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I’m still trying to figure out the types of things I want to chat with you guys about on this blog. My focus on this blog previously was my love for style but right now there is a 6% chance that I will want to take style photos. I just wanted to say hello and update you on my super exciting life.

A huge piece of our life right now is trying to figure out where we will be living in the next 4 months. We had hoped to buy a townhome outside of Vancouver but entered the market at a time where it’s not fun to be the buyer. If you’re from Vancouver and the surrounding areas you will know of some of the challenges we are facing. I personally feel like (and I’m sure Kevin will give you another story about this ;)) that I have been pretty good at keeping my pregnancy hormones in check. Aside from being extra impatient I haven’t been overly emotional… until it comes to this process of trying to buy a townhouse. I have burst into tears at the most ridiculous times. I recently showed up for a coffee date with a friend and had to start the conversation with “if it looks like I’ve been crying, I have. And just to be clear, nothing is wrong”. Or the number of times I’ve called Alicia and started the conversation by saying “I don’t want to scare you because I’m crying but nothing is wrong”. It’s been a blast. 

Pregnancy wise things are moving along. I am in a constant battle with trying to accept my pregnancy body. I’m at a good 50% acceptance level at the moment. Half of the time I am okay with the fact that every part of my body seems to have expanded in every direction and other times I’m really mad at myself for not being the tiny, perfect pregnant woman I see on Instagram. I'm finding that having an hour glass figure is tricky during pregnancy because your smallest part (your waist/ stomach) is suddenly growing larger than your “largest” parts.  However, feeling baby move around reminds me how lucky I am so it’s easier to accept being his home for a while. I also remind myself that this is 9 months of my entire life and no one has set the expectation on me that I need my pregnancy body to look a certain way. It’s just me being hard on myself as per usual. I’m just so eager to meet this little maniac because I know this will all be worth it when I get to snuggle him.

I haven't really started to nest and we've purchased next to nothing baby wise. We have our fingers crossed that one of our townhome purchasing leads will work out and when we know for sure (we should know in the next couple weeks) I think I'll be ready to start getting everything organized.

A fun little Melissa-ism I thought I'd share is that the other day Kevin and I were on a walk and I got way too confident about how far I could walk in between bathroom breaks. We were about 20 minutes from home and I had to pee so badly that I approached a young couple that was doing some yard work outside their house and asked if I could use their bathroom. So that happened.

Sadly I think those are all my updates. How have you guys been? I have a couple blog posts lined up that I'm excited to share with you. I did my own make up for my wedding back in October so I have discovered quite a few products that I love so stay tuned for some product posts.

Happy Tuesday!


  1. Love your little updates & hope you're feeling well!! Good luck on the townhouse search! From speaking to friends in Vancouver & Toronto, the house hunt is sooo different than here on the east coast. Sounds stressful! But I am sure you will land a beautiful home to settle into with your new little family! xo!

  2. Buying a home is an emotionally fraught process even if you're not pregnant! When the boy and I were in the process of buying our condo, during a particularly low point I called our realtor from a stairwell at work crying. Good luck with the house hunt.


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