Friday, February 29, 2008

Winter Laboy and Record Breakers

It began to get warmer about a week ago. So we were able to spend some time outdoors at the Forks.

Winter Laboy

Record Breaker?

A couple of days later, Winnipegers attempted to break the record for longest human chain (on skates). The city recently took the record for longest skating rink (made official just a few days ago)., so there was a perfect place to try it. Last I heard they had enough people but it hasn't been made official yet. The current record is held By Mexico City (imagine that...).

Longest Human Chain on Skates

I'm pregnant! :)

Well most everyone I know knows this by now.

That test was done back in November. Pretty much threw a monkey wrench in all our plans. We wanted to do a bit of traveling for a year. Oh well, at least we'll have a new travel companion. Not to worry, unplanned doesn't mean unloved. Does that sound too korny or mushy to you? Well, kiss my ...

Shortly after, we went on a pregnancy book borrowing spree. I personally went folate crazy when buying food. "Does it have folate?" "How much daily %?". I haven't done as much reading as I want to though.

I want to do the best job possible supporting Mean. It's not so easy since I'm just naturally lazy. Thankfully Mean doesn't have any crazy food cravings. Not a lot of mood swings either. Though she says I'm the one having the mood swings. I don't know why. Maybe that's what Scared+Excited does. I dunno, I just have to fix that so Mean can relax more.

We had an appointment with the OB-GYN only this January (3 months). I heard our child's heartbeat for the first time. Pretty cool. I wish I could have recorded it or something. Can't wait for the ultrasound. I'm not sure if I want to know the sex yet though. It's either we could be more prepared or have a nice little surprise. In any case I'd like a photo and/or video. Maybe even a 3D image. Of course I'll post them here.

Here's a little update:


Lazy Blogger

Obviously, I haven't been blogging for several months now. Oddly enough, some big things have happened in that span of time. One of which is probably the most important event since I started blogging. Hopefully I can get back to my previous frequency of posts from here on out.

My birthday happened in December. Moving on...

It was also winter during most of this hiatus. We've gotten temperatures as low as -51C (with wind chill).

Winnipeg Winter

Christmas Tree

That picture was taken in the Fort Garry hotel during my company's Holiday Party. It's a pretty nice Christmas tree. It doesn't compare to our Christmas tree though:

Humidifier/Air Purifier
I noticed the above 2 items in flyers and I wondered whether we should purchase them. After reading up on why to buy these, I found out that indoor air can get much drier and dirtier than outside air. Especially here where windows aren't kept open too much with heating in the winter and air-conditioning in the summer. Other effects of dry air are frequent shocks due to static electricity and dry throat. Mean also has (presently mild) asthma so the air purifier could help there. After doing a bit of research, I settled on a Bionaire cool mist humidifier and a Honeywell True HEPA Air Purifier.

They seem to be doing their jobs so far though it's less obvious with the air purifier. We experience less static shocks and our throats aren't as dry as before in the morning. We probably need to tweak them a little more for maximum effect. However, we now have some extra maintenance to do like cleaning the filters, water containers, etc.

We went on a small furniture buying spree at the end of 2007. We got 2 new side tables, 2 nightstands, a hutch, roman blinds, and a bookshelf (ok, a couple of these were gifts). We went on another binge in February adding cocktail table, dresser, headboard and an extra nightstand Our house is a little less bare now though there's still a few things we'd like to add like the sofa's matching loveseat, a computer chair and maybe a bench. I'll consider not buying these until we get a house since moving's going to be harder with more and more stuff.