Saturday, August 1, 2009

Trip to the ER

So today I noticed that Knox hadn't moved at all by 11:30 this morning. I was soooo scared! So I called the hospital and they told me to come in. I was so worried. My friend came to pick me up and as soon as we pull into the parking lot at the hospital, he kicks! What a little trickster he is! I was so relieved! We went in anyways and they put me on a monitor for half an hour. The nurse said I had a perfect baby! I think I do also.
Unfortunately the doctor didn't check me! I was hoping that being 37 weeks AKA full term, they would. But they only do it if I am contracting, leaking fluid or bleeding. OMG was I ever annoyed! Am I not aloud to know what is going with my body?

Monday, June 22, 2009

Being 31 weeks! (and more)

OK, so I am 31 weeks and 3 days! 8 weeks and 4 days to go has me thinking both "OMFG" and "YES!! FINALLY!". I can't believe how fast it's going! And weirdly, how slow also! My belly's growth has been slowing but I have been having more and more Braxton Hicks contractions lately. It's now a daily occurrence for me next to heartburn, swollen feet and deathly heat! OMG THE HEAT! It's sooo hot and humid and uncomfortable. Can't wait for tomorrow! THE BEACH!
Still no insane stretchmark. That makes me feel great since it's summer and I am going to the beach with my best friend tomorrow! I will take pics and share! Also on the agenda for tomorrow is hospital registration, which I've been putting off for much too long! YIKES!
I have an O.B. appointment on the 30th and I can't wait! Finally we are going to schedule an appointment for my next and last ultrasound! I can't wait to see how much he's grown!!!
He might come early too! There is actually a funny and weird story behind that. Some friends of mine are betting on when I will give birth. And one of them has a creepy giftof predicting right. She's predicted the sex and delivery date for 3 other women! She was dead-on on me having a boy and she is predicting I will have him on August 6th! He will be full term by then so I can only hope she is right!!!
One wisdom tooth is finally coming out! EEK! I have no dental insurance and I am hoping it wont get infected or something... A funny fact about me: I still have a baby tooth! TRUE STORY!
In other news, my baby shower (which I am now planning) , is on the 12th. I'm scared no one will show up. Because I REALLY need help with getting stuff. I'm on social assistance, single and I pay rent/bills/debts.
So I am crossing my fingers hoping everything

Friday, June 19, 2009

Not much longer!

I am so excited!
31 weeks TODAY! Exactly 9 weeks left! I am going to have my baby in my arms! I am going to be able to hold him, stare in his eyes, tickle him, bathe him, change him, show him off!
I just can't wait! I wish there was a fast forward button I could press and tada! Baby Knox is here!
Such wishful thinking! My next appointment with my O.B. is on the 30th. We'll have my next (and last ultrasound scheduled then! I love him so much!

Thanks for reading this short blog,
Mel & Knox

Monday, June 8, 2009


I am feeling so much better now! Last Tuesday, my best friend (ever), who is also my hairstylist, colored and slightly cut my hair. I now have a 200$ haircut for only 20$! I am so happy! I felt like a princess yesterday! I may not have a baby daddy but I have the best BFF ever!
Aside from having new hair, Baby Knox has been gaining strength! He kicks me so hard sometimes that I squeal! And that's a little embarrassing on the bus. Also I have 76 days to go as of today! I am so excited to meet my little man. And it's really starting to go by fast now! I am so happy about that!! Although I still have next to nothing for him yet... I am waiting until after my baby shower to really buy stuff. I am very low on money so that sucks!! He has started a routine of moving most when I am either waking up or falling asleep, or sitting down relaxing. He also got into the habit of kicking my bladder. Which feels amazingly weird! HAHA! But he mostly only kicks for his mommy! Whenever someone touches my belly, he cowers away and becomes VERY calm. What a Mommy's Boy!
I am so done with pregnancy! Lately everything, not just my feet, has been swelling up. My hands, ankles, feet and even my face. I really do feel like a beach ball! :(
Also my sexy dreams have been on a full out blast lately. I kinda like it because I am single so there.... LOL sorry if TMI for some.
Speaking of dreams, I have been having a few where I am no longer pregnant but I have my baby with me. However he isn't really my baby. I don't understand why but I just KNOW he isn't mine.
I have also kind of started writing my book(s). One is a partly autobiographical piece about my pregnancy and the other is a Young Adult Novel. It's a lot of work and a lot of "really believing in yourself".
I am also into this series called Wicked by Nancy Holder and
Debbie ViguiƩ. It's a great series but definitely for young adults 17 and older. The next book I have in line is Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Friday, May 22, 2009

3rd Trimester

Well I am finally in my third trimester! Only 3 months left to go! I can feel my little man running out of room in there. I mean I am running out of room on my own body! LOL I wonder what it's like in there!! HAHA

I did the glucose test yesterday and it made me all dizzy and sleepy. It didn't taste horrible but not good at all!
I had a little accident yesterday... It may be a little TMI for some so maybe stop reading now... LOL

Well I was at the mall and all of a sudden i felt like i had to fart. However I had diarhea and well some came out and left a stain on my pants!!! I WAS MORTIFIED! Plus I had forgotten my debit card at home so I had no money on me! Fortunately, my best friend works in the mall and gave me money to go buy a pair of pants and underwear! I also got two cute little dresses! I will post pics of them later!
That was most definitely my most embarrassing moment in this pregnancy.

So that's that and now I am definitely feeling exhaustion creeping back up. We don't have A/C at home and it was so humid last night. I couldn't all asleep at all. Well I ended sleeping until 12 today! It was amazing!

So today I have decided to rest and do nothing!


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Some random berry thoughts!

Blackberry, strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, cranberry!

Berry! Anymore berries?

(Halle Berry is NOT a berry!)

I have a blackberry. It's a cell phone. You can't eat it. :-(

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Monday, April 27, 2009

Slightly losing my mind in this under- stimulating classroom.

Again, in this classroom which seems nothing like a classroom since the teacher isn't teaching and I, the student, am not learning.
But I have to be here! For 2 more hours! Ugh! 2 hours of unnecessary reading. Unfortunately, I won't be able to challenge the course. I was missing 5% on the last lesson. So I am going to be stick in this boring hell of a class. Please... Be with me!

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Monday, April 20, 2009

First day in school.

I am finishing up a few credits to officially get my high school diploma.

Today is my first day. Since it's adult high school, you are given a text book to read and questions to answer. Honestly it is quite boring!

I would be just as productive if I were home and much more comfortable in my pajamas!
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Friday, April 17, 2009

A ride on the bus.

I am on the bus right now, going through downtown. I just spent a few hours with my ever so controlling sister. Well, it ended in a quarrel. Too bad. I was having a lot of fun with her!

I'm going back home right now. I just love seeing the people of this city walking about. Some of them, I can almost imagine what they are thinking. The rest seem to just mindlessly go about their business without a second thought.

Later gators!
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Mobile posting.

Since I have unlimited email from my blackberry I can now post from my phone.
Kind of difficult on the eyes and thumbs but its fun!
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Family, Why it's a chore sometimes.

I am the oldest of 4 siblings ( I have another younger sister whom I barely ever see.). No one makes me feel more loved, happy and fulfilled than my family. But no one makes me more sad, angry or disappointed. I am sure every family has their differences. Here, I will explain mine.

I am 20, pregnant, single, have no college or university education (yet), unemployed and I was quite the trouble maker in my days.

My sister is 17, about to finish high school and has a long term boyfriend (whom, for the most part, I just cannot stand). She is an over achiever and aside for a constant nasty attitude and putting herself above others (constantly) she is quite the golden child.

My brother, 16, is a skateboarder/ SK8er (whatever), thinks he does nothing wrong (Naturally... I mean he IS 16) and he, also, aside for a "I am better than you" attitude, is quite an angel.

My youngest brother, 15, is the baby of this family. For the most part he is the most enjoyable to be with aside for the fact that, sometimes, will do EVERYTHING and ANYTHING just to get on your last nerve.

My mother is quite young herself (40), she is in University working on her Master's degree full time, has 2 part- time jobs and does everything she can to keep this family happy. My sister gets her over- achieve-ness from her. I got her more chill out side (Thank God for that! And I am not even religious)!

Then we got my step father. A teenager at heart. And he loooooves to argue,converse etc... He will start a conversation and try (and mostly succeed) at proving and/or making a point. A conversation can last hours with him. And most of the time, you get angry in the end...

So put all these people under one roof and try to have a peaceful evening. Impossible. Luckily, my sister is at her boyfriend most of the time and we don't have to deal with her attitude so much. Plus I enjoy her company much more when I miss her. Sometimes I really do like being with her. But then she comes home and demands all the attention and starts complaining about how hectic her life is (and stuff).

Then you get my brother. He is home more often than my sister bu barely. He is always skateboarding somewhere. When he comes home he eats enough to feed half our family and hogs the TV playing his Skate 2 on PS3. He doesn't seems to care that everyone gets a fair share of the food. As long as he is satisfied and that no one complains about it (and that we let him play his darned video game without complaining)then he's pretty much happy. Until time comes for me to remind everyone (when mom isn't here) that there is our daily chore to do. The evening goes to crap right then and there.

Finally you get baby- brother. Half the time it's great to have him around. He'll come home give me a hug and go on the computer, play a video game (not o much anymore) or do his homework. On bad days he'll make too much unnecessary noises just to get on someone's nerves... Honestly I don't understand it at all.

If I get in a quarrel with any of my siblings, they will make sure to remind me of my past and how much of a "loser" I am for being in my situation. It's difficult to think that the people who love you the most are also the people who can hurt you the most.

Family is full of dreadful moments that make a day, week, month drag on. But more often than not I am lucky to have the good ones.

I am immensely grateful for my mother with whom I have an amazing relationship. She makes it worthwhile. Most of the time

Monday, April 13, 2009

21 weeks Along and I finally got a good book!

If there is one thing anyone should know about me it's that I adore, and I really mean that, reading. It's my favorite pastime. I can't go over a week without reading something. But lately, since I am a HUGE Twilight fan it's been more difficult to find something I could REALLY sink into.

I have a very specific taste for books. I will go to Chapters (the one on Rideau Street is the best) and go straight upstairs to the teen fiction section. Now, I know I am 20 years old and all but teen fiction just really works for me. When I read It's mostly to escape reality. And I can REALLY do that with teen fiction. So I (well my mom got it for me actually) got the first book of the House of Night by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast, Marked, on Thursday.

I had been wanting to get that book for a while but I just never had the opportunity.And since the book was less than 10$ (Canadian) my dear mother had no problem getting it for me! What a sweetie! I felt really spoiled. I didn't get to start reading the book until Saturday. And I really was surprised to find that in barely 3 hours I had read over half the book. So I decided to put it down and go socialize with my BFF Sean and totally destroy is @$$ at Mario Kart Wii.

But the book was always, constantly in the back of my mind. Which is a good thing. When a book is really good, I become attached to it and if it isn't finished, I can only think of doing just that. Reading. It's weird, I can't understand it myself. The book becomes a person (kinda) in itself. Ok, I know I sound psycho...Sorry.

On a different note, my pregnancy is going great! Baby Knox (his name until I feel it's not right) is starting to become much stronger and more active. And I abolutely LOVE it. It's amazing knowing that those sensations in your abdomen are made by a person. A person you just can't help but adore. I can't wait to meet him! I am 21 weeks and 3 days today. Tomorrow I have an OB/GYN appointment and I can't wait to hear his heartbeat again!!! Now i have to remember and jot down all the questions I have for my Doctor.

This is me at 20 weeks:

This is one of the outfits I have for baby Knox

That's all for now...

Sunday, February 15, 2009

13 Weeks and 3 Days Pregnant!

So today i am 13 weeks and 3 days along in my pregnancy. Everything is going great! Pretty much all my symptoms have gone away. Unfortunately I feel like a lazy whale. I am starting to get bigger and more anxious and excited everyday! I told my grandma today that she was gonna be a great grandma! She was super happy.
My own mother is gone to Cuba! She has been gone since the 10th and i miss her a lot. Luckily she is coming back in less than 2 days. It's also her birthday today so HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!
Aside from that I had my first ultrasound last Tuesday and it was amazing! The Baby had a strong heartbeat of 150 BPM and was swimming around like a pro!
I have a OBGYN appointment on Tuesday (17th) and I am hoping to hear the heartbeat again!

I was surfing the net and found this interesting link, It's 51 old wives tales about pregnancy...

It's interesting! I think I am having a boy! YAY!!!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Some of my Life

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