick too. I hope it goes away soon.

We had such a beautiful thanksgiving week-end; nice, warm and sunny. Yesterday, after Brady's nap we went to St-Bruno and walked in the mountain, it was really nice. Brady enjoyed himself, he was running up the path picking up rocks and leaves. We walked around 3 km, i think maybe we should've turned around a little sooner because towards the end i was getting more and more false contractions. I should be more careful. As soon as Dave finds me the right cable to download the pictures we took i'll post them. I also have a couple of pregnancy pics.

Good Night

Friday, October 06, 2006

27 weeks

Oh boy i'm not a good blogger! I haven't written anything in months. Well i started working at Sandoz, a pharmaceutical company, as a junior purchasing agent. I'm mostly do the tracking of orders and stuff the others don't want to do. It's only a temporary position...obviously.

On the preggie side of things, everything is going extreamly well. I'm now at 27 weeks along and no problems. I have been getting Braxton-Hicks contractions, but i had thoses with Brady starting at 5 months. I am more tired than the first time around, probably because i can hardly ever rest, this is a time of the year where my husband travels alot and Brady is very active and likes to be picked-up. It breaks my heart when i have to tell him that i'm NOT gonna carry him up or down the stairs, to walk up himself (it's not that he can't, he just wants me to carry him) Then he starts crying and fussing, but i have to hold my end because he's 30 lbs, and that's getting kinda heavy to carry upstairs + the baby weight + my own weight. I get upstairs and i'm out of breath.

I have a doctor's appt on the 18th, nothing should be different. I should get the results from my glucose test i did yesterday though.

Saturday (the 14th) we're have Brady's b-day party (his b-day on the 16th but that's a monday...) It's a Blue's Clues theme, 'cause he's a huge fan!

Well it's past 11 pm and i should get my ass to bed 'cause God knows Brady won't sleep in later that 6h30 am (if i'm lucky...) I put him to bed later than usual tonight 'cause we waited for Daddy to get home from Halifax....but i'm sure he's not gonna sleep any later tomorrow morning, and since i usually get up on Saturday's than i should probably get some sleep.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Boy or Girl...

Looks like we'll all have to stay tuned until January. The baby had it's legs crossed and did NOT want to budge. We poked and shook the belly but to no avail, the legs stayed crossed. Other than that the baby looks healthy, but the due date has been changed to January 12th 2007.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

trip to Europe

Ok so the trip was great, it took me a few days to recuperate, the jetlag really hit me like 3 days after returning. It was really great just maybe not long enough in each city (3 days in Paris and 4 days in Barcelona) I think if i'd had to go back i would definetly visit the country side of France and Spain.
Well i've got to get going, i'm going to get the second prenatal blood test done this afternoon. Hopefully this time the girl can stick me on the first try (she stuck me 3 times before drawing blood last time)


not my year...

Wow. This is not my year, work wise. I got fired yesterday. They said it was because they thought i didn't quite fit in with the dynamics of the company where it's at now. You know what?! They haven't complained about my work, i've never gotten letters of insatisfaction or anything like that, so it leads me to beleive that the real reason behind my dismissal is because i'm pregnant. SUCKS!!! Big Time!
Geez...i've never been fired from a job in my life and then all of a sudden, twice in 4 months.

Monday, June 26, 2006

prenatal tests

Tonight i went for the prenatal test (they test to see if there is a chance of Down syndrome)
Everything looked good. And we finally saw the baby and the heart was beating fine, so i know everything is ok. The baby is smaller than expected and maybe it's because my cycle is longer than the typical 28 days, so the baby is about 11.6 wks instead of 12.2 I don't care as long as he/she is healthy. We leave tomorrow for Europe (3 days in Paris and 3 days in Barcelona) Should be really nice, i'll let you know when we come back. Also i will scan the pics of the ultrasound and post them.
Talk to you all when i get back!

Thursday, June 15, 2006

pregnancy update

I had my first doctor's appointment yesterday. She says everything looks fine, but unfortunetly we did not hear the baby's heartbeat...and it's not 'cause she didn't try to find it. It did the same thing at my first pregnancy, we couldn't hear the hearbeat at 10 weeks either. But that's ok because i've got the prenatal test with the "clarete nucale" ultrasound to see if there is a change of downs syndrome on June 26th. That's in 2 weeks, it's the day before we leave for Europe. So we'll get to see the baby, i'm really happy because it's gonna make it all very real, although i'm starting to show already (apparently a second baby always shows sooner than a first) I don't really feel very pregnant.

I can't wait...I'll let you know how it went and i'll post the pics of the ultrasound when we come back from vacation. :-)

Monday, June 05, 2006

almost 1 month

Wow almost 1 month since my last entry. I'm not a good blogger... I told my boss today that i was pregnant. He was good about it, he congratulated me. So it kinda eased my mind. My first appointement is on June 14th, hopefully everything will be good. I've actually lost weight in my first 2 months, compared to my first pregnancy, i had gained weight, then again we had gone on a trip and that never helps 'cause we always eat way too well at the restaurants.

little sidebar, i'm watching Canadian Idol, and i have to say the auditions in Montreal really, really sucked!!!

Ok, so i have my first appointment on the 14th and be my calculations, they'll have to do the fetal translucency to determine chances of downs syndrome, either the week leaving or the week coming back from Europe. i'll let you guys know more when i know.


Sunday, May 07, 2006

new job

Well i got a new job. It's for a company called D-Box Technologies. I start on wednesday May 10th. They have a really cool product. They make movable theatre seats for home entertainment. Of course, my husband wants one, but they retail ay minimum 10 000$ per chair, so i think we'll pass. This is really high quality stuff. Unfortunetly they asked me to start a little earlier than what was originally discussed, so it kind of threw off some of my plans. I guess i'll have to re-adjust. Anyways....what can i do. i need to go back to work.

Sunday, April 30, 2006

so unfortunate

Well, i went for the interview and the guy called me the next day to tell me i didn't get the job. I was so hopeful 'cause the interview went so well. He told me he really enjoyed our interview and the he really liked me but went with someone else for the job. BUT if anything else opened up he would definetly think of me. How nice...

Now I'm waiting for a call from one of the agencies i'm with about a job i applied on. hopefully i'll get an interview.

On the upside, i've had time to paint the office and takeover half of it to make myself a scrapbook space... That's really great. Once it's s completly done i'll post some pictures.

gotta go do some cleaning.

Thursday, April 20, 2006


Well this is good. I called this morning F.Catania (the construction company) 'cause i gave them my cv last week. They wanted me to go in for an interview, so i went at 10am this morning and it went really well. I got a really good feeling out of it, hopefully i'll get the job. I should have some news by next week.

Keep your fingers crossed for me, i know i am (including my toes and anything else i can cross)

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

no no i'm not dead!

Don't worry, i'm not dead. I've been a little busy lately. I can't tell you exactly what i've been doing ('cause i don't really know) well since i have a little time on my hands i decided to repaint the office ('cause i'll be making a scrapbook space for me in there) and after that i'll paint the bedroom. I should probably be using all this free time for finding another job, but i'm also enjoying this time at home. I did make a new LO two weeks ago and i'm really proud of it. I used this really cool paper from Basic Grey, and i made a funky little book with the pictures and the journaling.