Thanks TimeHop

Lately, thanks to TimeHop, I’ve been reminiscing about my photo a day project. I am so pleased that I stuck with it as I really cherish not only the photos themselves but the little blurb about each photo. When I look back on any random day from that year I can actually remember exactly how I felt on that particular day. I can recall each moment quite clearly and I find that so special.

For this reason I’m thinking that for the year of 2017, I’m going to do it again. Same rules as before – Use my DSLR camera (not my iPhone) to take a photo a day, for each day of the year and posting them to Instagram daily. I’ll likely ask Candice to help me out with making sure we remember to snap a photo every day, especially as we will both be working full-time. Last time I was on maternity leave for 9 out of the 12 months which made it easier but this time around we’ll have to try a lot harder.

Below are some of the 2015 photos. I’m actually feeling excited to start it!

It worked, it worked!!


After the longest 2 weeks in history, today was the day I could go in for the pregnancy blood test. I arrived at about 8am and asked the blood collection nurse how long until the doctor would have the results and she said about 11am. That’s THREE whole hours I thought. I’m a lab technician myself so the rational side of me should have appreciated how reasonable a 3 hour turn around actually is. But I didn’t appreciate it all! The next few hours were slow. Then I actually began to dread making the call in case it wasn’t the news I wanted. Finally at 11:31 with a push from Candice I called the doctors office.
Receptionist with the irritatingly calm voice: “Shauna, congratulaaaaations. You’re pregnannnnnt.”
(seriously she drags out every second word in a very low and creepy calm voice)
So there you have it! Pregnant.
Hands down the BEST valentines day present we have ever received!
Our little embryo hung in there. What a champ.
We aren’t silly and are well aware that there is still a 20% chance of miscarriage over the next 3 months but for today we won’t be thinking about that. Today will be filled with excitement, stomach butterflies and maybe a few happy tears.

Here is a home pregnancy test I’ve provided as a little show and tell ;-P