Sorry kittens no prego update for today as I am still recovering and cleaning up from a craft fair I was in yesterday. Ill post an extra special one next week!
 
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1.   My last haircut was: 3 months ago at Bang Town in Vancouver. It is like an old school barber shop meets tattoo parlor! SO COOL! And they have beer on tap, I mean seriously what more could you want?

2.  My most daring hair moment was: when I shaved my head when I was 16. Some rough stuff had recently gone down and I kinda lost it....and uh yah. Shaved my head! Not like bald, but it was maybe an inch long.

3.  A hairstyle I'd never be brave enough to try is: a Mohawk. I would just feel less feminine, I dont know why. My bff did a longer girly one once, and I loved it on her. But I could never do it myself.

4.  I've always dreamt of being a (blonde, brunette or red-head): a natural black haired beauty, hence dying my hair super dark brown to cover the mousyness and greys.


5.  My go-to hair do is: if I am in a rush? A messy bun thing. If I have time? Side parted bangs with a half up half down do....what I have today!

6.  My biggest hair disaster was: the time I died my hair with kool aid while high on mushrooms. I had bleach blond hair and used strawberry punch kool aid thinking it would be fun for a day and wash out. Uhm....no. Imagine being on mushrooms, at London Drugs, trying to select a box of brown hair dye to cover that. FAIL

7.  A hairstyle I am dying to try is: lowlights, maybe letting my hair grow out all to my natural color and just doing low lights rather then an all over darker die.

8.  My best hair day: a tie between my college bar hoping days when my long hair gave me a sexy tousseled look the day after and my wedding day hair. It was a romantic, curly, soft updo and I loved it! 

9.  The worst hairstyle I ever had was: my over processed blond in a box phase, dear God I am so not meant to be blond! What was I thinking?

10.  My hair is : extremely thick, like enough for 4 heads. And has a stubborn wave to it that varies from curl to wave to frizz. The less I wash it the happier it is!
 
Above are some photos from our Halloween. Ryan and I went as a dead victorian couple, and we creeped out more then a few people. Especially Ryan! Vancouver gets really into Halloween, with amazing haunts free to explore and wander about. What did you all do for Halloween? Did any of you dress up?
 
I love to walk in the rain listening to this song on my headphones....
 
Sleep. I thought I had 7 more months to enjoy all the sleep I could get? And boy do I even want it. But no. No sleep for you Mz. Kami. No, instead you shall lie awake until 3am and fall asleep only to wake up every hour on the hour. GAHHHHHK! So, I am a lil cranky today. I really really realllllllly hope that tonight I sleep. SOLID.

In other news my belly has popped, and all pants are now being held up by elastic bands looped through buttonholes and around buttons. Yes, I have tried the Bella Band but seriously? How the hell do you get that thing to work , let along feel comfy? Mine just keeps riding up on me and makes me feel constricted.

Food! Glorious food! Getting better with most foods and less gagy, THANK GOD! I still can't do chicken (petting zoo of death stench!) but ironically I am ok with beef. The other day I had a craving for Sloppy Joes, French Fries and Coleslaw....and my awesome hubby made me exactly that for dinner. Sloppy Joe's from scratch! No canned crap for us, and oh my goodness it was DIVINE!

The bug is now 10 weeks and 2 days and apparently 1.5 inches long. I read that during the 10th week the fetus will develop 25, 000 neurons per MINUTE! PER MINUTE! Ryan and I think we have probably killed that many brain cells in one night of drinking....

Last but not least tomorrow is our first Midwife appointment, and I am so excited! Just makes everything seems so much more real! I plan on having a natural birth, with a midwife, in the hospital. I am just full of questions for her tomorrow, I hope she is ready for me an the bug!
 
This movie inspires me! Moves me! Makes me want to be a better woman, and it makes me want to VOTE! Next time you skip your turn at the ballot box think of how hard women fought to get you that right! They were beaten, starved and harassed! This film, staring Hillary Swank, takes place in 1918 at the hight of the american suffragette movement. They were arrested for picketing a war time present (Woodrow Wilson) fighting for the right to vote. While in prison they were beaten and subject to numerous humiliations. The suffragets went on a hunger strike and were force fed in severly cruel manners. This movie WILL inspire you. 

Shortly after seeing this film some girlfriends and I took a raod trip to Ottawa to view the "Famous Five" statue on Parliment Hill: Emily Murphy, Irene Marryat Parlby, Nellie Mooney McClung, Lousie Crummy McKinney and Henrietta Muir Edwards. These women bravely challenge the 1928 Canadian Supreme Court ruling that women are not persons under law. Not suffragetes, but a rich part of Canadian Women's history.
Here is a picture of me, I was so excited to finally see it...and I had just graduated with my degree in Women's Studies. I was double excited!
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Then of course there is the story of how we got lost driving to Ottawa....and wound up in Quebec. Didnt notice it until we saw this:
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Silly french stop signs!
 
Ryan is away on a biz trip to California and I am feeling sappy and missing coming home to him. So in light of that this weeks theme is RYAN! These are songs that make me think of him and all our years together
and last but not least...our wedding song
 
Howdy folks, and welcome to the second post in this new weekly blog theme. Motherhood. Ooooooph. That is a doozy of a word fraught with different meanings for different people. Some good, some bad, and some in the middle. Motherhood for me has always been this weird murky grey area that I have avoided dealing with. I have always loved children, but never thought I would have my own...until now.

Me. A mother. The thought still sends me spinning and here I am just over 9 weeks along now and nearing my first midwife appointment. It's like a big scary job interview, with myself, and I have no idea what to expect. But then again, no one does. It's not like God hands you an instruction manual to study from the minute that test says positive.

But here I am, preparing and dreaming and taking my vitamins, drinking my water, and doing a whole hell of a lot of thinking.

See I don't have a positive relationship with my mom, in fact I haven't talked to her in 5 years. To keep a long and personal story short I lived in foster care for a number of years and then was out in the world on my own at 18. The word "mother" for me brings up a whole bunch of issues....and it is hard for me to identify as one when my thoughts are so jumbled.

That doesn't mean I am not excited, not happy, not rubbing my belly and anxiously looking for my belly to show more! Its been a wild and exciting ride so far and I am looking forward to the next 7 months. But I am also grateful I have 9 months to get used to the idea of being a "mom".

Looks like I have lots of thinking and art journaling to do! In other news wow, so food and me don't get along! I am perpetually hungry and hate all food except for bread pretty much. Maybe my belly isnt so much baby belly as it is a bread belly? lol! I can't stand meat right now, it makes me gag. I tried eating re-heated chickin leftovers the other day....to me it smelled like a petting zoo of death. Seriously. AND I LOVE MEAT!