LilypieExpecting a baby Ticker

Thursday, June 12, 2008


It's ironic that the last post I did talked about how we were not pregnant and now over a year later - yes OVER a year, we have a 2 month old boy - Gabriel James.
I'm sure that most people have given up hope on this blog. A year is a long time.

Alot has happened in that year. The biggest change obviously is that Gabe is now in our lives. In a nutshell, pregnancy was awful! If you are one of those women who loved being pregnant - great good for you, but don't judge those of us who suffered from extreme nausea and vomiting, intense backpain, horrible insomnia and other symptoms that I don't want to get into. Also don't think that because I didn't love being pregnant, that I don't love my son and don't think that this is a miracle.

Parenting is great. Though we have had difficulty with breastfeeding we are starting to get it (9 weeks later. Gabriel is a gift from God. He's wonderful in every way! I love him with all of my heart! He has enriched our lives greatly!.
Gabe is a strong baby! He has been able to hold his head up since day 2, and rolled over yes rolled over on day 10. I am so proud and excited by these milestones but in the back of my mind I'm thinking that I will be running my butt off chasing him around:)...maybe this is a good thing.

Also in the year since I last blogged, Jason and I celebrated our 1st anniversary! It's hard to imagine that we've been married so short a time...it feels like we've been together forever. Our first year of married was fantastic! I love being married to Jason, he really is my best friend and my hero. I am so proud to be his wife!

Well I hope to keep this going a little better than once every year. I hope you are all doing well - if anyone actually reads this!


Thursday, April 19, 2007

Important Annoucement

I must first start this blog with an apology. It has been quite a while since I have blogged. There are many reasons, lack of time, uninteresting stories, facebook grr. But I figured I owed it to you to let you know we are alive and well. I also wanted to to make a wee announcement. You may have heard that many other couples are expecting little ones, so we wanted to let you all know that we, unlike the rest of the world, are not pregnant.

Life is going well here. I am enjoying married life very much. I think it helps that I have such an awesome husband. Other than work everything is great. I really can't think of much else to write.

I hope all is well with everyone
Love Erin

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

One bad day, one awesome husband

So it has been a while since I posted. Life has been busy, especially since Christmas is in 5 sleeps.
The weekend of Dec. 9th Jason and I went down to Ottawa to see the Sens play. It was awesome to see an NHL game and Jason enjoyed his birthday present. Because we didn't want to drive all the way back on sunday from Ottawa we decided to drive to Sudbury after the game. The game started at 3pm so we had enough time to get back to Sudbury by 11:30pm. We did have an agenda for coming back early. You see Vanessa's birthday happened to be the very next day AND the Lansing Christmas concert was also that day. So we got to see the concert and have a Jakola's style birthday for Vanessa, including Dairy Queen cake, sweet eats, and of course horsey face (see Melissa's blog). It was great to connect with the Sudbury crew and see many people who I miss.

So too the title of the blog. A few day's ago I was having a bad day. You know the kind of day that you would do everything wrong and then more, the kind of day that makes you want to call in sick and stay in bed for a month, the kind of day that makes you want to...ok ok makes you cry at the drop of a hat. Yes, that was the kind of day I was having. Jason called me from work on my lunch break and could tell that I was having one of those days. I felt much better after talking to him and left to head back to work. The day was SOOOO long and I finally got home, only to find my husband eagerly awaiting my arrival. There is nothing like coming home to the arms of the one that loves you.
Anyways Jason said "why don't you change and come back and we'll go play some games". So I went to change and there on the bed were 5 packs of my favourite gum (doesn't sound like much but you have to understand my love affair with gum) and 1 single rose. A BEAUTIFUL yellow rose with red edges, it was gorgeous and smelt heavenly.
He had stopped at the only flower shop in Thessalon to send me a little pick me up. I was thrilled. It wasn't one little flower that made my day but the thoughtfulness of my fantastic husband.

So life continues to go well for us. We are adjusting ot married life quite well. I love it. Actually that brings me to the reader questionaire for the day.
They say that the first year of marriage is the hardest. Is this true? Why? and what was so hard about the first year? What was the biggest struggle? What was unexpected? etc. etc. I really am very curious to hear your answers so send them in.

Well I am off for the evening. I hope all is well that you all take some time to celebrate the real reason for Christmas
With love

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Welcome Vanessa

That's right the rumours are true!!! Vanessa has joined the world of blogging. We welcome you with open arms into the club Vanessa.
It is a fun and fasinating world as you discover more and more tricks to do. I will warn you that it comes with a burden. A burden to keep your readers informed and updated. Sadly I have slacked from time to time and as a result readers like you have suffered as they try to learn more about my life, and use the blog reading as a procrastination tool. Take this responsibility with caution and respect, and fly little butterfly...fly!
You can access Vanessa blog by clicking on the link on the right hand side (labelled "Vanessa") or click here
Know I know some of you are thinking HYPOCRITE, she's a blog slacker. I know I know and all I can do it say I am sorry!
Alright enjoy the blogs
Love Erin
p.s. did anyone notice it was Vanessa the puppy in the picture...haha so funny and so cute, but seriously the human Vanessa does have a blog so check it out!

Monday, November 20, 2006

'Lady' the tramp

Lady is the Stewart's dog (sr.) and she just had puppies. I named one Vanessa, after Vanessa.
Here's are some pics of when Katrina, Melissa and Nate stopped in.
Love Erin

Nate was a little scared
Melissa Katrina and Vanessa

Friday, November 17, 2006

The Happy Couple

Hello Friends
Ok so the only reason I posted this was cause I wanted to the change my profile picture and this is the only way I know how.
Also I'm looking for feedback on the new design...yes...no...barf??? Let me know what you readers think, after all I do it all for you!
Also when I was changing the blog I lost all the links I had so if you are no longer a link on my blog please tell me and I will add you again!
Love Erin

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Pre Ceremony and Ceremony pics

Here are some pictures from the ceremony and before the ceremony. If you click on the picture you can enlarge them for better viewing
Love Jason and Erin