Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Time to lose the ponch....

Being back in Cancun has it's advantages, as well as it's disadvantages. Living the "beach" life is a real treat. I love the warm weather. I love that I can leave the house with out fear of being too cold. However, now that I've just had Baby E I am slightly self conscious. Okay, more than slightly.... I am VERY self conscious. So the disadvantage here? You can't hide underneath a layer of clothes, and all my friends are in SUPER shape. All of them. Not kidding.

Well yesterday hubby and I went to Costco and I bought a scale. This was the first time I've weighed myself since having Baby E. I thought I had 15lbs to lose, but was shocked to see I had 20.... I don't even know what to say. I am still in shock. No wonder none of my clothes fit. I went from being a size 2 to a size 8. Yes, I said 8. I have never in my life been larger than a size 4. I don't mean to sound vain. I worked hard to stay in shape all those years. Now that I'm 32 and just had a baby...Not so easy. I was on bed rest for 17 weeks of my pregnancy, and after having a c-section only just started working out again. I don't even know if you can call it working out. I have started stretching, and building muscle slowly. Baby steps I guess....

Hubby and I are going to start the gym soon. It's just really hard as he is working longer hours, and I have a baby. How we are going to find the time? Beats the heck out of me.... Should help that I am getting a car soon. I can run the errands during the day and it should free up some of our evenings.

Okay, Baby E is crying and I must run. Seriously, don't get a break!!! Not even time to proof read this mess of a post!!

Hope you're all having a good week!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Baby E's First Beach Day!!!

Well we finally were brave enough to take our little girl to the beach. Times sure have changed.  We can no longer just grab the beach bag and run. Instead we need to make sure we have bottles, change of clothes, waterproof diapers, regular diapers, blankets, sunscreen for baby, etc... The list goes on and on.

Hubby and I took Baby E to the Hyatt here in Cancun to meet some friends. The day was beautiful for the most part, until a torrential storm came pouring down. Hahaha. Poor baby had no idea what was going on.... Utter confusion.

All in all, she loved lying in the sun with the breeze. Also, she went in the pool and didn't cry!! It was only her second time in a pool, and the first was a complete failure.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

We made it!

Dad, Mom and Baby are now back "home" in Cancun.... This chica can finally start writing about living in Mexico again.

The flight was amazing. I was really worried that Ms. M was going to be one of "those" babies. You know the ones? The ones everyone on the plane dread!! Happy to report she slept the entire way, only to wake up and eat a few times. Not a single sound was made. Yay for us.

When we arrived at the airport the elevator was broken. Great. The escalators weren't running, and we had 2 carry ons, a purse, baby, car seat, stroller and diaper bag. Some very nice tourists helped hubby carry everything down the stairs. Come on Cancun airport, install a ramp!! The line for immigration was long, but we got to go through the line for Mexicanos, of course we were the only ones in it and we through in a minute. Our bags were already waiting for us, all five of them.... LOL. Now was time for us to "push the rrreed button", and we got red. Hahaha. They had fun searching all of our bags!!

Finally we were outta there and what was waiting for us? Well besides our friend Sergio, a torrential downpour. It was unreal....Never seen anything like it. We couldn't get to the car so we waited for it to tamper down a bit. My suegro and cuñada were waiting for us in the parking lot. It was their first time meeting Ms. M. We decided that we would go straight to my suegros so that my suegra could meet Ms. M as well. She's in a wheelchair and couldn't leave the house due to the storm passing. My suegra was the first in the family to hold Ms. M. We wouldn't have it any other way :)

After that we went back to our house to get settled in for the night, and it's been go-go-go ever since. I'll have lots to write about I am sure. For now I just wanted to touch base and let you all know that we are BACK!

Chat soon amigos!!!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Baby is here!!

I'm finally finding time on this cold, grey Saturday in Calgary to write about baby!!

I am VERY happy to announce the arrival of our baby GIRL. I went into labour 5 weeks early, and was 4 cms by the time we got to the hospital. I actually thought I was having Braxton Hicks, I had no idea I was in labour. LOL. To my surprise when we got to the Triage I was 4 cms, and having contractions 1 minute apart. Also, babies placenta was starting to come out.... I had Complete Placenta Previa, I won't go into detail about that but it is why I've been on bed rest since 17 weeks. Well within 20 minutes I was in the OR having an emergency c-section. VERY happy to announce hubby had arrived the night before. Can you believe it?

Our baby girl was taken to the NICU with hubby, while I was whisked away to recovery all by my lonesome. LOL. Actually, somehow my Mom managed to convince someone to let her in - what a surprise as it was close to midnight, and visiting hours were over.  Baby spent 4 days in the NICU as she weighed 4 lbs 8 ounces at birth. When I took her home she was down to 4 lbs 1 ounce, tiny but healthy.

Hubby is now back in Cancun, and baby and I are figuring one another out. She is already almost 4 weeks old. I will be applying for her passport in two weeks, and we will be off for Cancun the first week of June. We ended up selling our house in Canada, the offer came in while I was in the hospital. The market in Calgary is HOT HOT. We basically got what we asked for, and now I'm selling furniture on Kijiji. Hubby will be back in 6 weeks to help with the rest of our things that we will store at my brothers house.

Okay, well better get off the computer now. Baby is sleeping, and I should take advantage and nap myself.

Thank you to everyone who has written me privately asking how things are - I have never been happier in my life :)

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Hubby's booked!

YAY, it's official. Hubby has finally booked his flight and arrives on the 23rd of March, about a week before I should have my baby. My actual due date is the 9th of April, but due to some complications my Dr would like to deliver baby before the end of the month. I'm so excited.

As I mentioned in a previous post, we have decided to list our house in Canada. We put it on the market a week ago today. So far showings have been great. I have one today, and one already booked for tomorrow. Of course the clean freak in me is busy vacuuming daily, mopping floors, cleaning bathrooms. It's insane.... Have you tried vacuuming stairs 8 months pregnant? Not that easy with my heavy Dyson. Just want to sell this house quick. Wish us luck.

What else? We are busy looking for a car for me in Mexico. We will be buying brand new most likely as we want a 7 passenger.... I even said I'd drive a mini-van if I had to. I've never, ever wanted to drive one. I grew up in a family of 5 kids and we had one and remember it was rather practical. My thoughts are we have two dogs, a baby with a car seat, and will have family visiting. We need the extra space for added comfort, not our daily lives. Interest rates in Mexico are insane. I think it should be illegal. Haha. Por ejemplo, Toyota is 17.9% interest on a new vehicle. Ford was 13.5%. Can't remember all of them, but no one was .9 or 1.2% like my trusty Canadian dealerships. Can you say RIP OFF.

Well, that is sort of what I've been up to. Cleaning the house, taking care of my dog Kiara, Dr's appointments, ultrasounds, buying baby stuff, etc....

Next I"ll be sure to post some of the things we've bought in Cancun as well. So exciting!!!

Have a great weekend y'all!!!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Weekly Song is back!! This is a GREAT one :)

Lluvia (Rain) - thought it was fitting as Cancun has had quite a bit of rain lately. May not be about rain per say, but this is by FAR one of my most favourite songs. I really hope you like it....!!!

Friday, March 1, 2013

A little motivation

Again it's been forever since my last post. I just haven't felt motivated as to be honest I am allllll about baby right now. I highly doubt people want to read about all things baby on a living in Cancun blog!!!

Thought I'd post a quick update for you all. If you recall I was debating having the baby in Cancun, or Canada. Decision was made pretty easy for me when I was put on bed rest by my Dr in Canada. That meant no flying for this future mamacita!!

Well I am currently 8 months pregnant and set to deliver baby in about 4 weeks time. Oh how I hope baby doesn't decide to come earlier. Hubby is still working in Cancun and will fly up here at the last minute. Seriously hoping baby will hold on until then.... I am having my doubts, I have dropped big time.

In preparation for baby, Hubby and I recently made the decision to put our Canadian house up for sale. That means a LOT of work for me on my own. I have been busy getting the house "listing" ready. Officially should be put on the market today. Kinda hoping for a quick sale.... Once I pop this baby out it will be Cancun full time again for this familia.

I have gained about 25 pounds so far, and boy oh boy can I tell. I'm getting more and more uncomfortable, still overjoyed with happiness. All worth it for sure.... I seriously find it so funny how little I knew about pregnancy before. I have to say I either ignored, or people really don't tell you all the things that come with it. To all you first time moms out there - write me, I'll fill you in!! LOL!!

Okay, well I'll leave things at that....Share a little photo of myself, and my baby :)

I am much bigger than this now, just need a pic!! This was me 1 1/2 weeks ago.