Saturday, June 30, 2012

Date Night

The Comedian and I went out on a date tonight. I'm sure this will be one of the nights we look back on fondly while we're up with a crying baby in the middle of the night.
We had dinner at Dani's Bistro. I LOVE this place! It has amazing food and it's not expensive at all. I've paid twice as much for half the quality at a lot of places in Toronto. I had a lovely tilapia with rice and salad, and The Comedian had the pot roast with mashed potatoes and veggies.

After our wonderful dinner, we went to the movies. We saw the absolutely AWFUL Rock of Ages.  They completely destroyed the story, didn't have "Oh Sherrie" in final cut even through the credits list it as part of the soundtrack, and Tom Cruise was the worst casting choice EVER. He was absolutely foul as Stacee Jaxx.

When I saw the trailer, I thought it was strange they cut it pushing Tom Cruise's Stacee Jaxx soooo hard. I figured it was because they wanted to use his star power to draw the audience. Turns out they changed the storyline and made it all about Stacee rather than the love story between Sherrie and Drew. I thought Julianne Hough and Diego Boneta were perfect as Sherrie & Drew. It's too bad they were relegated to such minor characters. I'm really disappointed because this was an Adam Shankman film and he did such an amazing job with translating Hairspray from the stage to film, I was fully expecting he would do the same for Rock of Ages. This film will not make it to my Amazon wish list, ever.

We'll have to go catch another movie soon so I can erase the memory of this one from my mind and replace it with something good.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Seal Has Been Broken

After almost 2 years of commuting on Coach Canada, tonight I had to do the one thing I promised myself I would never ever do on the bus - use the on-board washroom.

I have always had a bladder of steel. And since getting pregnant, I have relied on this natural talent. But I've also been very careful to use the washroom before climbing onto the bus, especially now that I'm heading towards the end of my pregnancy.

But tonight, there was no amount of preparation I could have done to have avoided this fate. There were three accidents on the QEW between Toronto and Burlington that not only snarled traffic, but stopped everything completely.

I held on for three hours through the disasters. Just when it looked like we were finally in the clear, another accident shut us down just a few minutes from the stop in downtown Grimsby.

And that was it. The breaking point. I waddled out of my seat to the back of the bus where the closet of a washroom is located.

It lived up to my worst nightmare. It was very small and my pregnant belly kept banging off each wall. It was stinky. It was grimy. It was dark because the frigging latch on the door didn't shut properly so the door didn't completely lock, nor did the light come on. And there's one handle to hold on to that I'm sure 29453 other people touched after having touched their penis or vagina.

The pièce de résistance - no soap and water to wash your hands, only hand sanitizer in a fucking grimy dispenser that looks like it hasn't been cleaned since 1984.

I texted The Comedian when I got back to my seat and told him to bring a hazmat suit, lighter fluid and a match because the only way I would ever get rid of this filthy memory would be to burn my skin off.

I hate you bus. I hate you traffic. I hate you commute.

Two weeks and three days left, and it can't come fast enough.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Getting Lonely

I'm experiencing a weird sense of abandonment since my coworker gave birth last week. It was amazing to having someone going through the exact same thing at the exact same time. Yes she was 8 weeks further in her pregnancy and yes, pregnancy is different from woman to woman (and from pregnancy to pregnancy in the same woman), but I don't think I could have made it this far with this much emotional stability without her support.

Now she's done and I'm not. And I'm almost resentful. Or jealous? I don't know. It's bizarre to say the least. I'm so happy for her and her brand new baby girl. But I'm almost angry in that she just left me here without warning and before I was fully ready to let her go.

Oh pregnancy hormones, you really screw with me.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Now Serving Number 3

My coworker gave birth to a healthy baby girl this afternoon via c-section. Everyone is doing just fine. :)

Baby made her debut 9 days early! And on Prince William's 30th birthday!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

My Niece is Here!

She has arrived! Born at 6:07pm, 7lbs10oz. Mom & baby are doing fine.

My very first niece!!! :) :) :)

Next at Bat

I just got word that The Comedian's sister-in-law went into labour last night! They are at the hospital now. 

My niece will likely be born today!!  WOOT!  She will have a cool birthday numerically speaking: 6-6-12.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Baby Magnolia

She's here!!! :) :) :) Here's the text I just received with the fantastic news!

Baby Magnolia was born at 6:43pm, weighing 6lbs, 2oz.  Mother, father and baby are all doing great.

And Here We Go

Mrs. Magnolia texted me a few minutes ago. Her water broke last night and she's at the hospital now! OH EM GEE!!!!!! She and her hubby celebrated their 2 year wedding anniversary yesterday. What a wonderful present the baby will be. :)