I cannot believe it but I just passed the 31-week mark and Baby G2 is due 2 months TODAY.
We’ve been so busy with Bea and work and life that I feel like I’ve barely any time to focus on this pregnancy. I don’t feel ready, I don’t feel prepared and I certainly don’t feel like I’ve gotten enough bowls of Lucky Charms in. In fact I feel like I just told you all that I was pregnant about a month ago, and here I am, in the single-digit week countdown.
I’ve said it before, but you guys are just THE BEST! When I posted that we’d had an especially barfy week, you dropped some great tips for dealing with sickness. Because you’re such experts at this parenting thing, asked you to share any other parenting-pro tips you had so I could post them here and help the masses and you delivered! Maybe bookmark this page for future reference ;)
It’s been 5 months since my first B&B and with all the changes going on in her little life along with so many of you kindly reaching out to see how she’s adjusting, I thought it was time for an update! If you’ve followed my insta stories, you know that Bea started pre-school last month. She’s been at home until now and we would have kept her home until Jr. Kindergarten next year, but with her amazing Nanny (The Bea Keeper) going back to school in B.C. and with the new baby coming, we thought now would be a good time to get Bea assimilated to school life.
Are you guys nervous about transitioning to 2 kids, and how does Bea feel about it?
Nervous? Hahaha, no, why? Do I look nervous? I’m just a… sweat beads? No, it was a, it was a spicy ummm, I was just at the gym see, and umm you know what, yeah, it is hot in here. Whew, hahaha, I thought it was just me. Is that a window over there? Can we get that open?
A few weeks ago, the fam took a road trip to beautiful Tobermory! Or as Bea was calls it, Pepperoni. I hadn't been there since I was a kid, and let me tell you it truly is a magical place. The turquoise waters, the shipwrecks, the trails, the fish and chips!
Post- Labour Day weekend always feels like the start of a new year for me, more so than January 1st. Fall is in the air, school starts up again and for those of who work in TV it marks the start of a new season. With the fresh-start feeling of September I’m setting some intentions (I don’t really do resolutions) for the coming months.
I am just over 18 weeks pregnant, which is almost halfway through this pregnancy, which is TOTALLY crazy. My girlfriend warned me that this pregnancy would go much faster and because I’m already so busy with Bea, and was she right.
RG and I will be married 5 years on July 30th! It’s been a wild ride filled with adventure, change and small bumps along the way. I’m so proud of us as a team and the life we’re building as a family. We’re different in a lot of ways; we have strengths and weaknesses that compliment each other. But on the big things we agree nine times out of ten. And that was especially evident when it came to planning our wedding.
First of all, if I haven’t said it enough, I absolutely love engaging with all of you! Your questions and comments and tips are always supportive and kind and so helpful. And since I can’t always answer all of your questions via dm, I thought an “ask me anything” would be a fun way to answer what you want to know. So here it goes!
I know the years go by fast. And kids grow up. And babies don’t keep. But I really can’t believe my sweet Bea is 3! 3 years ago I met her for the first time. 3 years ago she changed our whole world. 3 years ago I became a Mom to the sweetest, kindest most gentle (most of the time) little girl. It’s so funny how many of the things people tell you about kids come true. I was so excited for her to learn to walk and be able to talk.
Want to know who the first person we (ahem, RG) told we were going to have a baby? BEA. The morning we found out, he told our very chatty toddler a secret we needed to keep under wraps for months. I highly recommend not doing this as toddlers loveeeee to tell all to anyone at any moment. I got home from work that day and she ran to the door and proclaimed “Mama I’m going to be a big sister!”
Every year on the first weekend in June the fam takes a road trip to Midland, Michigan for their annual antique festival. It's one of my favourite weekends of the year. The excitement of the treasures we could find. The hotel pizza party. Pool beers. And of course, pro tips from Johnny's Good Junk.
1. If you give Randall a movie title, 99% of the time he can accurately describe the DVD cover of the movie down to the smallest detail. It’s an impressive party trick and totally won me over when we were dating…
Disclaimer: I am so very aware of how fortunate we are to have been able to have a baby. It is never lost on me. I know for so many people it is a heartbreaking struggle. I’ve shared tears with some very close friends and family members during their very tough journeys. I would never want to trigger any painful feelings for anyone reading this story of how Bea came to be…