• 2016,  nostalgia,  Pics,  reflection

    731 days

    2 years ago. 2 years!! You were there for my first breath and I was there for your last. The gravity of those 2 moments are not lost on me as a Mother myself. I keep remembering the feeling when my kids entered this world and then think about them having to go through this when my time comes. I wish I could spare them from this, but this is the way it “should” go. Parents shouldn’t have to bury their children but, having to say Goodbye to your Mom years too soon is hard. It’s a difficult process you cannot prepare for until it happens. You couldn’t have taught me how…

  • 2015,  2016,  BabyA2015,  family,  Parenthood,  Pics

    C’s Birth Story *LONG*

    Short Version: Sunday 5:47AM – Messaged our Doula (L) to tell her I thought things were going to happen today because I woke with a rock hard stomach and just had a feeling 9:07AM – Having signs early labour was starting & we started messaging friends to find childcare for the boys 11:02AM – Messaged a friend to come over so we would be ready when it was time 11:03AM – Texted our Doula to let her know I was now having regular contractions (4-6min apart & 45sec-1min in duration) & managing well 11:08AM – I decided we should get Doula to come over 11:13AM – Friend arrived 11:19AM – Doula arrived 11:38AM – Leave…

  • 2015,  family,  JAA,  Pics,  reflection,  Relationships

    9 years

    *Be forewarned, potential to be mushy* 9 years married today. 12 years together, 7 cars/Jeeps/vans, 3 apartments, 2 degrees, 3 provinces, 1 house (hopefully 2 sooner than later), 1 dog, and 3.5 kids (he he) later I wouldn’t have wanted anyone else by my side learning how to navigate this crazy thing called life that we have. My rock, my love, my best friend, my source of endless frustration and laughter. I knew that 9 years ago today I was making the choice I was meant to make and walked down that aisle without any fear or reservation. We’ve had highs higher than highs and lows lower than lows and it’s not the end of…

  • 2015,  BabyA2015,  Pics

    24 week update

    We have reached viability! Another goal down! Next up is week 34 so we won’t have any worries about needing to be transferred to Calgary. Then it is above 36 weeks to avoid extra NICU time here and then we will see if I can pass my all-time pregnancy record of 38w3d. 😀 But here is the most recent glimpse of BabyA 2015: We had our last “extra” testing up in Calgary and all checked out with the heart and were cleared from their MFM. Well from what we can see and were told it’s good but all checked out with N as well, and well, we know how that…

  • 2015,  Pics

    Missing you, too.

    I found one this amongst Mom’s things. It addressed to me but not yet sent. It broke my heart, for obvious reasons. Ever since becoming pregnant this time, I miss her even more and I didn’t think that was even possible. But it is. I shared every minute of pregnancy with her because she was so excited and wanted to know everything. She was always asking, wondering, and wishing she could put her hand on my belly and feel the movement. This time I long for those conversations and to tell her everything and share every belly photo and ultrasound photo and little story and hear/see the joy in her face. Going through pregnancy…


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