baby update

Yesterday was a day I was looking forward to for awhile – fetal assessment day!

Even though we’ve all been anticipating the arrival of our little guy, seeing him still felt amazing.  Knowing where he’s placed, his movements, heart beat, breathing, all of that good stuff was nice and reassuring to see.  Unfortunately, they couldn’t get a good picture of him because he was so far engaged, but he did wave at the camera.

Currently, he’s estimated to be 6lbs 7oz. They tried telling me I was a week behind what was told to me, but that was quickly readjusted to the proper gestational date.

4 days till induction date.

I can do this.

11 days and counting

ELEVEN days I’ve been here. ELEVEN!

No change when it comes to the progress of this labour, however I did meet with my OBGYN yesterday and he let me know he’s penciled me in for an induction date.  This baby is getting evicted Jan 13th! 

One blessing I’ve had as I mentioned in a previous post, is being able to get to know the Indian lady and her husband that are sharing the room with me.  Let me share a bit about them and a bit of their journey.

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pregnancy update

First and foremost we sincerely want to thank everyone who has poured out their love and prayers for us this past week. We also want to thank the people who have opened their homes in Winnipeg to andrew while we wait for the arrival of our little guy. being a parent on top of handling this is rough but Simon is doing better than we ever thought he would. He always amazes us with how brave + grown up he is. here’s to 2018.

I recently got a roommate here.  I dreaded getting one because not only do you share this tiny space, but what if they’re someone you just don’t jive with? What if they’re a sleep talker, or even a sleep walker?! When she came, I didn’t know what to expect, but in no-time we were able to connect.  She and her husband moved to Canada only 3 weeks ago from India and she is currently 24 weeks pregnant.  She has lost 5 other children due to miscarriage, so this child is a miracle to them.  Hearing her journey and her story really made me reflect.  She’s incredibly humble and trusting that God will provide.  That trust is truly inspiring.  I’ll never forget meeting her.

Emotionally, I’ve been feeling better about being here knowing that Andrew is being home with Simon these last few days.  As much as I miss him, knowing that he’s at least spending time with one of his parents during this process is reassuring.  Don’t get me wrong, my in-laws have been amazing but something about having your mom or dad home makes him feel a lot better.

Progress wise, nothing seems to be happening except that I’m feeling more and more pressure which always surprises the docs when they come in that I’m still here.  They’ve already just started popping their heads in and asking “any changes?” and then leave.

Happy New Year to all my readers, friends and family out there.  May 2018 bring you lots of blessings.


xo| andrea


2017 recap

2017 is something I feel I’ll always look back and remember.  It’s been a year of a lot of firsts, blessings, and a few challenges along the way.  A year where I really felt I was able to reflect on myself and the growth I’ve had as a mom, wife, friend, sister, and daughter.  Little did we know that 2017 would be the year of a lot of change for our family.

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potty training adventures


When becoming a parent, I looked forward to most of the stages of parenting.  Most of them I got to watch my sister, friends and family parent their children, while taking some side-notes.  However, the one stage I dreaded was potty training.  It’s something that is so – by the kid – type of training.  Not all kids train the same.  What worked for 1 kid probably won’t work for another so we knew we were going into this with a blind eye.

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the transition

Well, it’s been just over 2 weeks since I’ve been an official stay at home mom.  The transition didn’t go as seamless as what we anticipated, but needless to say, it’s getting better over time.  The first week, Simon was a bit confused on why we weren’t leaving the house in the morning.  “Pyjama mornings” were now a regular occurrence, and we both love it.  However, little did I know that he’d be developing cabin fever pretty quickly.

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