New car and wedding planning!

So we bought a new car today! It’s not brand new but it is a 2015, a Nissan Alitma SV. It was a really good deal. It has 67,000 km on it but they extended the warranty free of charge so we had another 100,000 km which is what the original warranty for a new Nissan Altima would be.

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The pictures are not the greatest but they were just quick ones Eddie snapped with his phone. We will get some better ones this weekend hopefully. It’s a really nice car and so much bigger then the Fiesta!

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I can’t wait to take it to New Brunswick and maybe into the US with us next weekend. I hate putting that many miles on a car we just bought so fast but we are just going into Maine. It’ll all depend on if we can get the plates switched from the old car to the new one before next weekend.

In Nova Scotia you have 30 days but I am unsure if that may be an issue at the border as the plates are registered to another car and I don’t want to take that chance. I have the money to change them over so I was thinking of going Monday or Tuesday to Access Nova Scotia to get them changed over.

Today was my day off as I am off Friday and Saturday now so we went down this morning and picked up the car. We actually bought it in another town, Bridgewater as that was the were we went originally for a different car, a 2014 Ford Focus but they could not make that one work with our budget and because this one had a bit more kilometers on it (67,000 compared to the 23,000 the Focus had) we got a good deal on it and with the extra warranty we will still have warranty for pretty much our whole loan period. It also brought down our interest rate but the payments went up some. Our insurance stayed pretty much the same.

Tonight after I took Eddie to work my Maid of Honor; Erin, my Bridesmaids Kristy, Susan and Jen and I all got together at Jen’s apartment downstairs , she’s actually Eddies sister and my soon to be sister-in-law to go over the decorations with her and my soon to be nieces. It was a lot of fun. We came up with some DIY ideas for the wedding. I can not wait to try them out. Jen suggested doing a mock table to get an idea so we are going to get some supplies.

Erin came up with the idea of going to the Clay Cafe to make the vases for the flowers for our centerpieces. I love the idea. So instead of glass vases we would make clay ones in white, purple and grey and maybe green (colors of our wedding) and then paint or engrave “Kirsten and Edward ♥ August 27th, 2016” on them. I am pretty set on Gerber daisies and baby’s breath as our flowers. Mom said they can be dyed any color.

Jen found a really cool idea of cans, like soup cans, that you poke holes into in designs and then you can paint them and stick lights in them or you could use a candle. I love the idea! They might not sound like much but they are really pretty. I really like a rustic theme. I haven’t figured out how to embed Pinterest posts in here or I would post a few of the ideas. If anyone knows please let me know and I will edit this and add them! I’ve tried the embed option but the code doesn’t seem to work.

Testing

We had a doctors appointment on Wednesday. Eddie doesn’t have a family doctor so I asked mine to take him on. Dr. H said yes. We discussed trying to conceive and he agreed that after 9 months we should be starting to do some testing on both Eddie and I to see if there is anything wrong, any reason we haven’t conceived yet since we are trying quite regularly, at least every second day.

He is starting with Edward as he said it is much easier testing him then it is me. So we are officially starting testing as well which I am happy but scared about. I am terrified it is going to come back that one of us is not fertile. I am more concerned about myself them him as I am really sure he is not the issue. A feeling or intuition I’m not sure. I just think I am the cause of the trouble.

I know in the scheme of things that 8 or 9 months is not very long but I am just scared. My mom had so many miscarriages before they adopted my brother and I remember how hard it was on her and them both and I just am so scared of going through that.

You look at a friend who gets pregnant after trying for a month or two and sometimes you can’t help but being jealous and frustrated sometimes. I have had a number of friends like that. Right now my best fried is pregnant after having a miss carriage a few months ago. I know how hard that was on her and her boyfriend and I am so glad she is doing well this time. But sometimes I just wonder why can’t I even get pregnant. It’s not even a case of miscarrying. I just can’t seem to period.

We have not had time to go to the adoption orientation session or set up the training and with the hours we work it almost seems impossible as they are all in the evening. Even that seems to be going no where right now. Maybe it’s better to wait till after we are married to look into adoption seriously anyways. I don’t really know. I guess we will see.

Let the TTC begin!

Eddie and I have been trying a few months now to conceive and so far nothing much has happened. I am 35 going on 36 and with the medical issues I’ve had I am a little concerned about conceiving in general. About 2 months ago I came off of Lyrica, Naproxen and even Reactine. I have been taking a pre-natal multivitamin since then as well as a supplement called Vitex which is supposed to regulate everything and help with conceiving.

I am so happy that Eddie and I are on the same page with this and he is willing to do whatever it takes for us to have kids. We have decided we want to consider adoption as well. We have called the adoption hotline for Nova Scotia and have been invited to an orientation session. We can not make this one due to our schedules but we are hoping to make the next one in May in our area.

I am so excited and want to be a Mom so bad and Eddie loves the idea of being a Dad. I ordered and just received some ovulation tests strips from Ebay or Amazon, can’t remember which. I am hoping that it will help us better predict when to try. I have an appointment with my family doctor next week and am going to ask him again to refer me to someone. He wanted blood work last time but I lost the requisition and need to get one again.

I really hope we wont have any issues. I’m so excited to try!

Our first trip to the US together

The last weekend in April my parents and Eddie and I are taking a trip into Maine to Bangor to hopefully buy material for the wedding. We will be staying at my Aunt and Uncle’s cottage in New Brunswick for 4 nights and will be making at least one day trip into the US.

Eddie and I are so excited. It is his first trip to the US. We went and got a passport for him the other day specifically for this trip. He’ll need it anyways for our honey moon. It’s soon going to be time to start planning the trip.

We are planning for the weekend to go to Jo-Ann Fabric in Bangor. We have the pattern’s already for the wedding dress and for the bridesmaids and flower girl dresses. I can’t wait to get started on them.

The wedding dress is just a regular dress pattern. But we are going to turn it into a wedding dress using charmeuse and lace. I can’t wait to get started on it. Mom and I are going to sew it together. We are making all the dresses. We are also doing the food ourselves, cold platters and we are doing all the decorations ourselves.

Edward’s sister-in-law is doing the photography and her friend is doing the cake. She is a professional cake maker and does beautiful work. We have the wedding invitations done and in the mail and some we still have to deliver to people close by. I’m so excited it is all coming together nicely!