Friday, March 28, 2008

Baby Days!

Kendra & Darren welcomed their baby boy, Finnley Cecil Frey, into the world on February 14th. Wesley and I met the little guy over March Break and he's so cute! And what a good baby he is! He's gorgeous! In the photo on the left, Wesley is holding Finnley and looking quite comfortable as a future "daddy to be"! I just can't believe that we'll be holding two bundles of joy in a few months from now!

MaryEllen & Shannon also welcomed their baby boy into the world. His name is Gavin Russell Loughran. He was born on March 24th and was a week overdue, but so worth the wait. He is beautiful! Wesley and I met him today and couldn't be happier for MaryEllen & Shannon! I can't help but think that Wesley and I will be parents soon! I am currently 25 weeks pregnant and it definitely feels more real with each passing day!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Having my cake and eating it too ...

Yup ... that's right ... don't be hatin! Every girl deserves to eat cake off their pregnant bellies right? OK so I had to kinda arch my belly out to make this photo happen but look how happy I am. Clearly, this was meant to be! And the cake I was eating was sinful too (thanks Tania)! Every girl deserves to have her cake and eat it too. And don't forget the icing! Please don't be fooled. It's not like I do this all the time. In fact, I've barely gained any weight thus far. In fact, I've had trouble putting weight on, which is very strange ... I've only gained about 10 pounds to date. Most women would be jumping up and down for joy but I worry that I'm not gaining enough for the babies to take what they need from me. So far, they're on target so all I can do is hope for the best and eat whenever I'm hungry! I haven't had any cravings yet except now I'm obsessed with lemon and sour ice. I love rocket popsicles, sour cherry slushies, and lemon gelato! I don't know what it is about sour things ... but it's so refreshing! I can't get enough!

Monday, March 10, 2008

I love love my twins!

I love love my twins. Isn't it a bit obvious???

I'm in my 23rd week and things are great. I'm happy that I got to hang with my very close friend this weekend! On Saturday night, I played Rockband for the first time at Vanessa's house. You must be wondering if I rock ... well, do I really need to answer that question? Of course I do! So does Vanessa! She likes to play while lying down on the sofa half asleep! It's truly amazing to watch!

On Sunday, I saw "me Julie" and it's clear that she can't wait for our babies to make their appearance! She has told me on numerous occasions that she plans on stealing them from me. Let's see her try! But I will hold her to her promise to spoil them rotten! I am swaddling Vanessa in the photo on the left and being rubbed by Julie on the right! Oh how sweet it is being pregnant! I'm having a blast!

Monday, March 3, 2008

I like to move it MOVE IT ...

This month was a true test of my abilities to sing and perform while being very pregnant! I was quite impressed with myself. One might even say that I could give Jennifer Lopes a run for her money! I'm just saying .... If she can do it with twins, so can I ...

Our band, Groovessentials, performed at a private party on February 23rd at the Burlington Atrium Centre and were a bit hit! We performed four sets throughout the evening, each set containing 45 minutes of dance music (so I could have a decent break in between). By the end of the night, I was exhausted, but it was well worth the effort. I really learned something about myself that night ... I really can do anything!

Here are some pictures from the gig - I'm 21 weeks pregnant!

A week later, we performed at Sam Sherratt Public School for 600 screaming kids between grades 1 through 8. The kids were super excited - they were our best audience yet! I loved how I could make them do whatever I wanted! I had them dancing and screaming at the top of their lungs. If I punched my fists in the air, they would copy me. And they went nuts for Iva's favourite song "Umbrella" (ella ella eh eh eh). When we were done, we spent an hour signing autographs - it was hilarious!
This gig was fun and bittersweet - this will be our last gig for a while! Paul's wife Jess is also having a baby (we're due on the same day) so we thought it was best to break until our babies are born!