We had a pretty ram packed weekend but all in all it was quite lovely. Friday night G, Gus and I went to see Fast and the Furious 6…definitely an Oscar contender for this coming season. All these movies are pretty ridiculous, but we LOVE going to watch them together, and whenever there was a lot of engine revving (which was clearly a lot in this movie) Gus would wiggle around…perhaps not a fan of loud noises like their Mumma?
Saturday we had our labour and delivery class with a really amazing nurse from Barrie. We learned a lot, and G asked a lot of questions which made me feel good. He said that he feels like he understands a lot more about what will be happening now so he is more comfortable with the whole thing. We have some homework readings to do together so we can be even more prepared, but I feel that we are at least on the same page about how things are going to happen. We had friends up Saturday night for a BBQ and hang out session…they are also expecting and due a month after us so G lovingly explained all the scary stuff to the husband. He visibly blanched when G explained about an episiotomy . haha (I am so proud he retained all that info!)
Sunday we headed to our newborn care class and again learned a lot. I think that this made things even more real which is fun. Obviously we both know we are having a baby, but getting detailed info about how to take care of one brought us to a whole new level. I know that a lot of it will be instinct and we will learn as we go, but I think we both feel a lot more confident now about certain things. We were both frantically taking notes in the “when baby is sick” section of the class. We were joking about how we will obviously have our doctor on speed dial and be best friends with all the call centre workers at telehealth! After class we headed to visit my father in law for supper and to pick up Brooklyn. Clearly I took the cutest picture ever and posted it yesterday! It is so nice to have her home, we missed that little bum–She has been christened “Bubble Guts” by G’s dad as he was accidentally fattening her up all week…there was a slight miscommunication regarding how much food she gets, and as she indeed is a bubble guts she ate all that he set down for her…so its to weight watchers for the little miss this week.
So all in all a great weekend, we didn’t get to get as much done around the house as we wanted, but we did get to see the fruits of G’s lawn labour from a few weeks ago. Our lawn wasn’t looking so great after the winter, so about 3 weeks ago G put down some seed in the gross areas and we kind of prayed that the rain would do its job. Last night we noticed that the areas are starting to fill in nicely! Hurrah…cross one thing off the list! Our gardens have been so jungle-ish lately they are unbelievable. Our longer term plan is to dig a few of them out because they are a lot to handle, but fortunately a gardening fairy stopped by last week and took care of two of them for us! Our lawn has been a never ending attempt to repair project–the previous owners never mowed it and it was full of crab grass, dandelions and the like. For the past two summers we have invested in grass seed and fertilizer and are slowly seeing a difference, but man alive what a lot of work…astro turf for the next house!
And now a few random pictures: