Category Archives: 3rd Trimester

I Saw Our Baby

I’m not much of a dreamer… Well I day-dream, but I don’t dream at night. If I do dream I don’t generally remember it. But last night was different. I had an incredibly vivid dream where I SAW our baby! I swear – it was her! We don’t even know what we’re having – but in my dream it was HER! It was AMBER. (And of course she was adorable).

I dreamt I went into labor – it was a weekday about 2 weeks before I’m due. It was in the morning and both the girls were away – Sierra at school and Brooke at daycare. I called hubby & took a cab to the hospital. Hubby and my midwives met me there. I labored for an hour (I walk around when I’m laboring) then felt dizzy from my low blood pressure, so I laid down on the birthing bed. The midwives said I was transitioning and I began pushing shortly after. My dream kind of gets fuzzy at that point and re-starts about an hour later. I’m in recovery – no longer pregnant, without a lot of perineum pain, and baby is in hubby’s arms – they’re cuddling in a rocking chair. I ask him what happened. He replies that I passed out, but baby was far enough in the birth canal that the midwives were able to pull her out, without tearing my perineum – therefore no episiotomy. Hubby asks if I want to hold her and try nursing her. I say yes – he hands her to me and take some of her blankets off – she’s beautiful – has hair like Sierra and a face like Brooke. Hubby has already told everyone that we’re naming her Amber…. Then I woke up.

It was all a dream – a very, very vivid dream.

Have you ever had a very vivid dream about your baby while you were pregnant? Did the dream come true? Is this perhaps a glimpse into the future? Did you SEE your baby when you were pregnant?

David Beckham’s Love Child

Kick, kick, kick…. Poke, poke, poke…. Squirm….

This baby does not ever stop moving! I swear that David Beckham was a very busy guy last February because based on how much this baby kicks I’m having his love child!

Actually, in all seriousness, I’ve reached that point in pregnancy where the novelty of being the giver of life has completely worn off and I’m ready for this baby to come out of me, even if it is David’s love child. I’ve had the cute kicks, and have watched weird lumps under my skin roll around. I’m now looking forward to being able to take a deep breath, sleep (as broken up as it will be) on my stomach, walk without my back hurting, and be able to wipe myself without worrying that either my water just broke or bending over just squeezed more pee out of me.

The baby daddy?
I’m tired.. ALL THE TIME! My nausea disappeared several months ago, so from that perspective I feel a 100 times better – but I know that once the baby is born (and I’ve fully recovered) that my body will feel even more better.

But alas – I have several weeks left to go, maybe even as many as 7 (though I’ve never made it to 40 weeks). Yes 7 long hard weeks to go until we get to meet David Beckham’s love child. *Sigh* I hope these weeks go by quickly!

The Next Person Who Buys My Children Crafts Will Get Held Hostage Until They Do The Craft With Them

My oldest daughter, Sierra, LOVES to do crafts. Colouring, card making, cutting, gluing, scrapbooking… She loves it all! Unfortunately though, at 5 years old she still needs a substantial amount of supervision and assistance when she’s crafting. Guess who gets to be the lucky person to help her? Yep me. In between cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping, exercising, blogging, working full time and gestating a third child, I get to help her with all of the crafts people buy her. Apparently at birthdays and Christmas it’s no secret that Sierra LOVES crafts, ’cause she gets a lot of them to do.

Her most recent craft gift is a My Friendship Bracelet Maker:

My Friendship Bracelet Maker

Pretty cool, right? Unfortunately making friendship bracelets isn’t easy – even with a nifty board to hold the strings in place (when I was a teenager I tied the strings to my thigh to hold them in place). The other caveat to making these is that it takes a long time – it’s not like you can whip one out in 30 min. Much as Sierra loves crafts, 2-3 hrs for a bracelet is a little outta her patience level. So, being the nice mom that I am, I promised her that I would make her a bracelet… Then Brooke asked for one too…

For the past day all I’ve heard is, “Mommmmm…. When will my bracelet be finished?” or “Mommmmm… why aren’t you making my bracelet?”.

As soon as I woke up this morning Sierra asked for her bracelet. Three times before I even had my morning coffee, she nagged me to start working on it…

I finally finished it this afternoon and she’s happier than a pig in sh*t. Now Brooke has begun the nagging (though thankfully, at 3 years old her memory is shorter and she doesn’t nag near as much).

Brooke's bracelet - in progress

There’s now a new rule in my house (hey, it’s my house and I can make rules whenever I feel like it!):
The next person that buys my kids any sort of craft set is going to be held hostage at my house until they complete the craft with the kids!

Actually – I’m making some more rules (because I’m in a rule-making mood): if you buy my kids anything that requires adult assembly YOU NEED TO ASSEMBLE IT FOR THEM! And batteries? Please make sure you buy some to go with the toy. Thanks!