Why was I hospitalized recently?

In case you haven’t read our last post, I want you to know that Zeke and I are on holidays until the end of July. Yes it’s summer finally and we love it (Zeke is outside lying in the sun as I write this), but there’s a reason why we are taking a break from our blogging.

I ended up in the hospital on Thursday June 19th for two days. Did I know ahead of time that this was going to happen? Sort of. Did I know what day? No. What was wrong? Nothing. Want to know what happened? Read on.

On Thursday June 19th, 2014 at 10:30pm James Matthew Donald Forest was born weighing in at 6 pounds 8 ounces. Tim and I are super happy and blessed by this gift from God. James is the only grandson on my side of the family and the only Forest male on Tim’s side to carry on the Forest name. He was born on Tim’s Mom’s birthday. YAY!!!!!!!!

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 James freshly hatched! He didn’t cry but just looked around in awe.

IMAG0687The way I rock an arm party! 😉

Now regular readers of our blog may be  confused. “When was she pregnant?” “She didn’t look pregnant in her Outfit Of The Week posts.” And that’s when creative posing and/or photoshop came into play.

Example of Creative Posing

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Example of Photoshopping

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Now why did I hide being pregnant all this time? It was for three reasons. First off, I didn’t want this to become a blog about pregnancy and/or pregnancy style.

My second reason for keeping my pregnancy a secret is that my husband didn’t tell his family except for his Mom and Dad. Yesterday was their 60th anniversary celebration and we introduced James to everyone. There were definitely some surprised people!

The third reason is that I am a private person in some ways and didn’t want advice or to hear about horrific labour stories. I wanted to have my own experience in my own way.

All of this being said, I am going to eventually put up one or two posts maximum on pregnancy style and what I’ve learned and leave it at that as I’m not a pregnancy blogger by any means. I will leave that to the pros! However after nine long months, I want to have some sort of record of what I learned and help other expecting Moms in some way. I’m just not going to “belabour” the point.

So now it’s back to my vacation for me. Tim, James, and I are “running back to Saskatoon” (reference to an old song by The Guess Who – you can Google it if you wish) from July 2nd to the 7th so James can meet my Mom, Dad, sister, sister’s husband, and their two year old, brother, brother’s wife, and their three month old. I was born and raised in Saskatoon in the province of Saskatchewan. GO RIDERS!! <——Canadian readers will get that.

What are you up to this summer?

And for all us Canadians out there:

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About Joelle

Hello! I’m Joelle and this is my Canadian fashion blog with my dog. My family consists of God, my soulmate Tim, my son James, and my co-blogger Zeke the Boston Terror. In my spare time (Hahaha, good one!) I’m praying, singing, reading, drinking tea, or eating some very hot wings.

8 comments

  1. Wow!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! That’s amazing! You did a great job of hiding it haha!
    And I understand why, sometimes you just don’t want the entire internet knowing EVERYTHING about you and bugging you about it.
    Have a great holiday! And James is ADORABLE!

    • Awwwwww, thanks Hon! Also I’m a bit older than many Moms so there were so many things that could’ve gone wrong. It was nice to keep it a secret. We’re so blessed that everything went amazingly well. He looks so much like Tim that I call him “My Timbit”.

  2. James looks so peaceful in your arms. Congratulations! Now stock up on earplugs ’cause he’s not going to be quiet for long.

  3. How awesome and congratulations! I can’t believe you hid it so well! I can understand why you did hide it as you deserve your privacy! James is just perfect!

    Rebecca
    http://www.winnipegstyle.ca

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