About Me

Alberta, Canada
What's My Deal? - - - There is so much to say, but I will give you the basics in regards to this blog. I am a Canadian 20 something woman married to a wonderful man, and we are the parents to our wondeful son who was born in the fall of 2010. As you will read, I am a supporter of breastfeeding, baby wearing, co-sleeping, cloth diapering, and so much more, but mostly learning about babies! Oh, and I also love reading blogs and playing jigsaw online!!! I blog to share things that I have learned, read, heard and experienced.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Baby Bond Is On The Way!!!

I am offically telling everyone now that Alan and I are expecting!!  I should also add that Lewis and Kobe are as well, but they just don't know yet.  We keep prepping them, but they will realize soon enough.  We are still keeping Lewis out of the spare room, as we still want to maintain the only hair free zone in the house!  Not only are Alan and I expecting, but so are Zoe and Zane (Alan's sister) and Christine and Todd (my sister).  They are both a few weeks behind me.  Both sets grandparents are going to have a busy fall thats for sure!!!

Our official due date is November 19, 2010.  I can't believe I am already half way done my pregnancy.  These last months have gone by so quickly yet so slowly at the same time. 

It is hard to imagine a little baby in our house.  We have so much to do for preparations still.  We need to clean out the den, move the guest room into the den, and then the guest room where it is currently will become the BABIES ROOM!!!  OMG!!!!

I guess I will start from the beginning......This journey for us started over a year ago, and finally a positive result on the pregnancy test.  After being motionless for seconds and in shock, I automatically assumed I must have done something wrong, afterall, I had had so many negative results, that I couldn't believe we had a positive one.  On my lunch break one day (March 17, 2010) I decided to pop out of the office for my remainig 15 minutes, buy a test, and go for a pee.  Well, we all know how impatient I am, so I walked into any old office building that had them for sale, then went up a few floors, found a bathroom and did the test.  I immediately called a couple friends, but couldn't even really speak cause I was still motionless and in shock.  (Emailing pictures is what I resulted to in the end)   I NEVER thought this was going to happen, it seemed like such a long "trying" period, and our next option was for fertility testing.  I had already been awaiting my appointment with a specialist. 
After somehow managing to walk the few blocks back to my building, I walked in, and went into a co-workers office and put her hand on my chest to let her feel my heart beat.  I still laugh as some errors are coming up that were made that day!  I really can't be held accountable for whatever I did those last few hours of that day.

I had planned on how to tell Alan months previous to this, when I thought I may have been pregnant, but after getting bloodwork done to confirm it, I got home, and SUPRISE....not pregnant!!!!  I decided that I didn't like that idea anymore, as it wasn't my current feelings, so in my daze of emotions that day, I came up with this idea (see picture).  Let me tell you...there is still a dent on my kitchen floor from where I stood forever staring out the window so I could see Alan's reaction as he parked the truck after work.  As he got out of the truck, I sent Kobe outside for his greeting, then waited to see what Alan said.  He then asked me if I was serious.  Do I seem that evil that I would do this as a joke!  He said when he called to say he was on his way home, he knew something was up, he could hear it in my voice.  We then cut the balloons off, and let them go in the air for good luck.  (That, and and we can't have them in the house as the cat will go mental!)  I was really happy with the way I told/showed Alan the news, and he used to always comment to me when I parked in the "Expectant Mothers Parking Only" spots at the mall....they have the great spots so close to the doors!  This was a good play on my old trick anyway! 

March 17 seems like so long ago, as so much has happened since then.  Both my body and memory are long gone.  Gone also, is the morning sickness.  I never thought this would pass.  I was on Diclectin for a few weeks, and occasionally I still dry heave, but after a few minutes this passes.  I no longer vomit at the sight of bread, but now suffer with a sore tummy at night because popscicles always seem like a good idea at the time!!!

Below are some pictures!!!

9 Weeks!!! (Looking, but not feeling the same as I was 9 weeks previously!!!)

Our little Babers at the 11 week genetic testing ultrasound appointment!  This is the cutest thing I have ever seen. Alan was suprised to see that it wasn't all just "mush"

13 Weeks (Definately starting to show!)

The following were all taken in England a couple weeks ago when I was 17 weeks.

This is the news that I have been waiting so long to tell everyone!!!!!  Congratualtions to Alan and I!!!!


  1. Congratulations Randi and Alan!
    Exciting news!!!
    Are you guys going to find out if its a boy or a girl? or just wait for the big surprise?

  2. Congrats!!! You look so good! Glad to hear the morning sickness has passed - that part is never fun I can imagine :( The ultrasound picture is so cute. Nothing like the first baby picture! I am so happy for you and Alan!

  3. Thanks guys! We have our 2nd trimester ultrasound on Tuesday! I am going mental. Tuesday is so far away! I was only seconds pregnant when this appointment was made, so it's been a long time coming! We hope to find out the sex, as long as the tech isn't a mean bitch and won't tell us, and as long as Babers cooperates! I'll definately do a posting on Friday and let you all know!!!!

  4. ChristineJune 25, 2010

    I'm so happy, that you are happy. You're right our parents will all be so busy this fall.

  5. I've waited to many years to see this. I wish you were closer. Who would have ever thought we'd be of age and mature enough to be parents.
    I take back the "mature" comment. We won't ever reach that. haha
    I'm so excited and happy for you and Alan, Randi.
    And thanks for always including me in your life milestones; calling me, sending me pictures. It really keeps you close.
    I can't wait to meet Mini-Bond.