Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Bathtime ... On my own & with Mommy!

Since Will has been swimming so much he really enjoys spending a long time having a bath. He now sits on the "Big Boy" side of his little tub and he had a bath with Mommy in the big tub for the first time today!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

5 Months old today!!

Wow ... what a whirlwind. I can't believe little Willie Pete is 5 months old already! He has become such a happy and sweet little boy. Here is what he has been up to the past month:

o LOTS of swimming. Our first time swimming was on April 20 at Shawnessy YMCA. It was fun for our first time but the water was pretty cool and there was a very short window to swim. We have since gone 8 or 9 times to the kiddie pool at Southland Leisure Center (once with our friends from our prenatal class and the other times with Grandma). This pool is much warmer and Will loves to see the other babies and kids. He has even had a few hugs!! He is so comfortable in the water now that you can dump a bucket of water over his head and he loves it.

o Will has also started to eat big boy food. He has pablum every day and loves to eat Mum Mum cookies. He is getting much better at getting the cookies in his mouth instead of his eyes. He loves to eat the pablum so much that I have to make sure that he is not too hungry otherwise he gets mad if there isn't a constant stream of food heading into his mouth. This can be quite difficult as he loves to help and grips the spoon as tight as he can. He has had a bit of fruit (banana and peaches) but doesn't seem to love them yet. Needless to say it is quite an ordeal to clean up the mess!

o Grandma and Mommy were at The Keg visiting Auntie Candace and having a glass of wine a couple of weeks ago and Will kept staring at the wine glasses and reaching for it. Here is the result (it is just water sillies!):

o Will also made the move to a "big boy" car seat last week. Both Grandma and Mommy got one as they are too hard to move between vehicles. We had Angie from Seat Savvy install them for us ... a steal for $30 to know they are installed correctly! There were so many seats to choose from but we ended up getting a Britax Advocate CS in Opus Grey (altho Mommy and Grandma did really like the pink version.

o Will is now on a fairly consistent sleep schedule (unless he is partying at Grandma's). All of my Mother friends out there will curse us but we are quite pleased to say the least. He sleeps 9 - 12 hours at night and then is up for 2 hours in the morning before having a 2 - 3 hour nap. Yes, he is a happy boy ... and so is his Momma.

o Giggles galore, almost sitting up on his own and looks like he is pretty anxious to crawl. The next month will be even more fun I am sure.

Monday, April 19, 2010

18 weeks ... my first tooth!!

On Friday Will started to stick out his tongue. We thought it was so cute ... another milestone. Little did we know, he was sticking it out because he was rubbing it on his new tooth!!



And then of course, Will had to blog about his accomplishments!!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Vibe 98.5 Cutest Kid Contest

I have entered Will in the Vibe 98.5 Cutest Kid contest ... you wouldn't believe the prizes:

"The winning family will get this HUGE prize package! $5000 in groceries from M and M Meat shops, a $2500 shopping spree from Gracie and Gruff fine toys, a $5000 RESP from ATB Financial, a $5000 photo Package from KidsPhoto, a Playhouse from Manor Renovations, all access passes from Calaway Park, a trip for 4 to Anaheim, California and a 2010 Dutchman RV from Sunridge RV!"

So if you happen to be one of my few followers (LOL) be sure to vote for Will at the following two links:

GO Willie Pete!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

4 Month Update

Weight: 17 lb, 3 oz (7810 g)
Height: 26 1/4 in., 66.5 cm
Head Circumference: 43.1 cm

These are the measurements taken by the Public Health Nurse at Will's 4 month vaccinations. It looks like he shrunk (in height at least) but how they measure is certainly not an exact science as you can imagine. At his 2 month shots he was 24.5 inches so he did grow quite a bit based upon their measuring practice (which is the most accurate for sure).

Saturday, April 10, 2010

17 Weeks Old Today

In celebration of my 17 week birthday I decided to roll over from my back to my tummy for the first time! Mommy bought me this new carpet yesterday so I could spend more time on my belly. Here I go!!

On my back:

Next, the big swing:

Now to my belly!!


BTW: It is my 4 month birthday on Monday and in celebration I get my second round of vaccinations! Yikes!!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Daddy's New Lens ...

My Daddy bought himself a new lens for his camera last week ... Mommy has decided he better get some really damn good pics with it!! Here are a few:

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Jolly Jumpin' & ExerSaucercizing

Here are some pics of the boy learning new things and testing out some new moves:

Here I am eating Pablum ... I know I am not 6 months yet, but look at me ... I am hungry!!

I also have a bit of a sweet tooth (like my Momma). Here I am sucking on some red licorice with Gramps.

This is a pretty cool pic that Grandma took from the couch (she just had a Total Hip Replacement). She caught everyone in the pic; Zane, Gramps, Me, Mommy & Daddy:

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

3 Month Summary

March 2, 2010 - Wellness visit with Dr. Keegan
Weight: 7060gm, 15lb, 9oz
Height: 68cm, 26 3/4"
Head circumference: 41.5 cm

At 3 months these are Will's favourite things (told by him of course):
  • My ExerSaucer (I have one at Mommy's and one at Grandma's)
  • Although I have been smiling for quite awhile I am now a giggling mad man too!!
  • My best friend is that good looking baby in the mirror who I visit quite often (especially when I am upset).
  • I love to get my diaper changed. I smile as soon as it is taken off ... what a relief.
  • I have pretty much stopped using my soother altogether although I do love to suck on my fingers or anything else I can try to cram into my mouth.
  • Bio Gaia probiotic drops have changed my life (and my Mother's). It took away my thrush (which I had for 2 months) and also solved all of my tummy problems. I am now the most pleasant baby ever.

I am just like Mommy with my blue eyes and I am ALWAYS smiling. I am just like Daddy in that I am SUPER ticklish ... but I hate being tickled. I giggle because I can't help it but it drives me crazy! I see my Grandma and Grandpa almost every single day and also get to see my Auntie Candace quite a lot too since she lives at Grandma's. I know that I am the luckiest boy because they love me more than anything!!

This is me in my Big Boy chair that Grandma got for me!!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Movie Date!!

Pete and I are heading out for our weekly date night (or in this case afternoon). Lucky for us (and for Will) we have an awesome Grandma who loves babysitting. Last week we went to see Avatar and Will had a sleepover at Grandma's all by himself for the first time!! Today we are going to see Book of Eli which should be good ... no sleepover though as I have a work meeting all tomorrow afternoon during which Grandma is going to babysit again. :)

Here are some new pics:
Giggly boy!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Will has arrived!

I guess that I am really very late it making this post to finally announce Will's arrival. He made his debut on Saturday December 12, 2009 at 7:42am. He weighed 1olbs, 12oz and was 23in. long. Needless to say it was a wild ride into the world that ended in an unplanned C-section. As the Doctor was pulling Will out of me he said, "Congratulations. You have just given birth to a toddler!".

Today, he is 4 and a half weeks old. It has been incredible so far but also pretty exhausting. I have been so lucky to have so much love and support from my family. Pete has been home a lot and Grandma is in heaven!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Big belly pics ... woot!!

So here are some pics of "the belly" on Sunday. You can definitely see that along with a huge-mongous belly I am also getting pretty puffy in the face too! Let's hope that this is a sign that Will is going to make an appearance soon. Things are continuing to go very well but I did end up with a bit of a scare yesterday by becoming dehydrated. I went quite a while without feeling any action from Will wiggling around in my belly ... as Pete said, I left him to swim in the shallow end and he didn't have room for his normal antics. After a rush visit to the doctor I have proceeded to drink copious amounts of water (at least for me) to ensure that the little wiener has lots of room to roam!!

This picture scared me as I usually think of Koda as a pretty big dog (he is the biggest of 5) ... but next to me he is puny!! Eeeks ... big Momma!! :)

Sunday was Pete and my One Year Anniversary!! We actually beat the baby ... hahaha!! This was my breakfast in bed ... isn't it sweet!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Almost a month ... again!

So it has been almost a month since I have updated ... I guess I am not very good at the whole "blogging" thing. I think it might be because for some reason I feel the need to have a photo to post with every update. Hmmm? Maybe if I can get over that then I will be more consistent.

So anyway, things are going very well. I am absolutely gigantic and it is getting harder by the second to move around without grunting and groaning but I am loving being able to feel my little Will moving around all the time. Before I felt the baby I wondered if I might be weirded out by having this "thing" inside me moving around, but it is something that I think I might miss. No matter where I am I get to enjoy his movements ... I am never without him and for now I cherish that. ;)

I am up to weekly appointments at the Doctor and Pete and I just had our 3rd Prenatal class on Tuesday. Of course the shopping never ends ... but I think my Mom and I are being much better behaved. Only buying things we REALLY need!! ;) I have to admit that I did buy some more maternity clothes yesterday (yes, I have received the big heck from all those around me) ... but I bought stuff that I figured I could use for the first couple of months after the birth. Keep your fingers crossed cuz that is my justification!

On a positive note, my sister Candace, came home from Thailand a month early so will be here for sure when Will is born. I am happy that she will be here to share this with me.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

More pics of Will ... in utero.

Here is Will's right arm up around his face. He spent a lot of time with both of his arms around his face and was even playing with his hair. Of course his Daddy is jealous of all his hair. Haha!!

Mom and I went for the second 3D Ultrasound at UC Baby just over a week ago so that we could get the video redone. It was incredible how much Will seemed to have grown in just a week. Of course all of the 3D images are software rendered so it is of course open to interpretation. This time I wanted to get some good shots of his boy parts and we even got to get a glimpse of his peepee! Haha.

I love this one of his little foot sticking out from between the placenta. He has his toes spread and as soon as I saw it I spread my toes too ... it was funny.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

UC Baby ... again.

Well it turns out that our DVD from UC Baby was not created properly and our session has been deleted from their hard drives ... so ... that means we get another session for free. This is a good thing however we had enough trouble getting good images of Will last time due to lack of space in the womb. This time I will be 2 weeks further along so hopefully we will be able to see some movement. I can certainly feel him moving around almost all of the time now as he gets bigger but it is something else to try to capture these movements on an ultrasound. Anyhoo, my new appointment is tomorrow at 9am. I figured that I would spare the boys this time around ... they think he looks like butterscotch pudding ... so it will probably be just my Mom and I. We can't seem to get enough of this stuff so all is good for us.

Monday, September 21, 2009


I have pretty much decided to go down the cloth diapering route however there are so many different choices out there (AIO, Pocket, Pre-fold etc.). I think I have finally decided to go with BumGenius 3.0 - OneSize. After a lot of reading they seem to have excellent reviews and the great thing is that they are One Size so I don't need to keep buying up to the next size.


Sunday, September 20, 2009

Back from Mexico.

So Mom and I went to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico from Sept 6 thru 14. It was incredibly hot but also very beautiful. We stayed at Club Regina at the Westin resort. Again, very beautiful but there is a reason that this is the shoulder season. The good thing was that the whole place was empty ... therefore very good service.

One really great thing we did was "Swim with Dolphins". This adventure was much better than the one we did in Punta Cana in March. We spent lots of time in the water with the dolphins and much more one on one time. They were so nice that they let us have one extra picture at the end of the dolphin kissing little Will in my belly. Lucky kid ... he isn't even born yet and he has gone swimming with dolphins twice and also swam with stingrays and nurse sharks!!

3D Ultrasound ... and update.

Not that we didn't know already, but it has been confirmed again, Will is most definitely a boy. You can see his gonads in this one ... heehee.

Here is a pretty good picture of his face. Isn't this technology incredible! The technician was having difficulty getting a good face shot as he was cuddled up to the umbilical cord and the placenta. She said that babies like to stay close to the placenta because it is warm. This was a pretty neat experience. We could see his facial expressions change (saw some cute smiles) and could even see him blink. Only 2.5 months left!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

3D Ultrasound

So I have finally booked an appointment for a 3D Ultrasound at UC Baby ... check them out here: It is booked for Thursday September 17 from 10-11AM MST. I can send them up to 4 email addresses to watch the Ultrasound on the web while it is happening. Let me know if you would like to watch ... I know, bloody exciting.

Sunday, August 23, 2009


So Pete took some pics of my belly (finally)!! It is actually quite huge (as you can see for yourself) ... Haha. We took quite a few ... but needless to say only some of them are suitable for public consumption.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Will's first kick!!

Well, little Will must have been a little perturbed about my last post cuz he just gave me quite a few good kicks!! YAY!! This is the first time that I could REALLY feel him for sure.