Friday, April 04, 2008

Back from the dead, just to brag!

Hi all!

I kniw it's been forever that I've posted anything, and I apologize for that. But to be honest, when I actually DO have free time, I watch my tv shows, so the blog had kinda been abandoned!

But I thought that I would write a little post today just to tell you that I am leaving for Punta Cana tomorrow morning at 6am (Yes, that means that I will have to get up at 2h45 tomorrow morning, but hey, I am a new mom, 2h45 in nothing!) Friends of ours are getting married so it will be super fun!

It will be hard to leave Gabrièle for 1 week when the longest I've been away from her was 2 days. But she will be with my parents so it will make things easier. She loves going there and they spoil her rotten. I would even say that they are a little obsessed , I no longer exist in their eyes, it's ALL about Gabrièle. Oh well, kinda had to expect that I guess...

So, looking forward to the nice break from mommyhood and will try and post when I get back to let you all know how it went and if I came home early ;-)

Mommy - out

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Bound to happen...

I really love the 3-pack PJs for babies at Walmart. You get 3 PJs for 7,98$. What a bargain! Unfortunately they are made very small, Gabrièle is 4 months old and she wears 6-9 months and they are getting a little snug on her. So, I need 9-12 months. I went to the Walmart in Orléans and they no longer carry them...of course! So I decided to go to the one at South Keys this morning, surely they would have some there.

On my way there, I got a freggin' speeding ticket!** The police officer scared the shit out of me as he literally jumped in front of my car (while I was slightly going over the limit) signaling me to pull over. All I could think to myself was bound to happen.

I'll admit, I have a small speeding problem, ok, I have a huge speeding problem. Let's just say that the black and white signs that say XX km/h MAX do not exist in my world. And for the last 10 years, they did not need to exist as I had never gotten a speeding ticket. I got a few warnings for rolling stops and slight speeding, but I NEVER actually got a ticket...until today.

So I pull over, hand over my license and registration to the police officer, who was quite hot by the way, and waited for him to come back with my pricey ticket. I was going 110 in a 80 zone. He finally came back and handed me my ticket, luckily he brought it down to 15 over the limit and did not take any demerit points off. So instead of paying 180$, I have to pay 57.50$. Not bad, not bad, I can live with that. But what really frazzled me were his last words : " Maam, you shouldn't be driving that fast, ESPECIALLY with a baby in the car." And then he gave me THE did I feel like an ass. And I should, because he is right. I really do try to go easy on the gas pedal, but sometimes I just can't. I really wanted those PJs I guess.

So after all this BS, I got to Walmart and saw the PJs from a distance. I got all excited and bolted towards the rack. I frantically started sorting through the sizes and to my horror, they didn't have ANY 9-12 months. They must of had 30 frikkin' packs...unbelievable!

No PJs, a 57,50$ speeding ticket, a policeman making me feel like an unfit mother, and my dog ate my slippers. Can't wait for this day to be O-V-E-R.

Unfit Mommy - out

**To all of you who hated me because I never got caught...GO AHEAD, LAUGH!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

It's a great thing!

Well, I did it!! Like many other baby-gadgets -obssessed parents around the globe, I went and bought 'THE" Bumbo chair. And I gotta say, I'm really glad I did.

However, I always told myself that I wouldn't be persuaded into buying useless baby gadgets that companies are always trying to pimp. So I am a little disappointed that I succombed to the convincing powers of Pimp Master, 'Bumbo' .

It's such a great chair. It's even pediatrician and chiropractor approved! So I'm doing Gabrièle a great favor by giving her great back support from the get-go. I knew I was doing something right by giving in to 'Bumbo'! Furthermore, it's lightweight, compact, made of non-toxic plastic and reasonably priced. It also comes in several colors. I chose green because it's my favorite color AND it's unisex (that way I can use it for baby #2 if he chooses on having outdoor plumbing!). See how thrifty I am? Yes, I know I am. And, you can use the Bumbo from ages 3 to 14 months - it will be useful for a LONG time and babies love it!

Take a look for yourself, here's Gabrièle LOVING her Bumbo

Does anyone else share this degree of love for THE one and only Bumbo??

Mommy - out

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Dustin' off the good ol' blog...

Yes, it's been more than 2 months since I've posted anything...I apologize to my 2 faithful readers! (probably zero now because of my lack of posting!) I have a good excuse, I am a new mommy!

As many of you already know, I gave birth to my sweet Gabrièle on May 22nd. She was frank breeched so I had a planned c-section at 1pm. But the little one decided that she wanted out a little earlier than that - I went into labour at 1am...and all I have to say about that is no epidural, no drugs, nada, zilch! They told me there wasn't a single aneastheologists available in the whole god damn *$#!@%$# hospital! So 13 hours of back labour later, they fianally wheeled me in into the operating room and gave me my spinal epidural. I swear it was better than an orgasm!! Once I was all prepped, Rob was able to come in and sit by my side. He looked so cute in his scrubs! The doctor explained to me that I would be bale to feel no pain, just some pressure and some tugging. Whatever doc, N-O-T-H-I-N-G can be as excruciating as those 13 hours of labour, NOTHING!

I'll spare you the details and tell you that at 3:26 pm, little Gabrièle was born healthy weighing 6 pounds 13 ounces and mesuring 20 inches. Here she is only a couple of minutes old!

And here she is now at 2 and a half months. Not sure how much she weighs and mesures now, but on July 23 she weighed 12 pounds and mesured 23 inches.

I love her to death! I am very very blessed to have such a beautiful, healthy baby! And she is so good to mommy too...she's been sleeping through the night since she was a month and a half!!! How lucky am I ?

That's all the time I have for now, but I promise to share stories about her as much as I can.
Mommy - out

Thursday, May 17, 2007

A little Gemini!

I promised you a date, so here it is!

Our baby girl will be born on May 22nd at 1pm at the Ottawa Hospital (General Campus) . We can hardly wait to meet our little angel :-)

I thought it would be fun for you guys to guess her weight and lenght. How big and tall do you think she will be???

My guess: 7 pounds 9oz, 20.5 inches

Very soon mommy-to-be - out

Wednesday, May 16, 2007


It's been a while eh? Sorry guys!

It's been pretty hectic lately to say the least! We Rob contractors have been finalizing house projects, we are getting ready for the baby's arrival, and the list goes on! But now everything is all done, well, almost anyways. We finished the nursery too. We still have to stain the rocking chair but here are some pics:

I'm really glad I took some time off before baby comes. I was able to rest when I felt tired, wash all the baby clothes and blankets (that was so fun!), go to the A Channel Car Seat Clinic to make sure we had properly installed it. Turns out we so hadn't!!! I also bought my first nursing bra, it's so nice and comfy! Wow, I can't believe I'm actually excited about that...And I also bought myself a nice little pj for the hospital because, well, I deserve it!

Between my resting and running errands I had a couple of Dr. appointments as well as an ultrasound. Last week we went for an ultrasound to check the baby's position, turns out she is breeched. Basically she's positioned like a V in my belly - her head is right under my boob with her little ghetto bootie at the bottom and her legs coming up towards her little face.

I won't lie, I was quite disappointed...I so wanted a vaginal birth. So yesterday I went for an External Cephalic Version (ECV) at the General Hospital to try and get her to turn around. The Dr. took a look at my ultrasound and told me that she did not think it would work because the baby is fairly big and there is not a lot of amniotic fluid. But I told her that if there was no risk to the baby that I wanted to try anyways. Well, she was right, after a couple of painful tries our little one did not budge an inch! So afterwards I did a non stress test to make sure the baby was ok, and she was :-) It was so cool to hear her heartbeat for 20 minutes!

So now, I am anxiously awaiting for my OBGyn to call me with a date and time for my c-section. They were supposed to call me this morning, and it's now close to noon! What are they waiting for????? Once they call me I will let you know when the Big Day is! :-) Any guesses?
Mommy-to-be - out

Wednesday, April 04, 2007


As most of you know, I have a slight obsession crush on Julian McMahon. I watch Nip/Tuck religiously and now that he was starring in the movie Premonition with Sandra Bullock, I just HAD to go see it. And so I did, regardless of the bad reviews its received so far.

Last night, which was cheap night, Rebecca and I went to the SilverCity in Gloucester. After having to park twice (I'm still getting used to the size of my new car) and a little embarrassment because Rebecca witnessed the whole thing, we went in to purchase our tickets. As I walk in I see this sign that says something like "Tuesday Box Office Special for 8.95$". Little did I know that on Tuesdays you get a movie pass, popcorn AND a drink for 8.95$ (plus an extra 50 cents for the extra butter!), what a bargain!!!

As Rebecca and I were walking towards the theatre we noticed that there were NO free magazines. You know, the one that has all the upcoming films, information on stars, etc. ? We were quite disappointed to say the least. THEN while waiting for the movie to start, NO mini quizzes. Like the one where they show pieces of a celebrity's face one by one and you have to guess before all the pieces are together. Instead they showed budget gross pictures of their nachos and cheese and those annoying Discover Ontario commercials. Anyways, finally they started showing us some previews.

There are several good movies coming out so hopefully I will be able to see some of them this summer! I found out they have this bring your baby and stroller program for parents. I'll definitely have to look into that!

And then, our movie began. I won't go into details in case you want to go see the movie, but it was better/weirder than I thought. Sandra Bullock is pretty good in the movie and it was nice to see Julian McMahon play a husband/dad. Wedding bands suit him VERY well ;-) There were a couple of disturbing scenes which I was not anticipating, neither did Rebecca because we both kinda freaked out! lol It wasn't THE best movie I've seen, but it wasn't the worst either. We had a good time and I'm really glad Rebecca came to see it with me!

Next on my list are Blades of Glory and Reign Over Me.

Mommy-to-be - out