It’s snowing big, fluffy, light flakes outside my window. Usually by this time in Vancouver it does not snow. It’s pretty, though.
Due to the snow, I may need to go out and purchase a wrap of some sort to wear over the dress I am wearing to the Graphex Awards dinner (emcee’d by zefrank!) to keep myself warm in transit. I don’t think it would be a big deal if I were driving, but I have no car and no desire to drive downtown on a Friday night even if I wanted one. Since I’m on transit, a shawl (and maybe some dressy boots) are in order. Yesterday I purchased a skirt, a couple blouses and a very pretty dress at a maternity shop in Kitsilano (where else?) since none of my current pretty outfits actually fit me properly at the moment.
The belly is getting large, round, and extremely noticeable. I hope to introduce Ultra Magnus to zefrank this evening.
Speaking of Ultra Magnus, his/her kicking is getting stronger. Last night Adam and I went out to a pub with some of my work friends (including David Suzuki and his lovely wife Tara) where there was a live performer playing some guitar and singing. Since I don’t spend much time in loud venues, Ultra Magnus was awake and moving about the whole time. There were a couple of kicks in there that caught me off guard with how strong they were… it was really crazy. I’d be in the middle of a conversation with someone (yelling over the music) and the kid would give me a swift boot to the belly – enough to make me lean back suddenly with a weird look on my face.
Really, though, right now I’m loving the kicking and moving about. Ultra Magnus also moves around a lot right after I eat candy or chocolate. Naturally, I have a stash of leftover from Easter Cadbury mini eggs sitting at my desk.
I do need to pick up a prenatal yoga dvd. I did the regular dvd with Adam two nights ago, and there were some poses that I just couldn’t do (for obvious reasons) and some that I’m not supposed to do while pregnant. If I pick up a prenatal one, I can do that instead. I’ve also considered going to some drop-in prenatal yoga classes on the weekend, but haven’t had the nerve yet. I’m not great at going to classes and things all by my lonesome.