Who am I? Well I am Rebecca, also known by my nickname: Bean. I am a 28 year old Toronto native living in Ottawa, Ontario. My profession is listed as “teacher”, however considering that I am not employed full time on a permanent basis, the school board does not consider me a “teacher”. I am hesitant to use the profession of “teacher” at this time as I will not be going back to a teaching position in the fall, but rather doing glorified paid babysitting, also known as occasional teaching/supply teaching. I am married to another teacher and we are expecting our first child in late November/Early December. Naturally, expect this blog to be a bit child-centered come December.
I have made the jump from Livejournal to WordPress. Livejournal suffered a serious hacking job last week which meant it was down for more than one day. Hacking makes me nervous, so I have decided to jump ship. Wordpress looks a bit more streamlined and more sophisticated. I am keeping my LJ as some friends have not left yet, and I still want to read their entries. Even one of my long-time internet buddies has left LJ, so I think the time is now to switch.
Baby Update #1
– I have not gained any weight yet. However, I did lose 5 pounds right away (I attribute that to no more wine and beer) and have since gained those pounds back. I have registered as gaining a few pounds at the Doctor’s office, but I am basically back at where I started at. Apparently weight gain should be increasingly more steadily now. I am not too nervous about it, as many of my friends said that they did not gain much weight. My Family Doctor has guessed that I will be a stick-figure with a big belly type of pregnancy, which I can believe. I never gain any weight anywhere but in the tummy area.
– We did not find out the sex of the baby. Paul really wants it to be a surprise, so I decided against finding out at the last moment. Paul thinks it is a girl, I think it is a boy. My cousin’s two year old said recently that he thinks it is a boy, so I am going with what he said.
– Giving up wine SUCKS. My pop intake has gone up (I used to rarely drink pop). It isn’t the same though. I can do without liquor (which I rarely drink) and beer (causes the whole bloated feeling), but wine is a different story. All I want is a nice Riesling…..