Monday, December 2, 2013


Well it's officially one week past my due date and we still have not gone into labour. It's very common for first time babies to be late, and a lot of our friends were 7/8 days late before they went into labour. We have a few Doctor appointments this week to keep monitoring my body, but if I haven't gone into labour towards end of the week I will be "induced." I will try to keep my digital journal updated..

Above at Toronto Fashion Week early 2013, approx. 4-weeks pregnant. 

Ultrasound pictures from 12-week period. 

Pictures from 12-weeks to 20-weeks with some of my girlfriends from Toronto, Saskatchewan, and Vancouver. My friend "T" below was due 2-weeks prior and has already had her baby girl! She went into labour 8 days late..  

Ultrasound pictures 12-weeks on left, 24 weeks on the right side. 

Our cat Nigo is patiently waiting to meet her little brother too ;) 

Ultrasound pictures from 34-weeks. I'm currently at week #41 now. Last week they estimated our boy currently weighs approx. 8lbs 6oz from an ultrasound check-in.

Picture below from most recent Toronto Fashion Week, Spring 2014 collections. 

Picture below at 38-weeks. Off to AOL's StyleList Holiday party. 

Our boy is really smart, the longer we wait until he arrives, the more I buy.. Found these awesome stuffed animals at Indigo Books + Gifts on the weekend. They had a buy 3 get the 4th free promotion so I bought these three stuffed animals, and we received a parenting book N8 wanted for free. Happy Holidays!

Thursday, November 28, 2013


I want another piece of travel artwork for above the changing table. I feel in love with this boy and airplane print from Jolinne months ago. But I ended up buying the wall decal below from Graphic Spaces. I decided it would be best to use a wall decal above the change table instead of a hanging picture and frame. That way we can avoid any body contact with the framed picture above our changing station.

Friday, November 22, 2013


In a card I received from business colleagues I also received an Indigo Books + Gifts gift card. I was surprised to received a gift, but thrilled when I saw it was for Indigo. We have been slowly building up a library for our little man, but the gift card added 7 new books to our boy's collection! Here are all the books in his library we have so far.

I was really excited to find these books; This is London, This is New York, and This is Paris at Kol Kid here in Toronto on Queen Street.  London, New York, and Paris are three major cities N8 and I have travelled to together. The books are such a fit with our nursery travel theme and the art we found at IKEA. Hope our boy likes them too.


Everyday I feel blessed to have the friends and family that we do. N8 and I decided not to have a baby shower prior to our boy's birth because it felt strange to us to have one without him there. Regardless we have still been showered with love from all and here are a few gifts we have received for our boy. 

Burt's Bees "Baby Bee" gift basket from some of my clients at work. 

Slippers my boss brought back from her vacation to China. 

Playful volume soother from a business colleague and friend. Appropriate for this musically inclined household :)

Pillow stitched and gifted from our friends J-hi + Erwin. 

Stuffed animals I found at Hallmark.

Saturday, November 16, 2013


Thursday night I attended AOL's StyleList Holiday party. We had a great time, and it may be my last party before motherhood. We are only 1 week away from our due date! 

What I Wore:
Tunic, Kimono, and Leggings - Forever 21
Boots - Franco Sarto
Handbag - Coach
Watch - Kate Spade
Bracelet from Antigua

Sunday, November 3, 2013


Yesterday we spent time re-organizing parts of our place to make room for items we used to store in our spare/second bedroom. The house cleansing is coming along and now our boy's nursery room is almost complete! 


Our friends who live on the West Coast sent us a package and inside were the coolest outfits for our boy. I absolutely can not wait to dress our boy in these outfits and take pictures, the shark prints are really cool! Our friends are pregnant as well, two weeks ahead so we are both really excited to have kids the same age and share the experience. We can't wait for our kids to meet..

Saturday, November 2, 2013


When we purchased our UPPAbaby stroller there were four brands of car seats that UPPAbaby sells adapters for and Graco was one of them. With limiting our search to specific brands, and light-weight if possible, the Graco SnugRide Click Connect 35 in the Brompton design ended up being the car seat for us. 

Thursday, October 31, 2013


After months of research we finally made our decision on which stroller to buy. We ended up purchasing the UPPAbaby Vista. After debating silver fabric or indigo, we went blue fabric, silver frame. The main reasons why this stroller had it all for us were:

1. Better, easier folding frame (can keep seat on!)
2. Large, foam filled tires
3. Baby sits higher-up, closer to parent
4. Bassinet grade for overnight sleeping! Just need to buy a stand
5. Lots of underneath storage
6. Great price


After months of keeping my eyes open for a diaper bag I liked, I finally decided on the Skip Hop Duo diaper bag in a neutral Chevron print. I ordered from last weekend and it was delivered Monday! I am very happy with my purchase.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Just this past weekend was Nathan's birthday and his Dad came to town for a visit. In addition to all of visiting they built the crib! The room is almost there..