I got engaged!!! Andrey was amazing. He kept trying to do something big but I’m soooo pregnant and not into excitement at all. I tried to explain that hiding under my covers is exciting enough haha. He brought me out on a boat on Canada day as a surprise. It was really sweet and great planning but it looked like it was going to pour.
Can’t really plan for rain. So I casually mentioned the fact it looked like it was going to pour a number of times until he told me I was being a bit whiny. I was. But also rain.
About 3 minutes after that it poured and we got absolutely soaked in the middle of the lake. It poured for a quite a while too. It was a major rainstorm. It was pretty funny at the beginning but then I got cold and then it wasn’t funny anymore. It’s funny again now.
He had a dinner planned for afterwards but I was exhausted so we went home and slept for 2 hours and then he made me food. Which was great.
Then a couple of days later (July 3rd) he brought me to a deprivation tank spa and then to Brickworks in Toronto and proposed.
It was perfect. So I’m in a prettyyyyy good mood. I would recommend doing an engagement first, and getting your life in order before getting pregnant haha (is the getting your life in order first part really possible though). It would save on stress. But really what’s life without a little stress?
We went out to a fancy restaurant afterwards, Harbour 60 in Toronto which I would highly recommend. Andrey ordered while I hid in the bathroom because ordering food like a crazy person makes me nervous. “We have come here to pay lots of money but we only want to eat 4 ingredients – k thanks”.
We had a massive bone in steak, and a salad with more than one ingredient (yay avocados). And it almost looked like a normal meal! (Try ordering a steak with no steak seasoning and a side of lettuce and see what kind of looks you get anywhere). Anyways this was more than that and it was awesome.
The baby is head down and everything’s going well. I have to get up twice a night to pee and my sacroiliac joint hurts and sometimes my right leg goes kinda numb… And I’m tired and emotional (but not exhausted and depressed). My skin is 100% (cutting out all sugar seems to have solved everything), no arthritis, no weird rashes, not many actual “pregnancy symptoms”. Next time I will work out before having a baby. It’s hard on your body and I’m healthy but man am I weak. (I couldn’t start working out until my ankle got a bit better from the ankle replacement – as if that’s actually a possibility). So now all I have to do before labour is make sure all the meds I might have to be on are preservative free. I have an appointment with an anesthesiologist incase I need an emergency C-section. There are sulfite preservatives in many epidurals and multi-use vials of lidocaine. So if I need stitches, I need that lidocaine to be single use. Other than that, I’m almost ready! 4.5 more weeks.
Thanks everyone for reading the blog, and I really hope it can help people.