Life has been exceptional lately. Finding out I am pregnant has been the biggest blessing - and the most life changing thing I've ever gone through. The time I've been away, I've truly just been enjoying this pregnancy, relaxing and reading stacks of books on pregnancy and becoming a mom.
I've spent my days outdoors, sitting on my deck. I don't have any fancy deck hairs - I just grab two from my dining room set. I sit on one and use the other to prop my feet up and to hold my books and water bottle. I'm hoping to get a touch of sunkissed skin and to enjoy that Vitamin D. I can't wait to get back out there today!
It's lilac season here in Ontario, and everywhere you go, there are bushes of lilacs. It's almost overwhelming how many people have lilac bushes. The smell is INCREDIBLE and the beauty just astounding. I myself have two large lilac bushes, one located right outside of my kitchen window. It's a late bloomer so by tomorrow I think we will be able to pick some blooms. In the meantime, my mother-n-law and sister-n-law and I went for a drive through the city the other night and picked bunches of lilacs from bushes that weren't connected to anyones home or yard. We went up to one of the water towers in town and there were scads of lilacs - and we happily picked ourselves some. There were so many that you couldn't even tell we had been there.
Some I added to my enamelware Ikea pitcher.
Others in small budvases I recieved for my birthday.
Things with my pregnancy have been excellent. We have our first official appointment on Monday with our midwife. I'll be having a full physical and running the complete gammet of tests that they due on a momma. I'm a little nervous but hope things will be fine. Does anyone really like to be poked and prodded? Despite it all, I've just felt so good. I'm one of those lucky women who hasn't experienced any morning sickness or really any nausea. My only food aversion is leafy greens - especially spinach. And normally I love that stuff! No real cravings for anything except for my father-n-laws hamburgers (which he made me!) and I want to eat tons and tons of fruit. I'm in my 11th week of pregnancy (unless the doctors end up telling me different at my appointment) and currently our baby is about the size of a lime! I'm feeling best when I wear my maternity pants or really loose athletic pants - though I can still wear a couple of pairs of jeans. As far as shirts - I'm not in any maternity shirts yet. I'm definatly getting a baby bump though!
I'm back home in Canada. We arrived back on Mother's Day. My sweet hubby bought me a dozen pale pink roses to celebrate our baby. We had an amazing drive that day and just enjoyed being with one another. We had incredibly favor at the border and made it through with no problem. Now we are just waiting to see the government's decision on whether or not I am approved for Permenant Residency. We could be waiting months.
We also had an amazing brunch on Mother's Day. Everyone brought different dishes and it made for one filling feast!
Thank you for your patience while I have been gone. Well, all of you but one. Just lost a follower yesterday. :) Ah well - what can you do? I just needed some time to absorb all of the changes in my life and get my bearings. I've barely even read any of your blogs! I just basically shut myself off and have been pouring over baby books. Truly! I can't wait to see what everyone has been up to - and what all has been going on in each of your lives. Sorry for the novel today! I am a bit too wordy for my own good - but wanted to let you know what all has been going on with me. Love you all and will talk to you soon!!