Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Wonky eye surgery #2

Kate had a check up with the opthamologist today. Maybe you remember that she had eye surgery seven months ago to correct her crazy wonky eye. Or maybe you don't. But, either way, although it was much, much better after the surgery, it's not totally better. It still wanders off, especially when she is tired. So, we had it checked today and the surgeon recommends we do the surgery again to correct it all the way. We have it booked for Oct 15th, which is only two weeks away.

It's much less stressful this time since we know how it works and that Kate responds well to the whole thing. She was back to her normal self later in the day after the first surgery, and I expect it will be the same this time.

Thank (insert diety of choice here) for insurance.

Phew, crazy week around here.

Monday, September 28, 2009

A Boy!

Yep, we're having a boy. We had our mid-term ultrasound this morning and everything is perfect. The right number of fingers and toes, a properly developed and function heart, kidneys, etc. And boy parts. Distinct, obvious boy parts. Of course, I knew I might have a boy, but I guess I never believed I would. I only have a sister and my mom only had a sister and my sister has two daughters. See, girls. Just girls. And now a boy. Either his sister and cousins will pick on him, or spoil him rotten. Probably both.

Even though it's pretty surreal, we're of course, very excited.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Ah, right, the pregnancy

I started this blog way back almost three years ago when I was pregnant with Kate. I took weekly belly photos and reported on how things were going. Reading the blog now, you would never know that I'm 18 weeks pregnant. But, here we are. If this baby comes early like Kate did (unlikely, I know) then this would be half way. But, since it won't, I'm a few weeks from the half way mark.

This pregnancy seems to be going much faster, likely because I am distracted by a two year old who demands my attention most of the time. But, I am definitely showing now and next week we get a pronoun for the baby, which will be very nice. Calling it 'it' just never feels right. See, how that didn't feel right?

I'm feeling great. No complaints at all. They will come though, don't you worry.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Kate's new room

Well, it's not new, it's just rearranged. This weekend we finally found a set of good bunk beds on Craigslist. We've been looking for awhile and last weekend we even went to a couple of furniture stores and looked at new ones. That convinced us to wait until we could find a used set. And we did! And they are great. We realized that it's furniture we're going to have for 18 years, so we'd better like it and it should be good quality. And it is. And we do.

We set up only one bed and the second one (they stack) is stored in the attic until we need it. I headed off to Target for bedding while Graeme and Kate set up the bed. I'm really happy with it, and Kate seems to love it.

Pictures of every angle:

The proud owner of a big girl bed:

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Kelly and Marissa's wedding

On Saturday, we headed out to the hill country for Kelly and Marissa's wedding. It is risky having a wedding on Labour Day weekend in Texas since it is likely hot enough to melt all your guests. But the weather was PERFECT. Cool(er), a breeze and some sun. It couldn't have been better.

The wedding was beautiful and lovely and full of all the things weddings are supposed to have - love, family, friends, good food, dancing, margarita machine, cake, and more love.


Our internet has been out all weekend for some unknown reason. I had grand plans to update the blog (no, really) but they were stymied. I will definitely do it later today since we have some weekend photos to post.

It was weird not having internet access while at home. At the cottage, it's totally fine but in Austin I depend on it for all kinds of things. Is the library open? Is it likely to rain while we're out tonight? What is going on around town? Any road closures I should know about (that one definitely got me yesterday. I didn't know there was a triathlon downtown.)? Maybe I need a phone book.

Anyway, photos to come later.