Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Our First Pre-Natal Class

This evening we had our first pre-natal class. We both went in not really knowing what to expect but it wasn't too bad. Today we just kind of talked about what will be going on in the next 5 classes. We also looked at what labor actually is, how it looks, and what steps are involved. It was actually really interesting to see how it is broken down and what Steph will be going through each step of the way. We also talked about my role during this time and how to be a supportive coach. We ended the night on the mats learning afew breathing and relaxation exercises and some massage techniques. All in all it was really informative and not as scary as I thought it would be. We are looking forward to next week.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Just the Boys this Weekend

So this weekend it is just me, Kobe, and Tom. Steph left for Vancouver today for an extended four day weekend baby shopping extraveganza, despite my protests (it snowed a tonne last night and I was really worried about the roads). But you know Steph, she was so excited about this trip and was determined to go, although she did promise to turn around or stop for the night if things got too treacherous and she agreed to take my Mom's car which has snow tires (although she complained that it was smaller and she couldn't fit enough stuff in it, probably a good thing). She phoned to check in at lunch time from 100 Mile House and said things were not too bad, the highway was plowed anyway. Then she phoned from Langley to say she made it about 5:00 so that was a load off my mind.

She is going to hit Ikea tonight and then tomorrow she is going to meet a lady who is selling the $600 stroller she wants, three years old for $250. We found it on Craigslist, a great online Bargin Finder type thing that Erik turned us on to. I think on Sunday she is going out with a good friend of hers who just recently had a baby to hit all the best baby stores the Lower Mainland has to offer.

As for me, I'm kind of looking forward to living the bachelor life for afew days (not that I don't love spending time with Steph). I bought a frozen pizza, and some Hungry Man TV dinners, rented a real rock'em sock'em action movie that Steph would never let me rent ("Crank" with Jason Stathom), and I can watch both hockey games on TV tomorrow without feeling bad.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Long Time No Blog

Sorry to the few people who read this blog, it's been awhile since I've posted anything. Let's see, where to begin. We had a pretty low key New Year's Eve. We went to a party at my Uncle's but Steph was a little tired so we didn't even make it to midnight. Steph went back to work on Tuesday and I still had the whole rest of the week off, which was perfect because I was able to watch all the World Jr. games including our thriller shootout win against the U.S and our gold medal performance against Russia. I don't really agree with having a shootout to win a game but man is it exciting. We really didn't deserve to win that game against the U.S but the way Carey Price was playing in goal he could have kept the puck out for three overtimes so I think we would have won it eventually on some fluke goal. The team was back on form for their 4-2 win against the Russians. There is nothing like a Canada-Russia gold medal game.

I went back to work this week and it wasn't as hard to get back into the swing of things after two weeks off as I thought. I went into work last Friday and Saturday and was able to get some planning done so that helped. It was good to see the kids again and they were excited to be back. It will be Spring Break before you know it. We have our Spring Break from April 2-13 and I was really hoping that the baby would be born a little early so I could spend some time at home with him and Steph before I go back. The due date is April 13th but today I got a prophetic fortune cookie message that said something huge in my life will happen in three months from this date (April 9th would be perfect, although wouldn't that be abit creepy?)