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.

Monday, November 8, 2010

38 Weeks and Waiting...

Well, 38 weeks, and waiting. Could be today, could be weeks away still.  The waiting game is killing me.  Today was the first day of my Maternity Leave (I should apply for EI I guess).  I woke up at my normal time, as I had my regular weekly appointment.  All went well.  I hadn't gained any weight, other than a few ounces or something meaningless like that, since last week anyway.
The anticipation really is killing me though.  Other than feeling 38 weeks pregnant, I am healthy and feel well. I have a lot of pressure and cramping, and sleeping is a hit and miss activity for me. 

I have noticed a lot of changes in my body and constantly think I am in labour.  Every new movement, pain or stretch makes me think this is the beginning.  And it is, just not REAL labour.  Hard when I don't know exactly what to expect.  I have been told when it happens, I will know, and I  know this,  but it still irritates me.  Alan is waiting very impatiently too.  The other night in bed, he says to me "13 more days until your due date"  I had no idea he was counting.  Maybe he is just anticipating his week off work!  haha  He is no longer allowed to work out of town.  The overtime would be great as he suprised me earlier in the week by announcing...so casually.... that he bought a new toolbox.  I can see him taking the little one on a shop tour and stopping to show him all the new drawers of his box and explaining the tools he loves so much!  Alan also commented the other day that I am a lot more happier these days and my mood throughout the pregnancy has been great.  He was really suprised that I haven't at all been a raging hormonal bitch. Looks like men also only hear horror stories about pregnant women and childbirth.   The next person who tells me their horrible story, I am going to simply tell them to "shut it".

I have decided which photos from our professional shoot I am going to purchase, and will post them as soon as I have them in a digital form.

Here are a couple pics, the most recent anyway, at 38w0d.  (Fri, Nov 5th)

Mind the quality though, it seems to Alan that the best way to take a photo is to do it as quick as possible, focusing is optional, as is waiting for the flash to fully go off.  I look especially tiny in this pic.  Although everyone constantly says I look tiny.  I've really only gained belly weight, nothing elsewhere.  Which I think is a good thing anyway!  I am measuring well though, am healthy and the doctor isn't at all concerned, so all is good!

Perhaps the next blog I do, will contain pictures of my son????  


  1. I love it! You are so close now! I had the last 2 weeks off and it seemed like the longest two weeks only because I knew it could happen at any time and was so excited! You look adorable!
    Have you started the Red Raspberry Leaf tea? and soon the Evening Primrose oil?
    I can't wait to see pictures of the little man! Maybe you could return the crib and he could sleep in the toolbox!
    xo Wish I was there!

  2. You are so cute Randi. You look wonderful and yes the waiting game isn't fun when you don't have a say in it! It's all up to the little guy you're waiting to meet!
    I wish I was there too. Even just to coo at alan's new tool box to make him feel extra special. And of course to brush Lewis and pull mulch from Kobe's black lips haha