Thursday, April 23, 2009

20 Things I miss..

I decided to compile a list of things I miss about my pre-pregnancy life. Now that its almost coming to a close I thought I would reflect back and look at 20 things that I miss, and that I would be getting back (well at least some of them). They are in no particular order, just randomness.

1. My wedding ring
2. Being able to wear any of my shoes and not just one pair of them
3. A normal body temperature
4. Walking like an up-right bipedal human, and not waddling
5. Belts
6. Normal Jeans
7. My legs not cramping every night
8. Being able to get out of bed / being able to roll freely in bed
9. Sleeping through the night (Wont get this one right away, but gradually)
10. Being able to put my socks on
11. Being able to bend down and pick up something with out having to have to do a prep dance
12. Laying on my stomach
13. Ibuprofen and Cold medicine
14. Garments fitting better
15. Turn corners without bumping into things
16. Getting through my shower door
17. Looking down and seeing my feet
18. I miss not knowing what my sciatic nerve was
19. Being able to bend my toes because they wont be so swollen
20. Not getting sick every other month

So there you have it 20 things I will be getting back once Liam is born.

I also had my appointment today. Just as expected, he is doing great. He has not engaged into the birth canal. I am not effaced in the slightest, but I'm dilated to a 1. Wahoo, only 9 more to go! I am measuring 38 cm and Liam weighs 6lbs so he is just right on the average. Liam is now a full term baby! So he could literally come any day that he decides. I have told him its okay if he comes a little early (next week), I think he is taking it under concideration.

Also my random Movie Quote:
"That would be harsher punishments for paroll violaters, Stan... And, World Peace."

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Two words... WICK--ED

There are many things in my life that I am privy to. I get to enjoy a wonderful condo for cheap, I have a fantastic husband whom treats me like a Queen, I have family members all around me and I get tickets to plays when said family members aren't feeling so good. Two nights ago was one of those phenomenal nights. I had the chance to see Wicked due to an illness in the family. And I gotta say, Everett, I'm sorry you were sick but I am so happy I got to go! Wicked was amazing! I loved the lyrics, sets, actors and story. Even Liam was getting in to it! He must have been dancing in there or something because he was moving so much. I wish I had brought my camera, what was I thinking! (I have one job....) Ahh any way. I had so much fun!!! And if I ever get the chance to go again. I will! My only reservation about last night were those awfully small seats! The location was fantastic, but my butt didn't fit in those darn seats. Although, didn't take away from the awesomeness of Wicked!

Katie (the Ka is silent)

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Carpet Completion

Well we have all of our carpet and laminate flooring done! Now we have the task of putting our house back together. Daunting as it may sound it is actually going to be quite beneficial. The so called tradition of "Spring Cleaning" has a whole new meaning. Not only with a baby on the way do we need to clean every nook and cranny of this apartment, but this gives us a chance to go through all of the things we have accumulated the past two and a half years. Plus the things that we have brought into our marriage (ie stuffed animals, old photo albums things of that nature). Here are the before and after pictures. I do warn you, the pictures from the living room make my skin crawl thinking that I was actually living with that. Mostly because Patrick had begun tearing up the carpet before I could take pictures and you can see the padding underneath... you will see.

So here you can see what I was taking about. The first row is of our living room. The second row is of our dining room. It was a mess before and now its still a mess.

Here is Liam's room, you still can't see the green'ish tint but oh well.

And here is our bedroom, probably the best transformation!

Thank you to all that helped!!! It is finally done and we can now officially get ready for Liam. While I am writing this blog Patrick is taking a well deserved, hard earned nap. I think I will join him for the next 15 min or so. Happy Easter and Happy Spring Cleaning to everyone!

Sunday, April 5, 2009


Whewww! It took only one day, one long day. But we got almost all the painting done. There are very few touch ups that we have to do. Plus when they tear up carpet we are going to have to repaint the baseboards. The colors that we picked are Behr Paint: Raffia Cream and Brown Teepee. Then from Ralph Lauren: Zen Green. Raffia Cream went literally everywhere. Brown Teepee is our accent wall in the Master Bedroom. Zen Green is in Liam's Nursery. Here are some before and after pictures:

The first set is of Liam's room. You can't tell from the second picture but its a light light green.
If you ever get the chance to go in then you will be able to tell. The second set is of our Hallway.

This one is of our master bedroom and of the living area. Our master originally had a
blue floral wallpaper with a blue chair rail but we took it down before I took pictures.

My wonderful sister-in-law, Steph, was in charge of doing Liam's nursery. She instigated
the tradition for naming each Trimester of an expectant child in our family. She painted
each name on the wall before we went over with the roller brush. I really wish you could
see the color. Its so cute!

We will have cooler before and after pictures once the carpet and the laminate flooring comes in! I want to say thank you to our family! They came and helped us out so much, with out them it would have taken much much longer. They came in right before the Saturday session and finished just after the second session. So one allergic reaction, 4 frozen pizza's and one ear infection (sorry Lottie) later we have a brand new painted condo. Thank you Mom, Dad, Steph, Colleen, Lottie, Debbie, Barry and Ainsleigh.