Coffee Date

Let’s have a quick coffee date, shall we?? And yes, I’ve still been drinking my 1 (sometimes 2!) cups of coffee per day throughout my pregnancy. I have added back in creamer recently when I was drinking my coffee black for a long time. There is just something I absolutely love about that cup of coffee in the morning with delicious half-and-half cream in it turning it that beautiful rich caramel colour. Hmmmm.

If we were having coffee today I would definitely tell you about the insane snowfall we had yesterday. It broke records from 1918. We got over 20 cm of thick, wet, heavy snow. I was very happy that Eric was on day’s off as he spent over an hour shovelling our driveway, front porch and back deck!

You may recall that last year it snowed almost this much on October 1, so I will just be grateful for the extra 24 days of fall we had this year 🙂

If we were having coffee today I would tell you that I only have 4 working days left until I’m on maternity leave! I could actually probably go now, I’m really just cleaning up files and doing a few last little bits of passing stuff off. My replacement has been with me for 4 weeks now because I wanted to make sure we had enough time together in case I had to go off early and she’s handling most of the day-to-day stuff on her own now. However, it’s kind of nice to have a quieter and slower transition from work because the last two times I’ve moved on from jobs it’s been a bit frantic so I will just enjoy the next 4 days at a leisurely pace.

If we were having coffee today I might mention that I started reading the new Dan Brown book yesterday. Eric is a big Dan Brown fan so went and bought it and I thought I might as well pick it up. So far I’m really enjoying it and I think it will be one of those guilty pleasure type reads for me. I also just finished reading All the Ugly and Wonderful Things yesterday morning which was a very disturbing, but very well written, book.

If we were having coffee today I would tell you that this may be mine and Eric’s last weekend off together just the two of us. It seems so strange to say that! Because of Eric’s work schedule, his next weekend off is November 18/19, which is 5 days after our due date. So yes theoretically that could be our last weekend off together too, but we are going into this weekend kind of expecting this to be it. We don’t really have too many plans, we have our last prenatal class on Saturday morning and we are going to get pictures hung in the baby’s room and really just try to soak up our time together just the two of us. Probably will go out for breakfast or dinner or to a movie or something but I’m not entirely sure yet. With his crazy work schedule over the last year it’s honestly just so nice for us both to be at home at the same time even if we aren’t ‘hanging out’ so I will just enjoy that.

If we were having coffee today I might tell you I got a new iPhone last week. We were able to get a great deal through an employee purchase plan at our company and I wanted to take advantage of it before going on maternity leave so got an iPhone 8 Plus. It’s weird getting used to having such a big phone but it’s also so nice to have a new phone as my old one was getting very slow.

And to wrap up the post, here is a random photo of the sunset from last night, so pretty 🙂

If we were having coffee today, what would you tell me? 


TGIF – Weekend Edition!

I didn’t take enough photos (or do enough fun things) for a full-fledged weekend recap, so here is a weekend recap TGIF style!

The high of my weekend was the beautiful weather we are having up here! We have woken up to little skiffs of snow twice now (see above picture from last Thursday morning), but it’s always melted by the end of the day and it’s still getting up to around 10 C (50 F) during the day with the sun shining. Considering last year we had full fledged winter by this time I will not complain even a little bit and am continuing to enjoy this as long as it lasts.

I also had a prenatal massage on Saturday, and while it was quite painful and uncomfortable at the time it really helped with some of the aches and pains I’ve been having in my legs and back so the after effects of that could be considered a high of the weekend 🙂

The low of my weekend was waking up with a sore throat yesterday morning. Eric was quite sick last week and had to take a day off work and I was scared I’d caught it. But spending all of Sunday morning on the couch watching Netflix / reading / dozing seemed to have nipped it in the bud. Fingers crossed!

A podcast episode I loved was the Fall Extravaganza episode on The Girl Next Door. It was ah-ma-zing. I have binge listened to the episodes since the beginning over the last 4 months and I’m so sad to officially be all caught up now. However, this may have been my favourite episode yet. I was actually laughing out loud while listening to it on a walk with Chloe. I’m sure people thought I was a bit crazy as I walked along with a giant smile on my face and laughing out loud. The part where Kelsey is ordering their drinks at Starbucks is the best.

And because I was inspired by that episode, here is a photo of my fall decor on our front porch! 

For my workouts, I completed a yoga class on Saturday morning, a 20-minute walk Saturday afternoon and another 20-minute walk on Sunday. Definitely slowing down a lot in these last few weeks. It was a vinyasa flow yoga class, but I am definitely not flowing anymore! My yoga practice includes blocks, knees down always and no more downward dog right now BUT it still feels great to move my body and stretch.

The best money I spent was on nothing. I only spent money on boring adult things this weekend like groceries and a mechanic bill for my car going into the shop. I guess if I had to pick something it would be the coffee I bought after yoga on Saturday morning.

My plans this week include my last full work week! My last day of work is October 31, so I still have 2 days next week, but this is my last full 5-day work week before maternity leave. It definitely feels very surreal. I have been working full-time since the spring of 2009, so it seems weird to have a long stretch of no structured work schedule ahead of me. It also feels a bit strange to be going on leave not knowing for sure when this baby is going to come. I could have 1 week, 2 weeks, 3 weeks or even (god forbid) almost 4 weeks off work before we have a baby!

Anyways, it is also Eric’s week off from work so in the evenings and on the weekend we are going to put the finishing touches on the baby’s room, go to our last prenatal class, install our car seat and just do a bunch of baby prep! I am 37 weeks today, so baby could literally come anytime now.

What was the best money you spent on the weekend? What was the high of your weekend? 


Currently: October Edition

I took NO photos this weekend (it was a very very laid back weekend!) so instead of doing a weekend recap I thought I’d do a Currently post.

Reading Beartown. I spent a huge part of my weekend reading this book. It is so so good! I’m about half way through and I’m pretty sure it’s going to be a 5 star read for me.

Loving our new couch. See this post for a visual. I was totally skeptical about the recliner feature (thought it was too man cave-ish) but dang is it ever comfortable!

Feeling very sore. I am at that point in pregnancy (36 weeks today) where there is starting to be A LOT of pelvic pressure and pain. It’s the worst in the night when I get up to go to the washroom, I literally have to brace myself on my nightstand as I get out of bed. The only time it doesn’t hurt is when I’m sitting, however if I sit for too long it is SO PAINFUL once I get up, so keeping up regular movement is necessary.

Thinking about when this baby is going to come! We are getting to the ‘anytime now’ point even though it could easily be another 6 weeks. I am so curious to know when/how it’s going to happen and also starting to get quite curious about whether there is a boy or girl in there. I have had very strong boy feelings since the very beginning of my pregnancy, however recently I’ve started second guessing that and thinking girl!

Anticipating being done work! Same as my last Currently post. However now I only have 2 weeks of work left instead of 5!

Watching nothing really. There are a few shows I want to start watching but I’m saving them for maternity leave. I did binge watch several episodes of Jane the Virgin a couple of weekends ago but haven’t really watched it since.

Working on wrapping things up at work. My replacement has been there for 2 weeks now and is doing really great, which takes a lot of pressure off me and I feel good knowing that I’m leaving her in a good position. It also makes things a bit slower for me right now which is great as I have lots of different prenatal related personal appointments each week.

Grateful for a very healthy and overall easy pregnancy. I have had the typical ailments like sickness in the first trimester, back pain in the 2nd and 3rd trimester, and now this awful pelvic pain – but overall it’s been a very healthy and easy pregnancy and I feel very lucky and grateful for that. And yes, I will miss being pregnant in some ways (I will do a whole post on this later) but I think that’s mostly because it took me SO long to get pregnant and was something I wanted so much and now it’s almost over, so it is feeling very bittersweet.

Listening to podcasts. I never really listen to anything other than podcasts! The Lazy Genius Podcast and the Friendlier Podcast are two newer podcasts I’m enjoying.

Wishing that October 31 would come faster and slower all at once. I feel ready to be done work and ready for this baby to be here while not feeling ready for it all at the same time!

What are you working on, watching, reading and listening to these days?