Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Is This What it Feels Like to be a Penguin?

You'll notice I put up a new pregnancy picture. I certainly don't think it's the most flattering picture, but oh well. That's what happens when you're cultivating a new human in your belly. This picture was taken this last Thursday before Brynn took me out for Valentine's Day. No, I'm not having a serious pregnancy brain moment. We really were celebrating that. We had planned to go out when we were in Saskatoon in February. Brynn had called that evening to make sure we had a table reserved for us, and just about 5 minutes before we were going to leave, I lost my lunch in the bathroom. So, Brynn called back and explained that "my wife is sick", to which I can imagine the hostess thinking, "Mmmhmm, right. Just like I had a headache the last time my husband wanted some action." We had dinner that night at Quizno's instead.
And of course, I was super sick for about 3 weeks after that, so once I got better and Brynn wasn't travelling for work, he planned for dinner this last week.

I love downtown Calgary. It is a really clean city with lots of interesting things to see and do. However, parking downtown absolutely sucks. So, we parked several blocks away and walked. Brynn offered to drop me off, but I insisted that as long as I can set the pace, I'd be fine walking. And I was. But I totally feel like a penguin. I am constantly amazed at how much being pregnant has changed my physicality and mobility.

Anyway, I don't have anything funny or interesting to say, really. I just wanted to comment on the new picture. However, if anyone is looking for a good restaurant in Calgary, check out Blink on Stephen Avenue. The food was amazing, the service was impeccable, and the coffee was the best we've had since Jamaica. So, we highly recommend it!

Stay tuned for my next post which will cover, in response to a faithful blog reader, my experiences with fruits and vegetables.


  1. You're getting so close! How exciting!! I can't wait to meet your baby!

  2. Dan says,
    Did you know that downtown Calgary's parking is the second most expensive in North America? The only place you pay more for parking is New York City! Crazy, hey?