July 2, 2012

The Nursery

We decided to do a Dinosaur theme for the nursery. I found an awesome blanket on Etsy and we based the colour scheme on it. My parents sent us the furniture and I spent the time we were waiting for it finding all the other little touches. Here is how it turned out:

July 1, 2012


I have had Blogger open for the last 7 weeks intending to write my He's Here post. But it seems that every time I grab the laptop he needs something....I suppose that's the fun of a newborn.
Oh well! Thanks for your patience if you have been waiting for the announcement here!

And without further ado, here is Kieran Richard Latour!!!
After 37 hours of contractions we went to the hospital and after 3 monitored contractions there they did an emergency c-section. He was holding his umbilical cord in both hands behind his shoulders and was squeezing it during contractions, cutting off his oxygen supply. After a whirlwind of activity he arrived and started to cry right away. He was 6 lbs, 10 oz and 21.5" long. Born at 11:28pm on May 12, 2012, making him the perfect Mother's Day present (Mothers day was May 13th!)
After 3 days in the hospital we went home to our apartment to start life as a family. Both sets of grandparents came to visit and we were lucky enough to have Jon's Mom for 3 weeks. We are just starting to get into a bit of a rhythm now but Kieran certainly keeps us on our toes!
He is almost double his birth weight already- 12lbs 2 oz at last week's Dr appt. Today we get to celebrate Canada Day and see what he does when the fireworks are going off!!!

April 19, 2012

37 Weeks

How Far Along? 37 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss? 23 lbs gained
Maternity clothes? I'm off work now so i've been rocking the yoga pants most days!
Stretch marks? None!
Sleep? Waking up every few hours to pee but zonk out right away again! 
Best moment this week? Maternity photos last night were a ton of fun! 
Miss Anything? Being able to stand for more than a few hours without my ankles swelling up. 
Movement? Lots of kicking and moving. He is head down and likes to push his bum against my belly button.
Food Cravings? Anything sour or salty.
Anything making you queasy or sick? Chicken is still iffy. Coffee is good some days!!
Have you started to show yet? The bump is huge. The Dr says I am measuring at 39-40 weeks now. 
Gender? We know it's a little boy! So excited!!!
Labor signs? Lots of Braxton Hicks.
Belly Button in or out? Flush most of the time. It sticks out when he pushes his bum against it. 
Wedding rings on or off? Off. I can still force them on but don't want to get them stuck.
Happy or Moody most of the time? Happy but with fast mood swings. Jon made me cry last week by offering me a mini egg and then taking it away!Looking forward to? Getting the nursery furniture from Edmonton and getting it all set up! It's all painted already- the photo of me is against the feature wall in the room. 

February 16, 2012

Where has the time gone?

Really, January 3rd was my last post? What the heck happened to the last month and a half! I seem to have started a new pattern- go to work, get home, eat dinner, go to bed. I don't know if I entirely agree with people who say that you have more energy in your second trimester. I am certainly less nauseous, but still just as tired.
This last month and a bit have caused us to rearrange and reorganize a bit. Here are some of the highlights:
We listed our condo in Edmonton for sale.
We decided to move in April to a new place in Victoria.
We went to Edmonton and Palm Springs for some family time.
Jon was laid off and is searching for a new job.
I was featured in a magazine article for giving awesome customer service.
Our cats have switched personalities.
Jon has started to do all the cooking (and most of the cleaning) so I can relax when I am home.
I have become addicted to the library and am checking tons of stuff out.
We cancelled our cable so we spend more time on other activities.
I am still doing the 52 week challenge and have been making my own cleaning products, purging extra possessions and spending more time outside.
Work has slowed down but all our lines have new products so I have product knowledge meetings almost every morning which makes for a 9.5 hour workday.
I started playing the Sims on Facebook and now remember how addictive it is.

Ok wait a second. Looking at that list I can see where the month went. It's been insanely busy and I am often too tired to function by the time I stumble in the door. I will try to do a pregnancy update tomorrow (now that I am in my third trimester and we know the sex....) I still read your blogs, but usually on my cell phone while i'm on the bus so commenting isn't as easy. I will be back in full force soon!

January 3, 2012


I usually try to do resolutions but I think this year I am going to opt out and do 2 other things instead.

Number 1: I want to follow the advice of this sign. I am really hard on myself and expect myself to do more than is really possible. With a little one on the way, a move to a new home and our already hectic life I need to let go a bit.

Number 2: I am taking part in a 52 Week Green Up. It is a set of weekly challenges that bring some more green into day to day life. I already try to be green but there is so much more I could be doing and I don't want to take all the steps at once. So, every week I will try the next challenge, and i'll keep what works for us and ignore what doesn't right now. The first week's challenge is all about material possessions and choosing what to do with your time.

January 2, 2012

21 Weeks

How Far Along? 21 Weeks (when did that happen?!?!?!)
Total weight gain/loss? 12 lbs gained
Maternity clothes? Lots of leggings and maternity pants. Most of my tops still fit.
Stretch marks? None yet, still moisturizing like crazy!
Sleep? I would sleep 24 hours a day if I could. 
Best moment this week? I am going to pretend that says month since it's been so long. We had a fun filled December with visits from my parents, Jon's parents and Shannon. The holidays flew by and we had a blast through Christmas and New Years.
Miss Anything? I miss my energy and going for walks. 
Movement? Lots of kicking and moving. Jon has felt a few from the outside too!
Food Cravings? Anything sour
Anything making you queasy or sick? Coffee and chicken are still not my friends.
Have you started to show yet? There is a big bump now. Strangers are commenting on it.
Gender? My ultrasound is January 18th so as long as baby cooperates we will know then!
Labor signs? None yet.
Belly Button in or out? Still in but holding on for dear life. 
Wedding rings on or off? Still on, starting to feel a big tight by the end of the day. 
Happy or Moody most of the time? Happy still.
Looking forward to? Finding out the sex and a bit of a slower pace at work. 

November 25, 2011

16 Weeks

This month has been insane. My weekends switched at work and I am still trying to get into a new routine. I keep meaning to post baby updates on my day off but I have been so tired that all I do is sleep (and don't want to get dressed for a photo!). But here I am this morning before work! A few weeks later but looking pretty much the same....
How Far Along? 16 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss? 13 pounds
Maternity clothes? Still wearing leggings and my 2 pairs of maternity pants. Most of my tops still work and I dug a few dresses out of the back of my closet.
Stretch marks? Using tons of cream and (so far) avoiding new ones. 
Sleep? Still eating every 3 or 4 hours so still no sleeping through the night for me. 
Best moment this week? Booking the 3D ultrasound so we can see baby better and tell what it is!
Miss Anything? Eggnog with rum (it is not the same without the run!) & rare meat. I love steaks but am one of the people who orders them blue rare. Well done is just not my thing. 
Movement? Still nothing but the baby is high enough that I should be able to feel it soon.
Food Cravings? Still anything sour and anything citrus. 
Anything making you queasy or sick? Chicken and coffee. I would love for both of these to go back to normal!
Have you started to show yet? There is definitely a baby there- clients at work are commenting every day- they can't believe that I am only 16 weeks along!
Gender? Two more weeks and I'll know!!!
Labor signs? None!
Belly Button in or out? It is disappearing! 
Wedding rings on or off? Still on, not spinning at all anymore though!
Happy or Moody most of the time? Still happy although certain people seem to bring out the bitchy in me. Fortunately my love of Christmas music puts me back into a good mood!
Looking forward to? Getting our Christmas tree up and seeing both sets of parents in December!