Welcome to Aiden Riley

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In a much-overdue post, we want to take the chance to welcome Aiden Riley Schweber, born on October 24th at 3:45am, 7lb 11oz and 52cm long. That’s one week past his due date, for those of you keeping track.

Aiden Riley SchweberRawrDaddy & AidenAiden Riley Schweber
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On October 23, just as I was going to bed, my water broke. I wasn’t sure at first, so I kept waiting for labor to start. No luck. By 6am, when I was sure my water had broken but labor hadn’t started, we went to the hospital. They assessed that the baby was ok and asked me to return when they had more nurses. Because my membranes had ruptured prematurely, I had to be induced into labor.

At 1pm, I was put on the oxytocin drip. By 8pm, labor was still pretty manageable… because my body hadn’t started laboring on its own yet. Within 2 hours, all that changed. After being on the maximum drip for 30 minutes, my labor kicked into overdrive. My contractions became painful and back-to-back, almost no down time in between. The drip was stopped but my body kept up the same pace. Being only 3cm dilated at the point, and having such intense contractions, I opted for the epidural. This was not something I wanted to do, but I’m glad I did. Thankfully there were no complications as a result. Just 3 hours later I was ready to push and an hour later our baby was born! Within a half hour he had latched on and was a loud and happy baby. Read the rest of this entry »

Baby on the Way!

Posted in Arieanna & Ianiv

Ianiv & I have some BIG news to share! We’re pregnant! That’s right, there’s a new little Blogaholic on the way ;) Sometime this October, that is. The news is spreading quickly, and we’re very happy to share with you as we start our little family! For those of you keeping track, it’s our 3 year wedding anniversary this Wednesday, and Ianiv & I will have been together for 9 years this coming October.

Baby Blogaholic, predicted by the RoutanBabymaker3000

Our families are all very excited about the big news. My doorbell just rang with flowers from my mom and the first teddy bear!

Yay! Goin’ On A Cruise!

Posted in Arieanna & Ianiv

It’s about time, hey? We’ve been a little busy, if you haven’t noticed by the silence around here ;) We are long overdue for a vacation, I’ve barely taken more than 2 days in a row off (including holidays) since we went to Spain in September, 2007! Seems like a lifetime ago.

So, we did it. We booked a holiday. We’re headed off to the Caribbean for a cruise this March!


We’ll be sailing with Royal Caribbean for an 8-night trip with 4 ports of call. We chose a cruise that had a private island stop (Labadee) so we could have one full day of being lazy on a clean, quiet(ish) beach. The other ports also seem pretty interesting. I wasn’t really into choosing a cruise that stopped in Cozumel, but otherwise it was really difficult to choose the cruise. We ended up with this one because of the timing and the length more than any specific port. Anything would be great – the point of this vacation, unlike our last 2 trips to Europe, was just to RELAX.

It’s a bit of a pain to get to Florida (no direct flights) from Vancouver, so we decided to at least make it cheaper (half the price) by flying out of Seattle. Bit of a pain, but really worth it on the cost savings. We have a day before and after the cruise in Ft. Lauderdale in order to line up with the flights, but that’s just a lovely extra bit of time away.

This is my first cruise experience (Ianiv has been on two) and I’ve been dreaming about it for YEARS. I love the water and I have always wanted to do something like this. I’m just a little bit excited. :)

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