Monday, 23 March 2015

it's a GIRL!

It's a GIRL!

A little baby girl! We could not contain our excitement after finding out at the ultrasound last week. 

When I heard the word "girl" come out of the technician's mouth, I was completely frozen. Before I allowed myself to absorb that news, I had to make sure I heard her right. When she repeated it, my emotions took over. She left us in the room for a few minutes and that's when I looked at Ryan, put my hands over my mouth, and cried all over my shirt. 

"I didn't think she would say it was a girl," I kept saying. Cooper was sitting happily on Ryan's lap and I don't think there has ever been a moment I loved more than that one. 

We were able to tell a bunch of our friends and family right away, but had to wait until Ryan's parents got home from their cruise to tell them the news. Everyone was so excited! 

It still doesn't feel entirely real that we'll be adding a little girl to the mix. Tutus, pigtails, glittery shoes...I can't wait. 

While we drove away from the ultrasound clinic, Ryan told me that in the back of his mind, he kinda knew it was a girl. In the last week, we sold our house in Barrhaven and finalized the purchase of a new house in Stittsville. It's a big house that's made for a growing family and it happens to have two baby pink bedrooms. When we first saw it, I told Ryan that I loved the colour of pink so much and if we had a girl, it would be perfect. 

He took it as a sign, but kept it to himself. 

The morning of our ultrasound, I asked the online magic 8 ball whether the baby was a boy and the response was "Our sources say no." I kept that to myself too...

These are little things I never want to forget... They're the pieces of our family story and they're never-ending :) 

We're having a GIRL!

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

our house is for sale!

Some photos of 2470 Nutgrove Avenue, a home that we will love forever: 

Sunday, 1 March 2015

iphone photos from february

February marked some major life changes for us, including the start of Ry's new job in Arnprior, and our official pregnancy announcement! The first two weeks of the month were extremely busy, as Ry finished up at his old job and prepared for the new one. Nights when he gets home after Coop goes to bed are the worst...

Since February is the month of looooove, I did a little bit of v-day baking between Coop's naps. Maybe he's on a growth spurt or something but he is napping in super long stretches now! I can get a lot done with 2.5 hours of mommy freedom. 

We devoured all of these long before the 14th even hit.

The baby's first ultrasound was so great! Love this photo :)

New pregnancy craving: STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIES. Old pregnancy cravings that are still kicking: sour candy things, milk chocolate with no frills (no peanut butter, no almonds), and cheddar cheese scones.

So, maybe it's time for another little announcement...


Ryan's new job in Arnprior has given us the freedom to live anywhere we want and not have to worry too much about the downtown commute. We've stumbled across the most amazing communities in Stittsville and our hearts are now set on it. 

So we started the process of getting our house ready to sell in early February. We've been looking at places since the end of November and we feel super confident that we'll be able to find the perfect home for our little growing family. I'm writing this on a Thursday morning in an extremely tidy home, while a painter is working hard on the main floor doing touch-ups on all the places we've scuffed the walls. 

The photos of our place are being taken tomorrow and the listing will be live next week! Pretty crazy how quickly it all came together (and also kinda crazy how much stuff you can get done around your house when you pick away at it with every spare moment in your day). 

I definitely plan on taking my own photos of our house, even though we'll be using professional shots for the listing. I just love this house so much and never want to forget a single part of it.

I could cry just thinking about leaving it...but I'm also incredibly excited for the next chapter. 

I printed a bunch of photos from our honeymoon to stick in frames for the house. You just can't go wrong with black and whites from Paris...