Sunday, July 31, 2011

2nd addition/edition....

Welcome to our new little man, born July 28 at 7:20 pm. He's a sweetie and has already stolen my heart.

Friday, July 22, 2011

my firstborn turns one!!!

Tomorrow, at precisely 8:30 a.m. EST, my daughter will be a year old. !!! And that blows my mind just a little. Ok, a LOT. It is hard for me to comprehend that I have been a mama to that sweet girl for a whole year. Wasn't it just yesterday I was swaddling her, nursing in the middle of the night, and wondering when she would stop crying?? I have to say, I have really enjoyed every stage so far. Teething was never an issue for her, so I can't say anything about that one. I love the newborn thing, the starting-to-develop-a-personality thing, the rolling over thing, the sitting up thing, the cooing thing, the smiling thing.....I like it all. And she really is the best little kid -- I feel incredibly blessed. She has recently started giving hugs and loving on Mama and Daddy, and if that doesn't melt my heart, well then.... :) :)

So, at one year old, what is Delaney up to??
  • We don't go for regular doctor visits, so I have no idea on height and weight -- I would guess about 20-21 pounds.
  • Wears a size 3 diaper.
  • Crawls half the time, walks the other half -- getting closer to being a full-time walker.
  • Is all about the paci, at least for sleeping purposes. Goes to bed with one paci in her mouth and another one in her hand. :) :)
  • Basically in size 12 month clothing -- some bottoms/dresses are 18 months because she is so tall.
  • Has two bottom teeth. She had a little accident about a month ago and knocked one a little crooked.
  • Sleeps generally 12 hours a night....8pm--8am. Lately, she has been sleeping later though, gets up somewhere between 9 and 9:30.
  • Most days has gone down to one nap. On exceptionally cranky days, might have two. :) :)
  • She loves milk!! Sadly, we stopped nursing around seven months due to infections/Mama being pregnant again. Does not particularly like juice or water, unless we feed it to her from a regular cup. Might skip the sippy cup stage.
  • Eats EVERYTHING!! I still puree some veggies to get nutrients in her.
  • Loves to clap for herself and everything.
  • No real words yet -- getting close to something like "dada" or "daddy" when she sees him. And says something that I think means "thank you."
  • She is a real social butterfly!! She LOVES attention, especially from men (hmmmmm.... ;)
  • Loves her little gear toy and her shape sorter.
  • Is pretty much the cutest kid ever and definitely my favorite little girl!!!
I'm sure there is lots more, but I just want to record a few things to make sure I remember. Happy birthday to my sweet sweet girl!! ♥ ♥

Thursday, July 21, 2011

hello 117

Yep, that was our heat index today. And let me tell you, I felt every last degree of it. Tomorrow, it is supposed to "cool off" to 90 or so. Oddly enough, I am really looking forward to that. :) :)

Points of interest over the last few days....

  • Had to visit the doctor on Tuesday. Again, she was not pleased that I only gained 2 pounds in 4 weeks. Also, she continues to think I am measuring smaller than average/what is expected. If she would read my chart and listen to me, she might remember that the same.exact.thing happened when I was pregnant with Delaney and all was well. However, numbers schnumbers......so she makes me have another ultrasound to check on fluid levels and baby growth. Which I had today, and assume all was well, even though the tech was quite tight-lipped about telling me anything about my baby. Other than the fact that he is definitely a boy. Thanks lady. Although, strangely enough, the ultrasound may have well been the highlight of my day since I got to spend 2+ hours in air conditioning what with the drive and all. Hehe. :) :)
  • I no longer have ankles. Just saying. :P
  • Getting ready for Delaney's little party. Just need to pick up some drinks tomorrow, and the cake, of course. Maybe some balloons. She got a cute little birthday outfit from Gymboree last night (from sweet friends), perhaps some pics forthcoming.
  • My birthday happens to be the day after D's. Again, no big plans. Last year, I spent it in the hospital. This year, I am hoping for a little Taco Bell and cheesecake. And a little spending money. I'm pretty low maintenance. Well, probably just when I'm nine months pregnant, but still...... ;)
  • Ummmmm, nothing else too exciting, unless you want to hear about how I slept in the dining room on an air mattress last night. And how the fan has become my BFF. :) :)

Monday, July 18, 2011

heat wave

It. Is. HOT.

We have no A/C.

I am nine months pregnant.

The forecast has no end in sight for this loveliness.

I may die.

That is all. :) :)

Friday, July 15, 2011

a house full of sickies

Yep, that's what we are. Hence the reason for the unplanned hiatus. One of these days, we will all be well. At least that's what I tell myself. Ha!! :) :)

So here's the short list of happenings....

  • Sweet friends brought us an extra freezer. Been wanting one for a while, debating on cost. It will be great. I know church people plan to fill it with meals for when baby B is born. Also, it will be great to have the option of freezing homemade baby food as well as milk for baby B.
  • Babykins #1 has launched into the world of self-mobility. Well, mobility on two appendages as opposed to four. Yes, she has taken steps!! And continues to do so every day. Kinda funny, because I normally think she looks (and feels!! Ah my back!!) pretty big, but when she's walking by herself, she looks so tiny.
  • Playskool Push 'n' Stack Gears is a great toy. Just saying.
  • Babykins #1 turns the big numero uno next weekend. Planning a little shindig of sorts for friends and family. Nothing spectacular. I'm not sure I'll even be up to ANYTHING, but we can't let the occasion go unnoticed just because Mama is 9 months pregnant. :) :) So hopefully all the sickies will be gone by then. I haven't slept in going on a week and it's getting a little old. Yeah yeah, I know, prep for a new baby and all that. But I COULD use more than a couple hours in the meantime.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Friday, July 1, 2011

Canada Day (yawn)

July 4 comes three days early up here in Canada. Well, you know what I mean -- it's not July 4, but it is independence day for Canada. Which means everything is closed, people (not me) go camping, people (not me) drink a lot, and people (not me) set off lots of fireworks. Come to think of it, that seems to be what most people do on every holiday up here.

We generally do.....nothing. James does shift work, and has worked probably every Canada Day since we have been married. I sit at home and get annoyed with the loudness, especially this year since I have a sleeping baby that I would like to keep sleeping. We shall see how the night progresses. I suppose when the kids are older, we might go to a fireworks display or have a BBQ or something. But for now, it's low-key and I am sitting at home blogging. :) :)

I'm a little bit of a party pooper, but I'm good with this arrangement. What's patriotic about fireworks anyways?? :)