• Vancouver Heat Wave

    The current temperature is 35 degrees Celsius. Records are being broken all over the province. All the grass has turned yellow and forest and brush fires are a daily occurance.  We’re on water restrictions and there’s no sign of rain in the forecast. A Vancouver heat wave has hit us this year like never before and it has me longing for the dark cool days of fall. I’ve been handling the heat fairly well, staying indoors close to our mobile air conditioning unit and spending only early mornings and evenings outdoors. Today was the first time that I found myself actually feeling sick due to the weather and I’m sure…

  • 26 Weeks Pregnancy Update

    Time is going by fast. Even my Doctor couldn’t believe I’m only a week or so away from my third trimester. And as usual with this pregnancy so far, when asked how I’m feeling, I say, “Great!” Thank you, Lord for that! This morning I had my 26 weeks check up. I’m still with my family Doctor because apparently things are a little nuts over at the prenatal clinic. I should be all switched over by 30 weeks, but for now I’m safe in the hands of the one who I’ve known since I was 15 years old. He use to deliver babies,  so he knows the drill, but he prefers to not…

  • I Miss This…

      Will you allow me a moment of self pity? Cause I’m kind of missing THIS Carolyn. The Carolyn at almost exactly a year ago. I’m missing my non-pregnant body. It’s felt like summer here in Vancouver for over a month now and the time for tank tops, shorts and summer dresses has arrived. There are absolutely cute pregnancy clothes out there, but they are crazy expensive and I have a really hard time justifying spending a ton of money on maternity clothes – especially since this is likely my last pregnancy. I went into Old Navy the other day to try and find some affordable options and they seriously had nothing. I…

  • Ramblings from the 2nd Trimester

      I feel kind of blah today. I wouldn’t say I’m in a bad mood, but I was up before 6am with my toddler and I’m not feeling super enthusiastic or inspired. I’m starting to feel large you guys, and when someone reminds me that I’m just over halfway (the photo above is behind by a week and a half) it doesn’t make me feel any better. I know growing a baby is a beautiful thing and to a certain extent, I don’t care that I’m getting larger. But I’m starting to notice those little annoyances, like how my weight is thrown off and how picking up hot wheels off the floor…

  • It’s a GIRL!

    After many guesses and keeping you in suspense all day, I knew I couldn’t wait much longer to announce what we’re having. Besides, my husband is going to go insane if I wait much longer to tell the world. He wants the secret out ASAP! Can you see why we don’t wait til the birth to find out? Haha. We had our appointment at noon today at the same place we did both of our boys. This was by far the best session we’ve ever had, as baby cooperated entirely and let us take a good look at them from all angles! We’re really happy with the photos they captured…