Some mornings you just need to make some waffles.
And today was one of those mornings.
This past week has just been incredible.
I only have one shift, so I have been able to sleep in, get some chores done and just enjoy life more.
Definitely not looking forward to working Black Friday.
Ah well, just a few more weeks then I will be done!



How far along are you? 23 weeks

Weight gain: just about 17 pounds. I must admit that it is getting harder and harder to watch the scale go up. I understand that the weight I am gaining is important for his growth, I just want to make sure I'm gaining a healthy amount.

Sleep: My body temperature has been up and down lately. I'll wake up sweating, then a few hours later freezing. So sleeping is still a little struggle

Movement: He has been moving like crazy the past week and it makes me giggle every time.

Favourite moments: Last Thursday, Alex was able to feel the him move for the first time. It was so sweet to his face light up. It's become part of our evening routine to sit on the couch and wait for him to start moving. We went to see Mockingjay last Saturday (amazing!) and during the bombing of District 13, he was kicking around non stop. It's cute to feel him react to things.

Happy or moody? Mostly happy, but because of the lack of sleep lately I've become a tad moody now and again.

Belly button in or out? In

Looking forward to: Seeing my midwife next week. I haven't seen her in a month, and I love our visits. She is just an encyclopaedia of information and I always feel confident after our appointments.

Also if you want a tear jerker, listen to this song. I can't stop listening to it, and every time I do I shed a tear or two.



This time last week there was snow on the ground.
I was convinced that it was here to stay, but yesterday we had a random "spring day" and it has all melted.
Luckily we got some Christmasy pictures done while the snow was here.



As much as I love trying new hairstyles, I get easily frustrated if they turn out to be too complicated or time consuming.
So I thought I would show you all a super quick and easy updo that I have been obsessed with recently.
Step one// I find this style works best with 2nd day hair that has loose waves (tutorial coming soon)

Step two// Grab a section of hair near the crown of your head and lightly backcomb

Step three// Centre part your hair starting below your ears. This way you don't have a part from the top of your head all the way down to your bun.

Step four// Braid both sections of hair. Lightly pull the braids to give them more texture.

Step five// Take one braid and twist around one time so the braid lays flat against your head. Pin in place.

Step six// Wrap the end of the braid underneath the section you just pinned down.

Step seven// Repeat on the other side

Step eight// Continue to pin where necessary.

This hairstyle looks great with with a centre or side part. I personally like to have a few pieces pulled out to frame my face.

Hope you enjoy!



Alex made we wait until the first official snowfall to put up the Christmas tree.
Luckily it happened this past Sunday, so I didn't have to wait too long.
Winter is already in full swing in Ottawa.
Bitterly, bitterly cold and already slushy after only one snow fall.
But so far I'm actually loving it (surprisingly)
It's getting more and more excited for Christmas and go on a little vacation to visit family.


I started writing this post yesterday evening.
An event has occurred that has left both Alex and I pretty mad and exhausted.
I make it sound like the end of the world, when it reality it's not a huge deal.
Well it is to us.

Last year we bought a pre-lit Christmas tree.
Sammy would constantly play with it and the branches would fall down.
We've noticed over the past week that because they fell down so much last year, they just fall down by themselves now.
So we assumed Sammy wasn't the problem.
Let me emphasize again that we purchase a pre-lit tree.

Last night we heard something at about 12:30.
Alex runs out to the living room to find that Sammy had completely bit through the cord you need in order to plug the tree in.
Needless to say, our tree now does not light up.
Not only did we spend quite a bit of money on this tree, but now I feel that the whole "magical" aspect of a Christmas tree is gone.

It may sound pathetic, but let me explain.
I have countless memories of the Christmas season of me lying on my couch, all lights off, except for the Christmas tree, having my parent's tell (over and over again) stories from when they were children.
I always loved those moments.
The world just seemed to stand still.
It felt like Christmas would last forever.
And now because of our stupid cat, I don't have that.

Sorry Sammy, I do love ya.
But man, sometimes you're not all angel.



How far along are you? 22 weeks. Officially over half way there (well that is if baby arrives on schedule)

Due date: March 25th. Seems like forever away, but I'm sure it will fly by, especially since the past 3 months have!

Weight gain: 15 lbs. 5 pounds up since my last bumpdate...which I hate to admit was only two weeks ago. I blame it on the Halloween candy. It was bad!

Sleep: As I mentioned in a previous post, it's a major struggle at the moment. I'm super restless and am exhausted all the time

Movement: This little man has finally made an active appearance when it comes to movement. I felt my first flutter at about 18/19 weeks, but his movement are now very noticeable and distinct. I usually feel them in the evening, once I've relaxed and come home from work. I sit down and boom he skirts around. Loving every minute of it!

Food cravings: Nothing in particular anymore. Now and again I want something specific, but for the most part my appetite is just back to normal. Which is nice, since I had a few months where all I could eat was hummus and pita.

Favourite moments: (1) Having little conversations with him. Alex and I have started the habit of talking my stomach and I love it. (2) Having people at work comment on how much I've popped in the past 3 weeks. I'm happy to say that so far all the weight gain has literally been in the belly (well and boobs if I must be honest..tmi? ah well)

Happy or moody? Let's just say sob fest. It doesn't take much for me to cry these days.

Looking forward to: (1) Finishing work. My last day is December 23rd, and although it kind of scares me being out of work, I am ready to completely focus on this pregnancy and getting things ready! (2) Alex being able to feel the baby move. So far all the movement has been internal, so I can't wait for him to see/feel what I've been feeling for the past few weeks!



Growing up, people always used to think my family was crazy for putting our Christmas tree up the first week of November.
Apparently now it's "cool" to put your tree up early.
Sorry for bursting everyone's bubble, but the Wagner family is cooler than your family (well in regards to Christmas that is)
This time of year has always been my favourite. 
The smells, the food, the decorations, the movies, the music, the family time, the everything!!!

Also I must mention how beautiful it feels to hold little baby Adelaide.
Of course I'm having more tender feelings than usual when it comes to babies simply because it's becoming more and more real to me that in a few months I'll be holding our own little bundle.



This week has been rough.
Real rough.
I haven't had a good night's sleep for over a week now.
Our snoring neighbour who lives on the floor above us hasn't helped my restlessness!
My emotions have been all over the map.
When Alex went to work on Tuesday, I bawled my eyes out.
For the majority of the pregnancy I have been pretty happy, but for some reason this week has just been hard.
I've felt selfish, and lazy.
I didn't shower for two days in a row.
I've watched (and re watched) countless Youtube videos.
Decided to watch (for the 4th time) my favourite TV show (shown above).
Today is the only day that I've actually made the bed.

Although this week has sucked, there are a few things that have been good (thank goodness!)
+ Every time I have woken up, Alex wakes up so we can cuddle and talk.
+ My second niece was born on Thursday at 3:14 am. Adelaide Grace Wagner. Holding her just hours after she was born has made this whole pregnancy thing real to me. Can't wait to hold my little bundle in a few months!
+ My parents just got back from a 3 week vacation to England, and they kindly brought back some crumpets and Primula (along with many other goodies!)
+ Candy Cane ice cream is in grocery stores again! Bring on Christmas.

So here's to having a much better week this week.



My husband is too adorable. As much as he hates getting his picture taken, he always lets me take random shots so I can try out some new things with my camera.

Sentences I've said multiple times over the past couple of months:
"Hey could you pick up some pizza on the way home? Baby want pizza."
"Would you mind getting some Rice Krispies? I'm craving them so bad."
"I really want a Frosty. Could you run to Wendy's and grab me one?"
"Could we just stay home and watch a movie?"
"I need to take a nap. Could you cuddle me until I fall asleep?"
"I just don't want to cook. Can we order food instead?"
"My back is killing me. Could I have a shoulder rub?"

I sound like the most needy, demanding pregnant woman.
Luckily I married the sweetest boy who just turns to me, smiles and says:
"Of course"
I swear I feel like Princess Buttercup.

I just can't wait to see how he interacts with our little one.
Alex, you're going to be the sweetest dad.
Seriously, I'm so excited to see it!!



Alex and I always loved the idea of having our first child being a boy.
Since I grew with two older brothers, I think having a brother to look out for you is always sweet.
For the past few weeks though, I kept getting feelings that we were going to have a girl.
So when the technician told us: "You're having a little boy!" I was completely surprised!
Not at all what I was expecting, but we couldn't be happier.
I am officially surrounded by boys in our little home now.

Can't wait to meet this little fella in March.



I wish I had a valid reason for not blogging the past month and a half.
But I don't.
For some reason I was just not in the mood to blog.
But I am back from a nice little break, and am ready to update you all about life and the pregnancy.

How far along are you? 20 weeks. 
Sleep: I had a month of really bad sleeping patterns, but it has finally calmed down. Although I do get very realistic/weird dreams.
Movement: Just little flutters here and there
Food Cravings: Cream cheese and jam on a pita. I've literally had it for lunch for about 3 weeks straight now.
Queasy or Sick: Nope!! I had the usual waves of nausea during the first few weeks, but no more!
Gender: We found out yesterday...You'll just have to wait until tomorrow to find out!
Symptoms: I wake up with a numb left leg every morning, and my tailbone gets pretty achey if I am sitting down for too long. Not to mention I get tired super duper easily!
Belly Button in or out: In.
Weight Gain: 10 pounds
Happy or Moody: I think Alex has to be the one to answer this, but I think for the most part I've been happy.

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