Thursday, November 5, 2009


So on Tuesday after work Jack and I dutifully headed off to the Health Unit to received our H1N1 vaccines. We are both priority patients of course so we thought we'd take advantage of it. Overall it wasn't as bad an experience as I had thought. I thought I'd be waiting for hours, but on Sunday my good friend and Public Health Nurse Ruth advised me that Preggo's get to make appointments, so I only waited a mere 10 minutes (thats how early I was for my appointment).

Jack must have thought something funny was about to occur because he was clinging to me like crazy, which He NEVER does. He is such the forget about mommy where is my next adventure type. But in the waiting room he would not leave my lap and left a nice pile of drool on my chest with his cuddliness (I did so enjoy this random cuddly moment).

We got into the room and they administered my vaccine first. I was a little terrified Jack would freak out when he saw the needle going into my arm so I was trying to look overly happy. I must have looked like quite a freak to the nurse. My efforts of extreme smilyness were a waste though because Jack was fascinated by the needle, not freaked out at all. He kept trying to grab it and would not remove his eyes from it. So no crying there as I had expected.

Next it was Jacks turn. He still had fascination in the needle so was fine as I pinned his legs between my legs and his arms with my arms. Then the needle came. He was so happy as it approached wanting to see how it worked, but when it struck OH HOW HE SCREAMED! He Screamed and cried and screamed and cried, but only for 2 minutes. After 2 minutes he stopped screaming and crying and turned to the nurse and began Finger Wagging, emphatically motioning with his arms and yelling at her in baby gibberish!

She was flabbergasted. "I've never had a baby lecture me before." she said.

That Jack he really gave her the business. He was soo emphatic and you could just tell he was ripping a strip right off of her for causing him pain. It was hilarious.

Those who know Jack well have gotten these lectures before. He gave my Dad one when he dunked him under water when swimming once, then also included the lifeguard to ensure she woudln't let my Dad do it again. If Branden and I do something he doesn't like. Out comes the finger wag, lecture and emphatic arm gestures. He almost daily tells the day care ladies to "stop" followed by on of these rousing lectures. And the poor kid always gets laughed at. Because there is NOTHING and I mean NOTHING funnier than getting a lecture from a 17 month old.

Seriously if you see Jack on a regular basis. Please try and make him angry I assure you that you will be greatly entertained by the results.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Well I"m sure everyone that has me on facebook already knows this. But on Friday we had our ultrasound to find out the sex of the baby. I'm not going to lie, both Branden and I really thought it was going to be a girl because this pregnancy has been so different. And we both really want to have alteast one of each at some point in time (and Branden wanted only 2, but now he must go for 3) But it was a boy! I'm really excited though. It will be crazy to have too little psycho Jacks around but so much fun! I do get slightly sad whenever I walk through the baby girls clothes. Why oh why are girls clothes SOO much more fun than boys!


Halloween this year was alot of fun. I wouldn't necessarily say that Jack GOT it, but he sure did enjoy it. We did most of our celebrating on the 30th. WE had family down all day for our ultrasound and our ward Trunk or Treat. I think Jack's favourite part of the day was when I was emptying our candy to give out into a bowl. He pretty much went crazy, stole the bowl from me and spent a good hour just throwing it up over his head and organizing it into different places. I don't even think he realized it was candy, he just LOVED the bright coloured crinkly packages.

Me and Brando and Jack and my parents and my sister and her son Thomas all went to our wards trunk or treat that night. I'm on the activities committee so we got there early to set up and what not and I tell you I think the half an hour before everyone got there was Jack's most enjoyable time. The kid LOVED beyond all reasonable loving the fact that he got the entire parking lot to himself and ran everywhere. HE was GASPING for breath but kept running. He ran full speed across the parking lot and 3/4 of the way across the giant field we have for a good half hour. Needless to say by the time the trunk or treat actually started he was pretty tired. So I had to carry him from car to car. Poor kid. It was pretty good attendance though and alot of fun!

We didn't actually take Jack out on halloween. He was soo tired from the night before and well he was only allowed to eat like 2 pieces of candy anyways so it just would have been for our tummies so we didn't take him.

Here is the little man. Dressed up as Jack-Jack from the incredibles. Although we
think he thought he was Dash with all that running.
Our little family of incredibles. I was pretty deluxe on mine and Brandens costumes. red shirts with computer cut out and coloured in Incredibles symbols on them. SOO Deluxe! I was going to Screen Print them, but ran out of time!

Jack and Thomas exploring

Thomas the adorable Alien and my Dad.