Thursday, December 31, 2009

Oh Baby, did we get some equipment!

1. Baby Jogger City Elite Stroller

Absolutely love this jogger stroller and it blows the Phil and Ted out of the water!! It has more bells and whistles than I have ever seen! We bought the sand/beige colour.

2. Baby Jogger City Elite Stroller Attachment for 2nd child

This is the attachment that we will buy when Baby Smith #2 comes (most likely another boy!). It easily fits 2 large toddlers or an infant and a toddler. I love the seat and how it sits in front and not close to the ground like the Phil & Ted. Still lots of storage space underneath the stroller at all times!

3. Bel Air Jolly Jumper Cradle

Absolutely love this cradle and can't wait for Baby Boy Smith to sleep in it for naps and at night (fingers crossed that he sleeps!)

4. Graco Snugride 32 Car Seat

Love this car seat as he will be able to use it to 32lbs and 32", unlike other infant seats which are only good until 20-22lbs.

People have also been asking what our Bugaboo stroller looks like so here it is:

Its a wonderful stroller that also turns on a dime and very easy to maneouver. We also have a running board (skate board like) that attaches to the stroller for larger children.

Our wonderful crib was put together by dear husband and he was very patient while he put it together!

Oh, and I forgot to mention that there is a cute rug that has roads on it to drive cars and city towers surrounding it!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Here's Our Latest Ultrasound Pics!

Here's Baby Boy Smith at our latest ultrasound. Still measuring as 20 weeks at the time of the ultrasound, but I think only 19. Notice he is sucking his thumb in some of the pics below!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

We Found Our Doula!!

It was love at first sight, well for me anyways, can't speak for hubby! Well, may not of been love at first sight, but definitely was "you are the one for us" at first sight!

After a few weeks of putting together a list of names and looking online to see whose profiles interested us I called a few local Doula's. To be completely honest if they didn't have a website and I couldn't do some sort of inital screening online with their expertise, views and experiene they didn't make the first list cut.

Then it was to compile a list of questions that we could ask our Doula's. I wasn't really sure what to ask but compiled some questions I had, plus various doula sites had recommended questions to ask your potential Doula.

We met first with Anna, the one that won our hearts, and were impressed with how calm yet energetic she was at the same time, how comfortbale I felt and seemed to click with her personality and her experience both as a mother (4 of her own children) plus the various births she had assisted mothers and their partners with.

When we left the interview with Anna I knew in the back of my mind that she was the one for us, however felt that we should do our due diligence and speak to some others.

Doula #2 came to our house the next day and our meeting lasted no more than 20 minutes. Our questions were answered thoroughly and she was very qualified but our personalities did not seem to click the same as with Anna. I had a few other Doula's we were going to possibly meet later that week but I went with my first instinct and booked Anna before she got booked for another birth!

A huge relief for us is that I am also familiar with Anna's back up Doula. She works with Anna as a massage therapist and Doula and also works at Elgin Massage therapy where I taught yoga for a while. Andrea is fantastic and should anything happen and Anna not be able to make the birth we are completely at ease with Andrea.

Oh and did I mention Anna and Andrea are pre and post natal massage therapists extraordinaire's!!!

So we have found our lady, well ladies, and am a little more at ease of the possiblity of having a natural birth. I also didn't want the pressure to be on Adam to be there 110% for me at all times as we both have never experienced the birthing experience and who knows how we will feel when the time comes!! It's also important for him to be able to take breaks, get food, etc. without feeling guilty for leaving.

So I am currently seeing Anna and Andrea regulary for my massages and look forward to getting to know them more!


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Baby Registry is Finished

We finally have registered, as we have already been getting questions of what we would like or need. We have plenty of things already and wanted to make sure that we don't get duplicates. We also don't want to have things that are not a necessity at this time to keep some open space!

We have registered at Babies R Us ( and at Fab Baby Gear in Ottawa (

The only things not on our registry currently are a crib which we are planning to purchase from IKEA, as well as possibly purchasing a single chariot stroller or a Phil & Ted for the colder winter months as the tires will move more effeciently in the snow.

Our two bedrooms are being painted as we speak and we are excited to have them done finally, by a great painter. We will then be able to get things organized in the bedrooms and figure out what we are going to put where!

On another note we sold our futon and couch and purchased a fantastic new sectional sofa. We absolutely love it and have been enjoying how comfy it is!