Thursday, October 19, 2006

absorbing time

i've tried numerous times to post a new entry on this blog, but i've been distracted after only beginning! i'll try to see this one through. ry and owen are sleeping at the moment; actually, i'm not sure owen is asleep because he's making quite a few grunts and squeaks for a boy who's sleeping. but he's content, no less.

owen has been super quiet and growing more attentive. it's fun to watch his eyes explore the room he's in, and the faces nearby. he's having more wakeful periods in the day now, yesterday he was awake for 2 hours! incredible. he wasn't fussy at all, only near the end of the time when he was getting hungry. we took care of that problem and then he slept for a good nap.

i'm beginning to feel like i'm a little more on track with keeping up with life again. i'm growing accustomed to short stints of sleep, though i need to take more naps. but since I haven't been napping in the day, our house is getting slightly more organized again. we had everything in place pre-baby, but owen brought in lots of gifts and accessories - all of which have needed a place within our home rather than cluttering up rooms.

ry has been so great with making the transition of no baby to baby. i couldn't imagine having any other responsibility, at this point, other than owen, while ry is a full-time student and new father. he's been great at studying whenever he can, and helping with owen all at the same time. he's quite tired and worn out; i'm praying we both stay healthy and don't catch something while our bodies are vulnerable.

owen is such a sweet boy; i'm looking forward to spending my days with him, watching him grow, and forming a family together.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

we're going in!

a little after this morning, i awoke to intense contractions. it's now 6:40 and we're about to leave to go to the hospital.

more on this later!

Friday, October 06, 2006

breathe deeply

it's another great day. steph and i took a walk to the nature trail today - this was the first time i had been out there since arriving back to st stephen in june! i'm such a procrastinator! it was an excellent and relaxing time of walking and sharing what's been on our minds. a great walk, and a great time in nature. the was shining the entire time, in through the crack between all the trees. the ground was sprinkled with falled pine needles and changing leaves. we rested on a mossy needly bit and breathed deeply the air that was thick with woods, cool air, and steeped with the smell of sunny leaves. it was great. i arrived back and took a long nap. a good finisher to a nice afternoon.

this little chipmunk was very interested in us, but we were afraid we were giving him a heart attack!

the trail.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

sweet autumn leaves

it is a beautiful day today! the breezy air is crisp and the sun is so warm. i just arrived back from an afternoon drive to our farmers at Bantry Bay farm, along the bay's shore. it's a perfect day to get vegetables and to spend time outside. kath, luke, mike, brad and i sat out on their porch for a while and visited, while the sun roasted us and began to wilt the freshly picked greens. such a rejuvinating time of fresh air, fresh veggies, and 'fresh' friends, as in i don't see them often so when i do it is a treat.

i'm so glad we finally have our fridge stocked with veggies. now i can cook some meals for the freezer, and we can have some variety in our suppers again; we'd been low on veggies for a couple days now. even though we were at the store just a day ago, we couldn't bring ourselves to buy produce there; we didn't know where it came from and it all looked sad in comparison to the fresh picked wonderfulness we get from Bantry Bay.

ry and i decided the baby is never going to come; we're going to be the rare occasion of the baby never arriving. we've begun telling people this when they say what they say everytime they see us, 'still no baby yet!'. this is my cover while i secretly hope that perhaps this shift of thinking will make the baby come today. i'll let you know if it works.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

another day down.

this has been a good day. the dining room finally has drapes that will hopefully keep the room cozier. even this autumn breeze and the cool evenings have chilled that room so much (i fear what winter will do!). also, i baked bread and cookies today so our freezer is a little more stocked. it's true: cookies probably weren't a necessary thing to have in the freezer, but they are 'nutritional' cookies. peanut butter, calcium filled, wheaty (no refined anything) morsels of goodness. they'll do well when I'm tired out and need a little joy-food pick-me-up.

i've been feeling okay, although the babe is definitely getting bigger and I am, finally, feeling awkward. I absolutely have been spoiled with feeling great this entire pregnancy. Now that i'm not feeling excellent, i'm finding it difficult and I really want this baby to make it's way out! I think I need to chill out a bit more and then my back won't 'cry' so much at the end of the day.

well I'm off to soak in the tub. even though there's a pile of dishes to do and i want to do them - just in case! - i think i'm going to leave them go. but then again, after my tub-soak, i just might feel up to it. we'll see. no matter what, i'll not stress about it nor will i try to get everything accomplished. slow down and relax, that is what i'm being told to do: i'm trying.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006


That's what these days need to contain for me to feel okay. I want to get things done. This has been good for my sanity, as well as for the nearing arrival of the new babe. Things we've been putting off are getting done due to me being at home all the time, and me needing to keep my hands busy. This past weekend was great, though, as Ry was sick we both chilled out together and I got a lot of rest. It's back to being busy again, though. I've begun the needed drapes for the dining room window. There is much cold air coming in already and I think it will just warm the place to have coverings up. Not to mention our neighbour who has to walk by the window, and whose door is directly beside the window: I think she feels uncomfortable going into her place when we're in the dining room as she has full view. We organized our only storage place in our apartment, too. We had to buy more shelves and now we are able to fit and organize everything better. Previously it was organized with piles ontop of the organized items. Not so helpful. Today I had planned on cooking meals for the freezer and completing the drapes, but an unexpected power outage (due to an elderly woman running her car into our power and phone lines pole - she's fine) made none of my projects complete-able. Oh well. There's always tomorrow. I guess this gives me reason to hope the baby doesn't come tonight; it gives me reason to calm myself down and to stop wishing wishing wishing the baby would just come already.

We had a delicious supper with our friend Milal. She's here at SSU from Korea, auditing the first year, as a method of learning English. She's super sweet and fiesty. We have great conversation and tonight, thanks to her, we had great food! Mm, delicious. She was kind enough to respect the 'no onion' thing too, even though she thought the food certainly needed it (as all onion people do, I guess).

As a distraction or a way of settling ourselves, we decided to give the television show "Lost" a chance. There's people here who love it and the parts of it we've seen, we've thought it cheesy. But anyway, we have the first season from someone at school and we're giving it a chance. We aren't sold on it yet; we only have the final episode to watch. It certainly is cheesy and the music terrible, but there are some good plot-lines in it. Definitely not all people have said it is. But now we're going to watch the last episode. Will this one change our minds? We'll see.

Monday, October 02, 2006

just sitting here, waiting.

Well, still no sign of the baby. This actually seems to be a good thing at this point, as Ry caught the bronchial cold virus that's been circulating amongst our friends. He's been resting and drinking lots of tea, and he's on the mend though still feeling icky. I've been trying to think of things to do so I keep busy. There's always cleaning and organizing but those duties aren't exactly appealing. I have been doing a lot of relaxing lately, especially since Ry has been sick. But that's about it. Nothing exciting yet. That's still to come.