Last Updated: July 18, 2006 1:05 PM

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It's a Boy!

~ Alistair Edward Hansen ~

Born at 2:05am on Friday June 23, 2006
Weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces.

We had the wonderful women at Commercial Drive Midwives attending our pregnancy and birth, however Alistair unexpectedly chose to enter our lives on the outside a week and a half early... and quickly as well! After one hour and twenty minutes of labour, he was delivered in our home by my husband Joshua, with the midwife arriving during the last possible seconds of the delivery. It was an extremely intense and bonding experience for us to go through this with eachother, and we are very proud of ourselves and our beautiful son for handling this event so calmly and effectively. We are all healthy and happy, and are embarking on a whole new life together as you read this. Life and work should become very interesting! I plan to take at least the next 3 months off from work and will probably ease back into the service world slowly... sometimes even with Alistair in tow :)

Please check back here to find out my future work status and availability, you are always welcome to drop me an email (which many of you have done already!). Take care and I'll see you soon.

PS... on a side note, all of you who predicted that we were carrying a boy were right! About 99% of everyone with an opinion on the matter said that we were having a boy; my mum and in-laws, my clients, the little old chinese pharmacist who helped me out, strangers on the street, my Mensa/Doctor client, and even very young children. Who knew? Obviously many more people than I would have imagined...!


Check out Pretty Plumbing on CTV's Good Morning Canada!
We'll be demystifying your home plumbing and showing you
how to respond if you have a plumbing emergency.

Show Dates:
Saturday May 21st at 8:00 AM
Sunday May 22nd at 7:00 AM

Make a note and tune in!
Date Added: May 18, 2005

Women in Trades at the Georgia Straight.
Read my latest article - featured in the Georgia Straight's first
"Living" magazine! Read online or view the pdf by clicking below.

or Download the pdf
Date Added: March 14, 2005

Guest appearance on the HouseSmart radio show!
I had a 45 minute interview with Shell Busey on his radio show,
unfortunately we don't have a copy of the show to share with
you though. It was a great experience - Thanks Shell!

Visit Shell Busey's Housesmart Site
Date Added: January 5, 2005

COOKING OIL is not a great thing to have going down your kitchen drain, but it's unavoidable at the best of times. How do you lessen the impact on your drainage? Add hot water and liquid soap to the oily pan and run hot water as you pour it down the drain. Keep the hot water running for 20-30 seconds afterwards...

not the most eco of solutions, but this is the best way to deal with smaller amounts.

If I had the choice of any toilet on the market (which of course, I do!), which would I deem the finest and most worthy of becoming my personal throne?

Hands down, no question... the TOTO Ultramax.

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* Beautiful style
* Raving consumer reviews
* Worth the price!

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