Saturday, October 1, 2011

TWENTY THREE weeks & Canada

[Calgary Airport- 23 weeks pregnant]

How many weeks? 23

How am I feeling? Tired and rundown. I attended a Corrosion Solutions Conference with NZ in Lake Louise, Canada for the week. I was able to do a whole lot of nothing, which was exactly what I needed! I literally spent half the trip cozied up in bed, watching daytime TV ( it helps that it was only 5 celcius out and raining most days) and catching up on some much needed downtime.

The attention my belly got by fellow conference attendees was unbelievable. By the end of the week I felt like I needed a playback a recorded message about when I was due, and what we were having, and the whole no-we-don't-have-a-name-yet bit. But, for someone who is painfully shy like myself in new situations, it was a good icebreaker for getting to know some of the other wives, and men that NZ does business with.

Doctor’s Appointment? Next week. MFM appointment. Crossing my fingers for continued good news.

Workouts? None.
I did make an effort to walk around the Fairmont property and enjoy Lake Louise, and NZ and I attempted to go for a canoe ride until it started hailing on us..what fun that was..we were freezing and laughing on our way back in...
and did my best electric slide at the hoedown that was hosted at Brewster stables on Monday night. Those engineering geeks can par-tay! We also tried lassoing a mechanical steer during the festivities. I failed to catch it, but NZ got it on his first go-round. He had everyone cheering for him--must be the 'stache.

Sleep? I slept and slept and slept and slept.and watched daytime TV ( mostly the Conrad Murray case...which, don't get me started on the stupidity of people trusting Doctors who call themselves specialists, without actually checking with the governing body of their specified specialties for verification of credentialling and boards..Okay, so I sorta just got started..I will stop... but really, MJ?! Do your research, man.)

Weight Gain? I am quite certain that the 5 star meals we had each and every night for supper, plus my croissant breakfasts loaded a few lbs onto the ol body, but it's okay. I'm back home now, and haven't been this excited to eat salads and fruit in a while!

Baby Preparation? No. but I have been thinking about what necessities we will need to register for.


Likes? Lemonade, still. Naps, still. The best change this week was that my work schedule switched from full-time to 3 days a week through the end of October. I hope that the two days off midweek make scheduling my appointments easier, and give me a chance to get off my feet more.

Dislikes? Uhm, the breakdown I had on our flight back to the states. It snuck up on me like a ninja... over a stupid stroller. Seriously. It happened. And yes, I am embarassed. Can I blame hormones? Cause I know it was silly.


  1. You can blame everything on hormones right now! You look adorable with your bump!

  2. glad you had a good trip. Try to schedule another one before it's too late!

    What was the drama about the stroller? Yes, you need one of each kind, problem solved!